April 29, 2009

Rebuild Them

Better this than the boondoggle:

People who still think "The Freedom Tower" is a good name for the new WTC building? GROW UP. After the last eight years that really sounds like a bunch of 7th-graders came up with it. "The America is Awesome Tower." "The Let's Roll Building." "Megatron's Bitchin' Castle."

(The design formerly known as Freedom Tower. I'm interested in the seven fictional floors in the stacking diagram.)

One big argument against the rebuild of the WTC is that it would paint a huge target on Manhattan again. People are still in a state of shock, they couldn't deal with the stress of it. However, we should remember that any and all tall urban structures are targets, and targets that we least suspect are the strongest ones. They blew up the Bhuddas of Bamyan, after all. Whatever's most meaningful and valuable to us, these are their targets.

But no worries!

Here's a palliative from the tail end of October 21, 2004 01:29 AM:

Well, let's make it a real fortress:
Strangelove indeed.

For those who need to know: the Phalanx Ornamental Self Defense Gargolye Bots? is a humorous aside. But you know, you could outfit them with industrial sized tasers or a humongous glue gun or something.

Seriously though, nothing elides a formal expression of hunkered down cowardice than standing back up after you've been sucker punched.

UPDATE: Laser Phalanx Ornamental Gargoyle Bots!


Megatron's Bitchin' Castle, indeed!

Posted by Dennis at April 29, 2009 6:41 PM

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