News, but not the serious kind
What if Macy’s got attacked on Thanksgiving?
Well, I’m in trouble now.
Awhile back, the Defense Department told me to make our military capability the best in the world. I looked for bargains, because who wants to waste tax dollars?
With that in mind, I found this company called Potemkin Balloons that sells inflatable hardware. You know, missile systems, jets, tanks, the works. So I went in that direction. I thought the stuff would look really awesome in military parades.
Did I mention that Potemkin throws in free bicycle pumps?
Now the Pentagon is cheesed-off, and I’m the scapegoat. Here I sit on one of my inflatable aircraft carriers, in an inflatable brig, watching inflatable helicopters leak air and flop into the water near real Somali pirate boats.
This just isn’t fair. Excuse me while I blow up my inflatable lawyer.
Above: Workers inflate model of a long range surface-to-air missile system at the compound of the RusBal balloon manufacturer outside Moscow, April 8, 2009. The firm produces inflatable dummy targets.
Below: Worker inflates a model of a Russian tank standing next to an inflatable fighter jet.
REUTERS photos by Thomas Peter