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Iraqi Fun Ray

A logo-laser designator.
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This was originally part of another idea, but hey, it seems topical.

Rather than bomb Sadam into submission, why not use our technical superiority to humiliate him. We could modify the laser designators on bombers to display rude messages. They could then be used to display "Sadam blows goats" onto the walls of an Iraqi palace, just like a Jean Michael Jarre concert.

The incensed dictator would proceed to blow up the offending wall, at which point you shine it somewhere else. I think it would be very difficult to stay in power, when everyone is laughing so hard.

riposte, Feb 10 2003


       Maybe we could drop packages of Viagra and Pile Cream all over Baghdad along with little notes saying "Please forward to Presiden S. Hussein. Apparently he has sexual dysfunction/piles the size of apricots (delete where not applicable)".
8th of 7, Feb 10 2003

       Laser messages from bombers probably wouldn't be as effective as actual real graffitti written on walls all around Baghdad. It's very difficult to maintain the illusion of being an all-powerful dictator when the city walls are covered in disrespectful slogans about your parentage. Mind you, I shan't be volunteering for this particular mission, just in case you were thinking of asking.
DrBob, Feb 10 2003

       Graffitti - thoughts of Life of Brian - "What's this then? Romanes eunt domus. People called Romanes they go to the house?".
PeterSilly, Feb 10 2003

       I wonder why Jean Michel Jarre displays "Sadam blows goats" at his concerts.
waugsqueke, Feb 10 2003

       "Sadam" gives concerts?
beauxeault, Feb 10 2003

       Croissants for waug's comment. Heh!
bungston, Feb 10 2003

       I only voted for this because you didn't show any particular ignorance about the Iraq issue; as I initially expected when I saw the title.
ImBack, Feb 10 2003

       Obscure Fearless Leader's moustache on billboards/walls with flesh tones.
thumbwax, Feb 10 2003

       Obscure half of Fearless Leader's moustache, and one eyebrow ?
8th of 7, Feb 11 2003

       I noticed that lasers are sometimes used to remove graffiti or to clean stonework. If we boosted the power of the laser,then perhaps the message could be etched into the stone and thus be enjoyed during daylight hours.
riposte, Feb 11 2003

       "Saddam souffle des chèvres."
waugsqueke, Feb 11 2003

       I welcome the honourable member from Queensland, Mr. Speaker.
waugsqueke, Feb 11 2003


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