Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
non-lame halfbakery tagline

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                                         

Turn the Moon into a WMD

Create Nuclear armaments on the Moon
  (+1, -26)(+1, -26)(+1, -26)
(+1, -26)
  [vote for,
against]

We set up a base on the moon. Then we carefully shuttle materials to make nuclear weapons. We become the most powerful Empire known to man! You can't blow up the moon or else pieces will fall to Earth and the tides will go wack. Not to mention Nuclear fallout everywhere!
Tangora, Nov 05 2005

Giant ''laser'' on the Moon. http://www.youtube....watch?v=nw3dWOssOhs
Turning the Moon into what he likes to call a ''Death Star''... [Jinbish, Jun 02 2009]

[link]






       Who's 'we'? Are you suggesting a HB-as-nuclear-superpower on the ultimate high ground, threatening the relatives back home until they cut us off forever from our custard supply?
lurch, Nov 05 2005
  

       "WE set up a base on the moon" - great idea - you go first. You can live on "Tiger Soup", until the base gets running - (I have the recipe for this if you want it)
xenzag, Nov 05 2005
  

       Hey, I like our moon. Leave it alone. :-(   

       [-]
Zuzu, Nov 05 2005
  

       Put nuclear weapons on the moon. How is that original? And there's something missing in your logic. Is this a doomsday machine you've created? If so, it's not going to work, since you're not going to be able to blow up the moon that easily. It's larger than it looks, you know. Why not just put the weapons in Siberia and pack them with cobalt, like they did in Dr. Strangelove?
ldischler, Nov 05 2005
  

       i have a sneaky suspicision 'they're' doing this already...   

       'i know! let's spend $4gazillion of governement money to get to the moon. Before the russians. what? oh, no reason, no, just think it'd be pretty neat, that's all.   

       "right, we're here. well that was fun. let's go home."   

       AS IF THAT'S WHAT *REAAAALLY* HAPPENED!!
daaisy, Nov 05 2005
  

       That's no moon...
rubyminky, Nov 08 2005
  

       "Roll up! Roll up! Leeeave your fishbones here ladies and gentlemen!   

       "This one has it all folks! Bad science, pointlessness, megalomania and unnecessary capitalisation all in one paragraph!   

       "Roll up! Roll up! All unwanted fishbones received!"   

       <fades into distance accompanied by clanging handbell>
wagster, Nov 08 2005
  

       .. all your base are belong to us.
reensure, Nov 08 2005
  

       Ah. For a moment there I was suspecting that Tangora was going to suggest that we drop the Moon on our enemies.   

       It's too far away to be useful in a nuclear war (except as some kind of post hoc MAD deterrent): put the weapons in near-Earth orbit if you really want to throw your weight around. Fishbone.
DrCurry, Nov 08 2005
  

       that's what they want us to think...
daaisy, Nov 08 2005
  

       Murdoch: um, I think he's talking about Senator Palpatine and himself.
DrCurry, Nov 08 2005
  

       Wouldn't the nukes take several months to get back?   

       "Sir, we're under serious attack, Sir"   

       "Activate the moon base, in 3 and a half months, we'll have the last laugh.
Germanicus, Nov 08 2005
  

       I think you're thinking Mars, there. The Moon is only a day or two away, by IPBM.
DrCurry, Nov 08 2005
  

       This is a great idea. I love it! This is amazing! Almost as as good as sticking giant plasic ears onto the moon to make it look like President George Bush!
DesertFox, Nov 09 2005
  

       [DrCurry], I thougth the same thing. I can understand Moon #2 or #3, but not #1 (THE Moon, that is). That would all but end life on earth, if I'm not mistaken.   

       Clarification: apparently the Earth has 3 natural moons, but the other two are about the size of a house each.
discontinuuity, Nov 09 2005
  

       I'm giving this a pity bun. He who hasn't had a an idea as stupid, absurd and useless as this one, let him cast the first stone.
PauloSargaco, Jun 01 2009
  

       //...cast the first stone//

<Python> "Ow! Lay off! We haven't started yet!" </P>
DrBob, Jun 02 2009
  

       //but the other two are about the size of a house each//
Is that the average sized suburban semi, or are we talking Nikolai Ceaucescu-sized residences here?
coprocephalous, Jun 02 2009
  

       //Murdoch: um, I think he's talking about Senator Palpatine and himself.//   

       Didn't their term in office expire a while back?   

       I read either a Heinlein or Philip Dick story about this idea (kind of) a while back.
Zimmy, Jun 02 2009
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle