Wednesday, September 26, 2012

everyday is halloween

if you are of a certain age you grew under the shadow of nuclear threat.  the threat of MAD, or mutually assured destruction, kept the two great superpowers, the u.s. and the u.s.s.r. from launching nuclear strikes during the cold war.  however the threat of nuclear war was scary and vivid.

the emergency alert system in the u.s. is designed to give advice and instructions during times of crisis.  there are regular tests of the emergency alert system made during standard broadcasts of television and radio.  i'm not sure if there is such a system in place for mobile devices and the web. 

below is a halloween special of an emergency alert system for a fictive nuclear strike at the u.s.  it is an amazing piece of fiction.  the electronic sounds of the alerts and the voices of the announcers are eerily authentic.  in a certain frame of mind this piece can scare the hell out of you.



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