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2002 Stories by George Smith

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  • Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

    published December 31, 2002

    Nothing could be better news for Raytheon's Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) than North Korea shaking its nascent atomic fist at Uncle Sam and... More >>

  • The Burrowing Nuke

    published December 24, 2002

    Six out of 10 Americans think it would be OK to nuke Iraq. And the president wants the option to use H-bombs preemptively in the war on terror. So... More >>

  • The Thermobaric Bomb

    published December 17, 2002

    Only in the land of the free would a woman be given the opportunity to make the newest super-duper weapon—the thermobaric bomb! Anh... More >>

  • Sophisticate's Choice

    published December 10, 2002

    Electric Wizard, Grand Magus, Bad Wizard—so many metal magicians, you almost can't tell which is which. Bad Wizard's the one with the... More >>

  • Uncle Sam's Scuds

    published December 10, 2002

    Nothing gets the juices of enthusiasm for our war on terror flowing better than talk of Iraq's Scud missiles. If Saddam is caught trying to hide... More >>

  • The Microwave Phaser

    published December 3, 2002

    The Pentagon has always craved a phaser. Now it's turning to microwaving as a potential means of singeing the enemy. The Department of... More >>

  • They've Gotta Have It

    published November 26, 2002

    Altie title for the Donnas' latest: She's Got to Be a Macho Girl, after a piece in The New York Times about high school girls said... More >>

  • The Self-Healing Minefield

    published November 26, 2002

    Troops on the Afghan front know mine-clearing is risky work. But Taliban minefields are as nothing next to the Yankee ingenuity that—through... More >>

  • Survival of the Fittest

    published November 12, 2002

    Ted Nugent still puts more amplification on his stage than all of the current millennium repaints doing the "Detroit" thing combined. It's a... More >>

  • Cold Turkeys

    published September 10, 2002

    Being too low for high praise, too brown for fair praise, and too little for great praise, Adam Bomb Brenner and New York Times... More >>

  • Jolly Good Bozos

    published June 25, 2002

    I never cared for Quiet Riot's Slade mimicry. The band always sounded too stiff and technologically American for a snob like me. Not enough of an... More >>

  • Mook Back in Anger

    published May 28, 2002

    Stuck Mojo's Violate This delivers a postmortem on a rap-metal act angry as hell it missed out on the coin and plaudits of the FDA (Freddy... More >>

  • Sacrament of the Sick

    published March 26, 2002

    Adding the scum to Dominus vobi . . . , Pungent Stench's Masters of Moral—Servants of Sin comes at a good time for all... More >>

  • Not Fragile

    published February 12, 2002

    The latest Yes album, Magnification, was recorded in Santa Barbara, the rich folks' town that marks the end of Southern California and the... More >>

  • Three Dead in O-Hi-O

    published February 5, 2002

    Among the many liner notes to the Electric Eels' The Eyeball of Hell, it is told that guitarist John "Broken Hand" Morton relished punching... More >>

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