So I went down to Pentagon City metro the other day to do some shopping, and noticed the billboards were different than at other stations. I took a closer look, and saw that while one or two were touting pension plans for federal employees - fair enough - most were ads for the acronymically named JAGM, by Boeing and Raytheon. Can someone please explain to me the logic behind a billboard campaign advertising air-to-ground missiles? Is the average commuter going to go "Gosh darn, I'm so annoyed having to remember whether my F-16 uses stingers or hellfires, I always get the wrong ones at the mall - the JAGM thing looks like it could save me some headaches?" I'm perplexed.
On a (vaguely) related note, the sequel to my all-time favourite computer game is coming out, and despite all the controversy, I can't help but feel excited - especially since I recently ofund out most of it is going to take place in a post-apocalyptic DC. So I will be able to do the tourists sights in real life, then revisit them after a nuclear explosion and a mutant invasion. And while this could seem slightly disquieting, this sign I saw at the Library's staff entrance today makes me feel nice and safe and warm: