Aug. 23rd, 2017 09:14 pm
To explain this scene would take me hours, so I'll just encourage you to read Project Superpowers: Herokillers because it's hilarious. This month's issue has a sneaked in Rick in Morty cameo on this page
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I find both of these selections to be genius and more than a little creepy.
The Football is actually full of binders and plans for war, so that a President can flip through it and decide what kind of nuclear war he wants to launch -- then he communicates that order to the Pentagon or Raven Rock, where it's promptly executed. There's a visual guide as part of the Football that one military aide referred to as the "Denny's Menu" of nuclear war. But other aides have darkly joked there are really just three options: Rare, Medium and Well-Done.(Emphasis added) So... it involves reading. It involves finding data in a binder, and deciding what to do with that data. And while that info is likely well-referenced and explained, maybe even with simple flowcharts... the president is borderline functionally illiterate. His ability to grab information out of text may basically not exist.