How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

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Yesterday (29 January, 2014) marks the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, currently#42 on IMDb’s list of greatest films. (See the image below – Slim Pickens in the scene of a lifetime, a role Peter Sellers intended to play, alongside his three others; see also this New Yorker magazine retrospective “Almost Everything in “Dr. Strangelove” Was True”.) The movie retains its relevance in 2014, as evidenced by this stencil  in Fountain Street, protesting the use of drone technology by the US in the mideast and Pakistan. Next the stencil of a cowboy riding a drone are the words “The Drone Ranger Tour 2014 – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria”.
As can be seen in the wide shot below, this piece is next to the Obama ‘I See You‘ (and round the corner from the Don’t Drone Me, Bro stencil).
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Slim Pickens as T. J. “King” Kong riding a bomb to mutually assured destruction in Dr. Stangelove.
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