Would you like some depleted uranium armor-piercing rounds with your pizza?
I had lunch at Chuck E Cheese’s today – there’s a week’s worth of different-topic blogging posts if I wanted. But I was most fascinated by the video system feed.
CEC had a video system that featured feeds of cartoons, nature scenes, animals, skydiving, scenery and so forth. It was really cool: kids could walk into a play TV studio blue-screen and they would appear in the video feed for everyone to see. The kids loved it.
There was a long segment of footage from Iraq. There were American soldiers in an Iraqi classroom, on a street in Iraq handing out candy to children, one soldier talking to a beaming child who was looking back in admiration. There was majestic footage of bombers and fighters soaring through the sky. There was a part with a huge American flag while patriotic music played.
Kids were playing in the Iraq scenes, and during the flag-background + music scenes, stood straight and saluted, a couple hand-on-heart, and recited the pledge.
At the end of that segment, credits rolled which said something like; “We would like to thank the Department Of Defense for the footage you have just seen.”
On the way back to the office, I felt very sick. I think it was the salad.