I was on BIX for a year or two in ’90/’91, but somehow never came across “this gem”:http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q1/jpreviews.html.
See this “Seattle Times article”:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2001436284_neds08.html for some discussion.
…strangely, though, it was an airport “near Fayetteville, NC”:http://www.fayettevillenc.com/story.php?Template=region&Story=5806186, rather than, say, Baghdad.
OK, my lead’s a little deceptive, I admit, but when I heard this story on NPR this morning, I swear when I heard “Stores of mustard gas have been believed to be found buried near an airport…” my brain went ahead and filled in “…near Baghdad”. I was rather suprised to find that, in fact, they were just a couple of hours up the interestate.
The edited version just doesn’t compare. “Listen to the whole thing”:rtsp://real.npr.na-central.speedera.net/real.npr.na-central/me/20030806_me_sdanext.rm
Is almost enough to make a believer out of me.