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July 22, 2003
My father was an engineer for Hughes Aircraft, who grew up using slide-rules, and never learned to stop his VCR flashing 12:00. (However, he took notes on the procedure outlined in the owner's manual.) He worked at the Pentagon during the Cuban missile crisis, advising whether we could shoot Cuban missiles out of the sky.

Today I heard Cuba is blocking the radio propaganda the US is transmitting into Iran. We thought it was the Iranians blocking the transmissions, then we traced it to Havana. We're accusing the Cubans of shooting our missives out of the sky.

Their answer, "Que?"