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The Great Green Missile

Today my attention was brought to a story in the news about a Brazilian chappie who decided he wanted to spend the day looking like the Incredible Hulk.

Mr Paint Job.

Having decided on this course of action he covered himself in green paint. Did he use specialist body paint? No. He used specialist submarine and missile paint.

Apparently it took all his friends an entire day to scrape it off.

Now, while this is a vaguely amusing story, it brings to mind an obvious question.

“Specialist missile paint”?

Specialist submarine paint, well, maybe. After all, it gives all the little fishes something nice to look at. But why develop special paint for missiles? Is it considered bad form to blow people up with missiles with the paint peeling off? Do the intended victims care? Do they casually remark “Oh, will you look at that, they obviously used ordinary exterior wall paint on that missile, it’s all peeling off” in the micro second before their violent incineration? Is it a point of national pride to only use the most beautifully painted high explosives? Or is it so they look good when certain countries drive them through the streets during parades?

Hello people. They’re ugly inventions that do an ugly job. There ain’t no amount of paint gonna cover that up.

  1. goldfish
    May 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I always use specialist missile paint on my personal cache of missiles. Why else would they make specialist missile paint if not to paint your missiles? I painted mine sky blue and baby pink.


    • May 31, 2012 at 3:46 am

      They sound really pretty! I wouldn’t mind at all being blown up by one of your rather smartly turned out missiles šŸ™‚


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