Monday, July 23, 2007

What are some names for missiles?

So Bart wondered why Star Wars had all these pilots in TIE Fighters and X-Wings flying around shooting each other when today's modern military engagements are mostly ships and planes shooting missiles at each other from very far away.

I replied that the reason for pilots was because it made for better storytelling; anthropomorphized missiles felt kinda boring. Bart replied that giving missiles personalities (like Mr. Data) might be interesting. That led me to wonder what the missiles might call themselves and thus, I present to you:

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