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Belly Laugh

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Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,104 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.8
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,023
Added to site: 2009.05.01
mnybks.net#: 24031
Origin: gutenberg.org

You hear a lot of talk these days about secret weapons. If it's not a new wrinkle in nuclear fission, it's a gun to shoot around corners and down winding staircases. Or maybe a nice new strain of bacteria guaranteed to give you radio-active dandruff. Our own suggestion is to pipe a few of our television commercials into Russia and bore the enemy to death.Well, it seems that Ivar Jorgensen has hit on the ultimate engine of destruction: a weapon designed to exploit man's greatest weakness. The blueprint can be found in the next few pages; and as the soldier in the story says, our only hope is to keep a sense of humor!

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ooking for my outfit. Got cut off in that Holland Tunnel attack. Mind if I sit down with you guys a while? Thanks. Coffee? Damn! This is heaven. Ain't seen a cup of coffee in a year.

What? You said it! This sure is a hell of a war. Tough on a guy's feet. Yeah, that's right. Holland Tunnel skirmish. Where the Ruskies used that new gun. Uhuh. God! It was awful. Guys popping off all around a guy and him not knowing why. No sense to it. No noise. No wound. Just popping off.

That's the trouble with this war. It won't settle down to a routine. Always something new. What the hell chance has a guy got to figure things out? And I tell you them Ruskies are coming up with new weapons just as fast as we are. Enough to

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.04.16
Paulo Respighi
**...

Set during the recent U.S./Commie Russia world war, one of our soldiers is telling some buddies of an incident with a Russian secret weapon that happened a little while ago.

Short and lame.


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