Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About The Things We Did Or Didn't Cover This Week

What's on your mind?

An abandoned fallout shelter under a DC school.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn't cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did — or whatever else grabs your interest. In other words, it's literally an off-topic thread.

The caption to this week's top shot reads:

The entrance to a former Civil Defense fallout shelter is seen beneath the Oyster-Adams School April 17, 2018, in Washington, DC. In a long-abandoned nuclear fallout shelter in the heart of the U.S. capital, museum curator Frank Blazich pries open a large, rusted can of crackers bearing the date "Nov. 1962." "Tastes a bit stale," he jokes as he chomps down on its contents. The can has been stored for decades at the underground facility, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Blazich is not pictured, but he is a curator at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and a former historian at Naval History and Heritage Command. I commend his courage in being willing to try those 56-year-old crackers.

Also, kindly remember:

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  • Finally, as always, report offenders, please. This doesn't mean reporting people who don't share your political views, but we really need your help in this regard.

The bunker hatches swinging open!

Get comfortable, sit back, relax, and discuss!

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