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  • Of course, with cylume sticks being shoved up their asses, I'm surprised that they didn't say Ahmed Chalabi was a member of the resistance.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • If someone fucked his kid in the ass with a cylume light, he might want more than words

    Archive 2004-05-01

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  • I googled this, and apparently it's properly spelled Cyalume, but as it's from a direct quote, I entered it the way it's in the book. *shrugs* Cylume could be a trade name, but on Wikipedia (under glow stick), the trade name appears to be Cyalume.

    "Since swordfish feed at night, each hook is also fixed with a Cylume nightstick that illuminates the bait. Cylumes are cigar-sized plastic tubes with phosphorescent chemicals inside them that activate when the tube is snapped in half. They cost a dollar apiece and a sword boat might go through five thousand in a trip."

    —Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1997 (NY: HarperCollins, 1999), 53

    August 17, 2009