When I was putting together the grand story arc of one of DEx’s aborted predecessors (Most of the characters have been carried forward), I thought about a little light relief in the cliffhanger phase of the final story. One of the characters is trapped in a warehouse with one of those Russian nukes and a hysterical sidekick going on about the ‘nucular’ bomb. After a few minutes of this distracting him from defusing the weapon, he turns around and basically screams “Nuclear! Nuclear! New Clee Are! If you’re going to be killed by the fucking thing, the least you can do is pronounce it properly!”

I saw most of Bush’s UN speech on BBC News 24, and this was all I could think about.