Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Fight in the Nike Center

[Originally posted at Slacktivist (page 2).]
[Because the terminology really is silly. The missile project was decommissioned in the first half of the 1970s, the shoes are still around.]

“Global Community peacekeeping forces immediately retaliated by destroying a former Nike center in suburban Chicago. The fight in the Super Shopping Center was described as epic, though some onlooker's thought that the action had been 'nerfed', perhaps referring to the weapons used, which were stolen by the resistance and liberated by the GC forces from a nearby store.

"Reports indicate that the resistance forces 'pwned' and there were zero casualties."


[Seriously, "Nike base" at least sounds vaguely military, but "Nike center" sounds like a store. How can Jerry Jenkins not realize that most people think shoes instead of missiles when they hear "Nike"?]


1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way (! I have to assume that Jenkins is stuck even more than most people in the terminology of his childhood and adolescence...