My Theme: Cold War Science. I find the period of the Cold War fascinating. I've watched Dr. Strangelove more times than is probably healthy and, given the North American perception this was some Golden Age, I see this period with a similar wry sense of hope and despair. What did this period give us? Was it all satellite TV and soft serve ice cream bars, or was it missiles and brinkmanship? I for one am a fan of ballpoint pens, so take from it what you will.