You’ve got to be kidding me!
Two weeks from today I’ll be on a plane to America. Beginning a long-awaited holiday that will include GenCon 2011. Bearing this in mind, what is the worst headline I could read today?
In the words of many an incredulous txter: WTF?
I didn’t want to get political on this blog, but this really is beyond a joke. For years now I had to put up with ever-increasing security measures while passing through American airports. From having to take off my shoes, to not carrying any significant measure of liquid, and even the occasional pat down (aka “the works”). Sure, I don’t help matters by having a full beard and speaking in a foreign (to TSA agents) accent, but that’s beside the point.
The really galling thing is the headline. Terrorists aren’t actually getting explosives implanted, they’re just thinking about it. To make matters worse, they’re now thinking about it because of the full body scanners that are to make us safer than ever.
What. A. Surprise.
This story does ring some bells the more I think about it. Almost like it’s happened before, but in a slightly different way.
That’s it, al-Qaeda are now getting their plots from Batman villains!
What’s next? Ayman al-Zawahiri is going to build a doomsday machine that will freeze all of America in the middle of summer, ruining the vacation plans of millions of decadent Westerners, freezing those trying to sunbathe, and causing untold numbers of car crashes with suddenly icy roads?
For fuck’s sake. The next thing you know they’ll be telling us that the terrorists are training monkeys to do their fighting for them.