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Another Foiled Plot

This is time it was concealed in the “terrorist’s” shorts, so I guess everyone will have to remove their shorts as well as their shoes while going through the line.

The guy’s father calls the US embassy and tells them that his son is a whacko and they should do something, but that isn’t enough to get his US visa canceled, or for his name to appear on the “Do Not Fly” list. Apparently he needed to go to a peace march to be instantly banned.

Like Lenin, Che Guevara, Osama bin Laden, and many more, this was the scion of a wealthy family who really didn’t need to work for a living, so he decided to “save the people”. whether they wanted to be saved or not.

We could just throw them in Gitmo after they get kicked out of their first college, or we could tax their family’s estate to the point that these worthless idiots would need to find a real job, and wouldn’t have time to foment revolutions, or save “the poor ignorant lower classes”.

After this latest attempt it is rather obvious that they need to send these clowns to a cooking class, where they would learn the importance of following directions, gathering the proper ingredients, accurate measurements, and monitoring temperatures during the process.

The good news is that this clown has apparently withdrawn his name from the gene pool with his creation of lap flambé. [OK, guys, go ahead and wince]


1 Kryten42 { 12.27.09 at 6:33 am }


(The above comment is NOT *too short*! It’s succinct!) 😛

2 ellroon { 12.27.09 at 11:41 am }

He just misunderstood that weird Christmas carol, “ChestNUTS roasting on an open fire….”
.-= last blog ..Maps of wars =-.

3 Bryan { 12.27.09 at 1:07 pm }

Well, Kryten, he just learned an important lesson – C4 will make a “nice” fire if you don’t have a detonator.

That is a real abuse of “The Christmas Song”, Ellroon, but it did highlight the meat of the issue. 😉

4 Bryan { 12.27.09 at 1:13 pm }

Oh, Kryten, the comments change was a reaction to a hack method that was used against WordPress. The alternative was an extended case/switch structure that probably wouldn’t catch every possibility and would make the code even more unreadable and slow.

5 Steve Bates { 12.27.09 at 1:26 pm }

“[OK, guys, go ahead and wince]”

So the headline should be something like “Good king winces lots”?
.-= last blog ..Peace On Earth =-.

6 Bryan { 12.27.09 at 4:20 pm }

The joys of codpiece humor, never go out of style. I think there was a rebirth when the Shrubbery minced across the deck of the “Abraham Lincoln”.

7 Kryten42 { 12.28.09 at 4:14 am }

🙄 So, Steve… I take it your Christmas went well then? 😉 😆

Well, Kryten, he just learned an important lesson – C4 will make a “nice” fire if you don’t have a detonator.

Ummm… yeah. Hence the: 😐


These people give amateurs a bad name! You know… I could make a killing with a Terrorist-wannabe Training School! 👿 Heck, I wouldn’t even have to teach them a tenth of what I know and they’d be at least as dangerous to others as much as to themselves, in fact… I’d ensure a fair 50/50 split. Give both set’s of suckers an even chance. 😆 Ahhhhh… The irony of it!

#4: I know. I only added the comment on my comment as a comment filler as requested! 😛

(Is that enough emoticons hipparchia?) 😉 😀

8 Steve Bates { 12.28.09 at 9:37 am }

Kryten, Walt Kelly, author of the ancient and venerable Pogo comic strip, rendered the first lines, “Good King Sauerkraut looked out / On his feet uneven.” As much as I like the concept of a Feast of Stephen, I have to admit that these days, my feet are about as uneven as possible, to the point that I’ve fallen off of them three times recently.

ellroon, you do remember the front lobby of the retired chess champions’ club, where the old men stood around bragging about their victories back in their prime… sort of “chess nuts boasting in an open foyer…”
.-= last blog ..Peace On Earth =-.

9 Bryan { 12.28.09 at 11:59 am }

If people aren’t going to be allowed to get up during the last hour of flight, assuming the crew is paying attention and knows when that will occur, I see a large increase in the purchase of adult “diapers” among the traveling public.

They may want to consider moving rest rooms closer to the gates for the relief of arriving passengers.

When the odds of getting killed by acts of terrorism on airplanes drop below 1 in 10 million, maybe we could consider changes, but at this point it is all theater.

10 Steve Bates { 12.28.09 at 8:14 pm }

When the TSA fails to obtain the desired degree of irrational fear from the traveling public, perhaps PBS could offer a mini-series on the “adventures” of the TSA in pursuit of traveling terrorists, titling the series after Bruce Schneier’s famous phrase: “Security Theater.” Hey, it would be no Masterpiece, but…
.-= last blog ..On Not Screaming As Loud =-.

11 hipparchia { 12.28.09 at 8:27 pm }

yes, kryten! thanks!

.-= last blog ..I [heart] Taco Bell =-.

12 Bryan { 12.28.09 at 9:00 pm }

Kabuki can be a wonderful art form, but it is no way to run an air transport system.

This calls for something similar to David Sedaris’s sketch in which he plays a drama critic reviewing elementary school Christmas pageants.

Hmm… Security Theater underwritten by the Terrorism Support Authority: “Be afraid; be very afraid!” Remember, to arrive safely you must embrace your humiliation.