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Thursday, April 15, 2010

As pigs lead one to truffles, so American neofascists lead one to Internet bollocks

Uncle Jimmy, that ever reliable source of fun, links to this article.

Sigh..... it may only take a small amount of PETN to blow a hole in the fuselage of an aircraft, but you need to have it up against the fuselage to do that (not easy when it's in your tits and possibly even harder if it's in your thigh). Plus modern aircraft can happily keep flying with a hole in the fuselage big enough for a member of the cabin crew to fall out of, so let's not be too hysterical here. If this isn't an actual hoax, all we have to look forward to is a litle more variety in what parts of their own anatomy the usual bunch of saddos set alight (or more usually fail to set alight). Before you get too excited at the thought of hundreds of brown-skinned, Arabic-speaking passengers rubbing themselves up against the walls like bitches in season, just remember that so far no attempt at self-immolation by a passenger has done as much damage to an aircraft as a microwaved curry.

But what's really funny is the list of most popular articles at the National Examiner, whose first entry (at time of writing) is this gem.

And no, it's not a hoax. It's part two in a series. You want part one? Here it is.

If this is the kind of stuff Jimmy spends his time reading no wonder his brain has turned to mush. Here's more from the same author.


At 16 April, 2010 17:40, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

'quantum access time travel and teleportation', wow, I really missed out on all the fun when I was a kid.
As for the surgically implanted PETN: how is it used? Does one shove a detonator into their breast or thigh and set it off? I feel bad that most security agencies have to continually come up with new threats to justify their existance. (spoken after recent flights and searches, hah!)

At 18 April, 2010 22:38, Blogger Rob said...

The explosive implants remind me of the first Casino Royale film, the one with Woody Allen and David Niven which was all rather Austin Powers-ish. That ends with Allen swallowing a pill full of time-release capsules which will trigger an explosion when they've all dissolved. See here.

At 19 April, 2010 15:54, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I was concentrating on Ursula, Joanna and joining Woody in peeking under the bands at Daliah.
The explosive capsule was an interesting concept though.


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