Wednesday, January 31, 2007

...because I'm doing it as hard as I can.

So, the "suspicious electronic devices" that triggered a bomb scare, a massive police mobilization, and the shutdown of two bridges in Boston? Here's a picture of one:

No, I'm not making this up. Ye gods we've gotten hysterical. I blame politicians who have overhyped the threat of terrorism for their own benefit. I also blame movies where bombs always have some kind of elaborate display. People don't seem to have worked out that in real life a terrorist bomb is more likely to resemble a suitcase or a cardboard box.

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