An Ail for What Cures Ya

We’ve heard that the sole purpose of London Sunday newspapers is to scare the shit out of you. But will the effect last until Monday? Let’s find out!

Britain is facing a new Al Qaeda terror threat from suicide ‘body bombers’ with explosives surgically inserted inside them.

Until now, terrorists have attacked airlines, Underground trains and buses by secreting bombs in bags, shoes or underwear to avoid detection.

But an operation by MI5 has uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda is planning a new stage in its terror campaign by inserting ‘surgical bombs’ inside people for the first time.

Well? Staining your underwear yet?

No? Let’s try this angle:

Companies such as Smiths Detection International UK, which is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, manufacture a range of luggage and body scanners designed to identify chemicals, explosives and drugs at airports and other passenger terminals around the world.

These include high-specification X-ray equipment that could identify body bombs.

Ah. If you’re not frightened by the threat, surely you’re frightened by the opportunism promoting the threat. Because we know where that leads.

Terrorists ‘plan attack on Britain with bombs INSIDE their bodies’ to foil new airport scanners [Daily Mail]

This moment of terror is brought to you by Depends Adult Under Garments.

Seriously, what a bunch of Assholes but then again it worked in the Cold War (missile gap?)

Makes you long for the good old days of the IRA.

@Benedick: We Irish would never have blown ourselves up (unless we fucked up while stone drunk) ’cause we would always want to get drunk and fuck a lass or laddie.

@iPrick: Apart from pub bombings in Belfast the IRA would call the cops to tell them a bomb had been planted though not necessarily where. Then we all had to evacuate while buildings were searched. Enough bombs went off to remind everyone that it was real but they weren’t exploding on subways or buses. It was all much more, dare I say, good-natured.

@Benedick: @iPrick: I’m living in the land of the original suicide bombers – and the original tire necklace throwers as well, for that matter. Imagine, lotus eaters on one side, Shiva worshipers on the other, with enough rancor between them that the Xtians and the mooslems manage to skate.

I recommend “Only Man is Vile” by William McGowan for a peek behind the NY Times number one destination for 2010. Oh, and the cockroaches are the size of my big toe.

One should always have terrorism with civility, don’t you think? Unlike those sneaky Ayrabs.

@Nabisco: Sounds like a charming place to be…hope you don’t have really big feet.

when I saw the Dark Night I thought ‘ok, how long will it be till we actually see this?’

it was about as long as I expected.

the 120 gallon aquarium is up and pumping and all is good so far.
if there is a failure of some kind my house will resemble the trailer from 2012

@Capt Howdy: What have you got in it? Striped bass?

did you see the response to the Westboro people from the left coaster?


my favorite is not pictured. I saw it someplace else. it said.
“I was promised donuts”

@Nabisco: Ahem. Those are Palmetto Bugs. Sheesh! ;-P

@iPrick: It actually is charming, which adds to the complicated nature of the place. The minority Tamils still get the short end on most everything, and the day after next I get my first look up country at what is left now that the smoke has cleared. Checkpoints, “rehabilitation centers”, people living in their tenth camp in 20 years.

Oh and a size 12, or 46 European. Although here they sell a “45” that is no bigger than a 9, 9 1/2 tops. Cockroaches sized according to my right foot. Four kinds of poisonous snakes, but also the most fucking awesome dal curry this side of Adam’s Peak.

nothing in it yet. it has to cycle when it is ready it will be a home for

Marijuana the Arowana who is about 2 feet long

Myron the Polypterus who is about 18 inches long

and a big ole catfish that I do not have pics of yet that is bigger than either of them.

the two pictured are currently living in a 40 gallon tank.

this is for you

Musical of the Day

Japan Glee with Akebono Sumo “Don’t Stop Believin”

@Capt Howdy: I’ve never seen Gree. But I have some questions: was that song earned? really? and why are those chicks dancing? I’m afraid none of this looks very organic to me.

PS. I’m afraid of your fish.

@JNOV: First night we were in NYC. Hot. On 58th street. We took the two mini dachshunds out for a walk. The female was not best pleased by the city. But it was when she came nose to nose with a palmetto bug almost as big as her she jumped up in the air and refused to go any further.

@Capt Howdy: There was a gay-themed Israeli folk dance by the counter-protesters at the local smarty-pants public H.S.

@Nabisco: This week’s Economist has a big article about the election and what’s next. Does anyone even remember why they started fighting so long ago?

never saw gree. many people are afraid of my fish. when he, (the Arowana) looks at you, you can see he is thinking, um, I could probably eat you.

with the new tank he is going to get huge. they can get three or four feet long. he is miserable now cause when I got him he was about 8 or 9 inches long. now he is two feet and basically has to swim in circles. they are called Dragon Fish and there are videos of them on youtube eating frogs, fish, alligators, ducks, mice etc etc. they will eat pretty much anything.

TJ: Unrelated, but figured this crowd would enjoy it:

An office manager has had a bad financial year, and has to make a decision to let someone go. The newest workers are Sandra and Jack. Both have performed very well, and the manager likes them both equally. He decides, on a whim, to fire the first person that visits the water cooler on Monday morning.

Monday comes around, and the boss watches from his office. Sandra is the first to go up to the cooler. The manager goes over to her.

“Sandra”, he says, “I have a tough decision to make. I have to either lay you or Jack off.”

Sandra sighs as she’s pouring her water. “Could you jack off?” she replies. “I feel like shit this morning.”

From this thread.

I have been saying for years that the sex industry would drive the robotics industry just as it drove the development of the internets.

what I dont get is why would anyone want a sex doll that talks?
isnt the idea usually to get them to shut up?

@Capt Howdy: Somehow, I just cannot believe that the fantasy can survive the clean-up process. Thats gotta be quite a moment, when you find yourself thinking “look at me, I am swabbing cum out of my robot. Where did I go wrong?”

On a lighter note, Talibunny has endorsed Rand Paul, thus uniting two of Amurrica’s most rampant factions of crazy.

when it can make me a cappuccino
and roll me a joint I will buy one.

@Capt Howdy:

nice fish. i had a huge aquarium at one point. i gave it up because it’s gawdamn full time job. you know this right?

was it salt water? that is a full time job. fresh water is not much trouble once you get it going.

I really either had to get a bigger tank, find new home for some of my fish buddies or eat them.

I kid. I have actually gotten quite attached to the ones in the pics. when fish are an inch or two long they are fish. when they are 2 feet long and swim in circles at feeding time they are pets.

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