Wednesday, January 31, 2007

real genius

When I read about today's bomb scare in Boston, I had to wonder what genius came up with this and what bigger geniuses actually approved it. In our nervous post-9/11 society, how smart can it be to attach devices resembling bombs to the undersides of bridges or in transit stations? This ill-conceived marketing stunt affected a fairly large area of Boston and nearby suburbs, shutting down I-93, a major hospital, train stations and a train line, bridges across the Charles River, a major road, and other locations. Police have arrested a Boston-area man in connection with the case.

But wait, there's more. Similar devices were supposedly planted in several other cities, including San Francisco and Chicago.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if a bit of litigation comes out of this. Will the story get any weirder? Stay tuned...

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