Thursday, April 03, 2008

"A-Bomb" Leaves Suitcase On His Car - Panic Ensues

Here's another story which seems too good to be true, but we're well into April at this point so it seems that the merriment is well over and we can go back into believing reports from our various news agencies.

Like this report: Earlier today an FSU student nicknamed "A-Bomb" left his briefcase marked "A-Bomb" on his car one morning. Naturally, "A-Bomb" caused quite a panic, and various blah blah quarantine streets sealed off blah blah evacuation. You know the drill by now.

I'm not sure how I'd react if I saw a briefcase marked "A-Bomb" sitting out somewhere, particularly if I was on some overtrained bomb squad. Theoretically, the world's smallest atomic bomb could fit in a suitcase, but assembling it would be prohibitive and beyond the resources of any but the most resourceful nutbag. Occam's razor suggests quite strongly that it must be some other type of DIY bomb, and even more strongly that I'm not even really looking at a bomb at all.

Hopefully the kid won't face any sort of legal action or expulsion on account of his nickname. Heaven knows our nation's many reactionary principals wouldn't keep the kid around had he been in High School.

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