The Samovar

Is that a bomb in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
February 24, 2007, 2:02 am
Filed under: Terrorism

Via Bruce Schneier’s excellent entry “Is Everything a Bomb These Days?” comes this story:

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Three CD players hidden under a cathedral’s pews blared sexually explicit language in the middle of an Ash Wednesday Mass, leading a bomb squad to detonate two of the devices.

Authorities determined the music players were not dangerous and kept the third one to check it for clues, said police Capt. Gary Johnson.

The CD players, duct-taped to the bottoms of the pews, were set to turn on in the middle of noon Mass on Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

The recordings, made on store-bought blank discs, featured people using foul language and “pornographic messages,” Johnson said. He would not elaborate because of the ongoing investigation.

Absolute. Fucking. Genius.

I can’t decide what the best bit about this story is, but maybe it’s that they decided the CD players were safe and then blew up just two of the three. I still can’t get my head round that.



Pornographic messages? Almost worth going to church for.

Comment by azahar

Yes. With emphasis on the ‘almost’. 😉

Comment by Dan Goodman

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