Sunday, August 13, 2006

Is it fake if it is real?

According to the Sunday Times, London, this picture is supposed to illustrate the great peril we face from those dastardly terrorists. If it's the return of graphically suspect 1940s movie posters we really are in for a rough time.

It looks to me like the terrorists, silly buggers that they are, threw the explosive bottle too far out in front of the plane. I hope the inspiration wasn't the now imfamous Reuters pic.

But don't be scared possumns, because the paper also revealed that Pakistan is the heart of terrorist territory. Hang on, didn't we already suggest that?

Anyway, the Times quote a US intellegence agent. I expect its the same one I recently interviewed (don't tell anyone, but he was fake – lets face it, 'US agent' and intellegence would have to be made up!)

Anyway, this dude says: “The moment I heard the first news about the airline plot, I knew it was just a matter of time until we heard the word Pakistan. Whether it’s 9/11, the Bali bombs, 7/7 and now this, Pakistan is always the connection. That’s gotta raise some questions."

So there you have a mixed bag, an obviously fake illustration of impending disaster – well I guess you can't have a real illustration of something that hasn't happened; a statement of the bleeding obvious by a probably non-existent intellegence officer.

Now I'm wondering if, like the moon landing our great leaders aren't just clever fakes. The faking being clever, I mean, not the fakes themselves who obviously aren't.

I think a few more of these Canadian beers and I might be on a roll here. I've noticed after the second one they start to taste pretty good. That is scary...


Praguetwin said...

Doesn't quite measure up to a nice Pilzner eh?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I think that picture may be intended to represent the fate that awaits the airline industry. As in, "Holy crap we're flying into an economic conflagration!"

Still a pretty good sendup to scare the kiddies with. Pretty soon we'll see Osama as the Grim Reaper holding his scythe over huddled western families.

Cartledge said...

I'd kill for a good Pil. But I guess I do miss a decent Aussie bitter. There is a juvenile tendency on this continent to flavour every effing thing.
wild honey in beer? Fake hops domination?
Vannila in coffee, or worse?
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a purist, but given a choice between crap and water I always take the crap.