Friday, January 25, 2008
Smells Like Teen Spirit
I do my best to stay away from furthering too much conjecture around here, but sometimes a rumor is just far too good not to pass along.
The FBI has arrested a 16-year-old boy for allegedly plotting to hijack a Southwest Airlines jet. Agents say despite the fact that the kid was traveling alone and that he was caught carrying handcuffs, rope and duct tape, his chances of success were pretty slim.
Not a bad story so far, right?
And now, the punchline.
Early reports said that the kid had planned to divert the jet -- which was bound from L.A. to Nashville -- to Lafayette, Louisiana, where he was going to crash it into a Hannah Montana concert.
In a related item, I'll be out for a couple of days. I need to A) talk to Doc Brown about how my teenage self managed to turn up in the year 2008, and/or B) start a legal defense fund for this kid, because as it turns out, al Qaeda was right -- there really is a difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.
(Houston Chronicle: Alleged Would-Be Hijacker Targets Hannah Montana Show)