Friday, October 29th, 2010

UPS Bomb Scare Day: No Actual News Yet; Twitter Run Riot

Been on the phone last hour cargo planes with bombs, mentioned yesterday I have gut feeling, FYI a lot of activity behind the curtains.Fri Oct 29 16:13:11 via web

Things you don't like to see on a Twitter from a "World Wide Security Company contractual work, Weapons Expert." Similarly: stuff like "15 DEVICES WERE PLANNED TO BE SHIPPED TO THE US THRU COMMERCIAL AIR." Also: "CNN's original tweet said bomb found in London. Turns out it's not explosives & not London." Who knows? UPS says: "UPS is working closely with authorities." Well that's good.

UPDATE: Our not so long national nightmare may be over before it began? Say police scanner-listeners: "back to regular program…. all BS. The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket."

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But what do Jim Beam, George Dickel, Pappy Van Winkle and Old Overholt have to say on the matter?

Let me go talk to them, BRB…

Matt (#26)

I am only concerned with what Pepe Lopez tells me, gringo.

mathnet (#27)


Mindpowered (#948)


….grumblegrumble…we'll show them…this is what brown can do for you…ponytailed infidels…grumblegrumble…

[I will of course regret this if bad shit happens, and I justify the "infidel" rhetoric based on the report that one package came from Yemen, and because I am seriously looking forward to Four Lions. I suppose my regret is as nothing compared to the regret the distributor will have if they try to open that movie on a day like this...]

Matt (#26)

You know I have noticed something in these last few posts of consternation and the answer I have come to is: EVERYONE QUIT TWITTER. IMMEDIATELY. I DON'T CARE THAT KANYE GOT ONE.

Did anyone else used to drag race on that long stretch of Greenwich Street where UPS has (had?) its headquarters? There used to be like no lights or stop streets down there.

Multiphasic (#411)

Well, on the down side, the LED belt buckle that forms an integral part of my costume will likely not arrive on time. On the up side, since I just got a job in the Financial District, if any shit does go down I'm probably not gonna live to see Halloween anyway.

Multiphasic (#411)

Also, I should point out it is no longer in good taste to go as a slutty toner cartridge.

zidaane (#373)

Blowed up UPS guy is on.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

Can you still get those on Canal St? I want one for my costume as well but have been woefully lazy about preparing. If all else fails maybe I'll pick up one of those LED vodka bottles and strap it to myself. And add a straw.

Multiphasic (#411)

I\'m relatively sure you can, actually. I just literally didn\'t have the time to trawl for it so I ordered one on Monday on 2-5 day delivery and hoped for the best. And not the best fake anthrax toner cartridges.

Foxy (#2,703)

How do you guys do that html twitter embedding? It looks cool

mathnet (#27)

"from the same basket?"

Do I have time to note that if the awesome new boots I ordered blow up I'll be very upset? Or have we already moved from snark to true panic mode?

Multiphasic (#411)

Snarnic? Panark?

caw_caw (#5,641)

Explosive material confirmed
Deadline for outgoing overnight is 5 PM PST
Really kind of need to know

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