The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 August 2006

Okay, who's got the wand?

Jeff Jarvis said this in the wake of 9/11:

So you can sneak a bomb in your shoe. The only solution is to fly naked. You can't bring anything on board; it all has to be shipped separately on cargo jet.

(The old Buzz Machine archives — the ones on Blogger — don't seem to be working; I copied this from a piece of my own.)

He later added:

Now you might say to me, Jeff, don't be ridiculous. At least we can fly in our underwear. But no. If enough C4 to take down a jet could be shoved into a shoe, imagine what could fit into a padded bra. I can see the headline now: Man Arrested at Logan With Explosive Codpiece. Ouch.

No comment from Jarvis yet on this. [Not safe for work.]

Update, 1 pm: Comment from Jarvis.

Posted at 8:40 AM to Birthday Suitable