Thursday, January 06, 2005

Light My Fire

Our friends the Feds are at it again. They want to protect the flying public from watches with altimeters. As if a successful hijacker wouldn't know his altitude without one (hint, there is a big round dial in the cockpit with that info.) Or as is a bomb maker couldn't do equally well with a simple timer. Can you spell Lockerbie? Besides, if the guy is wearing the watch, it isn't being used elsewhere.

All this somehow arises from the discovery that al-Qaeda seems to like Casio watches with different gizmos built in. Couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that Casios are common, cheap, and available. The Feds also don't like the new watches with a built in lighter. makes it too easy to light the fuse on your shoe.


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