Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Congratulations to ABC News for getting the photo of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underpants. The explosives, we are told, already had been removed, and it seems some portion of the nefarious underpants were destroyed by fire — but they still look pretty skimpy to me. Really, they don't look like my concept of Muslim underpants at all. They look, well, suspiciously European.
Anyway, I was disappointed to hear major media referring to Abdulmutallab as "the Christmas Day Bomber," which does not in any way reflect the crazed fanaticism of a man willing to use his cock as a fuse. I was leaning towards "the Underpants Bomber," a parallel to "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reed. Then, on American Public Radio's Marketplace, I heard Abdulmutallab referred to as a "crotch bomber."
Thank you, as always, Public Radio! Perfect!