Thursday, February 01, 2007

Your Brain on Orange Alert.

This Modern World has a nice post this morning about the hysteria in Boston over a few lighted signs.

With all the loaded language, you’d almost think this guy did
something wrong. After all, this “device” was a “hoax” that “forced”
the Keystone Cops to chase each other in circles while waving
their tiny baseball bats at each other. Throw this guy in jail
because we all know this kind of panic isn’t the fault of the
people who overreact to anything they consider weird.

It would be nice if this country got some sort of perspective about terrorism so that they weren't constantly reacting like frightened children, but that might be too much to expect.

1 comment:

Dr. Zaius said...

That whole story is ridiculous. A comparison to the Keystone Cops is indeed appropriate.