Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to bring down an airliner with explosives sewn into his underpants brings new meaning to the childhood taunt " liar liar pants on fire". His pants literally were on fire and if things had gone the way he wanted them to, he and God knows how many others would be dead by now..
While the crime he tried to commit is horrendous, there is also something crazily comical about the man who is becoming known as the " underpants bomber." I mean carrying enough PETN in your crotch to blow the side out of an airliner certainly has a cartoonish quality about it, especially when all you manage to do is burn your balls and scare the pants off your fellow passengers. Nothing dignified here. Certainly no martyrdom. Just a very bad joke and a pathetic, confused rich kid .
Think of the possibilities for stand up comics. After Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, failed to bring down a Virgin Atlantic flight in 2001, we all started having to take off our shoes for the securiity folks at the airport. In the wake of the underpants bomber, are we all going to have to submit to underwear searches or go commando when we fly? Would make joining the mile high club easier, wouldn't it < wink wink> Oh yeah-- there is humor here.
I wonder how Umar's daddy feels about pix of sonny's underwear flying around the internet--a pair of tightie-whities in shreds and flecked with blood-- an object of scorn and laughter. Must be a bit of an embarrassment for a distinguished banker to say the least. Poor guy must be wondering where he went wrong.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,will definitely NOT be entering paradise with 70 virgins waiting for him. More likely, if he is lucky, he will end up some hairy convict's bitch in a maximum security prison in the United States. No club Fed for him. Hope he's learned his lesson. "liar liar, pants on fire"