Friday, September 7, 2007

Howls of Derisive Laughter, Bruce!

By now, we all know that the concentric perimeter devised by the kangaroo jockeys assigned to protect the best and brightest of Asia and the Pacific were ineffective against comedian pranksters. (Perilocity has the lowdown.)

But what if they had been REAL pranksters? The NYC could teach those koala huggers a lesson in deterring those cats. They successfully defended the Republican National Convention against a variety of threats ranging from partial nudity, Johnny Cash impersonators, poetry, wet T-shirts and rock 'n roll. I'm confident that a couple of pranksters with a Canadian flag and a limo would not have escaped the attention of The Finest, and would have at least one entry in a database. And, oh, yes, their data would be aggregated, sooner or later. Yes.

I guess my point is two-folded:

1. A system meant to trap terrorists may not trap your prototypical Prankster 2.0, just as a system designed to trap thieves may not trap auditors. (I believe I have railed on this before.)

2. A system meant to trap terrorists may also trap Johnny Cash impersonators.