Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Great Balls of Fire: Photos of the Underwear Bomber’s briefs

ABC News has released photos of the Underwear Bomber’s [is that what we are calling him now?] briefs. 

From ABC News
In the second photo (below), the packet of actual explosive powder has been removed from the underpants and displayed separately.
It is a six-inch long packet of the high explosive chemical called PETN, less than a half cup in volume, weighing about 80 grams.
A government test with 50 grams of PETN blew a hole in the side of an airliner. That was the amount in the bomb carried by the so-called shoe bomber Richard Reid over Christmas 2001.
The underpants bomb would have been one and a half times as powerful.
I have been reading here and there about the left side of the web how some people think Abdulmutallab was not a threat because he was basically a f--- up.  I would like to point out that any man willing to place a high explosive like PETN that close to his family jewels is serious as a heart attack about what he wants to accomplish. I certainly would not put an explosive anything anywhere near my manhood, nor would 99.9% of men across the globe. So any man willing to do something like this should be taken seriously.

Another thought that we all should be keenly aware of in the aftermath of the Underpants Bomber is that the Naked Scanner is coming to an airport near you!

Via: ABC News
Via: Wired


Djames said...

He is the Undie Bomber.

Steve Burri said...

Great headline!

Janelle said...

This is criminally serious, but I couldn't help bursting out laughing at the title and content. Always thought seriously funny was an oxymoron, but not anymore...
Crown Jewels award for this one!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

The 'Gettin PETN Jockey Jihadi"

Larry Sheldon said...

I wish I was more of an expert (and that my 70 year-old memory was better, but those don't look to me like underpants I would expect to see o0n a card-carrying person-of-the-male-persuasion.

Somebody with current data help me out here.

Jess said...

The underwear looks dangerous enough without the explosives.


Ran said...

Huh... So I hear Victoria's Secret thongs are dynamite.

Tammy said...

Clifton, BEST headline EVER!!!

Clifton B said...

Truth Teller:

Thanks for settling that.

Clifton B said...

Steve Burri:

I was shocked that no one on Memeorandum thought to say it.

Clifton B said...


I have found this past year that if you don't make fun of some of this stuff you will end up with an ulcer. It is that bad.

Clifton B said...


Very clever!

Clifton B said...

Larry Sheldon:

You are correct they do not look like standard Fruit of the Loom tightie whities. They kind of look like cheap panties. Maybe he thought he would wear something sexy for the 72 virgins he was trying to meet?

Clifton B said...


ROTFLMBAO! Yeah there is something nasty looking about them.

Clifton B said...


LOL, that is very clever too!

Clifton B said...


Thank you, I still cannot believe no one else thought of it.

Angie Lee said...

All kidding aside (and seriously, Clifton, that is the awesomest title EVER!), perhaps it is high time we start forcing racial profiling instead of hiding in fear from the PC police.

Blanket party scene, FMJ: The other guys get pissed at being punished for Pyle's mistakes and finally take him down and beat the shit out of him.

Racially profile, by all means. Separate out for "special" treatment each and every person even remotely appearing to be of Middle Eastern descent. Eventually, those actually trying to just live their lives in peace and NOT extremists hell-bent on the destruction of the Western world might beat that other sort down.

Just a thought.

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