Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Top Team Terror TacticThere are so many comedians in the
Homeland Security playpen, I'm not surprised to see them at last taking a tip from the world of comic book marketing.
After all, doesn't their continued employment depend on us taxpayers staying focused and spooked?
What do the great graphic doodlers do when they sense public interest flagging in the caperings of their latest baddie du jour? Yes, indeed, they whip up an unholy alliance of *mega* mega-villains against whom the world cannot *possibly* survive - or at least not resist forking out for the next dramatic instalment.
Which brings us to today's "shock" announcement and the clues that something show-bizzy is afoot with the Dark Side.
- Firstly, which top illustrator of ghoulish villains is going to turn down the chance of inking in Michael Chertoff? Heck, and he's *our* ghoul - the Homeland honcho himself.
- Next, it's got a storyline *only* those homely insecure types would dream up.
- Trail gone cold
- US critiqued for thinking unimaginatively
- Cue the tag-team from Hades - none other than Usama B calling for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to launch attacks in the US.
I'm not going to do my Homeland homies' work for them, but I don't mind sprinkling a few clues:
A treacherous White House plant tipping off our turbanned teamsters of turmoil each sinful step of the way. Remember how the would-be assassin in Day of the Jackal kept one step ahead?
And *who* is our current favorite babe smuggler? Who's mug-shot may already be in every police station in the land ?
None other than the Señorita of Swoon, the deliciosa Catalina Sandino Moreno, whose role in Maria Full of Grace taught her exactly how to sneak in and out with the goodies.
Mark these words: they won't be any more fanciful than the official output.
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