Sunday, May 8, 2011

lipstick and landmines

The name of my indie band, should I ever have one. The antenna of a $500 British bomb-detecting device lifted as we passed our first checkpoint. One of a rumored 50,000, for the record.  "Are you wearing perfume or carrying makeup?" asked an Iraqi soldier. Apparently, a glitch in the device has it so the device detects day-to-day products and confuses them for bombs, arguably making the device useless.
         "Yes and yes."
         "Have a nice day."
         Well, that was effective.

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