Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Transformer Terror

Speaking of Europe's hilariously madcap relationship with free speech, a London man was recently threatened with arrest for wearing a Transformers t-shirt in Heathrow airport. The shirt, which depicts a giant robot and object of emotionally stunted power fantasies called Megatron, who has a gun for an arm. Or maybe he's just holding a gun. You never can tell with these damn robots in disguise. Regardless, the police and other passengers at the airport considered the shirt offensive, though no one can really explain why anyone should give a shit. If the guy had been hassled by the fashion police, it would have been one thing, but do the British really have to pander to their countrymen's fears about giant robots? Those things never set foot in Europe. They've only been known to strike Tokyo, New York City, and 14-year-old boys' Trapper Keepers. More details here.

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