a good joke for your next trip

From Bruce Scheneiers blog

Joke That’ll Get You Arrested

Don’t say that I didn’t warn you:

If you are sitting next to someone who irritates you on a plane or train…1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.
2. Remove your laptop.
3. Boot it.
4. Make sure the person who won’t leave you alone can see the screen.
5. Open your email client to this message.
6. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky.
7. Then hit this link: http://www.thecleverest.com/countdown.swf

  1. I’m going to try that on the subway home tonight.

  2. I remember about 10 years ago Penn Jillette did a bit on the radio about the annoyances of airline security and that his solution was to have the “autoexec.bat” of the computer say “10 …. 9 … 8 …”.

    I suspect that since airline security is so much tighter since then, he probably doesn’t pull this trick anymore.

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