Wednesday, January 2, 2008

No Fear, No Problem

I just heard a recorded announcement in the Metro station today.

"Our garbage cans are redesigned so you have nothing to fear by throwing your trash away where it belongs."

Perhaps I missed something here. It has been known to happen now and again. When DID we have something to "fear" when we used the trash cans?

Was it during the great "Trash Can Terror Alert" of 04? Or maybe it was back in 2006 when Dick Chaney tried to throw out a piece of gum, missed the can, and raised the terror alert color to fuchsia (remember the color coded alert system... Yeah another winner from the Bush administration!)?

Nope, I'm pretty sure that we've never had anything much to fear from our trash receptacles. So go on America, use your trash cans, garbage dumpsters, and even wastepaper baskets with reckless abandon. If you don't, remember, the terrorists win.

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