Monday, October 08, 2007

And it burns burns burns

Music has a way of making us all move. It can make us dance, or convince us to slow down. It can make us smile, or bring us to tears. Every once in awhile, it lights our pants on fire.

Okay, so it wasn't music per se that did that. It was the iPod Nano that Danny Williams was carrying in his pocket, but a fire in the pants was still the end result. While it's not known exactly what led to the blaze, it is clear that Williams was lucky to only suffer superficial burns. It's also unclear if Williams had to, as the article so delicately puts it, "evacuate the burning pants".

Of course, aside from the burning genitals, the other big concern that Williams had was that he might be mistaken for a terrorist, given that his pants went up in a blaze of Apple-y glory in the middle of an airport. "If TSA had come by and seen me smoking, they could have honestly thought I was a terrorist," Williams said, because, obviously, if someone is burning from their crotch, the first thought that airport security is going to have is, "Hey, that guys a terrorist!". Well, okay, they might think that. But if you're suicide bombing your own genitals, then you just might be the worst terrorist ever.

While we can't imagine the pain involved (well, okay, we kind of can, except not to our nether regions), we certainly can feel sympathy towards Mr. Williams. After all, he was simply trying to listen to his tunes, which probably included "Ring of Fire", "Fire Water Burn", and Prodigy's "Firestarter", when suddenly his pants were ablaze and smoke got in his eyes.

We can almost picture the new iPod marketing campaign now... "Nano. It's so hot, it burns."

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