Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden: what really happened



PS: Osama’s mansion/compound apparently had no internet access, to avoid attracting attention from US intelligence: in the end, this very anomaly was one of the things that attracted their attention. If he’d got broadband, but only used it to look at old Dr Who clips on YouTube, he might have got away with it.

PPS: It’s come to my attention that if you Google “osama bin laden what really happened” at the moment, this post appears on the first page. If that’s how you came here, welcome! Feel free to have a look around. Let us know what you think. Fancy a cup of tea, maybe a custard cream? And, um, yes. Terror of the Autons. Sorry about that.

PPPS: OK, if you do want something a bit meatier, here’s DE Wittkower’s splendid piece on the role of social media in the search for Osama; and here’s a slightly more depressing roundup of some of the Facebook responses to the big news; and here’s evidence that dead-tree media hasn’t been doing that much better.

7 comments:

Richard Calhoun said...

Blimey he's got away!

The Gentleman Administrator said...

That was all a bit Scooby Doo.

Dave said...

Your name isn't really Tim, is it? I believe you're Julian Assange.

blackwatertown said...

One beard does looks very much like another.

Tim Footman said...

I’ve argued before that George W Bush would have been better off if he’d watched Genesis of the Daleks; now it seems that if he’d added Terror of the Autons to the list we'd all have been saved a lot of bother.

Tim Footman said...

And of course the character who was behind the Master mask was played by Michael Wisher, who went on to be the first ever Davros... do you see? DO? YOU? SEE?

bensix said...

Good Lord, that synth takes me back to GCSE music. It sounds like someone's shoved an autotuner up their rump...