Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security isn't fooling around.
In recent days, you may have seen news stories about the hundreds of keywords and phrases it monitors on social networking sites and online media. I know it to be true, because I just received this letter:
Dear Mr. Young,
You are hereby advised that your Amy Poehler CelebriGum commentary has been embargoed while the intelligence community analyzes it.
Please understand that we don't necessarily believe that CelebriGum is a threat to our nation's security. However, we have to perform this check because your remarks contained the following words:
Suspicious substance, bacteria, erosion, typhoon, denial of service, forest fire, North Korea, critical infrastructure, looting, service disruption, pirates, subway, mutation, San Diego, sick, delays, U.S. Consulate, recruitment, body scanner, Mexican army, incident, AMTRAK, exposure, and pork.
We will be in touch upon the completion of our analysis.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
p.s.: Funny stuff. Hope we can let you post it.