Sweet revenge against extremists?
Okay, here is another real news story that is so goofy I don’t know what to make of it.
It has been reported from London that British spies hacked into an al Qaeda Website to replace instructions on how to build a bomb with recipes for making cupcakes.
Once again, I am not making this up.
On the other hand, has anybody seen how lucrative the cupcake business is these days? The trendy shop near my house has block-long lines of people waiting to pay $2.75 per cupcake.
So, really good thinking, chaps! You’ve now handed these militants the recipe, so to speak, to fund their operations for the next decade by selling trendy cupcakes.
Think about the Girl Scout Cookies financial model, then transfer it to global extremism.
Wait. Hold on. Unless your real strategy here is to turn al Qaeda into a bunch of cupcake-eating fatties with rotten teeth, no longer posing any threat to us at all.
OMG, you spy guys may be brilliant!
Top: Cupcakes topped with sugar icing are displayed in the window of a shop in Sydney July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Right: Cupcakes commemorating the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are displayed at a shopping mall in Hong Kong April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu