Monday, February 20, 2006

Put the Lime in the Coconut Part II: Redefining Luggage

I'm indebted to Mike Boyd, the aviation iconoclast and guru extraordinaire for this one.

Here's a link to his website:

It seems that last week a woman was arrested in Fort Lauderdale because her baggage contained a human head complete with all the trimmings- teeth, hair, dirt and bits of skin. Myrlene Severe, the owner of the baggage and junior assistant voodoo priestess, was charged with transporting hazardous material in air commerce and failure to declare the-ahem-remains. She is being held on $100,000 bond pending federal arraignment.

When questioned why she was bringing the head in her luggage, Ms. Severe said that she hoped to use the head in accordance with her voodoo religious beliefs to "ward off evil spirits".

One can just imagine the clamor and discussion at the next meeting of the International Evil Spirits Union Local 148 in Fort Lauderdale. There's bound to be some signifying, and I'm ordering my seat in the bleachers even as we speak.


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