The Null Device

Some nutter has been placing pipe bombs in mailboxes in the US midwest, along with letters about why death is an illusion perpetuated by the government to instill obedience. Now it turns out that the bomber may be the frontman of a grunge band named Apathy. Perhaps it's a case of terrorism being the last true form of performance art, to paraphrase Laurie Anderson.

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Posted by: bzackey http:// Wed May 8 19:24:11 2002

I'm not sure if this guy is the king of the dumbasses, but he's certainly royalty. With a crappy band, a crappy webpage hosted on Angelfire, and a fanboy fixation on Kurt Cobain, he's less than a week away from claiming that punk rock made him do it. Once someone gets the concept of serving a life term in federal prison through his addled brain, good old Luke will see the value of placing the blame on the Devil's music. Witness his transformation from clean cut college student to moronic mad bomber, and watch every yahoo with an axe to grind jump on the bandwagon. Wait and see. The avalanche of b.s is only beginning to roar down the mountain.

Posted by: Jimbob Wed May 8 23:53:57 2002

The interesting thing in one report I read; the authorities essentially said "he's just confused, he's a good white kid from a good family" and so they were going pretty easy on him. No camp X-Ray treatment or anything. I doubt that would be the case if he had olive skin and wasn't born in the USA.

Posted by: mitch http:// Fri May 10 03:05:05 2002

And the bombsites were meant to map out a smiley face on the map!

Posted by: mitch http:// Fri May 10 03:13:10 2002

Okay, in my excitement to post I used the word 'map' twice. In penance I offer this story about the Messiah being arrested in Saudi Arabia:

Posted by: bzackey http:// Fri May 10 05:17:59 2002

An addendum to my original complaint: Part of my criticism was based on the fact that Lukey Luke had no specific grievance to work out, and no political platform whatsoever. Doing this kind of shit with nothing else to back it up is pretty lame, but at least he took his stupidity to the next level. If your activism is informed by nothing more than dissatisfaction over how much of a jackass you are, you might as well build a smiley face out of pipe bombs. Thumbs up to Mr. Helder, for at least giving us fair warning that he had nothing to contribute to society, not even a cluster of half-baked radical proposals.

Posted by: Graham Fri May 10 08:58:17 2002

Walter from the Big Lebowski: "Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."

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