Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Black Sunday

Scotty and I were talking the other day on The PES about potential terrorist attacks associated with today's Super Bowl XL.

I mentioned that the idea of a terrorist attack on the Super Bowl is not a new one. In the 1977 movie Black Sunday, an Israeli Mossad agent tries to foil aplot by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September to fly the Goodyear blimp into the Orange Bowl in Miami, where the Super Bowl is being held, and discharge tens of thousands of steel darts into the crowd. The movie was based on a novel by Thomas Harris, the author of Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Part of the film was shot at Super Bowl X between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.

It's sad that thirty years later, post-9/11, the idea doesn't seem nearly as preposterous as it did then. Let's pray the only thing we'll be talking about tomorrow is how good the Hawks played today.

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