Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is Mulder on Speed Dial?

Recently eaten: peanut butter and jelly
Recent annoyance: everything can be Googled

I'm pretty sure this was an episode of X-Files, or at least some part of a subplot in the movie. This is how all the episodes started out, "Location: Iranian tanker off the east coast of Africa." And then there's people shouting in another language and then they all end up dead the next day. Pan to shot of mysterious cargo container with strange black ooze coming from the cracks. Fade to creepy theme song.

Mysterious cargo on Iranian tanker kills Somali pirates (via BoingBoing)
Somali pirates who hijacked an Iranian shipping vessel said to be carrying either "minerals" or "small arms and chemical weapons" have, en masse, fallen ill with a mysterious disease. The head of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme has been threatened with a lawsuit by the Iranian government for issuing spooky statements to the press to the effect that there was some kind of evil "chemicals" on the ship.

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