US sources say today that information gathered from the Abbottabad hidehout of Osama Bin Laden shows that Al Quaida were in the advanced planning stages of a plot to economically cripple the UK by means of an elaborate synchronised road cone 'attack' on Britain's transport infrastructure (roads)
US reveals Al Quaida cone plot.
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This is a great idea and needs developing into a propoer story - think of all the other things they could have done to annoy a compliant and unquestioning british public
Reprogramming the announcements on the London Undergound - removing the "Mind the Gap" warnings resulting in widespread casualties amongst visitors to London.
Replacing A book at bedtime on R4 with the Koran...
Taking out a super-injunction to protect the good name of Al-Qeeda....
Mixing-up screw sizes in B&Q
They could also take on officialdom:
"Please talk loudly" signs in libraries
"Walk on the grass" signs in parks
Rotating "Town Hall this way" signs on lamp-posts
Intercepting SatNav signals
Thanks folks for all the comments!...been busy for a few weeks so haven't checked in until now!...might try to expand a bit on the content
manufacturing and selling Cornish Clotted Cream from Devon
Causing mass confusion by putting "August" publication dates on magazines offered for sale in May
Removing nut allergy warnings from packets of peanuts
Making trains run on time.
Ryan Air to be honest about its charges and pleasant to their passengers?
Repairmen/Tradesmen turning up when you expect them?
Parcel deliveries arriving before you leave the house?
Household appliances breaking down the day after the warranty runs out?
Sleeping with married Premiership footballers.
Taking Cheryl Cole's place on The X Factor.
Hiding in turbans.
causing analysis paralysis among the mass ironic by posting genuine headlines on Newsbiscuit
Putting "M" shirts on "L" hangers in Marks and Spencers, and vice versa.
...and marking things down on the shelf, only to find they've not been reduced at the checkout!: damn those Al Quaida retail assistant operatives!
Had the initial idea of Al Quaida sleeper cells randomly putting out cones all over the UK road network...
...then thought about a coordinated attack on M25, M1, M62, M6, M40/42?, turning motorway network into a giant inescapable roundabout.
A motoring expert from the AA, or 'What Hatchback' Magazine (or maybe Quentin Wilson), would say summatt like...
"...the plot would have turned the uk's motorway network into a de-facto, giant, inescapable roundabout, sucking in cars and vehicles from all areas of Britain, until such a time as the monumental centrifugal force generated would reach a critical mass, causing the earth to slow in it's rotation, hence producing accelerated climate change, and ultimately bringing about the downfall of western civilisation, into a post apocolyptical society within a few thousand years; also, stocks of family sized packs of 'Revels' and 'Malteasers' at 'Welcome Breaks' would run out within the first few hours."
Plus, all the kind of stuff you've all kindly contributed!
...if anyone would want to run with this, add to, rewrite, or re-submit, please feel free!
Yours, LostLad (Ian) :0)
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