In an ironic twist of fate, given he is about to release an anti-al Qaeda/Islamist graphic novel , comic book author Frank Miller was detained by airport security yesterday after his testicles set off metal detectors.
Following his release from temporary custody, Miller, whose new novel apparently features a super hero called ‘The Fixer’ who slaughters al Qaeda operatives while wearing a mask bearing the Star of David, told reporters: ‘It was a bit inconvenient I suppose, I had only just left the office of my insurance company and had a staff member’s laughter still ringing in my ears after I tried to renew my life cover. I was late boarding for my flight so I made sure I had no metal in my pockets- but the detector went off anyway. A member of security then used a hand held detector to try to locate the cause of the problem- turned out it was my massive cojones. I wouldn’t dream of complaining though; prevention of terrorism is obviously a subject close to my heart.’
A spokesman for the JFK airport, where the incident took place, said ‘We apologise for any inconvenience caused to Mr Miller. He was detained for a short period of time while our security operatives established the reason why the metal detectors were set off. After a brief medical examination, it was determined that Mr Miller’s testes were the cause,and are, in fact, made of some kind of metallic substance; probably brass or steel.’
Sources in the media are saying that journalists are already penning their submissions for Miller’s obituary. A source at BBC Online who wished to remain anonymous said, ‘the file’s already on the hard drive.’ Elsewhere on the web, Miller has hit the recently vacated top spot on the charts of ‘Celebrity Death Pool'sites.