My Troubles with the No Fly List Finally Explained

For those of you who missed the comment by Tom Blanton, the mastermind of the Project for the New American Revolution, on the “Raving Editors” blog entry…  

It has come to my attention that many of these hostile editors may have you confused with Blind Sheik al-Bovard. This guy was a piano player who penned a few hits in the 70’s (Rock The Cash Bar, Sheik Ya Booty, and the classic Mini-Burka, No Panties) and is now trying to establish a global caliphate from his base in Freedonia.


I have been accused of many things in my life, but being able to play the piano is not one of them.


12 Responses to My Troubles with the No Fly List Finally Explained

  1. Tom Blanton October 20, 2007 at 9:01 am #

    I hope the Behavior Detection Officers manning the Homeland Security Bicycle Checkpoints don’t see this posting.

    If they become a problem, I’d suggest carrying donuts with you to toss at them as you cruise through the checkpoints.

  2. Jerry October 20, 2007 at 9:27 am #

    Huh. Here I was thinking you were a former member of ZZ Top….

  3. Jim October 20, 2007 at 10:21 am #

    Tom – I’m not worried about the Behavior wizards at the TSA bike checkpoints.

    They didn’t notice the bandolier last time, so I think this photo on the Internet will also slip their attention.

  4. Jim October 20, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    Jerry – actually, my audition with them didn’t go so well.

  5. Mace Price October 20, 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    …I heard that the TSA’s screeners have allowed some 75% of the mock explosives carried by Feds engaged in monitoring their effectiveness to pass…Once again: Your Tax Dollars at work.

  6. Original Steve October 20, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    Damn Jimbo, that was a good one. You are now my background on the computer screen.

  7. Mace Price October 20, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    …The blind Sheik al-Bovard’s head rag doesn’t look big enough to be a true Islamo-Fascist.

  8. Ray October 20, 2007 at 8:06 pm #

    Jim, just don’t dye your beard black.

  9. Jim October 20, 2007 at 9:20 pm #

    Not with the price of dye these days.

  10. Jim October 21, 2007 at 9:51 pm #

    Steve, that is one heckuva frightening computer background you chose.

    Almost as bad as a photo from a Bush comic gag at the White House Correspondents Dinner….

  11. Mace Price October 22, 2007 at 9:21 am #

    …Speaking of that event. What was even better was NBC’s David Gregory impromptu, Hip-Hop dance performance with Bush Politico Karl ‘Puffy’ Rove—Just about as amusing as a very bad hangover, or an IRS audit.

  12. Thomas October 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    I love Blind Sheik al-Bovard! His fans nicknamed him “Sheik-Bone”. I remember him tickling the ivories on Rock the Cash Bar. I also remember him playing harmonica on his bluesy-ish songs. I love his classics! 😉