So apparently, it is now illegal to make jokes about blowing stuff up. Especially if you use twitter to do so. That's according to the latest development in court, regarding a man who tweeted a joke about blowing up Robin Hood Airport (a place no one knew existed until the trial) in Doncaster, after it had been closed due to snow.
Here's what he said;
Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week to get your shit together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!
He was charged and convicted of "sending a menacing electronic communication". ?!?!? How exactly does someone menace an inanimate object? And how many terrorists are going to broadcast their intentions on twitter a week before planned attack? None. We've given into the hysteria, become as humourless as security and immigration officials at American airports and letting terrorists know we are running scared of them.
Dear UK judiciary and CPS - thanks a lot. Thanks a bleeding lot!
Everyone on twitter has come out in support - #IAmSpartacus and #twitterjoketrial is trending worldwide. Bet that's confusing Americans!