The Unrepentant Individual

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July 11, 2007

Terrorist Metalheads Coming To An Airport Near You!

James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica, looks suspiciously like a terrorist to the Brits.

I’d describe the full story, but Justin of autoDogmatic has done a much better job. He explains that government is quite capable of dishing out its nonsensical harassment and justice for all:

James Hetfield, lead-singer of Metallica, learned this week that the UK’s Luton airport was not on his list of places he can roam freely. Sad but true, Hetfield was detained due to his “Taliban-like beard” making officials nervous. One wonders if the rock star felt like an outlaw torn or just another victim of the master of puppets, big brother government. But for his devil’s dance, quickly explaining to the officials that he was a rock star, and not a terrorist, Hetfield may have felt a bit … I don’t know … minus human? Though Hetfield escaped relatively unscathed, nay more a hero of the day, I have no doubt that the memory of his detiainment will remain though nothing else matters.

Let this be a lesson: in the land of wolf and man, the bell tolls for us all … until the-thing-that-should-not-be sleeps, that is.

I’d warn those governments about Hetfield, though… He’s been known to fight fire with fire, and may leave you blackened.

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:03 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || Trackback URL || Categories: Around The 'Sphere, Humor, News, Pop Culture, Snark, Terrorism


  1. So glad someone appreciated this! Ha – nice “comments”, too, by the way.

    I wish I could have seen this take place. When I try and imagine it, all I can picture is Hetfield in that kick-some-ass rock stance – something like this sans banjo (?).

    I think this might actually be from the concert – it is a scary looking beard, I admit.

    Comment by Justin — July 12, 2007 @ 6:01 am
  2. Sad, But True but it would appear that while in My World we tout liberty And Justice For All, a rock star is not safe from persecution Wherever [he] May Roam–especially One in the land of the Holier Than Thou Brits and their Frantic cries of (un)Welcome Wome.

    Maybe it’s an irrational fear of Creeping Death, the Leper Messiah, or even the Entrance of the Sandman that Fuels their overzealous security measures, but perhaps The Memory Remains of their most recent terrorist attack and their subsequent Attitude is the result.

    Am I Evil? No. Stone Cold Crazy, maybe, but as I look out my Dirty Window, I can enjoy watching this all play out sitting at home drinking my Whiskey In [a] Jar and pondering the reasons behind this Thing That Should Not Be.

    …and we Fade to Black.

    Comment by Sober John — July 12, 2007 @ 8:17 am
  3. Talk about a Taliban beard…go check out:

    Comment by Lucy Stern — July 12, 2007 @ 2:11 pm
  4. I think you’ve exceeded your pun limit with this one, Brad.

    Comment by Robert — July 12, 2007 @ 6:47 pm
  5. Crap! My hotlink was lukewarm…at best.

    Comment by Robert — July 12, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

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