This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb

Nightly funny: (hat tip HFA)

Those crazy kids. Seems a unique band name has caused a bit of civic strife at OU:

Bomb squad determines suspicious item does not pose a danger

ATHENS, Ohio (March 2, 2006) — A bomb squad from the Columbus Fire Department completed its assessment of a suspicious item at the Oasis restaurant, corner of University Terrace and Park Place, and determined the item did not pose a danger.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, an Ohio University Police Department officer observed a bicycle chained in front of the Oasis with a message on it that indicated the bike was a pipe bomb. Ohio University and Athens City police officials and Athens Fire Department responded.

Ohio University Police Department has identified the owner of the bike. He was interviewed and released. The incident remains under investigation by the Ohio University Police Department.

It has since been determined that This Bike is a Pipe Bomb is the name of a band out of Pensacola, Fla.

LMAO. They are kidding right? If someone DID make a pipe bomb out of a bike, would they label it? That is good to know, because we now should have much less trouble finding Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq because, hell, they’ll have a big WMD stamped on them right?

If you think about it, this is a pretty brilliant (if planned) PR stunt built in to a band name. Hell, I checked out the band’s site and even downloaded a song: