• This Australian Senator Snuck a Fake Pipe Bomb Into Parliament

    ...to highlight security changes

    Well, there’s one way to get some attention…and elicit temporary fear. Senator Bill Heffernan, who is apparently quite the controversial figure in Australian politics, was grilling the head of the Australian Federal Police the other day on recent changes to security procedures. One might conclude that Senator Heffernan didn’t ever have a mommy who taught him to “use your words,” as he strangely felt the need to illustrate his concerns with the use of a rather excessive visual aid.

    So, he smuggled a bomb into the building. Sounds rational, right?

    Well, it was technically a phony bomb, but you get the point. Now the only question is whether or not he actually diffused the situation. Or did the idea bomb? Alright, no more puns.

    Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the first time the explosive Senator–sorry, had to throw in one more–has pulled a stunt like this. Back in 2009, Heffernan had a knife confiscated from him. He claimed it was to test security.

    I don’t want to give this guy any more ideas, but, you know…a trident would look really cool in Parliament…

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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