In RESPONSE to all the requests made by the GANGS here at ATS for a writing thread on the subject of the list of words deemed a TOXIC THREAT to
NATIONAL SECURITY by the AUTHORITIES at HOMELAND SECURITY, this is it.
I must say, it was a RELIEF for me to watch as an enthusiastic WAVE of EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS for this project appeared as a FLOOD, a TSUNAMI of stars
for my little post on the other thread. I hadn't realized I could be so PHREAKING popular ! Thank you all. It really has put me on CLOUD nine.
The contest is open to all ATS members. Judging from the avatars this would include everything from HUMAN TO HUMAN mutations, large BUST sizes,
cartoon characters including BART Simpson, characters from fable and history such as CAIN AND ABEL and the odd TROJAN, as well as life forms including
AVIAN and SWINE and even species of WORM. All are welcome. Contributions from around the world are encouraged, including but in no way limited to
AFGHANISTAN,.PAKISTAN, IRAQ, SOMALIA, NIGERIA, YEMEN, NORTH KOREA, SONORA, SAN DIEGO, FORT HANCOCK, CIUDAD JUAREZ, NOGALES, COLOMBIA TUCSON, MEXICO,
SOUTHWEST, JUAREZ, SINALOA, TIJUANA, TORREON, YUMA, CHINA and EL PASO
So here's the DRILL and it's a real mental TWISTER: COMMUNICATIONS written on this thread are to utilize as many of the EXPLOSIVE and TOXIC words on
the DHS list as possible. The list, you RECALL, was provided on the other thread. (I'll post the link to that in a moment). Printing it off for
reference is not much of a STRAIN and your vocabulary will be ENRICHED to the EXTREME. WEATHER permitting, I will get out the barbecue for the winner
and cook some nice FOOD. POISONING is not a worry- I am a decent cook, and I'll even SWAT the mosquitoes for ya. But getting here to enjoy it will no
doubt be a DISASTER, as most all of you live so far away that you would need to go through the TRANSPORTATION SECURITY BODY SCANNER to get on the
AIRPLANE, take the SUBWAY or the METRO, and cross the BRIDGE just to get here ! Or you'd have to brave the MARITIME DOMAIN. AWARENESS of these
hazards, including a possible LEAK on the boat, are uppermost in my mind, so I'll just have to post a photo of your prize instead.
We're all SMART here. You have the POWER. LINES of breathless prose are within your talents, and we will HAIL your EXECUTION of an entertaining BURST
of creativity. Try to keep your PLOT lines sensible and your contributions well ORGANIZED. CRIME against the language takes a lot of NERVE. AGENT of
the "grammar POLICE" that I am, I will be SCREENING closely
Let that be a WARNING, though if your violations are ARTISTIC, ASSASSINS will not be
deployed. HELP is available- check your dictionaries
By the way, my proofreading skills caught an error in the DHS list ! Under the heading WEATHER/DISASTER/EMERGENCY there is "LIGHTENING." They
probably meant "lightning," but will no doubt be launching their paranoid JIHAD against hairdressers over that little error.
So I hope this writing thread takes off like WILDFIRE and we may all find some emotional CLOSURE for this trauma of great MAGNITUDE against our
innocent COMMUNICATION and the EROSION of our rights to free speech.