I remember the first time I heard about a suicide bombing where two men were riding together in the suicide vehicle. I was befuddled: why would you have two people on a suicide mission when it only takes one to drive the car? I find it hard to believe that a suicide bomber would need a navigator or someone to keep him company on his death mission. Even for people who find life so dispensable, I would think they would at least see the worth of two potential suicide bombers carrying out two missions instead of one.
That particular incident was years ago in Israel. Two guys in a van blew themselves up and caused a bit of damage, but they didn’t manage to kill anyone else. And I found it funny. I mean really deeply funny way down in my belly. The sheer absurdity – I wish I could create that kind of humour, except without killing myself or anyone else.
And it happened again yesterday in Glasgow. Terrorism is not inherently funny, but two total fucking incompetent idiots setting their car on fire and badly burning themselves, whilst absolutely failing to achieve anything at all – that is deeply, absurdly, fucking funny.
Thanks for the laughs, assholes.