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This Bomb Detector Also Can Sniff Out Copies of "Gigli"

A couple of years ago, my brother was sent by his company to Kuching, Malaysia.

He's still in therapy because of it....

Anyway, one of the (few) things he liked about Kuching was the fact that he often got to see American blockbuster movies before I did, due to the lovely local custom of pirated DVD's. His copy of the first "Lord of the Rings" movie, complete with shaky Mandarin subtitles at the bottom of the very grainy picture that he purchased for $2 or so remains his favorite. He watched it a couple times during the long flight back to the States.

However.....if he were to try that now, he'd be busted. Malaysia has just agreed to install new X-rays at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and one other in Penang state to detect the counterfeits, courtesy of the Motion Picture Association of America. Supposedly they'll help find firearms and explosives too.

I don't know what's more frightening, having to prove that you really did spend good money on a crappy movie, or the idea that Kuala Lumpur didn't have a decent bomb detector until the MPAA bought them one?


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