Homeland Security Doesn’t Get British Humor
It seems some tweets about plans to “destroy” America, British slang for drinking and drugging too much, and a repeat of a “Family Guy” joke, convinced U.S. officials that a pair of visiting tourists were actually terrorists who flew to L.A. in order to exhume Marilyn Monroe.
The duo told the Daily Mail that security personnel searched their equipment for shovels before they were detained and deported. — PZS
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Leigh was also quizzed about another tweet which quoted hit US comedy Family Guy which read: ‘3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA p****** people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up!
Federal agents even searched his suitcase looking for spades and shovels, claiming Emily was planning to act as Leigh’s ‘look out’ while he raided Marilyn’s tomb.
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