The law of unintended consequences is back!
MYFOXNY.COM - The AMC Empire 25 movie theater complex in the Times Square area shut its doors Tuesday night to deal with a bed bug problem.
AMC said it has been testing and treating its theaters after getting complaints from some patrons about bed beg bites.
The company said it inspected the Empire 25 Tuesday and found bed bugs in an auditorium that had previously tested negative.
Here's an email sent out to the CNN employees working in the Time Warner Center:
August 13, 2010
To: TBS, Inc. Employees
From: TBS, Inc. Human Resources
The Time Warner Center Facilities Department advises that bed bugs have been detected in Time Warner Center. This determination was made after testing was conducted on several floors of the building. In response, Time Warner Facilities is working with pest control providers to address the issue in an environmentally safe manner, and during non-working hours...
There's only one effective, efficient way to get rid of bedbugs. That would be DDT.
Our government banned DDT in 1972.
"To only a few chemicals does man owe as great a debt as to DDT... In little more than two decades, DDT has prevented 500 million human deaths, due to malaria, that otherwise would have been inevitable."
- National Academy of Sciences
I'm sure that our government knows best. But in the meantime, if you see Wolf Blitzer scratching his privates on camera, you now know the reason why. CNN can't spray their building with DDT, which, if used properly, is ok to drink in small quantities. (There used to be a cocktail called the Mickey Slim - Gin & a pinch of DDT.)
If you see Larry King scratching his privates on camera, it's because he has grown old and forgetful after all those years of throwing softballs to Democrats.
If you see Anderson Cooper touching himself on camera, it's because he thinks there's nothing like the feel of Anderson Cooper.
If Candy Crowley starts scratching herself on camera.....aww....never mind. I'm not going there.
Sorry for the digression. I'm really enjoying the idea of The Castro News Network having a bed bug breakout. I apologize.
Here are the folks from Reason magazine on the DDT scare campaign:
Can we find a volunteer to sneak bed bugs into the EPA headquarters?