Do I look guilty?

I always feel suspicious carrying packages on the subway, but the other day I felt more shady while carrying a package paired with a “suspicious” book. The cover of Fury features a prominent New York skyscraper and well… the title word “Fury.” Never mind the fact that Salman Rushdie recently made public statements about the need for Islamic reform to combat extremism and violence.

What is the most frightening reading material you can picture on the subway?

I’m always terrified of the people reading religious pamphlets. People muttering incoherently over the Bible are bad enough, but I have a firm belief that anything religious in pamphlet form is probably leading to a cult.

2 Comments so far

  1. John-Boy (unregistered) on August 11th, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    The Jews for Jesus pamphlets seem rather docile, but the jury’s out on that whole cult thing. (They hand out pamphlets at a Mets Game. That’s just weird.)

  2. Anna (unregistered) on August 11th, 2005 @ 1:21 pm

    Dude! Just saw a woman yesterday reading a beat up paperback on Patty Hearst.

    Nothing like literature on homegrown terrorists.

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