Vampire Alert

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/11/2004 12:00 am EDT

Here's a game the whole family can play. Pick any warning of a domestic terrorist attack issued by the U.S. Homeland Security Department, and replace the word 'terrorist' throughout with some other frightening word. It greatly enhances the entertainment value of the statement without substantially changing its credibility.

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