In todayâ€™s uncertain political climate, with the threat of terrorism coming in a wide spectrum of designer colors, it is more important than ever to be prepared for any eventuality. Thatâ€™s why top experts like myself recommend never leaving your home without the safety and security of a properly worn necktie.1
Threat Level: Tacky
Although not widely known outside anti-terrorism-expert circles, the basic department store necktie is one of the best methods for combating terror and keeping the homeland in a most tranquil state of security.
My research, based on a careful and exhaustive review of action movies Iâ€™ve seen over the last ten years, shows that with courage, determination, and a convenient backstory of elite military training, even the most mundane looking individual can single-handedly save the world from the clutches of villainy.
So as yet another service of this surprisingly responsible publication, here is a list of ways that you can use your very own necktie to thwart the minions of terror:
As a Headband
Transitioning your neck-tie to headband position is the first step in any terror-stopping plan of action. It is the time-honored and chivalrous way to inform terrorists in the area that you donâ€™t intend to calmly sit back and be savaged by their insidious box knives and nail clippers, but are quite willing to destroy half a city in order to ensure their destruction.
As a Sling
Since ancient times, the sling has been the preferred weapon for bringing down overpowering insurgent foes. To activate the latent tactical properties of your tie, follow the following instructions:
- Find a stone or other small, dense object and place it in the center of your tie while holding both ends with the other hand.
- Whip your stone/tie combination in circles above your head.
- Once you are dizzy and out of breath, release one end of the tie and watch your flying stone incapacitate the enemies of freedom, or possibly the windows of freedom, depending upon you level of hand-eye-wrist-elbow coordination.
This technique is an invaluable way to subdue any forces of terror you may encounter at rock gardens, driving ranges, or any other location graced with ready supply of projectiles.
As a Firebomb Fuse
Although primarily known as an insurgentâ€™s weapon, the Molotov Cocktail can prove useful for patriots as well. When fighting homeland-security threats in bars and liquor stores, insert your tie into a full bottle of high-proof alcohol, light your improvised fuse, and throw.
For best results, remove tie before activation.
As a Teardrop Absorber
In the course of your anti-terror heroics, you are bound to meet an overwhelmed and attractive member of the opposite sex, tearfully awaiting rescue by a intrepid insurgent-stopper like yourself. Use your tie to wipe away their tears and win their heart forever. With any luck, the two of you will hit it off and produce the next generation of freedom fighters.
As an Improvised Towel Fight Implement
The nightmare scenario of every counter-terror specialist is to be caught unarmed in a locker room by evil, towel-wielding insurgents. If you find yourself trapped in such a towel-fight of terror, simply remove your tie and snap away at any and all threats to the homeland.
Wetting the business end of your tie with saliva, or even the tears of your new soul-mate, will give best results and allow you to raise some serious Freedom Welts on the insurgently unwashed hides of your adversaries.
As a Hot Pad
As a good patriot, there is no telling when you may be called upon to remove Freedom Baked Potatoes from a hot oven for some important ceremonial function. Donâ€™t let our enemies get the upper hand simply because you lack hot pads for this important task; use your neck-tie to safely transfer the golden tubers of liberty to the plates of waiting dignitaries and ensure freedom for one more day.
As weâ€™ve seen, nothing stands between the threat of imminent terror and our beloved homeland except you and your wardrobe.2
So be alert, avoid suspicious establishments like Terror R US, and whatever you do, dress defensively.
This post is doing due diligence at humor-blogs.com
- Ladies, donâ€™t think this fine, military-grade advice applies only to men. This is the 21st century and there is nothing stopping you from acquiring and attiring your very own freedom tie. The author has gone to great pronounal difficulty to render this article both gender and pH neutral, in order to ensure that each and every patriot clearly understands his/her/hiser/heris responsibility for homeland protection. ↩
“Wardrobe,” in this instance refers to the American usage of the word, meaning, “entire collection of clothing,” not the British usage meaning, “large wooden locker-thing we have to use because we forgot to build closets.”
The only practical defense application for wardrobes of the second sort is to shove them in front of the door, or travel through them to a safer dimension populated by lions, minotaurs, and seriously agitated, PMS-ing magic-chicks. ↩
I had no idea that when I gave my Dad his ugly necktie for Christmas every year I was preparing him to fight for freedom and justice. This year when he starts whining and moaning about my tacky and inappropriate gift (I believe he quit wearing neckties sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s)I will hand him a printed copy of this patriotic post. That’ll shut him up. Merry Christmas Dad!
Iâ€™ve never been one to wear a necktie, but now that I know itâ€™s an essential anti-terrorist measure, I will never leave home without one again.
Keep up the Good work!
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You skipped over As A Garotte. Or was that one just TOO obvious?
Good point, what about as a noose too? lol
So all this time I thought Dr. T was just old school with all his tacky ties, now I understand his vigilance. His seemingly pompous attitude is just a cover, like Bruce Wayne is for Batman, Bruce Banner for the Hulk, James Howlet (Logan) for Wolverine, Steve Rogers for Captain America, Clark Kent for Superman, Jessica Drew for Spider Womanâ€¦and the list goes on and onâ€¦
I would not be surprised if Dr. Tâ€™s next photo makes good use of his tacky freedom tie.
So that’s why they have wardrobes. How silly to forget to build closets!
I’ve never been one to wear a necktie, but now that I know it’s an essential anti-terrorist measure, I will never leave home without one again.
Will a cravat or bow-tie suffice, should terrorists strike at a place of superior class and breeding?
What about bow ties, I find myself often wearing these while combating evil, or combating evil whilst wearing one. Yet they lack some of the effectiveness of normal ties, any advice.
Does it diminish the evil-thwarting power of the tie if I use it as a napkin?
Hey…that’s where my striped tie went….
If you wanted it back after the show, you shouldn’t have tossed it into the crowd.
Without a doubt, the funniest thing I’ve read all year …. !!!!!!!!!
I seriously thought it said, “…and keeping the homeland in a moist tranquil state of security.”
You don’t know anything you leftist pinko nut. Ascots are more effective in the fight against terrorists. Cheerio, old chap.
Right – i am putting on a kneck tie for my next flight to the states.
At my work, a necktie is mandatory – I wonder do you think its for security reasons! hehe
You also forgot about the possibility of using it as a part of molotov coctail. Sure you’d need some additional materials but I’m sure that if you’re not a terrorist you already own couple cases of bottles full of petrol.
Actually, I’ve got that one covered.
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Based on your excellent analysis of ties and some recent photo data gathered from the CIA and MI6, we are compiling a list of suspects that may lead us to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Do you offer any national security consulting services?
Absolutely, but watch out for the secret service, they always wear clip-ons.
OMG.. I didn’t know we could do that much of things only with a necktie…funny post thoght :)
Haha awesome post! Western civilization will strike back with our biggest weapon of mass destruction ;)
Nice post! :) Glad my dad has lots of necktie! Seems he can save the world from terrorism with all his ties. :) LOL