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‘Flaming Lips’ Singer Brings OKC Airport To A Halt With A Grenade!

Submitted by on November 21, 2012 – 10:11 am Comments

Now here is some ‘what the hell’ worthy news. Turns out, Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne was trying to board a plane at the Oklahoma airport with a grenade on his person. Yup, you can read that again and then yell ‘what the hell’. Well, once it was discovered that he is carrying a grenade, naturally the airport was shut down in panic.

Time to ask that very pertinent question ‘what the hell’ was Wayne thinking carrying a grenade on a plane? The grenade wasn’t live — thankfully — but according to the police report, Coyne still accidentally packed it in his bag and triggered an alarm at the TSA checkpoint at Will Rogers airport. How the hell do you accidently pack a grenade while leaving for a journey? And why the hell does a singer own a grenade? These might be really sensible questions to ask after finding out what Wayne has done, but sensible is a word that cannot in any way be associated with the whole situation or for that matter with Wayne.

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The TSA on its part did not know how to deal with the situation and according to police reports the TSA ran around like a chicken with its head cut off, because it didn’t have any “bomb guys” on duty. Time to yell ‘what the hell again’, as one would imagine the whole purpose of the TSA is to be able to had just such a situation. Just imagine, if it had been an actual terrorist carrying a bomb, instead of some idiot singer carrying a grenade, the catastrophe that could have happened.

According to reports, Coyne was flying to LAX to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” and told police he was given the dead grenade at a party as a joke. ‘What the hell’ kid of humor can you derive by giving someone a dead grenade? Coyne on his part apologized for his actions by Tweeting, “Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced by my grenade at OKC airport”. Guess the guys who gave him the grenade are having the last laugh, as they might have expected Coyne to do something ridiculous with the grenade, which he did.


Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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