Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly downloaded thousands of documents from not-so-secure military computers to blank CDs and them home by disguising the discs as Lady Gaga records. Definitely queer.
Not that the Pentagon should be blamed for Manning’s activities, but it did only ban thumb drives and external hard drives, not CD drives.
Kudos to the Times‘ Thom Shanker for squeezing in the following Lady Gaga joke: “He was able to avoid detection not because he kept a poker face, they said, but apparently because he hummed and lip-synched to Lady Gaga songs to make it appear that he was using the classified computer’s CD player to listen to music.”
The tip-off should have been: Who uses a CD-Rs anymore? Get an iPod, dude.