Times Square bomb scare — and the arrest of suspect Faisal Shahzad — contained not one, but two pop culture references: 1) “The whole lethal assembly turned the Pathfinder into one big hurt locker,” and 2) “Jack Bauer might have caught him in 24. But in the real world, 53 [hours are] not bad.” (The whole transcript of his remarks can be found here.) Okay, so “hurt locker” is military slang, but I’m going to count it anyway. And I’ll choose to believe his mention of “eagle-eyed customs personnel” is a nod to the 2008 Shia LaBeouf thriller, and that he accompanied his assertion that everyone can “breathe a little easier” with a hummed rendition of Anna Nalick’s “Breathe (2 a.m.).”Oh, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Who knew you were such a pop culture junkie? Kelly’s remarks today on the
Seriously, this guy is one Buffy reference away from being a staff member here at EW.