Secret Service Understandably Touchy About Bomb Threat Against Mobama

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 25:  First lady Michelle Obama tours Iron Street Urban Farm, one of the Growing Power farms, on October 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Earlier in the day Obama visited a Walgreens store that sells produce. The visits were part of the first lady's "Let's Move!" initiative, which is designed to promote healthy eating and lifestyles in low-income areas.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

Upon noticing that the Secret Service was sweeping the Foxwoods Theater in Times Square today before Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama attended a performance of Spider-man, Turn Off the Dark, someone approached the agents and said, “If the show’s no good, I’m going to blow it up." After investigating, they determined that the "unidentified idiot," as the Post puts it, was merely joking. It's particularly bad timing, since it was reported that a D.C. cop threatened to shoot Mobama just three days ago, though we suppose the Secret Service is never really receptive to jokes about blowing up the First Family.