Voiceover: The year is 2020. Mark Zuckerberg’s drones have brought the internet to the developing world, with mixed results. Meanwhile, in a cave outside Kandahar…
Scene: Three men are sat in a semi-circle, in traditional Arab dress.
Man 1: Alright, quiet down. Gentlemen…
Man 2: And ladies… (all laugh)
Man 1: Every time you do that, every time it cracks me up. Gentlemen, time to call this quarterly meeting of the Al Qaeda management committee to order. Point 1 on the agenda…
(Sound of electronic music from a video game in the background, everyone looks at one man on his smartphone)
Man 1: Ahmed!! What have we said about turning off phones during meetings?
Man 3: Sorry. I’m just addicted to this Capitalism Crush Martyrs.
Man 1: Put it away. Right, point 1 on the agenda. The failure of our attack on the Olympics. Saeed, what do you have to say for yourself?
Man 2: I don’t understand it. Everything was planned down the finest detail. We even put it on Facebook so everyone knew what was happening. Got a like from the NSA too.
Man 1: Any learning points to take away?
Man 2: Just the one really. Don’t forget about clocks going forward when setting timers. Tick, tock, boom. Poor Omid.
Man 1: Right, point 2. The attack on our last base. Any clues on how they knew where we were?
Man 3: Hang on, just let me update my Foursquare. Yes! I’m mayor of this cave now, suckers.
Man 1: That does it. (Reaches behind him and grabs a rifle)
Man 2: What are you doing?
Man 1: I’m going to sit outside this cave until I see one of those bloody drones, and I’m taking Facebook down. For good.
Man 3: Hang on, before you go. (Man 2 and Man 3 sprawl in front of Man 1, pulling faces and taking a selfie)
Man 2: SMILE!!!!!