Friday, November 19, 2010

You Say "Outrage," I LMAO

So I understand that people are not happy with the TSA. Well, whaddaya expect? It's a massive government bureaucracy. In keeping with my habitual attitude of cheerfully dark pessimism about human nature, I figure there's bound to plenty of laughs to be had for those of us who are so inclined. And sure enough, here's a blogpost from a guy who was really really really angry ("Another TSA Outrage"!!) but which I thought was really really really funny.

By all means read the whole thing, but here is a key passage:
A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

Soldier: Why?

TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.

TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

TSA Guy: [awkward silence]


This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns – but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.


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