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  •  So if you asked her NOT to touch your junk? (9+ / 0-)

    Sometimes, I think this whole thing is theater to make us think we're safer....

    "Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win." Lazarus Long

    by rfall on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:08:49 PM PST

    •  Fear to make us accept that we're (8+ / 0-)

      less safe, so must accede to their intrusions.

      It's all about the Benjamins, eh?

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:12:07 PM PST

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    •  what's this "junk" stuff? (1+ / 0-)
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      Last time I checked, "junk" was bulky household or industrial waste typically including scrap metal.

      Why would anyone carry junk onto an airplane?  

      •  I noticed it in the movie "Juno" (3+ / 0-)
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        some 3 or 4 years ago now?  As under-20 euphemism for unisex private parts.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:14:40 PM PST

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        •  Repurposed for those of us over 50 who (4+ / 0-)

          ...are trying to appear "with it".

          ;-)

          "Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win." Lazarus Long

          by rfall on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:19:43 PM PST

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        •  Junk is privates (1+ / 0-)
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          "Cakes" is the rear end. And taking a "dookie" is what you do in the restroom, which used to be called #2.

          Bi-partisanship is a MEANS, not an ENDS.-Barney Frank Feb 2009

          by sd4david on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:23:51 PM PST

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          •  Cakes? (0+ / 0-)

            News to me.  

            "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

            by lgmcp on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:24:24 PM PST

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            •  Know it in CA and NJ (2+ / 0-)
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              not sure about the rest of the country.

              Bi-partisanship is a MEANS, not an ENDS.-Barney Frank Feb 2009

              by sd4david on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:32:42 PM PST

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            •  You never saw "This Is Spinal Tap" I guess ... (1+ / 0-)
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              "Big bottoms, big bottoms,
              Talkin' 'bout bum cakes,
              My girl's got 'em."

              FOX News is for people who can't handle reality ...
              BTW - read The Authoritarians free here.

              by kbman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 09:54:41 PM PST

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              •  Guilty as charged (1+ / 0-)
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                Pop culture has never been my strong suit.

                "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

                by lgmcp on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 06:57:40 AM PST

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                •  "This is Spinal Tap" is a mockumentary (1+ / 0-)
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                  Produced by Rob Reiner in 1984.

                  This Is Spinal Tap (officially spelled This Is Spın̈al Tap, with a non-functional umlaut over the letter n — n-diaeresis — and a dotless letter i) is an American 1984 rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard-rock and heavy-metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time.

                  Reiner and the three main stars are credited as the writers of the film, based on the fact that much of the dialogue was ad libbed by them. Several dozen hours of footage were filmed before Reiner edited it to the released film. A 4½ hour bootleg version of the film exists and has been traded among fans and collectors for years.[2]

                  The three core members of Spinal Tap—David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel—are played by the American actors Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest, respectively. The three actors play their musical instruments and speak with mock English accents throughout the film. Reiner appears as Marty DiBergi, the maker of the documentary. Other actors in the film are Tony Hendra as the group manager Ian Faith and June Chadwick as St. Hubbins' interfering girlfriend Jeanine. Actors Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby, Howard Hesseman, Ed Begley, Jr., Patrick Macnee, Anjelica Huston, Vicki Blue, Dana Carvey and Billy Crystal all play supporting roles or make cameo appearances in the film. Scream queen starlets Brinke Stevens and Linnea Quigley appear in cameos as groupies of the band.

                  FOX News is for people who can't handle reality ...
                  BTW - read The Authoritarians free here.

                  by kbman on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 10:25:08 AM PST

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        •  hardly a euphemism. (2+ / 0-)
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          Hell, it's a dysphemism, like referring to food as shit.  

          Call 'em your private parts, your naughty bits, your sexy bits, your genitals, your Fun & Games Department, your sinner-winners, your Waldo, your Wazoo, or your Whatever.  

          But not "junk" or "trash" or "scrap metal."  

          We are not robots.

      •  This: (2+ / 0-)
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        The inadequate is the enemy of the necessary.

        by JRandomPoster on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:32:12 PM PST

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      •  Latest high-profile passenger complaint (3+ / 0-)
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        Link to whole story in reply titled "This."

        Short version: Passenger declined scan, threatened to have TSA agent arrested if junk (genitalia) touched. Now threatened with civil charges including $10,000 fine.

        Putting aside the question of whether the procedures are useful and necessary ... isn't it sufficient to just refuse to let the guy board?

        Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

        by susanala on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:48:55 PM PST

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    •  Sometimes? (6+ / 0-)

      Like every waking minute that has anything to with airport travel?  

      My imagination is far too suggestive with methods of lethality that could evade them.  And I can't be the only one.  And I only indulge in it because I'm furious about the hyperbolical useless fearmonging of it all.  Hello, poison darts?  Swordcanes?  Swordcanes inside the extensible handles of your roll-on luggage?  It's all just too f'n easy.  If you can kill with nail scissors, well, you can kill with dental floss, or with the drawcord of your anorak.  

      None of it makes me feel one bit safer.  It only makes me feel insulted and furious, that we are thought to be so gullible and ARE so gullible.

      On the other hand, I don't really care who sees who naked.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 06:13:56 PM PST

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