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The TSA Just Won An Award for Being Funny. Seriously.

The TSA Just Won An Award for Being Funny. Seriously.
Meg Butler

The TSA isn’t known for its sense of humor in person, but on Instagram, they’re pretty hilarious. So funny, in fact, that they just won three Webby awards in the following categories:

Bob Burns the TSA’s social media lead who writes the content for their social media page, had this to say: “We’re not in the entertainment business, but mixing humor with our messaging has been a very successful formula for us, and I’m glad IADAS as well as our followers have recognized and appreciated that.”

If you haven’t been to the TSA’s Instagram page, you really should. It’s a collection of crazy items confiscated from passengers — think nunchucks, unexploded mortars, and lots of drugs — with a heavy dose of puns:



With all the buzz about #420 today, we wanted to offer a #ProTip. If you’re considering traveling with marijuana or cannabis-infused products, don’t. We’re not looking for your jazz cabbage, but if we find it, we’ll have to notify local law enforcement. … TSA doesn’t have any regulations that address the possession or transportation of marijuana and cannabis infused products, but under Federal law and many State laws, it’s a crime to possess or transport any detectable amount of marijuana. … Having a State-issued cannabis card or other documentation indicating that the marijuana is for medical purposes doesn’t exempt you from TSA’s requirement to notify law enforcement. It’s up to the responding officer, not TSA, to determine if possession of the marijuana is authorized under State law, or whether to make an arrest or confiscate it. … This picture is from 2014 when 80 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a checked bag at the McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) in California. … #TSATravelTips #marijuana

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