Chewbacca vs the TSA

Old Jun 8, 13, 4:46 pm
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Chewbacca vs the TSA

Chewbacca and twitter defeat the TSA

Apparently, a cane only looks like a weapon when there's no bad publicity attached to it. Perhaps they were concerned it was an actual lightsaber?
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Old Jun 8, 13, 5:02 pm
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One of them was probably hoping to take it home.
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Old Jun 8, 13, 7:17 pm
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Just goes to show . . . . the farce is with them.


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Old Jun 8, 13, 7:40 pm
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The TSA does not make sense...
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Old Jun 8, 13, 7:52 pm
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Glad he retracted his Tweet, mistakenly blaming AA for his hassles.

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You know, we joke a lot about the low intelligence of some TSOs, but this one is no joke - it's a CANE. It's made out of TRANSPARENT LUCITE. Yet they had to examine it because they thought it might be disallowed as a weapon?!

What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.

These guys don't need retraining, they need the Billy Madison treatment, because their intelligence and mental development obviously arrested when they were in 2nd grade. A lightsaber cane might be a weapon? Fire anyone who thought so IMMEDIATELY. This is even stupider than the whole "frosting is gel-like" cupcake in a jar fiasco. This is stupider than disposing of "potential explosives" in a trash can right in the middle of the c/p. This is stupider than the idea that Die Hard 3 binary liquid explosives can be carried in water bottles and mixed aboard an airplane to create a bomb. It's imbecilic to a degree that even I never thought TSA capable of achieving.
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Old Jun 9, 13, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by WillCAD View Post
You know, we joke a lot about the low intelligence of some TSOs, but this one is no joke - it's a CANE. It's made out of TRANSPARENT LUCITE. Yet they had to examine it because they thought it might be disallowed as a weapon?!

What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.

These guys don't need retraining, they need the Billy Madison treatment, because their intelligence and mental development obviously arrested when they were in 2nd grade. A lightsaber cane might be a weapon? Fire anyone who thought so IMMEDIATELY. This is even stupider than the whole "frosting is gel-like" cupcake in a jar fiasco. This is stupider than disposing of "potential explosives" in a trash can right in the middle of the c/p. This is stupider than the idea that Die Hard 3 binary liquid explosives can be carried in water bottles and mixed aboard an airplane to create a bomb. It's imbecilic to a degree that even I never thought TSA capable of achieving.
C'mon WillCAD, tell us what you really think. No need to hold back.

Got my chuckle of the day. ^^^
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Old Jun 9, 13, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by WillCAD View Post
You know, we joke a lot about the low intelligence of some TSOs, but this one is no joke - it's a CANE. It's made out of TRANSPARENT LUCITE. Yet they had to examine it because they thought it might be disallowed as a weapon?!

What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.

These guys don't need retraining, they need the Billy Madison treatment, because their intelligence and mental development obviously arrested when they were in 2nd grade. A lightsaber cane might be a weapon? Fire anyone who thought so IMMEDIATELY. This is even stupider than the whole "frosting is gel-like" cupcake in a jar fiasco. This is stupider than disposing of "potential explosives" in a trash can right in the middle of the c/p. This is stupider than the idea that Die Hard 3 binary liquid explosives can be carried in water bottles and mixed aboard an airplane to create a bomb. It's imbecilic to a degree that even I never thought TSA capable of achieving.
Awesome post.
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Old Jun 9, 13, 9:19 am
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We all know all airports and checkpoints have their own rules.

This is DEN. Perhaps eyecue can shed some light (but not with a light saber!)

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Old Jun 9, 13, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by WillCAD View Post
You know, we joke a lot about the low intelligence of some TSOs, but this one is no joke - it's a CANE. It's made out of TRANSPARENT LUCITE. Yet they had to examine it because they thought it might be disallowed as a weapon?!

What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.

These guys don't need retraining, they need the Billy Madison treatment, because their intelligence and mental development obviously arrested when they were in 2nd grade. A lightsaber cane might be a weapon? Fire anyone who thought so IMMEDIATELY. This is even stupider than the whole "frosting is gel-like" cupcake in a jar fiasco. This is stupider than disposing of "potential explosives" in a trash can right in the middle of the c/p. This is stupider than the idea that Die Hard 3 binary liquid explosives can be carried in water bottles and mixed aboard an airplane to create a bomb. It's imbecilic to a degree that even I never thought TSA capable of achieving.
You really make this to easy.

TSA!
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Old Jun 9, 13, 11:47 am
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Here's the picture that Peter Mayhew (Chewie) posted:



Is that you, eyecue?
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Old Jun 9, 13, 1:07 pm
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And the Secret Service wrestled the light saber to the ground......
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Old Jun 9, 13, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by RatherBeOnATrain View Post
Is that you, eyecue?
Nah, he's got waaay more stripes than that!

Still, I guess the "never happened" defense is blown .
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Old Jun 9, 13, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by WillCAD View Post
What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.
Probably need to add EWR to that list...last time I flew out of there, part of the reason it took so long to get thru, aside from the fact that there was 1 lone ID checker writing a novel on everyone's BP & then the moat dragons insisting on seeing said BP's again, was because the 3 smurfs huddled around the bag belt were having such a serious discussion about Star Wars they weren't paying one bit of attention to the monitor
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Old Jun 9, 13, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by WillCAD View Post
You know, we joke a lot about the low intelligence of some TSOs, but this one is no joke - it's a CANE. It's made out of TRANSPARENT LUCITE. Yet they had to examine it because they thought it might be disallowed as a weapon?!

What kind of abject MORON actually believes that a cane shaped like a lightsaber might be a weapon? There is no such thing as a real lightsaber and everyone knows it except small children who are too young to know better, and apparently a few numbskull TSOs at Denver.

These guys don't need retraining, they need the Billy Madison treatment, because their intelligence and mental development obviously arrested when they were in 2nd grade. A lightsaber cane might be a weapon? Fire anyone who thought so IMMEDIATELY. This is even stupider than the whole "frosting is gel-like" cupcake in a jar fiasco. This is stupider than disposing of "potential explosives" in a trash can right in the middle of the c/p. This is stupider than the idea that Die Hard 3 binary liquid explosives can be carried in water bottles and mixed aboard an airplane to create a bomb. It's imbecilic to a degree that even I never thought TSA capable of achieving.
^^^ What he said
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