Friday, August 6, 2010
The above picture was taken by Salon columnist Patrick Smith, a working airline pilot who writes that site's excellent Air Travel column. The rest of the column can be found here.
Having just flown back from Montana a few days ago, and in doing so having been subjected to one of the new full-body scans and subsequent, uh, rather intimate pat-downs by a TSA employee, the picture resonates with me. Or maybe it was the four-ounce jar of suspicious-looking huckleberry jam that a stern-faced (actually, hatchet-faced) TSA employee confiscated from my wife the last time we flew back from Montana that made me identify with the picture. I dunno.
All I know is thank god the TSA is looking out for our safety. Those snowglobes are freakin' dangerous...
Posted by Chad Love at 3:16 PM