We've done our share of bashing the TSA. But no one should deny that they provide a very valuable service to America.
That service is entertainment.
With that in mind, enjoy Cracked on The Seven Dumbest Things Done By Airport Security. Laugh, so you won't cry.
Fortunately I have never had a serious run-in with TSA. I came close. Several years ago I flew to Oakland in order to appear in court in Santa Rosa, where my client was involved in a regrettable misunderstanding resulting from the government's hasty conclusion that he had improperly possessed a firearm of the sort characterized by some as a machinegun. On the way through security in catching my flight, I was pulled aside for a search — perhaps random, perhaps not. The TSA agent opened my brief bag and dropped my case binder on the table. It flopped open to a page showing a full-color photograph of the alleged machinegun.
The three TSA agents assisting with my search fell silent.
"This," I thought, "has long day written all over it."
Fortunately these particular agents, perhaps students of Magritte, recognized ceci n'est pas une machinegun.
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