March 14, 2008

No snowglobes.

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14 comments:

john said...

Ann, for crying out loud. Look at the upper right then look at the upper left of that photo.

TSA is onto you big time. Taking pictures of undercover airport security (glasses being the giveaway here), and on top of that, spilling the beans about snowglobe bombs, is gonna get you in big trouble.

When you get arrested at the airport, how will you blog us so we can put up your bail?

Tibore said...

I'm tellin' you, that's the last straw. When they take away our right to snowglobes on airplanes, what's next? Statues? Dorky hats? Those damn "... all I got was a lousy t-shirt" t-shirts?

Agony!! AGONY!!

Tibore said...

Actually, all joking aside, the details of what TSA allows and rejects is here:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

And them dorky snowglobes can be checked, they just can't be part of carry on.

As an aside, I'm thinking about a t-shirt: My (fill-in-the-blank) went to New York, and all I got was this dumbass Snow Globe...

Trooper York said...

Once a bunch of accountants went to Vegas after April 15th and stayed at Excalibur which was brand new at the time. We went to runway games they had in the casino and we all won plastic viking helmets with the horns and the whole deal. We wore them everywhere the rest of the weekend. The pool. The blackjack table. The Palimino Club. And of course on the plane. If we tried that today, they would send us to Guatanmo Bay.

Middle Class Guy said...

Snow Globes? Snow Globes? Did I miss something in the news? Did some little kid with a snow globe scare someone on a plane? Was there some kind of interception that related the use of snow globe bombs?

TSA has lost there minds.

Ann Althouse said...

John, I'm glad they're so alert! You know, I refrained from posting this from the gate area and waited until I got home.

And I totally agree with banning everything they think they need to ban. I just think the signs should look more official! Not some post it with a hand-drawn international-sign-for-no-snowglobes symbol.

Snowglobes are ominous, anyway, as everyone who's seen "Citizen Kane" knows.

George said...

Untie the winds, let them fight—snowglobes swirl. Jeremiah's jeremiads shake the stern bear. All is not welles...beware the Ides of March...'tis upon us...by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...quick my Kane...

sandyshoes said...

Well, "no snowglobes" is certainly a household rule of mine, and I'm glad to see the TSA is on finally on board as well.

Next: "no souvenir shot glasses."

Come to think of it, I believe the last time I even saw a snowglobe was in an airport gift shop.

Jeremy said...

It's a convergence of the War on Terror and the War on Christmas.

Simon said...

LOL @ Jeremy's comment. As to the snowglobe thing, I just want to know about the particular incident that prompted this ad hoc (or perhaps ex post-it) addition to the rules.

Peter said...

I would guess it's because snow globes are filled with liquid, and of course we can't have potentially explosive snow globe liquid on board.

Middle Class Guy said...

Peter said...
I would guess it's because snow globes are filled with liquid, and of course we can't have potentially explosive snow globe liquid on board.



WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The real danger is from the glitter.

former law student said...

Like Glocks and Mozartkugeln, snow globes were originally works of fine Austrian craftsmanship. Can the snow globe ban be part of an anti-Austrian backlash caused by Schwarzenegger Derangement Syndrome?

It was in the year of 1900 when Erwin Perzy I, toymaker to the Kaiser, created the very first snowglobe. He lived in a house not too far from Schonbrunn, Austria, where the beauty of Vienna brought forth his first design, the Basilica of Maria Zell, in a globe that contained snow made from ground rice.

Today, the tradition continues with grandson, Erwin Perzy III producing snowglobes the same as his grandfather, and, in that same house in Vienna.

santa said...

Now that TSA has banned snowglobes it's a good reason to travel with the new DVD "A SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS" that features 40 minutes of Austrian/Perzy-made snowglobes set to jolly Christmas music.

www.snowglobechristmas.com

Keep snowglobes out of the hands of terrorists.