December 26, 2012

"I witnessed light sexual play among officers, a lot of e-cigarette vaping, and a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passengers."

What goes on in those sealed rooms where TSA agents look at X-ray images of passengers in screening machines? The agents are isolated where they won't see the in-the-flesh individuals being screened, but they will see them naked. How would you expect human being to act while doing a job like that?

I love the placement of e-cigarettes in the scenario, as if they make the TSA workers more disreputable and sleazy — in a high-tech kind of way that meshes with the high-tech way they are peeping at nudity.

Quite aside from the TSA and its awful problems, vaping e-cigarettes can be amusing way to do something with your mouth and hands. Here's a kind that doesn't even deliver nicotine.

15 comments:

gerry said...

The e-cigarettes are for post-virtual-coitus relaxation.

edutcher said...

Good one!

Lessee now, what was that line?

Oh, yeah, "You don't professionalize unless you federalize" - Tiny Tommy Daschle.

betamax3000 said...

Wow. The TSA manages to merge the high-tech monotony of 2001: A Space Odyssey's space travel with Eyes Wide Shut's monotonous decadence.

For the Kubrick hat-trick: vaping does seem to have a bit of a Clockwork Orange stylistic tic to it.

Either that or we go with 'Police Academy'. However, I don't like the idea of Steve Guttenberg seeing me naked (a childhood fear).

SGT Ted said...

Well, "e-cigarette vaping" just doesn't evoke the same sinister image as "smoke filled back room", but he gets points for trying.

Steve Austin said...

People love to bash the TSA. And on the next 9-11 type incident, I'm sure they will have missed something that might have been discoverable.

That said, for people that fly a lot like myself, they are a massive, massive upgrade over the non english speaking Haitian ladies who manned most airport security stations pre 9-11.

My only complaint is that they still have to be somewhat politically correct in their hires and procedures. I know plenty of conservative prepper types who would be watching things like a hawk and profiling like crazy. And in the process be doing an even more efficient job. They have a few of those people at some TSA stations but not enough IMO.

tim maguire said...

I'll settle for eliminating the TSA and firing every single employee, but ideally, they'd be executed for treaon. All of them, top to bottom.

Jay said...

Is the TSA going to run the national "semi-automatic military type assault rifle" confiscation program too?

I mean, I'm sure that will be a laugh riot.

Chuck Currie said...

e-cigs are more like e-pipes to me - except the "let's take our freedom back" brand.

My son-in-law has started a small business producing the flavored (with or without nicotine) "juice" that used to create the vape[or]. Doing quite well so far.

Cheers

Tim said...

Jay said...

"Is the TSA going to run the national "semi-automatic military type assault rifle" confiscation program too?"

Yes, but not until after they run the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Kirk Parker said...

Steve Austin,

I fear you left off the <sarcasm> tags and some folks might misunderstand you.

Dante said...

For all the big government types out there, one has to wonder how this is constitutional. Aren't people meant to be secure in their persons and papers, unless there is an oath that someone is doing something illegal?

It seems to me the answer is "Oh, you agreed," because somehow the government has some jurisdiction. Why can't you be stripped searched in parks? Can the government simply state you agreed to the strip search?

When the government controls everything, there are no rights left. You agreed to forgo them.

Drago said...

Tim: "Yes, but not until after they run the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

I'm looking forward to the coming thousands of future Craig Livingstones who will have all of our confidential medical information at their fingertips....

Methadras said...

Dante said...

For all the big government types out there, one has to wonder how this is constitutional. Aren't people meant to be secure in their persons and papers, unless there is an oath that someone is doing something illegal?

It seems to me the answer is "Oh, you agreed," because somehow the government has some jurisdiction. Why can't you be stripped searched in parks? Can the government simply state you agreed to the strip search?

When the government controls everything, there are no rights left. You agreed to forgo them.


Didn't you get the memo? The 4th amendments balls were squashed a while ago and rendered neutered.

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Alex said...

This constant virtual rape is all in the name of stopping the last terrorist attack.