Adam Savage (of the TV show Mythbusters) describes how the TSA put him through the porno scanner but later once on the plane he realized that he had in his jacket two twelve inch long steel razor blades that he had brought home from work and forgotten about. (via Balloon Juice.)
this is an incredible and funny story. it’s hard to believe that anyone casually travels with two 12 inch razors, and then completely escape the scanners. it’s impossible to “catch” every piece of contraband, and catastrophes are inevitable. but, of course, we are better off doing something than nothing.
Steve LaBonne says
“Of course”? You’re never better off doing stupid and counterproductive things rather than doing nothing. That’s the kind of lazy thinking that got us into this mess in the first place.
As funny as it is, its more concerning that something like two 12 inch razors were not detected.
So they get to look at your junk and still not get the job done huh… doesn’t that just make you feel so much more secure!