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February 5, 2010
10 Cartoons about Airport Security
A slide show.
Posted on February 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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These would actually be funny if they weren't so true.
I'm still looking forward to the cartoon that deals with the image of air travelers "stripped naked, drugged, and stacked like cordwood." Happy weekends all!
Very timely... :-) The artist should do a series (assuming he hasn't already) on the ubiquitous cctv cameras in GB these days.
Randy: No, these would be funny if they were actually funny.
Satire doesn't actually have to be funny to be effective.
I found these pretty humorous, although a little disturbingly close to home..
The second to last one with the boxer is pretty clever. In certain circumstances, fists of people trained in unarmed combat can be considered lethal weapons. ...At least that's what 'Con Air' told me, hollywood never lies right?
To expand on the Santa Claus frame, we see a big pile of "forbidden" toys in the background and a very deflated bag for Santa to take around the world (teddy bears under four inches and boxes of eight or less crayons). Fortunately for the kids, coal wouldn't be allowed either.
These are very funny. I especially like the ones that capture the feeling that whilst the airport security staff are worrying about scissors and shampoo, they could be missing something far worse. You hear lots of stories about people being hassled at airports for carrying things like water pistols and bottles of honey. You have to laugh don't you?!
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