Airline Security Cartoon

Literal CYA security.

Posted on May 18, 2007 at 10:56 AM • 12 Comments


derfMay 18, 2007 11:53 AM

Isn't that what the x-ray and radio scanners do anyway? I'm looking forward to seeing outraged celebrities and politicians after their "nude" photos are passed around on the internet. I'm sure there won't be many politicians. It'll cut down on the eye bleach needed since they'll exempt themselves and/or fly private.

HugoMay 18, 2007 12:14 PM

Why always the airfield?? Are terrorist really that dumb that they can't come up with the idea of attacking a trainstation or are we so dumb that we can't come up with the idea of a terrorist attacking a trainstation??

ZwackMay 18, 2007 12:16 PM

What we really need is a terror plot involving boarding passes and photo ID.... How confused would the TSA be by that?


nzrussMay 18, 2007 1:05 PM

@ Zwack,

what we really need is a plot involving TSA security...

The TSA would have to ban themselves and we'd all be alot safer.

Jarrod FratesMay 18, 2007 1:18 PM


Hypergolic components, anyone? Soak your boarding pass in one, let it dry, then have one side of your ID be coated in the other component. The trick, of course, is to make sure that the two don't touch during the process leading up to boarding.

merkelcellcancerMay 18, 2007 1:18 PM

Bruce, looks like the Indian spammers are posting again.

bzelbobMay 20, 2007 2:32 PM

Great Cartoon!

...And just like the overreaction to the so-called liquid bombers, we drop all the deadly material (in this case fig leaves) into the SAME BIN, so if there truly is an Exploding Fig Leaf Of Doom it will be mixed in to the rest with no way to trace it back to the source! :(

PeterMay 21, 2007 9:31 PM

Such visionaries as Theodore Sturgeon and Mr. Robert A. Heinlein used to routinely predicted future societies where clothes were worn only on formal occasion, not during travel, and discardable at will. TSA leads the way.

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