#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 7th, 2013 18:01
#2 By: Work, Watch, Buy, Repeat, October 7th, 2013 18:13
Gotta love kids, because they aren't slaves to the social-convention-driven doublethink that blinds adults to the farcically large plot holes in the TSA's security theater.
I'd imagine that there are few 9-year-olds who haven't asked themselves "if they're so serious about keeping my pocketknife off the plane, why aren't they checking inside my ass?"
#3 By: tyger11, October 7th, 2013 18:26
'That kid is going places', funny. He's going to juvie.
#4 By: Victorhazzard, October 7th, 2013 18:28
that's seriously the coolest kid i've ever heard of.
#5 By: haineux, October 7th, 2013 18:32
The people paying zillions to have you harrass and annoy us, apparently to little detrimental effect on terrorism.
#6 By: Mike Robinson, October 7th, 2013 18:33
I guess we finally have an answer to "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?"
#7 By: Sean Hyde Moyer, October 7th, 2013 18:35
Technically, that kid has gone places.
#8 By: Jake Wilcox, October 7th, 2013 18:39
Wiggum to TSA:
"That's nice work, boys!"
#9 By: Adam Rice, October 7th, 2013 18:56
#10 By: xzzy, October 7th, 2013 18:56
Unless he simultaneously forged checks worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and lived off the proceeds for 5 years, this kid ain't gonna get a movie made out of it.
#11 By: Duncan, October 7th, 2013 18:59
There's apparently an unnamed relative of mine that, in the 80's scammed his way onto a plane heading for Australia by walking out on the tarmac and telling the stewardesses that he forgot his jacket. He'd hide out in the unlocked lavatory and then go find a seat. He was a con man's con man and was eventually busted in Australia trying to get out of paying cash for a cab ride - with a stolen surf board no less. I think he may have been single-handedly responsible for many changes to airline security back then.
#12 By: SedanChair, October 7th, 2013 19:01
He went to Vegas first. worth it
#13 By: Ocker3, October 7th, 2013 20:06
and he would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those damn meddling adults!
#14 By: micah, October 7th, 2013 20:11
I take it you've never heard of Keron Thomas or (slightly older, but still) Darius McCollum?
#15 By: Victorhazzard, October 7th, 2013 21:38
i can't dispute the badassery there, but those dudes were already teenagers. this kid is 9! i know kids that age, and they're way too stupid to get to vegas.
#16 By: Steve Heath, October 7th, 2013 22:46
It would be great to talk to this little wild man and hear his stories! It would also be great for him to hold classes trying to teach TSA how to outsmart a 9 year old boy with a plan....This could be a real wake up call for those morons at TSA because the next 9 year old could be some kid that has been duped into wearing a bomb.
ps... I'd like to give him credit cause he outsmarted a bunch of adults but kids have been at that forever... now if he outsmarted a 12 year old...
#17 By: xzzy, October 7th, 2013 23:54
If they stay true to form, the TSA will just confiscate all 9 year olds at security checkpoints. You'll have to deposit them in a garbage can to avoid detainment, leaving the airport with your 9 year old isn't even an option.
8 or 10 year olds are okay if they're in a transparent 1 quart ziplock bag.
#18 By: Michael Smith, October 8th, 2013 04:52
A high viz shirt, ear muffs and clear eye protection glasses will get you into many supposedly secure places.
#19 By: Ed Smith, October 8th, 2013 05:43
Reminds me of the time 2 young lads (10 and 13) from Dublin made it all the way to JFK in 1985. There's a great radio documentary on the RTÉ website about the whole thing.
#20 By: Radio Silence, October 8th, 2013 07:35
No-one with their sleeves rolled up who walks purposefully with a
piece of paper held conspicuously in their hand is ever challenged.
-Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
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