#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 9th, 2013 12:52
#2 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 9th, 2013 13:00
I think that that monkey, and its gun, represent an existential threat to The Sockpuppets That Defend America.
Little banana-eater is lucky he isn't getting a 'Cuban Experience' right now...
#3 By: David Forbes, December 9th, 2013 13:10
I'd feel more scared if someone held a tube of Chap-Stik to my neck than a two-inch long gun.
but I'm not a TSA agent, so I don't know much about scaring people.
#4 By: xzzy, December 9th, 2013 13:10
Is that really the criteria? If it's pressed to your neck and it feels like a gun, it's forbidden?
So I guess markers are no longer permitted on airplanes?
#5 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 9th, 2013 13:19
It's lipstick you have to watch out for...
#6 By: SimonBarsinister, December 9th, 2013 13:36
Can we please get a name for this mental-giant, so we can subject the agent to the appropriate level of mocking and derision?
#7 By: Alice Weir, December 9th, 2013 13:39
I will give up my toy gun when you pry it from my cold dead sockmonkey paws.
I know my rights.
#8 By: invisiblemonkey, December 9th, 2013 13:46
#9 By: Steve L, December 9th, 2013 13:47
So they took the toy gun from the monkey, but let the woman through with her sewing supplies, which I'm guessing included sharp needles. [Keep in mind there are specific devices designed to prevent them from penetrating their user's skin, that's how easily they can pierce someone's flesh.]
The movie Idiocracy was not meant to be a prophecy or a blueprint, people!
#10 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 9th, 2013 13:56
Causing much more than discomfort with basic sewing needles takes some doing; but they had no idea if they were coated with anything....
Stop! I hold at your neck the gom jabbar ... the high-handed enemy. It's a needle with a drop of poison on its tip ...
#11 By: Fascinoma, December 9th, 2013 14:08
So what, Jim Henson was the leader of the biggest terrorist group before he died? Are the Muppets a security threat? Does Kermit have a secret agenda to bring about the end of the United States government?
If you said yes to any of these, you might work for the TSA!
#12 By: Listener43, December 9th, 2013 14:19
I, for one, welcome our gun toting sock monkey overlords!
#13 By: welcomeabored, December 9th, 2013 14:21
Rooster Monkburn is looking a might puny; he could use more paunch.
#14 By: Kenneth, December 9th, 2013 14:22
Oh, I don't know. Seems to me that in this instance the TSA was actually doing its job.
#15 By: manybellsdown, December 9th, 2013 14:25
Not to be "that guy" but the article looks like it says she was in St. Louis, going to SeaTac when she was stopped?
Never mind, I am that guy.
#16 By: Earnestine Browning, December 9th, 2013 14:29
There is only one solution to this problem, BUDGET CUTS.
#17 By: Cowicide, December 9th, 2013 14:41
#18 By: IronEdithKidd, December 9th, 2013 14:44
It all seems pretty strange if you consider that we're allowed to bring knitting needles onto flights. I have some aluminum US10 needles that could end a few zombies without too much effort. Those aren't dangerous, but a 2" toy incapable of firing a projectile? That's what's dangerous.
#19 By: Paul Boudreaux, December 9th, 2013 14:45
The TSA does a good job of providing jobs to high-school dropouts. While there may be some exceptional high-school dropouts and others that have skilled blue collar jobs, those are not the high-school dropouts working for the TSA... keeping 'murka safe.
#20 By: Donovan Acree, December 9th, 2013 15:28
We have a new threat and we need to take this seriously people. Tiny terrorists putting tiny toy guns to our heads. Thank god for this alert savior.
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