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Another TSA Snow Job

January 5, 2007 at 11:15 AM | by | ()

Well, today we wanted to bust on USA Today for writing a piece on the mancation. Not just because everyone's covered it before but because it's such a silly concept. (And because USAT cites "a $499 'Tough Guys' spa outing in Key West." Riiiiight.)

We were going to cover that. Instead, we'll bust on the TSA like we always do. You know, liquid bans, Best Villain of 2006 Kip Hawley and now--apparently--a ban on snow globes. Yes, snow globes, which as you can imagine are in lots of luggage this time of year. Turns out, even if they're under the 3 oz limit, snow globes don't fly. But they do brighten up the airport:

Just after Christmas at an airport security checkpoint, where a half-dozen festive snow globes -- like the ones with Frosty the Snowman in a liquid-filled glass globe that simulates snowfall when you shake it -- were lined up on a counter.

Wasn't that nice! The Transportation Security Administration had decorated the checkpoint! But as it turned out, Frosty and his co-conspirators had actually been busted -- confiscated from passengers' carry-on bags

How festive!

[Photo: @ skunk]

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Archived Comments:

You know times are tough...

...when even the Pope is denied boarding.

USA Today

Glad you cut 'em some slack. You know us media types can't resist a corny travel trend. Anyone remember babymooning ?