Tuesday, October 23, 2007

They can see your naked body

How did airplanes ever stay in the sky in the pre-9/11 world?

It's a miracle that we don't have to stroll htrough airport checkpoints nude in lieu of all of the various forms of searches and scans we are subjected to now before boarding a plane.

Well, if you thought that getting naked was the answer to the security woes of America's airports, you may be suprised.

The TSA (the flunkies who couldn't get real security of police jobs) has ordered a handful of full body scanners that give TSA officials a full body image (sans face) of the person being scanned.

Just think of it, the guy who barely graduated from high school sitting in a dark room near the new full body scanner can look at your naked body. It's like a randomized sci-fi version of a virtual Playboy magazine with people that most would not want to see naked.

I fail to see how these exorbitantly priced machines are going to do anything but create longer lines and longer waits for the disgruntled travelers who already have to empty their pockets, open their carry-on bags, remove their shoes and turn their stomachs inside out so all can be seen by the prying eyes of the TSA.

9 comments:

justacoolcat said...

They won't let us stroll through the checkpoints nude because some people may like that; Senators etc.

These machines are* going to get the government sued with the largest sexual harrasment suit ever.

*If not they should

Hammer said...

I've seen pics from the machine. they show everything. Screw that noise. We need to boycott all air travel for a few months and see what happens.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I'm going to guess whatever "fun" there is in that job will wear off very quickly. Think about it. How many people have you seen in an airport that you would truly want to see nude? Now think about how may people you've seen in airports that you'd pay to keep their clothes on!

Countess B said...

So it shows everything but your face? Damn tatoos, I knew they would identify me somehow. I can hear security now, "Prepare yourself, here comes tulip on the breast lady."

No said...

Hey now-----some of us may like to trapse down the checkpoint nude! You know how us cougars are!

No said...

...and some of those security guys are pretty hot...don't knock 'em...

choochoo said...

now there's a scary concept... For everyone involved.

Beth said...

Noooo!!!
I refuse...which means I won't be traveling to the U.S. any time soon.

Sornie said...

I actually made the comment about it being easier to stroll through nude to a fellow traveler when I was leaving Aruba a couple years back. i guess they were sort of listening.