Sean Bonner at 12:18 pm Tue, Nov 16, 2010
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Jonathan Mann has been writing a song a day for almost 2 years. Today his song is about the TSA. He doesn't like them. Watch the video on YouTube or download the song from his site for a buck. I want to play this on a boombox at the airport. I'm sure I could get away with that, right?
I don’t know about anyone else, but as I watched the video, an ad popped up exhorting me to get a degree in homeland security. Gotta love the irony!
Security Theater, the most detaining show you’ll ever see.
I read today that TSA screeners are starting to stick there hands down the front of your pants if they are loose and baggy. I don’t think this is what the TSA screeners hoped their work would entail, at least most of them. For my part, I intend to wear ballet tights whenever I fly in the future.
was sorta wondering if could write messages on the body that would show up on the scanner? say, “Dogs would be better” or “Ch-ching-Chertoff” — that sort of thing.
don’t know the science– so not sure what to use? maybe a metallic paint?
funny– if pleats throw it & it misses all kinds of stuff (including underwear bomber materials) might be a challenge to make readable message!
Remember, all the 9/11 terrorists had real official US government papers.
Remember, several local police had tried to arrest the 9/11 terrorists for but the feds stopped them.
Remember many planes and airports are cleaned by illegal aliens.
It’s not about safety – it’s about CONTROL.
the fact that the song exists is awesome. i can’t say that the song itself is that awesome.
“Boombox”?! Is this 1982? :P
I can’t believe the boycott flying movement has taken so long to take off (heh) but now with visions of airports full of the American public in leotards I’m starting to reconsider my position. Incidentally, there is a leotard shop up the street from me and let me tell you there are a wide variety of colorful and spangly leotards available! If you must fly, please do your bit to make it fun again!
A singer songwriter friend of mine also wrote a song about her TSA experience, CC-BY http://ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/29252
“I want to play this on a boombox at the airport. I’m sure I could get away with that, right?”
Why not aim a little higher. Sneak in a disguised cd and get it played on the pa system, in the taxfree shops and the elevators.
I bet you could creating foam letters that would be covered with cloth patches and sewn onto the inside of one’s cloths. They would certainly show up on the scanner, if those porno scanners are good for anything.
Heh, heh, ‘I’d rather have a dog sniff my junk’
Penn Jillette’s been calling the cops on the TSA.
Has anybody noticed the date on Penn Jillette post about the TSA? To me it looks November 13 2002…. That’s not even a current event.
Let me tell you the story â€¨
Of a man named Johnny â€¨
On a tragic and fateful day
â€¨He put smartphone in his pocket,
â€¨Kissed his wife and family â€¨
Went to scan with the TSA.
Did he ever get scanned,
No he never got scanned
Oh his junk is still unknown
He may stand forever
‘in the San Diego Airport
He’s the man who junk is not pwned.
Just know that SOMEONE got this joke and lol’d hard.
Don’t just “opt out” of naked scanners only to be sexually molested/assaulted, instead. Boycott Flying COMPLETELY, until sanity returns! Please join us: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Flying/126801010710392
Anon – I agree with the sentiment, but this is just sad. We are now giving up our ability to use airplanes because morons are trying to keep us safe.
I’m boycotting, but I’m not really comfortable about it. Mass civil disobedience would probably be more appropriate. I guess we’re all scared of the TSA too. In fact, I realized I’m way more scared of the TSA than I am of the terrorists.
ugh… I hadn’t thought of this, but I think I feel the same way:
“In fact, I realized I’m way more scared of the TSA than I am of the terrorists”.
I’d like you to imagine a nationwide flash mob singing this song at the top 10 busiest airports, one day soon.
It won’t happen. But it could happen. And that’s what I love about this age. Because it would change the world.
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