44 Ways to say TSA: What do the initials "TSA" really stand for?

Ted Balaker of Reason.tv says, "Yes, this video is immature -- but so is the TSA."



  1. Inviting youtube comments for the TSA? All well and good, but it’s like they don’t know about 4chan…

  2. I’m curious how the agents handle FUPA’s. I mean..do they lift it up? Run a finger through the crevice? This really intrigues me.

  3. I love you internet…I love you sooooo much…*rubs*

    Next time I’m at the airport, I’m going to wear a kilt with no underwear…And I’m going to ask for a happy ending! Mwahaha!

  4. This is funny, and yes, it’s all absurd, absurdly bad, contrary to civil rights, and ineffective, but when you’re being put through travelporn…don’t be too harsh on the employees. They have a crap job, and they’d have a better one if they could find one. They’ve been given these execrable tasks to do by their managers, and probably don’t feel any better about it than the rest of us. I guess that it’s got to suck even for them than it does for us, going through a whole work day of making people seriously uncomfortable. Except for the ones that really are sadistic, of course. Most of them probably deserve a break. Try to be generous.

    1. So how many terrorist have the TSA caught. My understanding in 0, none

      So it’s worked – there have been no successful attacks.

      1. They’re vying with the Space Alien Invasion Authority for the Most Effective Government Department award.

  5. In fact, never say die on this! We may not be able to stop a war in 8 years of bitching, but if we can mock the TSA till it’s forced to revamp itself…I say mock away! MOCK LIKE YOU’VE NEVER MOCKED BEFORE, INTERNET DENIZENS!

  6. What happens if you are travelling with a child and you do not wish for the child to be scanned? A full body search would be abuse in that case.

  7. I can’t help but notice that the real problem seems to be that males are threatened; no ‘tit-stroking antics’ in the list. It’s all about the junk. That’s OK, we xx’s are used to it.

  8. #11 forgeweld, I suppose you have to be reminded:

    “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.”

    I doubt many readers many would argue the appropriateness of this Godwin.

    And make no mistake, this is a moral choice, regardless whether the person carrying out the order is Too Stupid for Arby’s.

  9. I’ll be flying through one of these airports over the holidays. I’m thinking about printing out a copy of the Bill of Rights. Highlighting and bolding amendment 4, folding it up and wearing it in my shorts.

    “Excuse me, sir. What is this?”

    “Oh, that? That’s the Bill of Rights. I always carry a copy with me. When you’re done examining it, you can just drop it on the ground and walk over it… but I repeat myself.”

  10. The screeners use rubber glove. Travelers should demand that they put on a new pair every time they get groped. who knows what germs might be spread.

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