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Next time you travel, remember to pack your brain

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Speedo, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/3415525.stm

    Not very bright...
     
  2. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    And here I was thinking that people couldn't get any stupider. How wrong I was. :lol: Oh well she did provide comedy relief, just not in the way she intended. ;)
     
  3. Norlamand

    Norlamand Procrastinator Rex

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    Stupid is as stupid does.
     
  4. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    i think we should let her go once we give her a severe tounge lashing and after she promises to never have children
     
  5. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    The silly bint should be sent home and barred from returning to the U.S., thats all. Locking her up would be going to far. I wonder if the American boyfriend went to go see her and pressed his chest against the glass like in Midnight Express and Cable Guy.
     
  6. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    Idiot. Any three year old kid understands not to joke about such things in an airport, not even to say the word 'bomb'.
     
  7. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    So many people joke about having a bomb....isn't it obvious by now!?

    Now...if she had gotten shot...that would have been the Darwin Award right there.
     
  8. Pontiuth Pilate

    Pontiuth Pilate Republican Jesus!

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    Not as bad as the poor fool in the latest Dilbert [ie, Dilbert himself] who decided to phone up his friend Jack in midflight :lol:
     
  9. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Darn, PP! I just remembered that :p

    Here's yesterday's strip, for the confused:

     
  10. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Here she is. She should be arrested for those hula hoops she's using as earrings. Bad judgement AND bad taste:rolleyes:
     
  11. Zamphyr

    Zamphyr Master of the Pan Flute

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    Anyone here think she might have a bit more trouble getting her visa renewed for the return trip ? :D
     
  12. The Person

    The Person Deity +2

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    There are too many people in this world. If there were less people, the less stupid people there would be, too. (Hopefully)
    And to all who thinks they've seen all of stupidity, think again. If you make a system fool-proof, then somebody else will just make a better fool.:crazyeye:
     
  13. carlosMM

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    Does anyone else but me wonder why there are no signs at the airports that joking is forbidden?

    I mean, the US is plastered with signs - but foreigners obviously are not worthy of a warning.......

    and, btw, airport security has gotten ot the ridiculous point where an airplane captain cannot take nail scissors on board - as if the fire axe right behind his seat wasn#t enough to kill the Co. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Stapel

    Stapel FIAT 850 coupé

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    I think, that as long as airport security marshals can't make the difference between a joke and a real thread, they do a poor job. In fact, they migth jeapardize the safety, by putting their time and efforts on a dumb (blond :mischief: ) student.

    It is their job to prevend danger. In this case, they should have checked the bag, conclude there is no bomb in it, and be extra alert on the next passengers.
     
  15. Eastern Knight

    Eastern Knight Dragons!

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    Delete please.
     
  16. Eastern Knight

    Eastern Knight Dragons!

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    How can it be called a "joke"? It isn't even funny, it's stupid.
     
  17. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I agree with you Stapel, you have a good point.

    However, if they don't show people what happens when someone's an idiot and jokes about things they shouldn't, then they're going to have to deal with this sort of thing all the time.

    Now, I'm not one of those people who run around screaming about 9/11. I didn't buy five cases of duct tape, and I'm not suspicious of every non-white person I meet. But even I know not to tell an airport screener that I have a bomb in there. Somethings you just don't joke about.

    Look at it from their point of view. The airport screeners. They deal with hundreds, if not thousands, of people a day. I'm sure they've heard their fair share of bad jokes, bad stories, and bad lies. They want to check this bag so they can get done with it and move on to the next one. Now they have to deal with some smartass who decided to say "Don't hurt my bomb" when she should have said nothing. To be honest, I'm surprised she wasn't dogpiled. Long day, dealing with people, digging through their stuff. . . tempers are short, and a sense of humor is probably long gone by then.

    Anyways, there are somethings you just don't joke about it. Hopefully she'll learn.
     
  18. lord_byron_nz

    lord_byron_nz Gimme some money

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    Jail time seems harsh to me. Sure, it was a stupid thing to do an all but when you look at it, she hasn't committed any noteworthy crime.

    A fine? Maybe. But Jail :rolleyes:
     
  19. Pongui

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    We rather not admit the modern taboos. I wonder if we have more, or less, than a hundred years ago?

    My son acquired two passports when just a month old, Japanese, and Canadian. Both required entries in the hair colour, eye colour, height and weight fields. All these would change, naturally! "?" or "N/A" wasn't permitted. The passport portraits had to show him upright and facing the camera as well as looking at the camera (we're talking about a newborn, here) and for the Japanese passport revealing no teeth ( :cry: ) while the Canadian passport application kit requested a neutral expression. No visual distractions or other persons could be present in the shot... of the newborn baby, upright, looking at the camera, wearing a neutral expression.

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    Nail clippers. Yeah, my baby's itty bitty baby-sized nail clippers got confiscated prior to boarding. Sharp implement. Funny they let the stroller on board. Could be wielded in violence.

    I read about a mother who was made to drink from a bottle of her own breast milk before boarding, to prove it wasn't some poison (?). The screener couldn't understand why a nursing mother might pack bottles of her own milk for the flight, thought it highly suspicious.
     
  20. carlosMM

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    that reminds me of a story I read by an American writer who had lived in GB for a long time - his Britsh friends came over to visit, and the US official proceeded to ask their child the questions on the visa waver form (are you or have you ever been a member of a terrorist organization etc :p)
    When the father tried to tell him something, he was shouted at to stand still, do not touch anything, do not move and shut the **** up!

    'But...' earned him a fine.

    the kid was 6 months old :rolleyes:
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    about the stroller: I watched a young girl wheel her grandmother (?????) through security at LaGuardia airport. As the wheely was too wide for the metal detector, they had to bypass it.

    They took it apart (! they dismantled it while granny had to sit by!), checked it (might be a tube bomb in it, right?) then let the gilr push granny to her flight.




    catch it? they screwed up, and I guess I was the only one who noticed!

    They did not check the girl!!!!!!!!

    If I was cruel enough to blow up my Mom in the plane -I'd aslo find a little gril to push her wheelchair and use HER to transport the bomb.... :rolleyes:
     

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