Monday, June 10, 2013

Why the TSA is the Totally Stupid Agency, part XCIII

They tried to swipeseize Chewbacca's Light Saber cane.  They were obstinate until he live-tweeted it, then folded like a house of cards:

North Texas resident and "Star Wars" Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew had a dust-up with Transportation Security Administration agents in Denver when they attempted to confiscate his light saber-shaped cane.
Mayhew was returning to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from an appearance at Denver ComicCon when TSA agents refused to let Chewie board his plane with his one-of-a-kind cane.
Idiots. Just wait until they're running your health care. They're already reading your email.


Anonymous said...

So, TSA messed with the original Wookiee-suiter?


Old NFO said...

Beyond Stupid...

RabidAlien said...

Wow...that's pretty darn bad. Did they honestly think that he was gonna turn it on and start carving his name in the plane's fuselage?

Reminds me of the time I put together a lightsaber of my own, using plumbing parts from Lowes and random stuff lying around my garage. Showed it to my Star-Wars-fan brother in law, who thought it was awesome. His aunt happened to be sitting nearby, and asked (she's a school teacher, mind you) "is it real?" :facepalm:

Unknown said...

They're already reading your email.

Assuming they're literate.