air travel is just awesome

Sat Aug-12th-2006 // Filed under: Random Crap

Oh, so now I can’t bring a (plastic) bottle of soda, some candy or my laptop if I hop on a plane to London? How about a book? Can I still bring a book? Or can I just listen to my iPod, please? Oh, no. That wouldn’t be safe.

Oh, well — I guess I’ll just have to entertain and educate myself with the amazingly interesting and well-written in-flight magazine, or if it’s a little longer flight, possibly a challenging and intelligent romantic comedy, possibly one starring international superstar Jennifer Aniston!

I’m very thankful that these important and useful precautions have been taken. Now no terrorist can kill me by, oh, strapping fifty pounds of C4 and rusty nails to his body, walking into an airport and turning himself and every human being in the vicinity into flesh confetti. Right?

I dunno about you, but I feel safe as hell now. Thank you, powers that be!


2 Comments

  1. iPods can be quite dangerous:
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11211166&pageNo=1&sid=1

    Comment by Sampo — August 28, 2006 @ 1156744897

  2. Wow. That’s pretty nifty. Well, sorta. Well, pretty awful, really. But still.

    I myself lost an iPod in an airplane last winter — I put it in the seat pocket and, after I was distracted by a lady with a screaming baby, like a complete fucking idiot I just forgot all about it and left the plane. I called the airline about it afterwards, of course, but they couldn’t find it. Financially, it was no big loss — it was a big clunky first generation iPod and I bought it off a friend for, uh, 25 euros, I think. It never occured to me that it could lead into a situation like this. As it is, though, the iPod was probably found and pocketed by somebody cleaning the plane or something. I guess I got off easy.

    Comment by Mikki — August 28, 2006 @ 1156789845

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