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07 Jan 2011 22:09


Politics: TSA: Don’t try to be cute with your underwear choices, terrorists

  • Passengers should be aware that the use of these types of products will likely result in a pat-down. Some might think this is TSA’s way of getting back at clever passengers. That’s not the case at all. It’s just security.
  • The TSA’s ultra-friendly PR blogger, “Blogger Bob” • Telling people that they can’t wear underwear cleverly designed to block nether-regions from full-body scanners without risking a pat-down. Which is a clever idea, but apparently too clever for the TSA. One commenter put it like so: “Bob, how does it feel telling citizens what kind of panties they should wear?” We’d like to buy that commenter a beer. source

05 Dec 2010 23:00


Offbeat: Scots upset that they have to wear undies under their kilts

  • A man’s a man. A Highlander doesn’t need underwear. … If we did wear underwear, it would be made of, like, twigs.
  • Washington, D.C. resident William Oscar Fleming • Expressing anger at a recent decision made by the Scottish Tartans Authority to change the underwear standards of its kilt-wearers. SImply put, now Scots looking to prove they’re real men have to wear undies, to the benefit of absolutely everyone who isn’t Scottish (and lots of people who are). Next step for them: Learning to stop playing dress-up, like they were at this weekend’s Scottish Christmas Walk and Parade in Alexandria, Va. source

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28 Dec 2009 20:41


U.S.: Underwear bomber: About time this terrorist guy had a nickname!

  • There was a technical problem that resulted in a non-complete explosion.
  • A statement from al-freaking-Qaeda • Regarding the underwear bomber, who we’ll also refer to as the “undie bomber,” the “tighty-whitie bomber” and” the guy about to ruin security checks for everyone.” Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, as his mother named him, was in fact working with al-Qaeda, who claim great success in actually getting the explosive device through security. They claim that the bombing attempt was retribution for bombings in Yemen that screwed their stuff up. Dudes, this guy got way closer to blowing something up than any guy since the Shoe Bomber. source