Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Very American TSA Protests

In Man Strips to Calvin Kleins to Avoid TSA Grope on Monday, I wrote, "Everybody flying should strip down to speedoes and bikinis at every American airport."

Well, it's happened.

Jon and Eric Blog, You Tube
Jon and Eric write-

My friend Jimmy successfully navigated a TSA security checkpoint in a speedo at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 with the words, 'SCREW BIG SIS' written on his back. The goal was to carry out an act of protest that was both effective and gutsy but at the same time immune to any punitive reaction from the TSA. This way we hope to inspire other normal citizens to take a stand against these ridiculous policies and protest the TSA especially during this busy holiday season.
Why the speedo? With the way TSA screening is going it only seems like the next logical requirement for getting on an airplane. Soon TSA will be having us strip down to make the screening process more efficient, but not if we take a stand. In this sense Jimmy was merely obliging the TSA, but he was also exposing the ridiculousness of their policies. With the full-body scanners and TSA agents putting their hands down our pants, let's be honest, a speedo is pretty modest.
At LAX, NBC Los Angeles interviewed Corinne who showed up wearing a long coat and a black bikini.

View more news videos at:

"I'm wearing my bikini," Corinne said as she unbuttoned her overcoat outside the terminal to reveal a black two-piece. "It's not that I'm concerned, it's that I feel like the TSA is making travelers feel uncomfortable, and I feel like we can have security measures that don't make people feel uncomfortable.

"Every time I go through security I always say, 'I don't even know why I got dressed this morning.' I end up taking off belts, jewelry and everthing else off anyway."

"I don't want to do a body scan, and I'm hoping by wearing a bikini they will see everything they need to see and we can avoid a pat-down, as well."
I've also heard reports of men wearing kilts to avoid grope search, though I've not heard if the wearin' of kilt is in the Scots manner. It seems the protest against TSA search methods are more creative than simply refusing the pornscan. How I love Americans!

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Mike's America said...

I'd be suspicious if someone showed up at LAX in a full length coat.

As for Jimmy in the Speedo, he handled himself very well in face of the TSA goon ordering him to put on his shirt.

Jimmy did his homework and learned that TSA has no authority to order conduct in the airport. That is the job of the Police.

I would not have been as cool as Jimmy. I might have told the TSA goon to go F himself.

Mike's America said...

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving Indigo!

Indigo Red said...

I think I might have stopped at Taco Bell first to load up on gas.