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(CBC)   Since cooler gel packs are now banned as carry-on luggage, tourists flying out of Nova Scotia are now packing their live lobsters in frozen vegetables   (cbc.ca) divider line 39
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2006-08-23 10:37:10 PM
submitter: Since cooler gel packs are now banned as carry-on luggage, tourists flying out of Nova Scotia are now packing their live lobsters in frozen vegetables

I read that as "terrorists flying out of Nova Scotia".
 
2006-08-24 12:03:10 AM
If it works, it works... plus vegetables are much healthier than Gel.
 
2006-08-24 12:03:35 AM
I flew this morning with 3 lip glosses and a dropper bottle of breath freshner. The woman who had me open my purse just looked in the two side compartments that flank the very obvious main compartment, zippered shut.
There was also a cat on the plane.
 
2006-08-24 12:08:16 AM
Why does an article about this exist?

Why did I read it?
 
2006-08-24 12:11:49 AM
ya know, i was wondering how may aunts and uncle where gonna get the lobster home this year. now i know. they should ban them stupid box while there at it tho..
 
2006-08-24 12:15:53 AM
Curiosity thing getting the better of me here......

What about just freezing the suxors
With fish you can do this and they come right back to life when defrosted.
Anyone know if the same thing happens with Lobster?
 
2006-08-24 12:16:53 AM
"Lobsters On A Plane"
"We got a crapload of live lobsters here! We'll need a net, 25 gallons of boiling water, and 10 pounds of butter, or we're gonna have problems!"
 
2006-08-24 12:18:13 AM
As the guy in dances with wolves said, "Good idea!"
 
2006-08-24 12:20:24 AM
girly: There was also a cat on the plane.


Cats are the new dirty nukes.
 
2006-08-24 12:21:02 AM
MMMM...lobsters and vegetemables
 
2006-08-24 12:22:21 AM
But wait~! The LOBSTERS could be full of explosives! RUN!!!


/Well, maybe you could use the claws as weapons...
 
2006-08-24 12:25:41 AM
flew this morning with 3 lip glosses and a dropper bottle of breath freshner. The woman who had me open my purse just looked in the two side compartments that flank the very obvious main compartment, zippered shut

What do you expect from a GS-4 equivalent? (A GS-4 is a very low level government worker with barely any skill.)

But it doesn't really matter. The whole screening process is just for show, anyway.
 
2006-08-24 12:35:10 AM
gradatim: The whole screening process is just for show, anyway

I've never really understood the focus only on airplanes when it comes to bombs. The worst thing you can do these days with a plane is blow up a couple hundred people. That's bad, don't get me wrong, but I watched a Michigan game last year with 112000 people crammed into the stadium. Shouldn't they be a little worried about explosives there too?
 
2006-08-24 12:37:24 AM
Does this mean you can carry on a cup full of ice and drink it later?
 
2006-08-24 12:50:59 AM
Lobsters on planes? Is that the sequel?
 
2006-08-24 01:11:05 AM
7of7

It would require a lot more boom to blow up a Michigan game, as the stadium is more of a bowl than a building.

I do get your point though. Lets just hope policy makers don't realize the same thing. Cause the reaction wouldn't be "lets stop this stupid airline BS" it would be, time to not allow liquids into football games. :(
 
2006-08-24 01:36:04 AM
gradatim The gummint pays pretty well for those low-skill jobs though.

/worked as a GS-4 data entry temp for a while
//$12.74/hr, including the location adjustment for Philly
///too bad I had to be in at 7am - bastards
 
2006-08-24 01:42:04 AM
The use of the vegetables is quite clever really. More than once i've had a bag of peas against a knot on my head or a twisted ankle. Stays cold for a helluva long time.

In regard to the restrictions it all really is just a pain in the butt to normal people. Its like copy right protection, no matter what they do someone will find a way around it.
 
2006-08-24 01:54:52 AM
keethrax: time to not allow liquids into football games.

Yeah, you're probably right. Then again, that would make it a more pleasant experience with fewer drunken frat boy idiots.
 
2006-08-24 03:19:27 AM
I see what is going on here. Planes don't allow liquids on them anymore so that you have to spend the mony on the overpriced beer. $5 a can of Budweiser is just insane. If I am going to pay that much for a beer it better be some obscure thing that I never heard of and can't pronounce if I tried.

As for the lobsters packed in veggies, this is a great idea. Whenever I am driving home from Maine with a fresh case of the little critters I always have to stop somewhere for corn and carrots before I get home. With the extra packing, I can save a whole trip.
 
2006-08-24 04:28:59 AM
As a joke, and a political statement, I want to board a plane with no luggage and wearing only a speedo.
 
2006-08-24 04:31:49 AM
I just designed an exploding lobster.
 
2006-08-24 04:58:12 AM
Thought you weren't allowed to smuggle wildlife into the States. Just sayin...
 
2006-08-24 07:09:52 AM
Actually, that's pretty clever. My mother's desperately trying to find an alternatative to gel filled cooler bags for keeping her insulin at the right temperature during a flight from the UK to the US..

Wonder if that would do the job..
 
2006-08-24 07:17:08 AM
TheDogsBollox

Actually, that's pretty clever. My mother's desperately trying to find an alternatative to gel filled cooler bags for keeping her insulin at the right temperature during a flight from the UK to the US..

Wonder if that would do the job..



So all you are saying is give peas a chance?
 
2006-08-24 07:19:29 AM
Phil Moskowitz: I just designed an exploding lobster.

Does it stick to magnet?
 
2006-08-24 07:25:08 AM
Empedocles: As a joke, and a political statement, I want to board a plane with no luggage and wearing only a speedo.

Or you could wear a burkha and just cruise right through.
 
2006-08-24 07:43:32 AM
Empedocles

As a joke, and a political statement, I want to board a plane with no luggage and wearing only a speedo.

Guess where they're gonna search, then?
 
2006-08-24 07:46:34 AM
TheDogsBollox.... I'm diabetic, and I've always been told it's fine for insulin to not be refrigerated for a while. actually, I keep whatever vial I'm currently using in my backpack, because otherwise I'd forget it everywhere I go, and I've never had problems with it.

and Adman12... you should be ashamed of yourself :P
 
2006-08-24 08:05:35 AM
Stupid, stupid, stupid. I'll bet the locals are glad to see these asshat tourists go home! Why the hell bring lobsters home with you? Eat them there!
 
2006-08-24 09:57:40 AM
Gel packs are the same active ingredient as liquid fertilizer like the type used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Add diesel fuel and you have a very powerful bomb.
 
2006-08-24 10:00:30 AM
Great idea. Whomever came up with that deserves a beer!
 
2006-08-24 10:04:47 AM
Adapt or die. Darwin approves.

There's no refrigeration needed if they're transported alive, but we must avoid that "lobsters on a plane" incident at all costs ... considering the current climate of irrational fear, who knows what that could set off?
 
2006-08-24 10:15:59 AM
I fear it's only a matter of time before the terrorists develop explosible vegetables.
 
2006-08-24 12:08:57 PM
Lizara

Yeah, there's no problem keeping some of the insulin at room temperature if you are going for a week or two, but she is going for a month.

So normally, she has one lot in the checked-in bags and one lot onboard with her - which is a problem now.

Anyway, the frozen veg thing is a serious alternative now. We're gonna check what the airports policy is on frozen vegetables, which will be a fun conversation.. (surely can't be an issue).

And Adman12.. nobody wants peas more than I want peas..
 
2006-08-24 12:40:05 PM
What no Lobsters on a plain jokes? Has the SoaP cliché died an early death?

/Who let these farken Lobsters on this farken plain.
 
2006-08-24 12:47:01 PM
"All we are saying ... is give peas a chance."

John Lennon approves.
 
2006-08-24 01:35:04 PM
My one friend just asked security if it was ok for him to bring his deoderant on the plane, and they said it was fine.

They also searched my bag and found some sunscreen I had forgotten about, here's the conversation:

*Security finds sunscreen*
Inconceivable!: Oh shiat, I'm sorry.
Security: Don't be sorry
Inconceivable!: I was just trying to protect myself!

In the end, I was allowed to keep the sunscreen anyway.
 
2006-08-24 06:48:16 PM
TheDogsBollox

Actually, that's pretty clever. My mother's desperately trying to find an alternatative to gel filled cooler bags for keeping her insulin at the right temperature during a flight from the UK to the US..

Wonder if that would do the job..


Well, she might have to leave the veg on the plane after she landed, you are not allowed to bring fruits or vegetables into the US. I don't think it matters that is frozen or not because about 5 years ago I had a couple of cereal bars in my bag and they took those off me. I don't know they thought I could do with that, but they told me I couldn't have it because you aren't allowed to bring in fruit, veg or nuts (they had dried fruit and nuts in them). I don't know if the rules are the same or the person I was dealing with was just being a pain and it is not really supposed to be that extreme. They had to inspect my bags and my shoes because I was coming from the UK (that was during the hoof and mouth crisis) so that is how they found them. At any rate, I would look around the net and see if it should be okay to bring them or not.
 
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