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(My Fox DC)   Old and busted: Eating your Play-Doh. New Hotness: Having your Play-Doh confiscated by the TSA before you get on the plane   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 395
    More: Asinine, Play-Doh, TSA, Christy Pitney, Josh Pitney  
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2010-01-05 10:41:05 AM  
It could be that new edible C4...otherwise known as Taco Bell.
 
2010-01-05 10:41:22 AM  
What if you hide the Play-Doh in your bra next to your Boobies?
 
2010-01-05 10:41:41 AM  
FTA:
However, because plastic explosives can be camouflaged to look like Play-Doh, a TSA spokeswoman says screeners are told to use their own discretion.

i.e., tough shiat.
 
2010-01-05 10:42:00 AM  
Now Silly Putty I could see.
 
2010-01-05 10:42:14 AM  
In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.
 
2010-01-05 10:43:44 AM  
Wow, it's almost as if Homeland Security and the TSA were deliberately created to waste taxpayer money.
 
2010-01-05 10:45:44 AM  
"screeners are told to use their own discretion."

Train them to be as paranoid as heck, make them hate people, and then give them the authority to do whatever they want.

Yeah, I can see how that was going to suck.
 
2010-01-05 10:47:04 AM  
Airport security trifecta of stupid power tripping.
 
2010-01-05 10:47:11 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

This.
 
2010-01-05 10:47:20 AM  
I'm actually quite surprised that play-doh isn't banned outright in carry-ons.

For Christmas I got a rather intricate puzzle; an aluminum sphere with sliding rings, a plunger, ball bearings and apparently a compass inside. You think I let that thing get anywhere close to an airport? Hell no. I know it's completely harmless, I also know what it'd probably look like as it goes through a TSA scanner.
 
2010-01-05 10:47:30 AM  
Fun things to have when flying:

Play-Doh
Fake gun
Koran
Lighter
Wigs and fake facial hair
Dark skin
Any text in a foreign language
Bullets or even a bullet key chain
 
2010-01-05 10:47:52 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

Yeah...by now this should be common sense people. Don't bring road flares since they look like dynamite, Wile E. Coyote made that mistake constantly. And PlayDoh...come on...plastic explosives...duh...
 
2010-01-05 10:48:02 AM  
JoeCamelToe: Now Silly Putty I could see.

There is nothing "silly" about explosive putty
 
2010-01-05 10:48:10 AM  
ImJustaTroll: "screeners are told to use their own discretion."

Train them to be as paranoid as heck, make them hate people, and then give them the authority to do whatever they want.

Yeah, I can see how that was going to suck.


Don't forget not requiring a high school diploma, and offering a starting salary of around $27k a year.

Recipe for success!
 
2010-01-05 10:48:24 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

Then all they have to do is take a sample of it with one of their wands and run it through the sniffer machine. It's that simple.

The TSA is full of clueless airheads. They are going to be a major factor in the demise of our airlines.

Stuff like this, along with bullshiat implementation of back scatter x-ray technology just proves we're going downhill one day at a time.
 
2010-01-05 10:49:29 AM  
Take a small nibble out of it and if it's salty it's playdoh
 
2010-01-05 10:49:48 AM  
i422.photobucket.com

Try detonating Play-Doh with a C4 detonator.
 
2010-01-05 10:49:58 AM  
The article doesn't explain that there were at least TEN cans of Play-Doh.

To the Mother: Check your bags. Why does your kid need 10 cans of Play-Doh ON BOARD THE FLIGHT? Oh, is it because you do not want to wait for checked luggage?

That she would pack the overhead bins with pounds of her kid's junk and make the cabin even MORE uncomfortable.
 
2010-01-05 10:50:00 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

Yeah, because parents who moonlight as suicide bombers tend to bring their wives and kids on the flights that they want to blow up. You'd also have to be stupid to try to camouflage C4 as play-doh. I'm no expert, but I assume C4 is much more dense than play-doh and has a much different smell than that delicious play-doh smell. Also, wouldn't you find the ignition device to go along with the C4 among the rest of their luggage?

Discretion my ass, a 4-year-old could tell the difference between play-doh and dangerous explosives.
 
Ant
2010-01-05 10:50:13 AM  
ibanezdude: RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

This.


...and toddlers are a prime suspect in most airline bombings.
 
2010-01-05 10:50:34 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: Take a small nibble out of it and if it's salty it's playdoh

If it explodes, it's not?
 
2010-01-05 10:51:20 AM  
NutWrench: Wow, it's almost as if Homeland Security and the TSA were deliberately created to waste taxpayer money.

Shhhhhhhhhh!
 
2010-01-05 10:51:29 AM  
Fark that little terroirst in training
 
2010-01-05 10:51:30 AM  
I saw the mom on CNN this morning giving an interview about how her crotchfruit was SOOOOOOO upset when his play-doh was taken away, even after "I explained that those were the rules...and I later found out that those WEREN'T the rules."

Well, it was something like a 21-PACK of f*cking play-doh, that should have been packed in carry-on luggage.

F*ck this woman, 20 containers of that stuff at what, 2-3 ounces each equals 40-60 ounces of the stuff. If I can't bring more than 3 ounces of toothpaste in a carry-on, what the hell makes this douche think that she should get special treatment just because her little precious sack of DNA wants to play with all of the containers and not just one?

The only thing asinine about this story is the mother, subby.
 
2010-01-05 10:52:06 AM  
I stand corrected.. 21-Pack.. Even better. Thanks Timmy.
 
2010-01-05 10:52:09 AM  
Ant: ibanezdude: RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

This.

...and toddlers are a prime suspect in most airline bombings.


I could see that method as being viable.
 
2010-01-05 10:52:36 AM  
I wonder if Israelis make news of stupid things like this. Or even show up to the airport with crap like Play-Doh to begin with.

This just in! Play-Doh looks like plastic explosive!
 
2010-01-05 10:52:47 AM  
HarpuaMM: Yeah, because parents who moonlight as suicide bombers tend to bring their wives and kids on the flights that they want to blow up.

Ant: ...and toddlers are a prime suspect in most airline bombings.

Because everyone knows that suicide bombers are sane.
 
2010-01-05 10:52:53 AM  
HarpuaMM: RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

Yeah, because parents who moonlight as suicide bombers tend to bring their wives and kids on the flights that they want to blow up. You'd also have to be stupid to try to camouflage C4 as play-doh. I'm no expert, but I assume C4 is much more dense than play-doh and has a much different smell than that delicious play-doh smell. Also, wouldn't you find the ignition device to go along with the C4 among the rest of their luggage?

Discretion my ass, a 4-year-old could tell the difference between play-doh and dangerous explosives.


I'm with RazorRex. You, HarpuaMM, are the type of person that screams and yells that people are unreasonable until a plane blows up because the TSA thought it was play-do and it turned out to be C4. Then all of a sudden you want their heads to roll and tighten up security.
 
Ant
2010-01-05 10:53:05 AM  
Tom_Neyman: That she would pack the overhead bins with pounds of her kid's junk and make the cabin even MORE uncomfortable.

Dude, everybody's stuff is junk. Only my stuff is not junk.
 
2010-01-05 10:53:25 AM  
pwhp_67: Fun things to have when flying:

Play-Doh
Fake gun
Koran
Lighter
Wigs and fake facial hair
Dark skin
Any text in a foreign language
Bullets or even a bullet key chain


Add "Medal of Honor" to that list. You know, because it looks like a throwing star or some farking thing.


olddeegee: Try detonating Play-Doh with a C4 detonator.

I support your efforts to turn this into a hot geek thread.

froghunters.org
 
2010-01-05 10:53:26 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

I think the TSA is more worried about the opposite.
 
2010-01-05 10:54:23 AM  
works for me. i'd rather not be stuck sitting next to a kid playing with play-doh. especially on a plane.
 
2010-01-05 10:54:59 AM  
HarpuaMM: a 4-year-old could tell the difference between play-doh and dangerous explosives.

pukmedia.com

Yeah? Sure that doesn't look like something you'd want to roll out and put some sauce and cheese on top of?
 
2010-01-05 10:55:11 AM  
WinoRhino: You, HarpuaMM, are the type of person that screams and yells that people are unreasonable until a plane blows up because the TSA thought it was play-do and it turned out to be C4. Then all of a sudden you want their heads to roll and tighten up security.

You mean he's a conservative?
 
2010-01-05 10:55:12 AM  
PlayDoh is closer to Semtex-H than C4.
 
2010-01-05 10:55:40 AM  
AmericanGrizzly: JoeCamelToe: Now Silly Putty I could see.

There is nothing "silly" about explosive putty


That depends on the application.

t0.gstatic.com

Last wish? I wish you had more time.
 
2010-01-05 10:56:04 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: Take a small nibble out of it and if it's salty it's playdoh

Given that the TSA has at least once forced a mother carrying a baby to drink her own breast milk to prove that it wasn't some breast-milk-colored explosive, I'm surprised they didn't force the kid to do just that.

This is all just pointless "security theater." That having been said, I fully approve of the TSA or any other entity taking toys from children for the express purpose of making them cry. Toughen the little sissy-Marys up!
 
2010-01-05 10:56:09 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: Take a small nibble out of it and if it's salty it's playdoh

And if it's not, you don't have long to worry about it?
 
Ant
2010-01-05 10:56:14 AM  
wage0048: Because everyone knows that suicide bombers are sane.

They're sane within their own farked up framework.
 
2010-01-05 10:56:16 AM  
wage0048: Because everyone knows that suicide bombers are sane.


They don't tend to recruit married guys with children to be suicide bombers. They tend to recruit morans with few friends and promise them virgins in paradise in exchange for their miserable useless lives...
 
2010-01-05 10:56:26 AM  
silent tom: works for me. i'd rather not be stuck sitting next to a kid playing with play-doh. especially on a plane.

Are you kidding? Little brat starts whining or kicking the seat, and you have a perfect excuse for why you have to take him out: "I thought he was acting suspicious and may have been trying to light the stuff."
 
2010-01-05 10:56:47 AM  
RazorRex: In all fairness Play-Doh can look a lot like Plastic Explosives.

I saw a movie once where they used it for plastic explosives. Just cram a detonator in it.

or maybe I imagined it.
 
2010-01-05 10:57:03 AM  
Is it "Idiots of the TSA" day?
 
Ant
2010-01-05 10:57:43 AM  
silent tom: works for me. i'd rather not be stuck sitting next to a kid playing with play-doh. especially on a plane.

pshh, I'd steal his playdoh for myself. I love that stuff!
 
2010-01-05 10:58:07 AM  
I'm not sure but if a kid swallowed some C-4 that kid would die.
/not play-doh.
//yeah I tried play-doh when I was a kid.
 
2010-01-05 10:58:41 AM  
This is what I want. Think anyone would notice.

http://www.terrortshirt.com/

Sorry no skilz. Copy & paste.
 
2010-01-05 10:58:54 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

/hotter than exploding playdoh
 
2010-01-05 10:59:06 AM  
6655321: PlayDoh is closer to Semtex-H than C4.

As far as scanners are concerned, a jar of peanut butter looks like either.
 
2010-01-05 10:59:38 AM  
BoozeZilla: Is it "Idiots of the TSA" day?

Only when the day ends in a y.
 
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