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(Time)   Bakery unveils TSA-compliant cupcake. It's da bomb   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 46
    More: Amusing, TSA, Julie Bowen, Rhode Island, McCarran International Airport, Diane Lane, cupcakes, musical guests, jars  
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2012-01-16 11:36:23 AM  
/golfclap
 
2012-01-16 11:37:57 AM  
wtfhub.com

Enjoy your lunch
 
2012-01-16 11:39:07 AM  
Was a soul trapped in the jar with the cupcake?
 
2012-01-16 11:46:28 AM  
No wonder no one in the world takes the US seriously. They actually thought A cupcake posed serious threat to national security. And not even the cake it seems (nice place to hide things) but the frosting.

I'll take a dozen.
 
2012-01-16 11:46:34 AM  
Great. I'm traveling to Chicago, but my cupcake's boarding pass says it's going to Las Vegas.
 
2012-01-16 11:48:45 AM  
Sold in bag? But then the icing will get smeared. What are the TSA's views on the plastic cupcake holders?

\Overthinking this.
 
2012-01-16 11:49:08 AM  
I like that the cupcake has its own reservation and seat.

/yeah, I know.
 
2012-01-16 11:53:19 AM  
I had a two-ounce jar of prickly pear cactus jam confiscated by the TSA in Tucson, so I'm getting a kick, etc. . . .

/Bakery has some chutzpah
 
2012-01-16 11:54:45 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Can't we just go back to the time when we would hassle the cupcake because it was black?
 
2012-01-16 11:56:04 AM  
I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.

Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.
 
2012-01-16 12:04:47 PM  
Coastalgrl: They actually thought A cupcake posed serious threat to national security.

No, they didn't. They thought that a container might not be compliant, and when their authority was challenged that pretty much sealed the deal as to whether or not the cupcake was flying that day.
 
2012-01-16 12:09:32 PM  
why is it we have the TSA again?

darkscout: I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.

Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.


I would almost love to have a job testing the individual checkpoints security, where the gig is smuggling harmless but possibly redflag raising items
Would have to have one hell of a legit badge to keep from getting a reaming at each airport though
 
2012-01-16 12:18:43 PM  
I was in a small regional airport over the weekend. Talk about a security joke.

The police officer (that's right, local PD) who was manning the exit to the secure area to ensure that nobody went in the out door spent quite some time wandering around the area, with his back to the door for a while, at other times, getting more than 40 feet away from the door, with his back to it.

When he was at his podium, he spent most of the time surfing the internet on his laptop that was hidden inside the podium.

I feel so secure.
 
2012-01-16 12:19:48 PM  
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2012-01-16 12:22:25 PM  
Well...to be honest a cupcake in a jar IS a threat to our national security.

www.babble.com


I mean just LOOK at it. It's delicious. It's not only distracting while you're eating it, but it's making America fat!


/also looks like it has a touch of teh ghey...and you know we can't allow teh ghey. They carry germs, and whatnot...(totally kidding, btw).
 
2012-01-16 12:34:05 PM  
How dare they! TSA agents gotta eat!
 
2012-01-16 12:35:53 PM  

darkscout: I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.

Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun Zip gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.


FTFY

/the original lyrics for "I fought the law" mentions a zip gun.
//reworded to SIX gun...
///still like the old one.
 
2012-01-16 12:36:36 PM  
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2012-01-16 12:38:45 PM  

BizarreMan: I was in a small regional airport over the weekend. Talk about a security joke.

The police officer (that's right, local PD) who was manning the exit to the secure area to ensure that nobody went in the out door spent quite some time wandering around the area, with his back to the door for a while, at other times, getting more than 40 feet away from the door, with his back to it.

When he was at his podium, he spent most of the time surfing the internet on his laptop that was hidden inside the podium.

I feel so secure.


I don't want to be rude, but if you actually believe that the presence of that officers, whether or not he is doing his job at all, has ANY measurable effect on safety, you're really part of the problem.
 
2012-01-16 01:03:45 PM  
I don't find this amusing.
 
2012-01-16 01:04:47 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Was a soul trapped in the jar with the cuplichcake?


FTFT
 
2012-01-16 01:06:58 PM  

darkscout: I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.

Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.


So now you have a single-shot zip gun. What now?

You think you're gonna threaten a stewardess and they'll fly you to Cuba? If your ghetto gun works perfectly, you get to kill ONE person before the rest of the passengers beat you into hamburger.
 
2012-01-16 01:07:03 PM  

darkscout: Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.


For the love of FSM, don't give anybody any ideas. Next thing you know they'll be confiscating internal organs, and I need most of mine.
 
2012-01-16 01:10:41 PM  
Is there a list of approved desserts? Can I take cookies and if so how many? What if I don't eat my cupcake on the first leg of my trip? Does it have to go through security again?
 
2012-01-16 01:11:26 PM  
the "thegoatse" cupcake made searching easier - this is NOT A funny subject however.
 
2012-01-16 01:38:08 PM  
This might make it through - at least in America:

i2.squidoocdn.com

I got nuthin'.
 
2012-01-16 01:41:13 PM  

ciberido: darkscout: Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.

For the love of FSM, don't give anybody any ideas. Next thing you know they'll be confiscating internal organs, and I need most of mine.


Nude flights won't be a perk from that german airline, but a security practice.

/Shudder
 
2012-01-16 01:57:34 PM  

RoosterCogburn: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x298]

Can't we just go back to the time when we would hassle the cupcake because it was black?


This is a nice thread we have here. You might want to think about moving that picture somewhere else...
 
2012-01-16 01:58:09 PM  
Shocktopus: So now you have a single-shot zip gun. What now?

You think you're gonna threaten a stewardess and they'll fly you to Cuba? If your ghetto gun works perfectly, you get to kill ONE person before the rest of the passengers beat you into hamburger.


That's kind of the point. The 'security' at the airport is doing next to nothing to actually keep anyone safe.
 
2012-01-16 01:58:17 PM  
The TSA is crawling all over Detroit right now. Guarding our little "people mover" light rail system from the terrorists. They do things like scream "EXIT THE CAR NOW. MOVE TO THE LEFT" and other things to herd you along like cattle at the stations.

I tempted to ask the one guy wearing the shades, body armor, and such how long he cried when he found out he didn't qualify for BUD/S, but I didn't want to win a free trip to Cuba. I actually feel less secure since I fear some TSA asshole on a powertrip more than I fear a terrorist attack.
 
2012-01-16 02:07:27 PM  

ha-ha-guy: I actually feel less secure since I fear some TSA asshole on a powertrip more than I fear a terrorist attack.


That should be a T-Shirt: "I fear the TSA more than the terrorists"
 
2012-01-16 02:09:53 PM  
On Burn Notice, didn't Fiona package cake icing and sell it to some arms dealers to fool them because it looks like C-4? If that's true and not more Hollywood bs, it would go a little way to explaining the hoopla over cupcakes.
 
2012-01-16 02:18:02 PM  

Enigmamf: ha-ha-guy: I actually feel less secure since I fear some TSA asshole on a powertrip more than I fear a terrorist attack.

That should be a T-Shirt: "I fear the TSA more than the terrorists"


Not with that whole "indefinite detention of America citizens law" thing. I'm not wearing it.

Although I did find myself wondering at what point this all backfires. At some point if the TSA grabs you, think about what is on the table. Indefinite detention, no trial, being tortured (errr enhanced interrogation), etc. At some point hauling out your CCW, trying to drop the two guys attempting to arrest you, and then attempting to flee to some country that doesn't extradite is not the worst option on the table. You lose all incentive to go along. It used to be if the police grabbed you, you knew that you'd either be out on bail or getting your day in court in a reasonable time frame. Now you can be "disappeared".
 
2012-01-16 02:41:59 PM  

ciberido: Evil Mackerel: Was a soul trapped in the jar with the cuplichcake?

FTFT


Cupcake of Venca anyone?
 
2012-01-16 02:56:48 PM  
FTFA: The $4 confection is topped with exactly 3 ounces of frosting and sold in a TSA-mandated clear, quart-size plastic blag.

Really, a $4 cupcake? What the hell is it made out of, unicorn jizz?

And WTF is a blag? Is that like a Santorum bag?
 
2012-01-16 03:12:05 PM  

darkscout: I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.


To be fair, the pilot of your plane is probably the safest person in the world as far as you shining the laser into his eyes.

Pilots on other planes...well, I guess it all depends on your reflexes, luck, and holding patterns.
 
2012-01-16 03:32:12 PM  

ha-ha-guy: The TSA is crawling all over Detroit right now. Guarding our little "people mover" light rail system from the terrorists. They do things like scream "EXIT THE CAR NOW. MOVE TO THE LEFT" and other things to herd you along like cattle at the stations.


They managed to find a way to make Detroit even more unappealing? If terrorists attacked that city , who would notice?
 
2012-01-16 04:11:59 PM  

arcturusnights: On Burn Notice, didn't Fiona package cake icing and sell it to some arms dealers to fool them because it looks like C-4? If that's true and not more Hollywood bs, it would go a little way to explaining the hoopla over cupcakes.


mmm, Fiona. she can have my cupcake anyday. love that show

/should we shoot them?
 
2012-01-16 04:14:27 PM  

Mr Guy: I don't want to be rude, but if you actually believe that the presence of that officers, whether or not he is doing his job at all, has ANY measurable effect on safety, you're really part of the problem.


You obviously didn't read my entire post or you would have noticed that I called the security a joke.
 
2012-01-16 04:39:38 PM  

ha-ha-guy: The TSA is crawling all over Detroit right now. Guarding our little "people mover" light rail system from the terrorists. They do things like scream "EXIT THE CAR NOW. MOVE TO THE LEFT" and other things to herd you along like cattle at the stations.


What's the reason for the TSA everywhere? I used to ride that POS when I parked in Joe Louis Arena and worked at the RenCen.
 
2012-01-16 04:56:35 PM  

I Mash Grains: ha-ha-guy: The TSA is crawling all over Detroit right now. Guarding our little "people mover" light rail system from the terrorists. They do things like scream "EXIT THE CAR NOW. MOVE TO THE LEFT" and other things to herd you along like cattle at the stations.

What's the reason for the TSA everywhere? I used to ride that POS when I parked in Joe Louis Arena and worked at the RenCen.


Autoshow is going on right now. So bigger crowds. TSA is all about protecting other forms of transit now (Google TSA Vipr):

http://www.infowars.com/more-states-accept-tsa-vipr-teams-at-transpor t ation-hubs/
 
2012-01-16 05:49:52 PM  
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Who didn't see this occurring?

One Bad Apple

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Enjoy your lunch

That, on the other hand, was completely unexpected.

Yet completely appro-poo.
 
2012-01-16 06:31:29 PM  
If you happen to defend the actions of the TSA

You must be senile, paranoid, deluded, a politician who has his private plane, an overpaid bureaucrat who works in a government office isolated from the real world, one one of those business owners bilking the government of millions to run your "security" company.

In other words, a LEECH on our society and a thorough waste ox oxygen and space.
 
2012-01-16 07:18:45 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: If you happen to defend the actions of the TSA

You must be senile, paranoid, deluded, a politician who has his private plane, an overpaid bureaucrat who works in a government office isolated from the real world, one one of those business owners bilking the government of millions to run your "security" company.

In other words, a LEECH on our society and a thorough waste ox oxygen and space.


Well put.
 
2012-01-16 08:31:56 PM  

darkscout: I recently flew and the security theater is a joke. They didn't blink twice at my cell phone, prescription pills or lazer pointer.

Get 3 people on the same flight. A prescription pill worth of gun power or other small explosive is plenty to turn a small tube and "batteries" into a mini-gun. On an entire bottle of "vitamins" could easily do some damage if in the right place.


welcome to the no fly list
 
2012-01-17 02:41:11 AM  
I am flying to Vegas this Friday and I have so had it with those burger flipping flunkies that I'm going to freeze a filled water bottle the night before and then pack it in with my carry on.

I haven't seen anything mentioned in the list of banned items about ice, so fark em. It is not water in the bottle, it's a fricking solid.

/Gotta make sure to have my phone charged so I can record everything in case I get put in jail.

//Goddamn burger flipping flunkies.
 
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