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2012-12-17 02:19:28 PM  
that's hilarious. avoid all the stupid charges that airlines are levying and be fashion forward at the same time.
 
2012-12-17 02:56:54 PM  
The headline is full of lol.
 
2012-12-17 03:22:22 PM  
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Feels his pain
 
2012-12-17 03:53:01 PM  

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Feels his pain



"I can't move my arms!"
 
2012-12-17 04:54:41 PM  
Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too?  Man, security is a pain in the ass.
 
2012-12-17 04:57:18 PM  

Peaceboy: Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too?  Man, security is a pain in the ass.



Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.
 
2012-12-17 04:59:57 PM  
Ginger ale and peanuts for subby!
 
2012-12-17 05:03:23 PM  
If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.
 
2012-12-17 05:12:12 PM  

downstairs: Peaceboy: Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too? Man, security is a pain in the ass.


Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.


This was in China
 
2012-12-17 05:17:28 PM  
Here is what you really need, a carry on bag that you wear on the plane like a coat to avoid charges.

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2012-12-17 06:25:58 PM  
How did this guy not die of heat stroke?
 
2012-12-17 06:26:02 PM  

timujin: downstairs: Peaceboy: Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too? Man, security is a pain in the ass.


Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.

This was in China


I love that General Tsa's Chicken.
 
2012-12-17 06:28:46 PM  
I read the headline, clicked the link, read the same headline 4 more times and then realised there was no article nor pictures. Non story, only posted on that site and only greenlit here for advertising revenue.
 
2012-12-17 06:28:48 PM  
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2012-12-17 06:28:58 PM  
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2012-12-17 06:29:10 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.


And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?
 
2012-12-17 06:33:50 PM  
Sooo close to a simulpost. Good work though.
 
2012-12-17 06:36:07 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.


That's what I'm thinking. I don't know that I've been on a trip ever, anywhere, for any length of time, where I had to take 70 articles of clothing.
 
2012-12-17 06:37:10 PM  

just passing through: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?


Moving?
 
2012-12-17 06:38:11 PM  
I did something like this when I was 13 or 14... I took every single piece of clothing I could find, put them on over one another, and then went and stood by the road and proceeded to "strip"... The only truly stupid part is that I did this in Arizona in the middle of the day in the August... Otherwise, I got all of the weird looks I expected. :)
 
2012-12-17 06:38:56 PM  
We have friends who did this same this when they travelled to Europe. I'd much rather pay the fee than spend 12 hours sweating through most of my clothes.
 
2012-12-17 06:39:33 PM  

Bisu: just passing through: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?

Moving?


Strip poker world finals?
 
2012-12-17 06:42:49 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.


7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.
 
2012-12-17 06:43:11 PM  

Acharne: I read the headline, clicked the link, read the same headline 4 more times and then realised there was no article nor pictures. Non story, only posted on that site and only greenlit here for advertising revenue.


I felt the same way. Just the same sentence repeated several times.
 
2012-12-17 06:43:32 PM  

just passing through: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?


Maybe he isn't planning on going back.
 
2012-12-17 06:44:22 PM  
Nice one, subby.
 
2012-12-17 06:47:46 PM  
I've been flying Delta a lot lately on the regional CRJ planes. The bins on these aircraft are really small. If you show up at the gate with a bag that won't fit in the overhead, they will "valet" check the bag with a pink tag. You leave it the Jetway just before boarding and they have it at the gate, sometimes inside the Jetway, at your destination.

Best I can tell, they do not charge for this.
 
2012-12-17 06:48:54 PM  
Probably wanted to troll somebody who has a stun gun.
 
2012-12-17 06:49:09 PM  

Bisu: just passing through: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?

Moving?


grinding_journalist: Maybe he isn't planning on going back.


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My thought exactly. Check for the dead housekeeper in his suitcase, and the butler in his shoes.
 
2012-12-17 06:50:40 PM  
Why do I think China is slapping us back with some satire? Sounds legit!
 
2012-12-17 06:52:04 PM  
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2012-12-17 06:52:30 PM  

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If you watched Friends, you are not a man.
 
2012-12-17 06:52:59 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


Who the fark counts their clothes?
 
2012-12-17 06:53:51 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


If you owned some underwear maybe you wouldn't need so many pairs of pants, just sayin'.
 
2012-12-17 06:55:20 PM  

Spartacus Outlaw: Acharne: I read the headline, clicked the link, read the same headline 4 more times and then realised there was no article nor pictures. Non story, only posted on that site and only greenlit here for advertising revenue.

I felt the same way. Just the same sentence repeated several times.


Agreed. That said,

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Best travel clothes ever. I have three camisoles that I've worn to hell and back, washed out in a bathtub, packed away in a microfiber towel still damp when I had to leave earlier than expected, and they *still* look decent. Damn, I would never want to pack 70 items of clothing, unless we're counting underwear and socks as separate. Even then.
 
2012-12-17 06:55:44 PM  
Why do people need so much shiat when they travel?

I have gone on trips for well over a month with nothing more than two shirts, two pairs of pants, and a couple sets of underwear/socks. Just wash your cloths in the hotel sink. Really only the underwear needs to be washed regularly anyway.
 
2012-12-17 06:55:50 PM  

upndn: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

Who the fark counts their clothes?


Not men. That's strike two against you, Smeggy Smurf :) ha
 
2012-12-17 06:57:54 PM  
I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Plus imagine the look on the security dudes faces when you stroll up with 50 pounds of crap stuffed in your pockets and a big grin on your face.

A cheap vest, say 20 bucks, would pay for itself in only one usage, and could save you hundreds of dollars over many flights.
 
2012-12-17 06:58:28 PM  
True story: I was told that my bag was several pounds overweight (using a scale controlled by the airline with no certification from the local authorities which means it could weigh a feather as being 20 pounds) even though at home it came in a couple of pounds under. Snotty clerk behind the counter stood there expecting to see my plastic and to charge me $50.

fark you, ain't happening. I proceeded to step aside and put on a sweater and suit jacket, put some of my toiletries in my pockets, and shove/wedge several more items including a pair of jeans into my carry on computer bag (I recommend Dell computers because they can take near ocean depth pressure, as a result). Checked bag was still a pound over weight...allegedly. $50 please. fark you, ain't happening. Out came sweat pants and a couple more items which a draped over my computer bag. Here's the bag, have a *nice* day.

I looked like a gypsy part way through the terminal. Stopped in a shop and found an athletic bag on clearance. Shoved several items in it and got on my plane just in time.

I will never fly the airline (had 'American' in the name...) again. I still have the athletic bag (which I also used on the return flight) though.
 
2012-12-17 07:01:28 PM  
Reclothulous?
 
2012-12-17 07:02:00 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.


Could you also tell us what sort of beer we should be drinking and what type of pickup truck we need to own?
 
2012-12-17 07:02:08 PM  

downstairs: Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.


The TSA is too busy making little girls in wheelchairs cry.
 
2012-12-17 07:04:04 PM  

colithian: How did this guy not die of heat stroke?


Breathable fabrics.
 
2012-12-17 07:04:38 PM  
the dude probably had so many clothes because he was planning on selling them or outfitting his entire family when he arrived at his destination.
 
2012-12-17 07:05:32 PM  
There was one who was famed for the number of thing
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.

He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.

The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because
He had seven coats on when he came,
With three pairs of boots -- but the worst of it was,
He had wholly forgotten his name.
 
2012-12-17 07:06:07 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


No jackets? What a looser.
 
2012-12-17 07:07:04 PM  

fredklein: downstairs: Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.

The TSA is too busy making little girls in wheelchairs cry.


*zing*
 
2012-12-17 07:08:21 PM  
Ah, young grasshopper...busy searching pockets forget to search body cavities!
 
2012-12-17 07:08:24 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

No jackets? What a looser.


*sniff-sniff*
 
2012-12-17 07:09:25 PM  

Centerpoint: Ah, young grasshopper...busy searching pockets forget to search body cavities!


I call bullchit and shat on your fingers, mine.
 
2012-12-17 07:10:14 PM  

downstairs: Peaceboy: Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too?  Man, security is a pain in the ass.


Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.


He should have checked himself before he wrecked himself.
 
2012-12-17 07:11:43 PM  
rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man who does laundry very often.

FTFY
 
2012-12-17 07:12:31 PM  
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Stewardess: Peanut?
Ace: Yes, I have one right here. It's bulky, but I consider it carry-on.
Stewardess: Peanut.
 
2012-12-17 07:13:17 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


Maybe he should have said "Not a heterosexual man".
 
2012-12-17 07:15:40 PM  

upndn: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

Who the fark counts their clothes?


Engineers?
 
2012-12-17 07:19:18 PM  
.rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

Do the jeans still count if they're old and sitting at the bottom of the closet, waiting for me to get off my lazy ass, bag them up and donate them to charity? I've got a sort of denim compost pile going on.

// As for shirts, you can never have too many shirts, old shirts become paintball / hiking / work shirts, then they become rags.

// I think I have 20 black t-shirts alone. Black t-shirts are a staple of my wardrobe and when I found a decent brand, I bought the FARK out of them. I am all about stockpiling clothing and shirts last a lot longer when you're rotating through 20 shirts (vs 2-3 shirts).

// if you're making statements about how many shirts and jeans a man should have in his closet, you need to get out of the closet.
 
2012-12-17 07:24:45 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

Can't be.
Cuz he does not smoke the same cigarette as me.
 
2012-12-17 07:25:03 PM  

Indubitably: StoPPeRmobile: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

No jackets? What a looser.

*sniff-sniff*


"Looser", seriously?

Bait worked.

*)
 
2012-12-17 07:25:41 PM  

LaraAmber: upndn: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

Who the fark counts their clothes?

Engineers?


I know this secret agent who just bought five dark black turtlenecks and five slightly-darker-black turtlenecks, so I can easily see him having well over sixty pieces of clothing.
 
2012-12-17 07:27:15 PM  

JayCab: LaraAmber: upndn: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

Who the fark counts their clothes?

Engineers?

I know this secret agent who just bought five dark black turtlenecks and five slightly-darker-black turtlenecks, so I can easily see him having well over sixty pieces of clothing.


You just compromised security.
 
2012-12-17 07:28:49 PM  

lordargent: .rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

Do the jeans still count if they're old and sitting at the bottom of the closet, waiting for me to get off my lazy ass, bag them up and donate them to charity? I've got a sort of denim compost pile going on damn nice start to a denim quilt.


All you need is a nice big piece of flannel for the back. You will never be cold watching television again.
 
2012-12-17 07:35:12 PM  
Not surprised to find out he's Chinese.

CSB: I was at LAX checking in to a Virgin Atlantic flight and there was a Chinese guy and girl trying to carry on this enormous 4 foot tall Mickey Mouse they must have gotten from Disney and the check-in agent wasn't having it. They were getting more and more indignant because they were being forced to check it. What blew my mind is that if this was a round-the-world trip they were on did they really expect to not have problems carrying a 4 foot tall Mickey with them everywhere they went?
 
2012-12-17 07:36:56 PM  

LaraAmber: lordargent: .rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

Do the jeans still count if they're old and sitting at the bottom of the closet, waiting for me to get off my lazy ass, bag them up and donate them to charity? I've got a sort of denim compost pile going on damn nice start to a denim quilt.

All you need is a nice big piece of flannel for the back. You will never be cold watching television again.


Too heavy.
 
2012-12-17 07:37:45 PM  

TheLopper: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

Could you also tell us what sort of beer we should be drinking and what type of pickup truck we need to own?


Ford 350 Diesel and my homebrew.

/that'll be $.05
 
2012-12-17 07:37:50 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: I've been flying Delta a lot lately on the regional CRJ planes. The bins on these aircraft are really small. If you show up at the gate with a bag that won't fit in the overhead, they will "valet" check the bag with a pink tag. You leave it the Jetway just before boarding and they have it at the gate, sometimes inside the Jetway, at your destination.

Best I can tell, they do not charge for this.


As a matter of general rule, they don't. I used to fly ~ every week on those and smaller and I never had a charge. I fly now about 10-12 times a year and have managed to set things up so that I can do a week long conference out of a carry-on rollerboard and a briefcase. That even counts having a sport coat or two, exercise clothes, computer and accessories (along with charging cables), and so forth. It does make for some interesting casual gear for my footwear, though...
 
2012-12-17 07:38:22 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


You sound boringly dressed. And tedious.
 
2012-12-17 07:50:39 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks it's not possible to wear 60 shirts at the same time? After, let's say 10, you are now too big to fit a normal sized shirt over yourself. 50 more? No way.
 
2012-12-17 07:55:53 PM  

downstairs: Peaceboy: Did they make him take off all 14 pairs of shoes, too?  Man, security is a pain in the ass.


Sorta surprised this didn't actually tip off a TSA agent that he may be doing this to hide something.


There's TSA in Africa?
 
2012-12-17 08:00:59 PM  
dopekitty74 : There's TSA in Africa?

The TSA's down in Africa.
Gonna take some time to do the things we never have
 
2012-12-17 08:04:11 PM  
Who honestly thought this would happen in the U.S. and the guy wouldn't be tased from the inside during a cavity search? We're talking about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, where they shiat themselves in fear if someone steps out of line.
 
2012-12-17 08:04:26 PM  

lordargent: dopekitty74 : There's TSA in Africa?

The TSA's down in Africa.
Gonna take some time to do the things we never have


We should just transfer all of our TSA officers to Africa.

I like this plan. Do it, now.

8)= "These are my infinity glasses."
 
2012-12-17 08:05:27 PM  

Precision Boobery: Who honestly thought this would happen in the U.S. and the guy wouldn't be tased from the inside during a cavity search? We're talking about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, where they shiat themselves in fear if someone steps out of line.

To threaten

, implicitly.
 
2012-12-17 08:09:10 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


Well la-di-dah, take a look at Rainbow Brite here with black shirts *and* white shirts. You'd only need half as many if you ditched the colors, there, He-man.
 
2012-12-17 08:15:25 PM  

hdhale: True story: I was told that my bag was several pounds overweight (using a scale controlled by the airline with no certification from the local authorities which means it could weigh a feather as being 20 pounds) even though at home it came in a couple of pounds under. Snotty clerk behind the counter stood there expecting to see my plastic and to charge me $50.

fark you, ain't happening. I proceeded to step aside and put on a sweater and suit jacket, put some of my toiletries in my pockets, and shove/wedge several more items including a pair of jeans into my carry on computer bag (I recommend Dell computers because they can take near ocean depth pressure, as a result). Checked bag was still a pound over weight...allegedly. $50 please. fark you, ain't happening. Out came sweat pants and a couple more items which a draped over my computer bag. Here's the bag, have a *nice* day.

I looked like a gypsy part way through the terminal. Stopped in a shop and found an athletic bag on clearance. Shoved several items in it and got on my plane just in time.

I will never fly the airline (had 'American' in the name...) again. I still have the athletic bag (which I also used on the return flight) though.


a) Your home scale could well be off by a few pounds. Home scales are not renowned for their precision.
b) Assuming the limit was 50 lbs, you fly with too much shiat. Just like my wife.

/thankfully I have finally trained her to start making an effort to cut down on the shiat we travel with
 
2012-12-17 08:15:40 PM  
Here he is (not really):
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According to Guinness, the record for t-shirts is 255, set by Sanath Bandara of Sri Lanka last December
 
2012-12-17 08:19:15 PM  

ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.


Someone actually did it.
 
2012-12-17 08:33:11 PM  

ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.


Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.
 
2012-12-17 08:33:43 PM  

Indubitably: Reclothulous?



Indubitably
 
2012-12-17 08:34:07 PM  

LoneVVolf: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.


TSA=To See Ass.
 
2012-12-17 08:34:56 PM  

Seasons I'v Withered: Indubitably: Reclothulous?


Indubitably


P.S. You've been waiting to play that card, no?
 
2012-12-17 08:36:17 PM  
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2012-12-17 08:36:20 PM  

Indubitably: LoneVVolf: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.

TSA=To See Ass.


Should Add: On Fingers, Federal.
 
2012-12-17 08:44:02 PM  
I like to box my clothes and UPS them. Still cheaper.
 
2012-12-17 08:45:47 PM  

stuffy: I like to box my clothes and UPS them. Still cheaper.


I move my own shat, thank you very much.

If you don't, you can afford a tax increase.

That is all.
 
2012-12-17 08:47:48 PM  
I would have used the HERO tag, but then again, it wouldn't have been greenlit.
 
2012-12-17 08:50:28 PM  

LoneVVolf: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.


Perhaps, but I've showed up with a carry-on bag packed full of electronics and they never batted an eye. Also I wouldn't pack it full of electronics, I'd pack it full of stuff I would normally have in a checked bag; clothes, books, toiletries etc.
 
2012-12-17 08:52:24 PM  
But was he 7 popped collars cool?

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2012-12-17 08:54:50 PM  

colithian: How did this guy not die of heat stroke?


Because he's IMAGINARY!
 
2012-12-17 09:03:04 PM  

Frozboz: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x319]


And he's going commando.
 
2012-12-17 09:04:03 PM  

geoduck42: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Someone actually did it.


That's not really what I'm thinking. Forget about something that looks good, and costs a fortune, I'm thinking of a vest you would only wear when you're going through security, the rest of the time you'd probably have it draped over your carry-on bag.

This is the closest I could find:

digital.hammacher.comView Full Size


A vest like that, but with much larger pockets, back and front, all mesh, and dirt cheap. I want to buy it at wal mart for 20 bucks, fold up 2 pairs of pants, shoes and a bunch of other junk and stroll through security with it. Basically it would be like those cheap cloth shopping bags you can buy except in the shape of a vest.
 
2012-12-17 09:04:09 PM  

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Indubitably

P.S. You've been waiting to play that card, no?


THIS!
 
2012-12-17 09:04:29 PM  
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like, it's been done before
 
2012-12-17 09:05:00 PM  

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I tried to This! this post, not the one above it.
 
2012-12-17 09:13:38 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Agreed. That said, EX OFFICIO


Just bought some of their gear for an upcoming three week trip and I'm planning on doing their 2 pairs of underwear challenge.
 
2012-12-17 09:21:53 PM  

whatshisname: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Agreed. That said, EX OFFICIO

Just bought some of their gear for an upcoming three week trip and I'm planning on doing their 2 pairs of underwear challenge.


Their underwear is fabulous. I haven't tried any of their other stuff.
 
2012-12-17 09:36:59 PM  
The guy totally ripped off the Freak Bros.

ecx.images-amazon.comView Full Size
 
2012-12-17 09:40:55 PM  
I hope more and more people start doing this... maybe the airlines will finally start charging a base price for the seat plus a per-weight charge for flights.

i take up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and me+baggage = 180 pounds.
your 3 year old takes up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and kid plus baggage = 50 pounds.
your enormously fat wife takes up 2 seats, 1 carry-on "slot" and has 2 checked bags... hambeast + baggage = 570 pounds.

this encourages people to travel light (saving fuel)
 
2012-12-17 09:42:03 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I hope more and more people start doing this... maybe the airlines will finally start charging a base price for the seat plus a per-weight charge for flights.

i take up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and me+baggage = 180 pounds.
your 3 year old takes up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and kid plus baggage = 50 pounds.
your enormously fat wife takes up 2 seats, 1 carry-on "slot" and has 2 checked bags... hambeast + baggage = 570 pounds.

this encourages people to travel light (saving fuel)


dude i could to this to each of my seven kids. GENIUS!
 
2012-12-17 09:42:25 PM  
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Approves.

/link hotter than Genuine Saskatchewan Sealskin bindings
//obscure to anyone under 35?
 
2012-12-17 09:45:57 PM  

Mole Man: [www.s9.com image 226x289]

Approves.

/link hotter than Genuine Saskatchewan Sealskin bindings
//obscure to anyone under 35?


Nevar!
 
2012-12-17 09:47:14 PM  
Does the Hero tag have the day off today?
 
2012-12-17 09:48:25 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I hope more and more people start doing this... maybe the airlines will finally start charging a base price for the seat plus a per-weight charge for flights.

i take up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and me+baggage = 180 pounds.
your 3 year old takes up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and kid plus baggage = 50 pounds.
your enormously fat wife takes up 2 seats, 1 carry-on "slot" and has 2 checked bags... hambeast + baggage = 570 pounds.

this encourages people to travel light (saving fuel)


Could you imagine the HR nightmare that'd fuel if it was adopted, "Sorry, no fatties can be part of the sales team because we don't want to pay the extra air fare", give it a few years and your average traveling salesman will be jockey sized and amusing. Little peoples will have their day! The drama that'd unfold at the weigh-in stations would also produce quality gawking youtube clips for generations.
 
2012-12-17 09:54:23 PM  
No way someone gets that much crap into anything that resembles a carry-on.
 
2012-12-17 09:58:16 PM  

Reverborama: The guy totally ripped off the Freak Bros.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x500]


Rip Off Press.
Tell me more.
 
2012-12-17 10:01:12 PM  
It's always lighter when you fly without your bill of rights.
 
2012-12-17 10:02:21 PM  

ElBarto79: LoneVVolf: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.

Perhaps, but I've showed up with a carry-on bag packed full of electronics and they never batted an eye. Also I wouldn't pack it full of electronics, I'd pack it full of stuff I would normally have in a checked bag; clothes, books, toiletries etc.


This. Just traveled last week with a ton scary looking electronics in my carry-on. Wires, PCBs, laptop, JTAG programmers, and half a dozen other goodies the TSA couldn't ID if they tried. What did they flag the bag for? A water bottle in the side pocket. They made me throw out the bottle and sent me on my way.
 
2012-12-17 10:03:49 PM  

italie: ElBarto79: LoneVVolf: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Showing up at an airport with a trenchcoat full of electronics and wire is a great way to score a free TSA prostate exam.

Perhaps, but I've showed up with a carry-on bag packed full of electronics and they never batted an eye. Also I wouldn't pack it full of electronics, I'd pack it full of stuff I would normally have in a checked bag; clothes, books, toiletries etc.

This. Just traveled last week with a ton scary looking electronics in my carry-on. Wires, PCBs, laptop, JTAG programmers, and half a dozen other goodies the TSA couldn't ID if they tried. What did they flag the bag for? A water bottle in the side pocket. They made me throw out the bottle and sent me on my way.


B/c it's a theatre...
 
2012-12-17 10:10:07 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


You own 16 pairs of pants?

mazedlx.netView Full Size
 
2012-12-17 10:11:11 PM  

hdhale: True story: I was told that my bag was several pounds overweight (using a scale controlled by the airline with no certification from the local authorities which means it could weigh a feather as being 20 pounds) even though at home it came in a couple of pounds under. Snotty clerk behind the counter stood there expecting to see my plastic and to charge me $50.

fark you, ain't happening. I proceeded to step aside and put on a sweater and suit jacket, put some of my toiletries in my pockets, and shove/wedge several more items including a pair of jeans into my carry on computer bag (I recommend Dell computers because they can take near ocean depth pressure, as a result). Checked bag was still a pound over weight...allegedly. $50 please. fark you, ain't happening. Out came sweat pants and a couple more items which a draped over my computer bag. Here's the bag, have a *nice* day.

I looked like a gypsy part way through the terminal. Stopped in a shop and found an athletic bag on clearance. Shoved several items in it and got on my plane just in time.

I will never fly the airline (had 'American' in the name...) again. I still have the athletic bag (which I also used on the return flight) though.


Just curious...is the scale you have at home certified by local authorities? Because maybe it was out of calibration and the airline's scale was correct.
 
2012-12-17 10:15:26 PM  

italie: This. Just traveled last week with a ton scary looking electronics in my carry-on. Wires, PCBs, laptop, JTAG programmers, and half a dozen other goodies the TSA couldn't ID if they tried. What did they flag the bag for? A water bottle in the side pocket. They made me throw out the bottle and sent me on my way.


good boy
 
2012-12-17 10:20:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


If I owned that many clothes I would do laundry once a year. Not joking.
 
2012-12-17 10:27:11 PM  

lordargent: Do the jeans still count if they're old and sitting at the bottom of the closet, waiting for me to get off my lazy ass, bag them up and donate them to charity? I've got a sort of denim compost pile going on.


Denim Compost Pile would be a good name for a metal band. Or, at least, a grunge album.
 
2012-12-17 10:27:48 PM  

BumpInTheNight: The_Original_Roxtar: I hope more and more people start doing this... maybe the airlines will finally start charging a base price for the seat plus a per-weight charge for flights.

i take up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and me+baggage = 180 pounds.
your 3 year old takes up 1 seat, 1 carry-on "slot" and kid plus baggage = 50 pounds.
your enormously fat wife takes up 2 seats, 1 carry-on "slot" and has 2 checked bags... hambeast + baggage = 570 pounds.

this encourages people to travel light (saving fuel)

Could you imagine the HR nightmare that'd fuel if it was adopted, "Sorry, no fatties can be part of the sales team because we don't want to pay the extra air fare", give it a few years and your average traveling salesman will be jockey sized and amusing. Little peoples will have their day! The drama that'd unfold at the weigh-in stations would also produce quality gawking youtube clips for generations.


If that were the case then all our salespeople would be renting compact/economy and booking their hotels on priceline. Weird, they are not. Actually they have a travel budget and they use it as they wish...
 
2012-12-17 10:45:58 PM  

just passing through: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

And where the hell are you going that you need to bring that much stuff?


guessing he bought a round trip ticket but he has no intention of using the return flight.
 
2012-12-17 10:46:41 PM  
What kind of idiot has that much extra baggage?

70 pieces of clothing, and that's not including whatever he left in the bags.
 
2012-12-17 10:52:15 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.


So, 2 tuxedo pants, 2 tuxedo shirts, 0 socks, 0 shoes, 0 ties, 0 tuxedo jackets, and you're cracking wise about other people being poorly dressed?
 
2012-12-17 11:13:36 PM  
Damn Smeggy Smurf, that is how to troll. Post one comment, and watch the entire thread bite at it.

Well done.
 
2012-12-17 11:17:36 PM  

JayCab: LaraAmber: upndn: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

Who the fark counts their clothes?

Engineers?

I know this secret agent who just bought five dark black turtlenecks and five slightly-darker-black turtlenecks, so I can easily see him having well over sixty pieces of clothing.


What's he using the turtlenecks for? Infiltrating a sleeper cell of mimes?
 
2012-12-17 11:45:57 PM  

ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Plus imagine the look on the security dudes faces when you stroll up with 50 pounds of crap stuffed in your pockets and a big grin on your face.

A cheap vest, say 20 bucks, would pay for itself in only one usage, and could save you hundreds of dollars over many flights.


http://www.scottevest.com/

I've got one of their jackets and I like it. I never load it heavily but it lets me put my Kindle in my pocket.
 
2012-12-17 11:56:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

If you owned some underwear maybe you wouldn't need so many pairs of pants, just sayin'.


And if he wasn't a completely insufferable douchebag, he might not need TWO PAIRS of tuxedo pants.
 
2012-12-17 11:58:56 PM  
One day, a vulture was going through the security checkpoint at an airport with a canvas bag. The TSA agent looked at the dead gazelle in the bag and asked, "Carrion?"

/ba-dump, tchhhhhh
 
2012-12-18 12:03:46 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Am I the only one who thinks it's not possible to wear 60 shirts at the same time? After, let's say 10, you are now too big to fit a normal sized shirt over yourself. 50 more? No way.


This is exactly what I was thinking. To say nothing of 9 pairs of pants at the same time. The only way this would work is if, as was suggested, the man was bringing clothes to sell, and put the 1X, 2X, etc sizes on last. THEN I could believe it.
 
2012-12-18 12:08:17 AM  

The_Sponge: markie_farkie: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x281]

Feels his pain


"I can't move my arms!"


C'man man! Get it right. It's running constantly on TV right now...

Hint...

"You can put your arms down when you get to school."
 
2012-12-18 12:14:55 AM  

vodka: Why do people need so much shiat when they travel?

I have gone on trips for well over a month with nothing more than two shirts, two pairs of pants, and a couple sets of underwear/socks. Just wash your cloths in the hotel sink. Really only the underwear needs to be washed regularly anyway.


If trolling, 8/10.
If not..........ew.
 
2012-12-18 12:27:47 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.


Can somebody explain the logic behind this troll?

I have about 30 or 40 pairs of jeans and couldn't even guess at the amount of t-shirts I have.

I'm in construction, travel for work and hate doing laundry.

Is it that "real" men don't wear jeans that often... or that "real" men don't have more than a weeks worth of wardrobe? Seriously... I don't get this.

/I also wear $300 work boots.
//I'm cool like that
 
2012-12-18 12:32:18 AM  
Jument : a) Your home scale could well be off by a few pounds. Home scales are not renowned for their precision.
b) Assuming the limit was 50 lbs, you fly with too much shiat. Just like my wife.


How much does 1 liter of vodka in a glass bottle weigh?

// because I brought back two ... $9/bottle of the vodka that I normally pay ~$22 per bottle for here in the US.

Actually I take that back, the 750 mL bottles in the US are $22, I didn't realize I had bought 1 L bottles until I got them home and unpacked them (they're the same height, just fatter).

//51 pounds on the return trip, didn't get charged.
 
2012-12-18 12:38:17 AM  
I did not know that the chinese wore jeans
 
2012-12-18 01:01:46 AM  

ElBarto79: geoduck42: ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Someone actually did it.

That's not really what I'm thinking. Forget about something that looks good, and costs a fortune, I'm thinking of a vest you would only wear when you're going through security, the rest of the time you'd probably have it draped over your carry-on bag.

This is the closest I could find:

[digital.hammacher.com image 850x850]

A vest like that, but with much larger pockets, back and front, all mesh, and dirt cheap. I want to buy it at wal mart for 20 bucks, fold up 2 pairs of pants, shoes and a bunch of other junk and stroll through security with it. Basically it would be like those cheap cloth shopping bags you can buy except in the shape of a vest.


The will think you're "packing."
 
2012-12-18 04:15:58 AM  

ElBarto79: I had an idea for a carry-on vest; a lightweight mesh vest, or trench coat if you really wanna get crazy, covered with giant pockets which you can fill with stuff to avoid baggage fees. Because it's a vest it would be easy to take off when you're going through the security check. Once you get to your seat you could just take it off and stuff it somewhere.

Plus imagine the look on the security dudes faces when you stroll up with 50 pounds of crap stuffed in your pockets and a big grin on your face.

A cheap vest, say 20 bucks, would pay for itself in only one usage, and could save you hundreds of dollars over many flights.


gadget.comView Full Size
 
2012-12-18 04:34:26 AM  
I did this for the first time about 10 years ago!

My bag was about 3kg over the limit and they wanted to charge me $$$. I asked if I could pull some of the heavy objects out of the bag and put them in my coat pocket and carry that. They said that was ok. As soon as I cleared customs, I shoved everything into my carry-on. No problem.

Solution: If Airlines are concerned about the total weight in a plane, a ticket should be issued for a certain weight - bags and person. End of story. (It is the only fair solution, but try selling that to the very vocal overweight. Remeber it's the westernworld - where if one group is very vocal and offended for some p.c. notion the other million of us have to do their will)
 
2012-12-18 07:45:12 AM  
I did something similar, had a suitcase and three small bags at the airport. Checked in the single suitcase then went to the WHSmith and convinced them to let me have a bin bag that I placed the other three bags into. Jostled it into the `your bag must fit into here` cage, weighed it at 15Kg.

sorted
 
2012-12-18 08:34:15 AM  
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/approves
 
2012-12-18 09:43:00 AM  

Indubitably: StoPPeRmobile: Smeggy Smurf: rumpelstiltskin: If you own 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans, you are not a man.

7 white polos
7 black polos
7 white buttoned short sleeve shirts
7 white buttoned long sleeve shirts
7 varying color sweaters
7 sweatshirts
14 white t-shirts
7 black t-shirts
2 tuxedo shirts
65 total

7 jeans
7 dress slacks
2 tuxedo pants
16 total

Not a man? You sound poorly dressed.

No jackets? What a looser.

*sniff-sniff*


Whats the point of the tuxedo shirts and pants with no jacket? Tails or waist?

You will look quite the fool on tuxedo tuesday!

Unless, of course you are wearing them....ironicly
 
2012-12-18 09:57:43 AM  
So how do you intend to fit in your small airplane seat after putting on that much clothing?
 
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