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(ArtsJournal)   TSA wrecks concert cellist's instrument and bow by slamming the case lid down in order to close it. TSA employee's excuse: "I thought there's always room for cello"   (artsjournal.com) divider line 49
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2013-02-24 08:57:54 PM
11 votes:
R.I.P. Cee Lo
2013-02-24 09:22:37 PM
4 votes:

SockMonkeyHolocaust: What kind of dildo doesn't have a backup bow?


GizmoToy: Well, when they're $20k each, you probably don't have a horde of them laying around.


wow.zamimg.com
2013-02-24 09:07:04 PM
4 votes:
This is why I'll only play the female organ.
2013-02-24 09:10:24 PM
3 votes:

Oak: ajgeek: Ban the TSA. There's no reason for them and there never was.

There's a reason for them: Democrats.


Those Bush Democrats were the worst!
2013-02-24 09:06:36 PM
3 votes:
Ah, the TSA. The retarded, crippled kid in the wheelchair that has to wear the helmet to protect his soft spot when the Department of Homeland Security has it's family reunions.
2013-02-24 09:02:57 PM
3 votes:
To all the tsa haters, at least you can enjoy the schadenfreude of the furlough. I will at least be losing one day of work, possibly more...
2013-02-24 08:59:13 PM
3 votes:
During the 30 seconds of orchestra tutti I put my bow down, signaled the conductor to keep on going, walked over to the assistant principal cellist and silently asked for her bow. I will never forget the expression in her face - she must have thought I had gone mad! I finished the concerto on her bow wondering what I had done to deserve such challenges. Oh, I have never had emotional attachment to things, and as a father I know the only really tragic loss, the loss of your child, but to make music I do depend on good equipment.

What kind of dildo doesn't have a backup bow?
2013-02-24 08:58:55 PM
3 votes:
boo hoo, i'm playing the world's smallest violin...
2013-02-24 11:38:31 PM
2 votes:
Could be worse.

mimg.ugo.com

/"We have nothing to declare!"
//"Except a cello... cello cello cello"
2013-02-24 11:25:32 PM
2 votes:

Arctic Phoenix: TV's Vinnie: And twelve years on since it's creation, the number of terrorists caught by the TSA remains at: 0

My aunt has a security system installed in her house.  It's caught 0 burglars.  That doesn't necessarily indicate whether or not it's been a good investment.


newsgrift.com
2013-02-24 10:54:13 PM
2 votes:

bobug: DemonEater: FunkOut: If I was a musician, I'd be terrified to take an expensive instrument on a plane.

That's the thing - many professional musicians buy a seat for their instrument and carry it on.  The cabin is better for the instrument (better climate control) and you don't entrust a $30,000 instrument to some guy making $10/hr who doesn't give a shiat.

If this guy was still checking his instrument - yeah, in an ideal world, you SHOULD be able to trust the airline, but this isn't an an ideal world - then he wasn't being as safe as he could.

I do underwater photography. Between lenses, camera, housing, lens ports and strobes, I have 15-20k invested. I travel with the bare minimum, and still have been treated like my clear plastic housing is some elaborate explosive. TSA people treated me with hostility when, after ripping all of my stuff apart, I asked to put it back together. And this was carry-on. No freaking way am I trusting my gear to people who can open my luggage, break thing and shove it back in, haphazardly, with that cute "we looked at your stuff" flier they use.

//thinks that the element of "treat others' belongings as you'd want your own treated is lost
///has also been felt up in the interest of national security, because, God knows, my underwire is a secret weapon.


We will need to see pictures of said bra and underside to be sure...
2013-02-24 10:50:28 PM
2 votes:

DemonEater: FunkOut: If I was a musician, I'd be terrified to take an expensive instrument on a plane.

That's the thing - many professional musicians buy a seat for their instrument and carry it on.  The cabin is better for the instrument (better climate control) and you don't entrust a $30,000 instrument to some guy making $10/hr who doesn't give a shiat.

If this guy was still checking his instrument - yeah, in an ideal world, you SHOULD be able to trust the airline, but this isn't an an ideal world - then he wasn't being as safe as he could.


I do underwater photography. Between lenses, camera, housing, lens ports and strobes, I have 15-20k invested. I travel with the bare minimum, and still have been treated like my clear plastic housing is some elaborate explosive. TSA people treated me with hostility when, after ripping all of my stuff apart, I asked to put it back together. And this was carry-on. No freaking way am I trusting my gear to people who can open my luggage, break thing and shove it back in, haphazardly, with that cute "we looked at your stuff" flier they use.

//thinks that the element of "treat others' belongings as you'd want your own treated is lost
///has also been felt up in the interest of national security, because, God knows, my underwire is a secret weapon.
2013-02-24 10:23:41 PM
2 votes:

Sgygus: You hire goons ... you have to expect them to behave like goons.


Hired goons?

fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net
2013-02-24 09:38:24 PM
2 votes:
Too bad derpers can't stop long enough to realize that on this issue there is a large contingent of natural allies on the other side of the metaphorical aisle. God forbid anything be done about the obscene clusterfark of the TSA other than arguing about whose fault it is.
royalboiler.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-24 09:25:47 PM
2 votes:

ultraholland: Thanks, Obama.


- 284658726189358917329572945768264856286457862874  Seriously.  Clapped out beyond belief.
2013-02-24 09:20:57 PM
2 votes:

Jaws_Victim: To all the tsa haters, at least you can enjoy the schadenfreude of the furlough. I will at least be losing one day of work, possibly more...


It's a start.
2013-02-24 09:18:50 PM
2 votes:

Duke_leto_Atredes: I try to make a point of giving the TSA as hard a time as possible, i always opt out and make them pat me down

//on the fat side of heavy
//always eat beans before air travel
//make slightly sugestive comments as i get patted down.

I once saw a man do the same but he was wearing a kilt at JWA i wish i had come up with that.


Do you know you spell your name wrong? Caladan too. But you spelled Harkonnen right.

Just wondered.
2013-02-24 09:08:26 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
"One never implies ownership in the event of a cello...always A cello, never...YOUR cello."
2013-02-24 09:05:18 PM
2 votes:
I try to make a point of giving the TSA as hard a time as possible, i always opt out and make them pat me down

//on the fat side of heavy
//always eat beans before air travel
//make slightly sugestive comments as i get patted down.

I once saw a man do the same but he was wearing a kilt at JWA i wish i had come up with that.
2013-02-24 04:04:53 PM
2 votes:
I'm sure that struck a sour note.
2013-02-25 02:48:25 AM
1 votes:
img685.imageshack.us
2013-02-25 01:21:05 AM
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: It's amazing how rare a decent human being is these days. Certainly the TSA cannot find one.


What decent person would spend any time at all working for the TSA?

wademh: If I had a nickle for every time some overzealous TSA agent broke my G-string ...


If one of those fat sweaty guys tries on my panties, I hope they keep them.
2013-02-25 12:31:34 AM
1 votes:
Q:  What's the difference between a cello player & a large pizza?
A:  A large pizza can feed a family of four.
2013-02-24 11:52:53 PM
1 votes:
I wanted to feel bad for the guy, but the deeper I got into it I couldn't help thinking "I'm glad they broke your farking cello, poindexter"
2013-02-24 11:49:24 PM
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: Could be worse.

[mimg.ugo.com image 480x228]

/"We have nothing to declare!"
//"Except a cello... cello cello cello"


DAMN YOU!
2013-02-24 10:58:35 PM
1 votes:
Representative of the unwashed masses: or you could get a competent force like the RCMP...

look, the TSA creates enough of an inconvenience without adding horses to the mix.
2013-02-24 10:30:15 PM
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Duke_leto_Atredes: I try to make a point of giving the TSA as hard a time as possible, i always opt out and make them pat me down

That sounds more like a fetish, and less like giving them a hard time. >_>


Well, it sounds like SOMEBODY is getting a hard time out of it, anyway.
2013-02-24 10:11:08 PM
1 votes:
would > wouldn't


/that comment was dildoes
2013-02-24 10:10:59 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Because so many terrorists have hidden bombs inside valuable musical instruments.


It only takes once. We'll never know how many times such a situation has been prevented thanks to the good work the TSA is doing.
2013-02-24 09:51:58 PM
1 votes:
my goodness a 30 pound nitrocellulose covered device on an airplane. it's amazing how fretless the stewardess was about it all.
2013-02-24 09:50:52 PM
1 votes:
content8.flixster.com
2013-02-24 09:47:45 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Because so many terrorists have hidden bombs inside valuable musical instruments.


fnordfocus: kab: The only story that surprises me about the TSA is that we, as a nation, consider them acceptable.

Givem the TSA's tendency to raid the homes of anyone who criticizes them, is it surprising that nobody speaks out?


*citation or shut-up please*
2013-02-24 09:44:26 PM
1 votes:
www.worldofstock.com

Do they even allow a carry on this large.  Makes one go hmmmmmm....
2013-02-24 09:40:44 PM
1 votes:
Honestly, I've never met a gov't employee that didn't deserve a punch in the face. I've seriously never had any encounter with such an employee that gave me any impression that they were actual human beings with empathy or courtesy. Trusting something valuable to one of them, whether it's the TSA or whoever, is like gambling in Vegas except the only reward is that they actually manage to not fark up in the process.
2013-02-24 09:30:51 PM
1 votes:

GORDON: You don't have to worry about the TSA if you don't have an orifice or property to be searched.  Having an orifice on your person or you have private property is implicit permission to be searched by the government.

America, love it or leave it.

Obama 2016.


You were doing so well, but then you stumbled on the dismount.

-5 from the Russian judge
kab
2013-02-24 09:30:20 PM
1 votes:
The only story that surprises me about the TSA is that we, as a nation, consider them acceptable.
2013-02-24 09:29:27 PM
1 votes:

ultraholland: Thanks, Obama.


Lol wut?
 iamkoream.com
2013-02-24 09:23:58 PM
1 votes:
Thanks, Obama.
2013-02-24 09:16:45 PM
1 votes:

SockMonkeyHolocaust: During the 30 seconds of orchestra tutti I put my bow down, signaled the conductor to keep on going, walked over to the assistant principal cellist and silently asked for her bow. I will never forget the expression in her face - she must have thought I had gone mad! I finished the concerto on her bow wondering what I had done to deserve such challenges. Oh, I have never had emotional attachment to things, and as a father I know the only really tragic loss, the loss of your child, but to make music I do depend on good equipment.

What kind of dildo doesn't have a backup bow?


Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a cello... always use the indefinite article a cello, never your cello.
Oak
2013-02-24 09:07:36 PM
1 votes:

ajgeek: Ban the TSA. There's no reason for them and there never was.


There's a reason for them: Democrats.
2013-02-24 09:07:14 PM
1 votes:

Duke_leto_Atredes: I try to make a point of giving the TSA as hard a time as possible, i always opt out and make them pat me down


That sounds more like a fetish, and less like giving them a hard time. >_>
2013-02-24 09:06:18 PM
1 votes:
If I didn't live here, I don't think I'd come here.
2013-02-24 09:06:07 PM
1 votes:
You don't have to worry about the TSA if you don't have an orifice or property to be searched.  Having an orifice on your person or you have private property is implicit permission to be searched by the government.

America, love it or leave it.

Obama 2016.
2013-02-24 09:02:30 PM
1 votes:
I get it, but this guy seems like he deserves a little inconvenience every once in a while. Seems a little short in the karma department.
2013-02-24 09:01:27 PM
1 votes:
Cretinous swine.
2013-02-24 08:59:19 PM
1 votes:
Barbarians the lot of them.
2013-02-24 08:58:47 PM
1 votes:
Because so many terrorists have hidden bombs inside valuable musical instruments.
2013-02-24 08:57:23 PM
1 votes:
You hire goons ... you have to expect them to behave like goons.
2013-02-24 07:48:32 PM
1 votes:
Eventually, insurance companies are going to get tired of covering the TSA's expensive fark ups, and maybe we will see some change with these morons. It sucks, but considering that the insurance bastards own this country, affecting their bottom line seems to be the only way.
 
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