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(NYPost)   Subby knew this day would come: The day Chewbacca comes face to face with the TSA   (nypost.com) divider line 54
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2013-06-08 02:46:53 PM  
Let the wookie win.
 
2013-06-08 02:52:23 PM  
It kind of saddens me to see Mayhew in a wheelchair.
 
2013-06-08 02:52:56 PM  
Oh, come on.  She needs to be able to travel to look after her vast business empire.

iruntheinternet.com
 
2013-06-08 05:14:05 PM  
You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

www.nypost.com

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick
 
2013-06-08 05:14:39 PM  
It starts with the TSA impounding lightsabers, then before you know it there's an army of clones to deal with.
 
2013-06-08 06:31:17 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick


He knew and wanted the cane for himself.  He ought to be hung instead
 
2013-06-08 06:33:47 PM  
Much ado about nothing.

Obama is nothing like Bush. I'm sure he's on top of this as I type...all of this TSA crap will quickly be resolved.

/can I use that twice in one day?
 
2013-06-08 06:40:17 PM  
That's an offensive weapon!
 
2013-06-08 06:40:51 PM  
Gort's day off?
 
2013-06-08 06:44:51 PM  
Sorta like the Empire's goons raiding Chewbacca's house on Life Day looking for those terrorist Rebels?

/Whip, whip, stir, whip, whip, stir!
 
2013-06-08 06:48:36 PM  
It kind of saddens me to see Mayhew in a wheelchair.
------------

Without doing any research, I'm assuming he has a pituitary disorder....which means he is lucky to have lived as long as he has so far. Gigantism is nothing to screw around with, just as Andre. Most people who end up with pituitary disorders that causes taller-than-"normal" heights learn to have big hearts and live with what they have been given. Still means that medically they face a lot of challenges. I'm not surprised at his age he is in a wheelchair.

All that being said, the guy was goddamn Chewbacca. If he wants the cane, give him the cane.
At 7'2" he probably has to reserve certain spaces or tickets just to fit in the seating areas on the plane.
 
2013-06-08 06:50:07 PM  
Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a man in a wheelchair, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it doesnot make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.
 
2013-06-08 06:57:36 PM  
farkingismybusiness: Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks?

Think about it, dude.  You'd be like Michael Jordan every time you set paw on an Ewok court.
 
2013-06-08 06:59:12 PM  
It was only a matter of time.
 
2013-06-08 06:59:55 PM  
static.lockerz.com
 
2013-06-08 07:08:18 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-06-08 07:09:16 PM  
It was a boring conversation anyway.
 
2013-06-08 07:15:43 PM  
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ladies and gentlemen of thissupposed TSA, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbaccalives on the planet Endor. Now think about it;that does not make sense!
 
2013-06-08 07:16:42 PM  
www.nypost.com

Han Solo: Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
TSA Agent: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a TSA Agent.
Han Solo: That's 'cause TSA Agents don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
TSA Agent: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.
 
2013-06-08 07:21:00 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick

He knew and wanted the cane for himself.  He ought to be hung instead



img.photobucket.com

I once forgot that I had a Tool Logic (a red one similar to the one pictured above) in my carry on bag.  When the bag went through the scanner they pulled me aside and pulled it out.  I said that I had forgot to take it out and asked if I could get it back and go back out into the non-secure area.  I knew someone who worked at the CTA station in the airport and they were on duty and I was going to give it to them to hold.  They called over the manager and before I they could repeat my request he said, "I have never seen a red one of these before."  They asked my question and he very quickly said, "No."  Yeah, I know where it wound up.
 
2013-06-08 07:24:50 PM  
Well, it may be racial profiling, but I suppose it was reasonable to believe he was smuggling something.
 
2013-06-08 07:40:03 PM  
Docking bay 94?
 
2013-06-08 07:48:28 PM  
Yes TSA, the senior citizen in the wheelchair who need a cane to stand is going to start some sh*t on the plane.
 
2013-06-08 07:49:53 PM  
Next time, find some way to avoid any TSA entanglements.
 
2013-06-08 07:51:00 PM  
For some reason, I can imagine security on the Death Star being exactly like this picture.

www.nypost.com

Saw Peter Mayhew at a comic convention. Got his autograph, then I asked if I could shake his hand (his hands are humongous). I'm surprised he didn't scream at me "You know how many of you idiots ask to shake my hand?!??" Instead he politely said no.
 
2013-06-08 07:59:51 PM  
porky on the right was hoping they could confiscate it so he could take it home.  thieving taco bell flunkouts.
 
2013-06-08 08:01:28 PM  
How the heck did Subby see this coming?
 
2013-06-08 08:09:41 PM  

skinink: For some reason, I can imagine security on the Death Star being exactly like this picture.

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

Saw Peter Mayhew at a comic convention. Got his autograph, then I asked if I could shake his hand (his hands are humongous). I'm surprised he didn't scream at me "You know how many of you idiots ask to shake my hand?!??" Instead he politely said no.


It's probably too painful for him to shake your hand. he looks like he's in a lot of pain, as people with giantism are.
 
2013-06-08 08:09:56 PM  
i283.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-08 08:13:11 PM  

06Wahoo: How the heck did Subby see this coming?


One day you'll know, but it will be me tapping you on the back.. from the future to tell you again.
 
2013-06-08 08:15:07 PM  
I don't know. Fly casual.

/this is not the cane you are looking for
 
2013-06-08 08:19:08 PM  

06Wahoo: How the heck did Subby see this coming?


Mr. Mayhew does a LOT of SF conventions. I'd be very surprised if some TSA-related idiocy like this hadn't happened before.

Therefore, anyone on the GoH committees might have heard and surmised something like this would be coming eventually.
 
2013-06-08 08:27:06 PM  
"Star Wars' Chewbacca found the farce was with him - when airport staff feared wanted his lightsaber-style walking stick was a weapon."

FTFTA
 
2013-06-08 08:32:26 PM  
Chewbacca? I always figured he'd have a run in with the ATF before the TSA had a problem with him.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacca and Firearms.
 
2013-06-08 08:45:23 PM  
FTFA: Astronomer Ray Sanders said: "TSA just learned Star Wars lesson #1: Let the Wookie win."

Full. Of. Win.
 
2013-06-08 08:48:49 PM  
For the record Mr. Mayhew has bum knees. I had the pleasure of working with him and his lovely family at a recent comic convention. A little reserved but friendly and possessing characteristic British grace and stoic good nature. Made for an enjoyable day working the convention to be sure. He is scheduled to receive a new knee later this year after (no jokes please) they make an artificial knee big enough for someone his size. The best part is they size knees up a 9 and he needs (here comes the jokes) you guessed it, an 11. So Chewbacca will get new knee/s when they up size to ELEVEN!
 
2013-06-08 08:53:20 PM  
Still waiting on that TSA tag Drew.
 
2013-06-08 08:53:36 PM  

Mock26: Smeggy Smurf: BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick

He knew and wanted the cane for himself.  He ought to be hung instead


[img.photobucket.com image 470x305]

I once forgot that I had a Tool Logic (a red one similar to the one pictured above) in my carry on bag.  When the bag went through the scanner they pulled me aside and pulled it out.  I said that I had forgot to take it out and asked if I could get it back and go back out into the non-secure area.  I knew someone who worked at the CTA station in the airport and they were on duty and I was going to give it to them to hold.  They called over the manager and before I they could repeat my request he said, "I have never seen a red one of these before."  They asked my question and he very quickly said, "No."  Yeah, I know where it wound up.


The suspense is killing me
 
2013-06-08 09:09:35 PM  

skinink: For some reason, I can imagine security on the Death Star being exactly like this picture.

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

Saw Peter Mayhew at a comic convention. Got his autograph, then I asked if I could shake his hand (his hands are humongous). I'm surprised he didn't scream at me "You know how many of you idiots ask to shake my hand?!??" Instead he politely said no.


Yep, he has really bad arthritis, and bad joints in general. Shaking his hand would feel to him like crushing it in a vice.

Good guy, though. Smart and engaging. Fun to talk to.
 
2013-06-08 09:34:26 PM  

BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick


I would guess he is the unofficial adoptive cousin of that Comic book Guy from the Simpsons.  He doesn't believe anything is real unless it can be proven or done in a comic book.
 
2013-06-08 09:34:37 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks?


Two words: A SPINNER!!!!
 
2013-06-08 09:49:48 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Much ado about nothing.

Obama is nothing like Bush. I'm sure he's on top of this as I type...all of this TSA crap will quickly be resolved.

/can I use that twice in one day?


I hope... I just hope this is some failed attempt at ironic sarcasm.

(That's about as big a morsel as I can give a troll.)
 
2013-06-08 10:15:14 PM  

bhcompy: Mock26: Smeggy Smurf: BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick

He knew and wanted the cane for himself.  He ought to be hung instead


[img.photobucket.com image 470x305]

I once forgot that I had a Tool Logic (a red one similar to the one pictured above) in my carry on bag.  When the bag went through the scanner they pulled me aside and pulled it out.  I said that I had forgot to take it out and asked if I could get it back and go back out into the non-secure area.  I knew someone who worked at the CTA station in the airport and they were on duty and I was going to give it to them to hold.  They called over the manager and before I they could repeat my request he said, "I have never seen a red one of these before."  They asked my question and he very quickly said, "No."  Yeah, I know where it wound up.

The suspense is killing me


I  bet it ended up his ass.  Anybody want to do a GIS for TSA tool up ass?  I'm not going to do it.
 
2013-06-08 10:26:35 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
The ONE fatass in the world who has never heard of Chewbacca. :(
 
2013-06-08 10:58:49 PM  
www.nypost.com
www.galacticbinder.com
 
2013-06-08 11:18:06 PM  

bhcompy: Mock26: Smeggy Smurf: BunkyBrewman: You're telling me that farker on the right hasn't seen Star Wars at least five hundred times?

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

/probably just wanted to fondle Chewbacca's big stick

He knew and wanted the cane for himself.  He ought to be hung instead


[img.photobucket.com image 470x305]

I once forgot that I had a Tool Logic (a red one similar to the one pictured above) in my carry on bag.  When the bag went through the scanner they pulled me aside and pulled it out.  I said that I had forgot to take it out and asked if I could get it back and go back out into the non-secure area.  I knew someone who worked at the CTA station in the airport and they were on duty and I was going to give it to them to hold.  They called over the manager and before I they could repeat my request he said, "I have never seen a red one of these before."  They asked my question and he very quickly said, "No."  Yeah, I know where it wound up.

The suspense is killing me


I have a bad feeling about this.
 
2013-06-08 11:42:30 PM  

remus: Let the wookie win.


Over in one.

I passed by him in the hall as he was leaving the Denver Comic Con. All I could manage was a weak "Hello, Mr. Mayhew," as they wheeled him by. I feel bad even writing about it here-I don't mean to sensationalize it. I just hope they've got some good drugs for him.
 
2013-06-09 12:19:14 AM  

xaks: skinink: For some reason, I can imagine security on the Death Star being exactly like this picture.

[www.nypost.com image 525x400]

Saw Peter Mayhew at a comic convention. Got his autograph, then I asked if I could shake his hand (his hands are humongous). I'm surprised he didn't scream at me "You know how many of you idiots ask to shake my hand?!??" Instead he politely said no.

Yep, he has really bad arthritis, and bad joints in general. Shaking his hand would feel to him like crushing it in a vice.

Good guy, though. Smart and engaging. Fun to talk to.


Interesting, because I met him at a Star Wars Weekends at MGM Studios about ten years ago. I did shake his hand and it completely wrapped around mine. Seemed like a really nice guy.
 
2013-06-09 12:21:41 AM  
Wow. Chewbacca lives in Texas.
 
2013-06-09 12:39:48 AM  

gsmphoto: Wow. Chewbacca lives in Texas.


What other state would Chewbacca live in but Texas? Rhode Island?

/Sure, Alaska might be larger, but it's practically Russia.
 
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