Monday, November 15, 2010

Question of the day

We now have a new question to add to the lineup that measures, on an individual basis, America's cultural zeitgeist.

Ford or Chevy?

Beatles or Rolling Stones?

John or Paul?

Snickers or Milky Way?

Ginger or Mary Ann?

Digital or vinyl?

Episodes IV-VI or Episodes I-III?

Ice cream or frozen yougurt?

Rare, medium or well-done?

Dale Jr. or Jeff Gordon?

Shaken or stirred?

And now, ladies and gentlemen.....

.... full body scan or crotch pat?


steve said...

Could I have Natalie Portman do the patting?


Ohioan@Heart said...

Let me start with I'm not into the whole big brother government. But, I've done the full body scan thing. No big deal. All of us want to fly in safety. Does this help? Maybe, maybe not. It is a not unreasonable precaution.

For those that object that it is an invasion of privacy or unreasonable search and seizure, well I've got one thing to say.

You have no "right" to fly.

If you don't want the search, don't buy a ticket. You can stay home, do the Web 2.0 thing, drive, ride a Greyhound, or take the Amtrack.

Those of us flying will appreciate you and your entitlement attitude not being there.

SarahB said...

Guess the new question is road trip or train ride?

Dean said...

Steve,... Natalie Portman? C'mon, man. Am I showing my age if I said Christy Brinkley? Damn. I sure am.

Fascinating debate. Let me throw this out there. All the efforts of our terrorists and would-be terrorists since 9/10/01 should have been thwarted by means other than body scans and crotch pats.

Learning to fly without landing or taking off... cash-only tickets... one-way destinations... no carry-on luggage... no-fly lists... suspicious circumstances at check-in... what else am I missing?

Stuff all that should've been sniffed out before we got to the proverbial Dr. Jellyfinger stage.

B-Daddy said...

Please see W.C Varones for a little run down on follow the money with respect to these scanners. Also El Al sees no need for them. Certainly we can have other approaches that do not make airline travel any more humiliating than it already is.

B-Daddy said...

You forgot paper or plastic.

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Harrison said...

This will not have a Happy Ending.

And we all know John is better than Paul unless you like Lifetime movies.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Yes, leaning to Digital
Alcoholic, barring Additions
Crotch, because for F-sake I will not let my baby facing cancer on both sides get more radiation than needs must, and my Elf will be getting a vid of my saying as much.

Let the TSA face breast cancer survivors, you blank sucking blankers.

Shirodhara said...

Me and my friend were discussing this the other day! Now I know that I was right.