That sign is da bomb!

16 Responses to “That sign is da bomb!”

  1. Jay Johnson says:

    You know that Homeland Security can read your thoughts.

    And, well, your blog…

  2. kcatnd says:

    I’m sure Brendan is already on The List.

  3. Joe Loy says:

    I am surprised that they are putting up signs at this late date. I have assumed for several years now that one really shouldn’t do that and might get into a lot of trouble if they did.

    I guess there are people dumber than me.

  4. dcl says:

    nice of them to put up signs informing people that they don’t have a sense of humor… Even if most of us already knew.

  5. David K. says:

    So no mentioning explosive diarhea (why you’d want to mention it in the first place though…) or someone has a volatile personality? What do you do if you have a flight to Bombay? Can you read any books on the Big Bang Theory? What if you watch something from the TNT network? Oh i can just see it now:

    Brendan: Have your brother and sister planned anything for our nieces birthday party?
    Becky: Nothing too fancy, put up some streamers, blow up some bal…<tackled by homeland security>

  6. Aaron says:

    There have been signs like that at the security checkpoints at SeaTac for years, but I’m not sure I’ve noticed them at many other airports. Which is a little odd. If it’s a TSA policy, you’d think it would be nationwide. Do they rate each city on it’s concentration of stupid jokers, and determine the sign policy accordingly? ;)

  7. Angrier and Angrier says:

    I’m surprised you weren’t locked up for taking a photo of it.

  8. Alberto Gonzales says:

    I’m sure Brendan is already on The List.

    I can neither confirm, nor deny the trait….err Mr. Loy’s presence on any Government watch lists.

  9. DC says:

    Wow. I just probably wouldn’t say anything at all.

    How’s graduated life?

  10. kcatnd says:

    One time at the South Bend Airport, a young woman in front of me in line told the security guard not to open her bag because it would explode. With their guns drawn, she explained that she meant that the bag was so tightly packed that the clothes would “explode” out. Funny, sad, and ridiculous all at once.

  11. Joe Loy says:

    “So no mentioning explosive diarrhea (why you’d want to mention it in the first place though…)”

    A good question, David. So tell us: why DID you? :)

    I dunno about The List but I believe Brendan’s ethnotype was deleted from the Madbomber Profilers’ Sketchbook when the IRA formally Stood Down. ;>

  12. 4-7 says:

    okay you know what, take you scrubby little paws *off* my bag, okay? It’s not like I have a bomb in here. It’s not like I wanna blow up the plane. I just want to store my bag according to your safety regulations.
    Hey, hey, If you would take a second, take the little sticks out of your head, clean out your ears, and maybe you would see that I’m a person who has feelings, and all I have to do is do what I wanna do and all I want to do is hold on to my bag and not listen to you! And the only way that I would ever let go of my bag would be if you came over here right now and tried to pry it from my dead, lifeless fingers, okay? If you can get it from my kung-fu grip then you can come and have it, okay? Otherwise, step off, bitch.

  13. Alasdair says:

    Aren’t these reactions just blown up out of proportion ?

  14. Signs, Signs says:

    What a shame that the kind of people likely to make such jokes are also the sort who don’t read signs….

    Oh well, as long as they get to throw their weight around, all’s right with the world.

  15. C. Bassett says:

    I like the use of the word “restraint” on the sign. Is it really so hard to avoid joking about a bomb? Are there people that are addicted to airplane bomb jokes?

  16. Doc says:

    “No joking about bombs” has been the rule for a long time, maybe twenty years or more.

    On the other hand, that information used to be featured in small print on signs about what you can and can’t do. I think this is an improvement.

    But you can go ahead and make that joke if you really want to – they can’t stop you from doing it. They can make you wish you hadn’t done it, and the punchline may be a cavity search or criminal charges, but that’s a hassle for them too. Hence the request and thanks in advance for ‘restraint’.