“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Sunday, June 24, 2007

the definition of "tokenism": open thread

(Amarillo) It's not the first rodeo for this cowboy.

It certainly ain't the first time I've driven through the "security" checkpoint at The Airport Whose Only Claim to Fame is That It Was Once Featured on an Album Cover by the Seventies Rock Group Known As "Bread."

But, tonight, as I dropped the S.O. off to catch a plane for one of those ubiquitous two-day conferences in Dallas, it occurred to me that I could have Osama Freaking Bin Laden hidden in my trunk underneath an Indian blanket stolen from Clines Corners, and the orange-vested security "guard" would open my trunk, glance at the blanket, see nothing untoward, grunt hmph!, and send me on my way.

So today's question o' the day: What could you sneak, unremarked upon, past the "security" "checkpoint" at The Airport That Should Be Sued Under Truth In Advertising Laws For Calling Itself "International" When You Could Only Truly Consider It International If You Close Your Eyes And Pretend That Dallas Is A Foreign City?