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Monday, November 15, 2010

Tattoos of Mass Destruction
Posted by Jill | 5:31 AM
Thinking of getting a tattoo? You'd better be careful what it says, or you could find yourself being hassled as a potential terrorist when you travel:
Noted Los Angeles food stylist Adam C. Pearson was settling into his seat aboard a Delta flight Saturday morning when the flight attendant tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to come to the front of the plane. His first thought? "I'm getting an upgrade!"

Not exactly.

Pearson was temporarily asked to step off the plane and learned that another passenger had reported him for suspicious behavior, and noted that he had the words "Atom Bomb" tattooed across his fingers. Questioned by the captain and the flight attendant, Pearson explained that the tattoos referred to a childhood nickname. After answering a few more questions, Pearson -- who is a frequent Delta passenger and has flown over 142,000 miles with the airline this year alone -- was allowed to return to his seat.

Uh, yeah. Because someone who plans to bring down a plane is going to FUCKING ADVERTISE IT BY GETTING A TATTOO ON HIS KNUCKLES.

When did we become such a nation of fucking babies?


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Anonymous Charlie O said...
A more fitting question: when did we become such a nation of knuckleheads?

Blogger double nickel said...
Or a nation of snitches, for that matter.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hysteria has a long and proud history in America...World War I: the pogrom against German-Americans. World War II: the pogrom against Japanese-Americans. The Fifties: Commies Everywhere! And I's sure there are other examples.

For a nation that rejoices in the most bullheaded kind of Tough-Guy Macho, we really do go all to pieces when the crunch actually comes.