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Airport Body Scanners: Hesitant about someone seeing my ... "Equipment"

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zell, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    The other day I took a short flight from Salt Lake City Intl. Airport to Long Beach, CA. At the Salt Lake airport I had to go through a body scanner where you step into a gas, I mean, glass chamber and hold your arms up in the air and a scanner thingy-ma-jigger moves around your body looking for road-side bombs or an AK-47 hidden in your shorts. I've heard these machines are controversial because they can show the TSA examiner -- and anyone else who wants a good laugh -- your goodies under your undies.

    I was a little hesitant going in there to have the machine do its thing but the TSA officer with the cattle prod kept me moving. Needless to say, I'm sure my scan was recorded and is probably up on YouTube by now -- the reason I say this is because every time I get on the internet I can hear people laughing.

    Anyone else a little hesitant about going through these things at airports?
     
  2. Isaiah1412

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    I just unzip and let my junk hang out when I go through the airport anyway. It tends to expedite things because most people get out of your way and let you right to the front of the line. :rofl:
     

  3. Glockdude1

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I watched the video on Youtube and I can see why they're giggling.:tongueout:

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. MCPreacher

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    Is this some puritanical thing or are you really so insecure that you think they would pick YOU out of the thousands of people who pass through to ridicule?

    Come on man... if you've seen one poorly imaged flabby body, you've seen them all :rofl:
     
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    Worried about your , shortcomings?? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. michael88

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    just tell them it was cold in the airport that day.
     
  8. Mrs. Tink

    Mrs. Tink Semper Fidelis

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    You can request an alternate scan and a full-body pat-down instead of going through one of those. Not much less humiliating, perhaps, but no fears of becoming someone's peep show.
     
  9. Al Czervik

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    My concerns are two-fold. One is that there is mixed data about scanner safety in regards to children (as with other imaging devices and the involvement of cell division). The other is with the imaging of my children. I am not concerned with that of myself.
    These jobs are going to be pervert magnets.
     
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  10. HerrGlock

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    I honestly don't give a damn. I doubt I would give a damn if they wanted to strip search me right there in the front of the line. If they need a laugh that badly who am I to deny them that.
     
  11. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    I'm suing the TSA and the Internet. Where's the phone book??
     
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    Just be sure to pop a little blue pill so you won't have any shortcomings to be ashamed of.
     
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    I'm already used to my wife laughing.

    I just hate it when she points and laughs...
     
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    Youtube :rofl:

    What about Liveleak and Pirate bay :rofl:
     
  15. Zell

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    Just a little self-depreciating humor to make Friday a little more interesting.
     
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    Only if shes cute, otherwise I really don't worry about some scanner seeing me. I bet they've seen some funny peircings on some people. Someone has to mess with the scan reviewers on this thing, so much potential there.
     
  17. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus Silver Member

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    lol I've decided that if they're going to get all hot and heavy about my almost 40 year old, four kid body, then they've got bigger problems than me.

    :tempted:
     
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    Lots of people are nervous about going through them. It'll only become really interesting when Jolie or Megan Fox gets their screenshots posted. You'd be surprised who flies commercial. Imagine what will happen the first time some up and coming child star gets her pictures posted. We create our own drama. At least this one will be entertaining.
     
  19. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus Silver Member

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    I'm not looking forward to the resultant tap dance for security when we head down to LV in May. It's been two plus years since I've flown, and security has been "ramped up" considerably since then...

    Not like it's actually doing anything other than pissing off regular folk, but it's still be ramped up. I don't even bother with makeup and such in carry ons because the rules are so restrictive on what, how much, what consistency/viscosity, so I just throw it all in the suitcase in a bag and hope that the baggage thieves...er, handlers don't really like Estee Lauder or Lancome. :supergrin:
     
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    If it gets them closer to keeping me from being blown up mid-air, I'll let them scan me any which way they want.