Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Walt", A Follower of my Friend Chris Fountain's Blog Concocts the PERFECT Bomb Screening Solution for TSA - Move Over Michael Chertoff

As some of my more regular readers know, I have a blogging friend in neighboring Greenwich, CT. He's Chris Fountain and runs the very often funny (or should I say, rarely disappointing) and wildly eclectic blog For What Its Worth.

In the Comments section of one Chris' most recent posts ("We focus on bombs, Israelis look for terrorists ... And that’s the difference. Here’s how Israel screens plane passengers."), one of his readers, a certain "Walt" came up with a bloody brilliant screening solution for the TSA that I'm quite sure would win the support of all but those who's life mission is to blow up airplanes in mid-flight. Walt's solution is genuinely elegant in its poetic justice, efficient and extraordinarily cost effective. Enjoy!


Weasel Boy -
So I have been noodling this whole pat down screening issue, and I finally figured it out. Here is what we need to do.
All we need to do is develop a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have hidden on or in your body. The explosion will be contained within the sealed booth. This would be a win-win for everyone. There would be no racial profiling and the device would eliminate long and expensive trials. This is so simple it’s brilliant! I can see it now: you’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Then an announcement comes over the PA system, “Attention standby passengers, we now have a seat available on flight number…
Talk about a win-win!!
Your Pal,

Hey Walt! Hire the engineers, find a VC company to fund the start-up, and let me in on the first and subsequent private placement offerings.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving L!

    Yeah, the detonation booth is an old one, but I absolutely love it.