So, I had my first run-in with the new TSA body scanners yesterday prior to my flight from Tulsa to San Diego. These contraptions look like they’re meant to teleport you directly to your destination, or disassemble you on an atomic level (depending on whether you paid your taxes, I assume), but the part of them I enjoyed most were the instructions on how to stand while they scanned you.
I actually didn’t see the instructions at first, but I did notice a string of middle aged travelers throwing up the Dynasty sign popularized by Roc-A-Fella records as the body scanner twirled around them. “Those dudes must be into rap”, I thought, until I saw TSA’s visual instruction on how to stand in the scanner. Unfortunately, I had already sent my phone through the X-Ray, so I didn’t get a photo of the sign, but here’s what it pretty much looked like:
So that was fun, but not as fun as what I saw a little later in SkyMall magazine on the airplane. I had seen advertisements for the Gravity Defyer shoes before (shoes with springs in the sole, which make them, well…something), but the logo they chose to use must be new, as i can’t believe I would have missed it.
What? A sperm? That’s going to sell shoes? Although, I can actually see more people buying a shoe thanks to a sperm logo than springs in the soles, but maybe that’s what they were going for.
I would say they products in SkyMall have jumped the proverbial shark, but I’m sure the folks out there have a lot more up their sleeve. And hey, I know they can’t be faring too poorly, as this guy’s entire Christmas list was made up of their products.
That’s all for today, as those were the only two things of interest I saw all day. I either have a very high threshold for my attention or a really absurd one.