ARGH the TSA! Did I every tell you about the time a sudden TSA decision to pat me down meant my Blackberry (it was a long time ago OK) got stolen and I had to go to San Diego with no phone? ANYWAY. Yes, the Transportation Security Administration sure can be frustrating, but, you guys, their Instagram feed IS AMAZING.
TSA Press Secretary Ross Feinstein tells Wired “We’re just using a new mechanism to reach an audience with Instagram…We’re not trying to make a statement that people are trying to do anything nefarious with these items. We’re just trying to alert people that these are still prohibited items.”
Strip away the PRspeak, and what does that mean? It means the TSA’s Instagram feed is full of totally batshit stuff people tried to bring onto airplanes. YOU WILL FREAK. For example:
What were you thinking, buckaroo?
Unless you are Carol from The Walking Dead, no.
Unless you’re flying the airline Uma took to Japan to kill Lucy Liu in Kill Bill, nope.
I had no idea that these things even existed, but now I kind of want one.
Just in case you thought the entire feed was crazy-ass weapons, there are also lots of pictures of dogs! Many of whom are in the process of finding crazy-ass weapons. But, still, dogs.
Anyway, I could go on and on embedding insane shit, but you get the picture. Now, let’s all follow the TSA on Instagram and be thankful that the worst thing we’ve ever tried to get through security was five ounces of Kiehl’s.