Overly Creative 'TNT' Wedding Favors Cause Airport Evacuation

Hard truth: Wedding favors (unless they’re edible) often suck. No one wants to carry home a trinket emblazoned with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date, and none of us have space for three mason jars filled with colored sand. But they suck even more if they look like explosives and cause an airport to shut… »10/01/15 12:15pm10/01/15 12:15pm


If You're From One of These States and Planning to Fly in 2016, LOL Sorry

Attention driver’s license holders from the great lands of New York, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and American Samoa: The Department of Homeland Security has no love for you. [Update: Let’s add Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon,… »9/21/15 12:30pm9/21/15 12:30pm

Air Travel Is Even More of a Nightmare When You're Trans

Air travel is pretty much the worst: you are forced to wait for an excruciatingly long amount of time in order to board an airborne vector for disease that's filled with squalling infants and various bland pretzel snacks. However, for transgender and genderqueer passengers, who often face undue scrutiny from TSA… »5/27/14 4:00pm5/27/14 4:00pm

Body Odor ID System Is the Next Generation of Disappointing Tech

If you think the future is going to bring us all awesome hover boots, weird sexrobots, and spaceships capable of ferrying us to Mars, it's time you lower your expectations because the next big technological innovation rumbling down the airport terminal is (drumroll) body odor identification systems, which will be just… »2/09/14 5:15pm2/09/14 5:15pm

Shemane Nugent Arrested for Bringing Blunderbuss to Airport Security

Today in IRONY: The Magazine Dedicated to Anecdotal Instances of Celebrities Getting Hoisted by Their Own Petards & Other Comical Juxtapositionings, Ted Nugent's gun-enthused spouse Shemane Nugent was detained Friday at a Dallas-area airport for trying to go through a security checkpoint with a loaded gun. Public… »9/01/13 11:30am9/01/13 11:30am

Texas Bill Would Make It Illegal for the TSA to Grope Your Tingly Bits

Nothing proves the terrorists have won more than the Great American TSA Experience. Everybody gets to feel embarrassed about their gross toenails/mismatched socks as you walk through a gigantic radiation machine that lets someone in an office somewhere look at your nipples, and a there's good chance that someone will… »4/11/13 2:35pm4/11/13 2:35pm

Maker of Full-Body Scanners Loses Its TSA Contract to Humiliate Passengers at Airport Security Checkpoints

You know your worst flying fear? No, not that thing about waking up from a nap to hear the pilot slurring over the intercom, "Hey, laaaydeeez and gentlesmen, it's the ol' captain speaking. Whew, okay, it's truth time — your captain just washed down a pair of quaaludes he's been carrying around since ‘72 with a little… »1/19/13 1:30pm1/19/13 1:30pm