This Junk Won't Fly
The idiocy of airport-scanner "Opt-Out Day."
In a follow-up post, Tyner writes, "I tried to avoid the … scanner machine by getting in the metal detector line. I was actually relieved when the person in front of me was pulled out of line."
Those words could just as easily have been written by the underwear bomber. Research the airports, look for the weak link, and pray that you don't have to go through a scanner that can see what's between your legs. So, yes, Mr. Tyner. Before you board my plane, I want the guys from TSA to look at your junk. And if you refuse, I want them to touch it.
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
Photograph of airport lines by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.