Thursday, January 11, 2007

this TSA checkpoint sponsored by CIALIS!


Think flying can't get any worse? Well some evil genies have come up wth a pilot program - no pun intended- at LAX (Los Angeles International airport) which will allow companies to advertise to you at airport security checkpoints. That's right, you can't bring shampoo on a plane but you can certainly be targeted for products while you stand beltless and shoeless. As if the security charade isn't aggravating enough!
“TSA plans to launch a one-year pilot program where airport operators may enter into an agreement with vendors, who will provide divestiture bins, divestiture and composure tables, and metal-free bin return carts at no cost to TSA,” said spokeswoman Amy Kudwa. “In return for the equipment, TSA will allow airport operator-approved advertisements to be displayed on the bottom of the inside of the bins.”

“Any airport operator is allowed to submit a proposal by Feb. 16, 2007, to TSA outlining how they will fulfill TSA’s requirements,” said Kudwa. “If the proposal is accepted by TSA, a memorandum of agreement will be executed between TSA and the airport operator.” — Aviation Daily
I mean fuck - ya know?

tip via Homeland Stupidity and Law and Society blog

1 comment:

Bob.Jacobson said...

This would be funny except for the fact that on a recent flight home from overseas, almost certainly some TSA functionary stole my Cialis!

No one else had access to my luggage, out of sight, other than the TSA -- but when I unpacked, my pills were missing.

I doubt Eli Lilly would sponsor an alleged den of sex-drug thieves protected by law. The irony is just too much.

Maybe Pfizer...?