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January 10th, 2004

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12:16 am - Strawman Bookshelf
I'm packing my backpack for the plane flight tomorrow and I start thinking these thoughts:

Hmm. What books should I not be bringing on the flight? Probably not Lenny Bruce... I'd like to finish the Illuminatus! Trilogy again but that might not be the best idea... A Bullet For Stonewall as well as A Bullet For Lincoln? Decent alternate history stories but I just know Security will be searching my backpack for me. And do I want to take along a fresh new notebook for writing or do I want to take my chances with one that's got stuff in it, and if there's stuff in it, like the Feminin LeGauche comics, will they take offense to that? I mean, hell, if people have gotten in trouble cause of the Something Awful grenade logo sticker...

And then I realized this means I've been thinking that they'll automatically be judging us all as potential terrists until half-convinced otherwise. And that I'm also now letting someone in a position of authority, however nebulous, dictate what I am to be reading and writing while in public.

And suddenly I don't feel so Free anymore.

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Date:January 10th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
the screeners probably wouldn't know from the illuminatus trilogy, but it's kind of heavy to lug around the airport and wherever your final destination may be.
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Date:January 10th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
Funny you should mention that, Spatch.

I thought much the same thing flying back from Prague today. I went to the toilet and I needed to stay in there for, how can I put this, a little longer than usual. (The Czech diet is ALL PORK ALL THE TIME which doesn't quite agree with me.) And when I was washing my hands I suddenly thought "Let's hope the flight crew don't assume that I'm using all this time to cleverly fit some sort of bomb in the toilet".

A ridiculous conjecture because a) why in hell would a terrorist blow up the Prague => Bristol flight? and b) most easyJet cabin crew have far better things to do (from what I've heard, chiefly bitching about the ground crew) than time how long passengers spend in the loo.

But it won't surprise me much if it turns out that potty-use time is being monitored on US flights.

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