Force of Twitter was with him! Forces TSA release of light saber cane

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  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Force of Twitter was with him! Famed Chewbacca actor gets light saber cane back from TSA after tweeting snap at airport security

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Inquisitr: Twitter: Chewbacca Gets His Cane Back

    Chewbacca recently got his cane back thanks to Twitter.

    The actor known for his role as the Wookiee from Star Wars had his cane confiscated by airport security on his way back from a Sci-Fi convention. Seven-plus-foot-tall Peter Mayhew had his lightsaber cane seized when TSA thought it was an actual weapon, but thanks to some pictures posted to Twitter, they let the Wookiee win.

    TSA agents had been looking the cane over when Peter Mayhew, who really needed the cane to walk, sat nearby looking none too pleased when he used the Force and had someone snap a picture of the situation.

    He vented his frustration on the social media micro-blogging site with the first picture, “Won’t allow me through the airport with me cane! Giant man need giant cane. Small cane snap like toothpick. Besides, my lightsaber is just cool. I’d miss it.”
     
  3. I wonder if anyone thought to say, "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Do you think any of the blue-shirted lackwits would have gotten the joke?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Love the photo -- two lard-asses trying to steal an old man's cane.
     
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They might have been weak-minded enough for that Jedi mind trick to actually work.
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Happens several dozen times a day, only this time they tried it on someone who actually is someone. Usually they get to steal it.
     
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The Jedi mind trick doesn't work on Hutts or Toydarians. They do resemble Huttlets.
     
  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    A cane is a medical device. They are not allowed to steal...er...confiscate...er...um...wait, let me start over. Unless they can prove that the medical device is indeed a weapon (them thinking that it is a weapon does not make it a weapon) they should allow it to pass through the checkpoint. Oh, wait...this is TSA (Too Stupid for Arbys) we're talking about...never mind. They think cupcakes in jars are weapons of mass destruction. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Riiiight. And they never force people to remove clothing, incontinence undergarments, or medical braces/supports, either.

    Edited to add: I find it moderately insulting to Arby's employees to say "Too Stupid for Arby's." after all, the average Arby's employee is a PhD in astrophysics compared to the average TSA employee.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    One of those TSA "Highly Trained" Lard Asses appears to be a STSO (guy on left). So we have evidence that even TSA Stuperviors have no ability to access the grey matter on the upper end of their bodies.

    Pretty sad when this is an example of the Best of TSA.
     
  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Oh I just wasn't to see how Heir Dummkopf Bob spins this ... should be real interesting.
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I wouldn't take this at face value -- they wanted the cane.
     
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  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "They'll Steal Anything."
     
  15. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    All over the news.
    Hilarious.
    Gawker already making fun of TSA denial that Tweeting had anything to do with return of said cane.
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  16. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I need to stop going over to the other place as I loose IQ points every time Eyecue posts. How does he sleep at night as its mind boggling at the defense of lunacy he spews.
     
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think eyecue represents the brightest of TSA employees.
     
  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    If that is the case I know special needs kids with higher IQ's and intelligence then TSA combined.
     
  19. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Given the TSAs inverse relationship between stupidity and evil, that'd make him the most evil of the TSAs employees.
     
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    A GS-13 paycheck every two weeks.
     

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