Reality TV show based on MIA security???

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Is this for real?

    Miami New Times Blog: Airport 24/7: Miami: An Extremely Detailed Explanation For Long Lines at MIA Security

    ... The common knowledge answer to that question is, of course, that there is no point, and that mandatory adherence to unproven and widely variable security tactics has turned us all into trained monkeys disrobing and jumping through hoops in our bare feet. But the Travel Channel hopes to give viewers a different perspective with Airport 24/7: Miami, a new fall show that "grants ... an all-access pass inside the intense and dramatic world of one of the busiest airports in the U.S." Debuting in October, Airport 24/7: Miami's cameras go into private areas at MIA, following the TSA agents, Customs and Border Patrol officers, and other security personnel as they make travelers' lives a living nightmare, saving us all from terrorist attacks in the process. And before you doubt the appeal of a reality show about airport management -- because who among us doesn't want to surrender more precious hours of their lives to the uniquely soul-killing experience of being in an airport? ...
  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach


    Well, that's a show that could go either way.

    Pass the popcorn, would you? :p
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  3. I wonder what happens if a passenger objects to being filmed as part of a reality program? (Don't worry, I know the answer.)
  4. NoMoreFlying

    NoMoreFlying Original Member

    Wait!!! What happened to no filming at checkpoints?? /end sarcasm
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    will they show the crotch massage and anal probing in the private hut?
  6. I'll bet not, but I suspect we'll see folks getting marched off for their genital exams and then emerging looking all humiliated and disheveled. It will be a cautionary tale to all of us about opting out, and daring to use hand lotion and such.
  7. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    I seem to remember an airport show years ago on TLC or one of those channels that have the reality shows. Of course this was before the TSA got so much "authority". Anyone else remember that show? On that show the biggest problems were stuff like missed connections, drunk passengers or lost luggage.
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Maybe we need to plan a field trip. :) Make sure we're there when the cameras are rolling. We can film the filmers. I'd get on a plane for that.
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  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


  10. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    okay what about all the SSI stuff? Everything is SSI because the evil doers would watch the show and "probe" the 'weak points'(yes, i'm opening THAT up:p)
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    There will be an overweight smurf whose job is to stand between the camera and anything SSI ... or just anything.
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  12. The show's gonna tank if that's what they expect us to watch.
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Anyone old enough to remember bowling on Sunday afternoon television? It should be at least as exciting as bowling.
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The popcorn ( :popcorn: ) is now available as a regular Smilie. Your accounts will be assessed $4.99 (Security Theater prices) per box served.
  15. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Another TSA puff piece in the making. Just in time for the election season.
  16. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, yea, right! I can hear the teasers even now:
    "Be sure to watch the next exciting episode of TSA Security Theatre! Will they catch a panty bomber this time?"
    "Be sure to watch the next exciting episode of TSA Security Theatre! What is that passenger trying to hide in her bra?"
    "Be sure to watch the next exciting episode of TSA Security Theatre! Find out just how many joints can be concealed in an average persons (expletive deleted)-crack!"
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Given the history of Miami TSA we should be entertained with assaults by TSA employees, drug dealing by TSA employee, drunken passed out on the sidewalks screeners and I'm sure given the depth of TSA malfeasance many more exciting examples of TSA incompetency.
  18. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Oh geez Mike, you brought back a blast from my past. I loved to watch bowling on TV. I had to Google champion bowlers to bring up the name of Earl Anthony or that would have haunted me all day.
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Don't forget the smurfs that play "combat" by shooting up the neighborhood from their hotel window ...


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