Super-moderator Maltob14 noted that we haven't had a sober thread in a while, and that this would be a good topic. I agree. The place I work is largely populated by curmudgeonly old white dudes. Three guesses what channel the big screen TV in the cafeteria is tuned to like 99% of the time. Anyway, every time I walk by it lately, it's running some story about the new X-ray scanners at the airport and what happens if you refuse such a scan. I haven't had to go through one of these. I think the only thing I'd really worry about is the radiation, because radiation is bad. There is an alternative, which is to have somebody grope you. I personally don't mind some $12 an hour wage slave with no upward mobility cupping my junk for a few seconds; the experience is going to be much worse for him or her than it is for me. Besides which, the best revenge is that after they do it, I get on a plane and they still have to work for the TSA. Some people get turned off by this, though. It's like what happens if you post an unexpected picture of a cock - some people will just get their nuts all in a knicker about it no matter what. I remember the last time there was hullabaloo about the TSA, some extremely ectomorphic guy posted that he was going to start going through security in an absolutely skin-tight body suit, accompanied by pictures of him wearing said suit. It was not pretty, it was like Venom from Spider-man had attached itself to a guy shaped like a praying mantis with Adam Savage's head. I think that this is the most hilarious form of protest against invasive scanning, and certainly classier than just bitching about it on the news. FOCUS: What do you think about the increasingly invasive scanning techniques used on you if you fly these days? Are we just frogs in a slowly heating pot of water? Are we one step away from a Communo-fascist dystopia? Alternatively, do you enjoy getting your junk squeezed? Do you just not care? RULES: As with all sober threads, the no-politics rule is suspended, but the no asshole rule still applies.