The full-body airport scanners are nearly up and running at MSP Airport, according to the City Pages’ excellent Blotter blog.
I am conflicted about this news. On the one hand, I find measures like this to be pretty embarrassingly short-sighted; as in, instead of working to capture all the terrorists, can we try to focus on why they want to terrorize us in the first place? At least start there? I may be doing my best Polyanna impression right now, but if you have a leak in your ceiling, you can either try to find the best plug or try to stop what’s causing it. I’d rather we focus our efforts on the latter. Maybe we already are. Just doesn’t seem like it.
On the other hand, this gives me reason to post an old tweet by Rob Delaney, in my opinion the best joke writer on the planet:
True that. I’m guessing that a glance at the line for the scanners will show a lot of guys inconspicuously “shaking some spare change” in their pockets. Counting me.