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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:51 pm

Ashmoria wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Maurepas wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:we also got to go through that person xray thingy where they see you "naked" and can be sure that you arent carrying anything bad onto the airplane. it was kinda cool.


"Cool" isn't the word I'd use to describe that...

why? its kinda cool. you know how after you take off your shoes, empty your pockets, and put your jacket onto the conveyor belt someone always says that they ought to make you go through security naked? now you DO except that you dont take your clothes off.

They always take away the fun part, >:(


No kidding. Being seen naked without getting naked is like non-alcoholic beer; What's the point?


You're got a point, there...


in an effort to spring into existence a new form of pornography....

i wonder if their are any websites that feature the "person xray thingy" screen cap porn?

It will be the next revolution...
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Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
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I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:52 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Maurepas wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:we also got to go through that person xray thingy where they see you "naked" and can be sure that you arent carrying anything bad onto the airplane. it was kinda cool.


"Cool" isn't the word I'd use to describe that...

why? its kinda cool. you know how after you take off your shoes, empty your pockets, and put your jacket onto the conveyor belt someone always says that they ought to make you go through security naked? now you DO except that you dont take your clothes off.

They always take away the fun part, >:(


No kidding. Being seen naked without getting naked is like non-alcoholic beer; What's the point?


You're got a point, there...


in an effort to spring into existence a new form of pornography....

i wonder if their are any websites that feature the "person xray thingy" screen cap porn?

It will be the next revolution...


Quote pyramids for the win.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Ashmoria » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:53 pm

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:Quote pyramids for the win.

*SMACK*

unless you hate the loss of the 3-quote limit you ought not be doing that.
whatever

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:54 pm

Ashmoria wrote:
EvilDarkMagicians wrote:Quote pyramids for the win.

*SMACK*

unless you hate the loss of the 3-quote limit you ought not be doing that.


But I do.... :)
/Sarcasm.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Vault 10 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:56 pm

Great Imperium Romanum wrote:But what I am however intrigued about is that I took it through London, Gatwick security, through TWO X-Ray machines if I recall correctly, and onto the plane, where it sat withen easy reach of myself if I was determined on ruining mine (and everyone elses) holiday by hijacking the plane.

Not such a big deal actually. I've done a similar thing recently, though not in UK, but through two airports in Asia, consecutively. But neither was it a harmless steak knife, rather a small but sharp one. The thing is, it was inside a box that also had my keys, a small cigar box, electric plug converters, and some other metal crap. At one the security seemed to only look to any extent at one in a few bags, at the other they didn't look at all.
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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:56 pm

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
EvilDarkMagicians wrote:Quote pyramids for the win.

*SMACK*

unless you hate the loss of the 3-quote limit you ought not be doing that.


But I do.... :)
/Sarcasm.


*glares*
If the knowledge isn't useful, you haven't found the lesson yet. ~Iniika
You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Maurepas » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:56 pm

Ashmoria wrote:
in an effort to spring into existence a new form of pornography....

i wonder if their are any websites that feature the "person xray thingy" screen cap porn?

OH Rule 34, is there no standard to which you do not hold true?

Yes, there is, I googled it, I would post it but its a bit 18+, :)

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Shahinesian States » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:56 pm

Great Imperium Romanum wrote:So my fellow NSer's, I recently got back from holiday in Turkey, it was enjoyable, fun, the usual. But on my way home I was stopped by the security team after running my bag through that big X-Ray machine of theirs and lo-and-behold was the kitchen cutlery knife I had acidentally left in my school bag after using it for pack lunches. It showed up on the screen like a christmas tree, I was baffled, when we took it out however I immediatly recognised the encrusted Philidelphia cheese spread encrusted on it and my subsequent mistake.

Oh dear.

Anyway, they wrote down my pass port number, were mostly unconcerned and waved me on without further incident.

But what I am however intrigued about is that I took it through London, Gatwick security, through TWO X-Ray machines if I recall correctly, and onto the plane, where it sat withen easy reach of myself if I was determined on ruining mine (and everyone elses) holiday by hijacking the plane.

Is this odd? Or somewhat disturbing that for all their anti-terrorist measures they let me waltz through onto the plane with a knife?

I will be writing to the my government, and the airport, in due course to moan about it, but what does NS think about this?


I did that once.
With a Swiss Army knife.
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Shahinesian States wrote:
I did that once.
With a Swiss Army knife.


I knew you'd be back. :twisted:
If the knowledge isn't useful, you haven't found the lesson yet. ~Iniika
You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Yootopia » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:59 pm

Ashmoria wrote:
in an effort to spring into existence a new form of pornography....

i wonder if their are any websites that feature the "person xray thingy" screen cap porn?

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Dzvasdvsdv » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:00 pm

Shahinesian States wrote:I did that once.
With a Swiss Army knife.


Didn't you get banned/leave?

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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:02 pm

Dzvasdvsdv wrote:
Shahinesian States wrote:I did that once.
With a Swiss Army knife.


Didn't you get banned/leave?


He left because NSG is out to get Muslims. But apparently he's changed his mind. :D
If the knowledge isn't useful, you haven't found the lesson yet. ~Iniika
You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:19 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:
EvilDarkMagicians wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
EvilDarkMagicians wrote:Quote pyramids for the win.

*SMACK*

unless you hate the loss of the 3-quote limit you ought not be doing that.


But I do.... :)
/Sarcasm.


*glares*


*Cowers* :eek: ...... :shock:

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Postby Heronfield » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:59 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_X-ray

not sure it would make great porn.

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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Ashmoria » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:57 pm

Maurepas wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:
in an effort to spring into existence a new form of pornography....

i wonder if their are any websites that feature the "person xray thingy" screen cap porn?

OH Rule 34, is there no standard to which you do not hold true?

Yes, there is, I googled it, I would post it but its a bit 18+, :)

lolol.

it didnt exist until i posted. you know that, dont you?
whatever

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Postby Vault 10 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:06 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:He left because NSG is out to get Muslims. But apparently he's changed his mind. :D

If it's NSG, it's out to become Muslims.
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Postby Pure Metal » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:24 pm

they took a tiny, tiny, maybe 1/2 cm long, blunt knife i used to keep in my camera case for helping to change lenses when the mechanism got stuck. maybe they thought i was going to hijack a chipmunk's plane or something :unsure:
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Re: I took a knife through Gatwick, London, airport security...

Postby Lucky Bicycle Works » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:04 pm

Great Imperium Romanum wrote:So my fellow NSer's, I recently got back from holiday in Turkey, it was enjoyable, fun, the usual. But on my way home I was stopped by the security team after running my bag through that big X-Ray machine of theirs and lo-and-behold was the kitchen cutlery knife I had acidentally left in my school bag after using it for pack lunches. It showed up on the screen like a christmas tree, I was baffled, when we took it out however I immediatly recognised the encrusted Philidelphia cheese spread encrusted on it and my subsequent mistake.

Oh dear.

Anyway, they wrote down my pass port number, were mostly unconcerned and waved me on without further incident.

But what I am however intrigued about is that I took it through London, Gatwick security, through TWO X-Ray machines if I recall correctly, and onto the plane, where it sat withen easy reach of myself if I was determined on ruining mine (and everyone elses) holiday by hijacking the plane.

Is this odd? Or somewhat disturbing that for all their anti-terrorist measures they let me waltz through onto the plane with a knife?

I will be writing to the my government, and the airport, in due course to moan about it, but what does NS think about this?


I think if they let ONE person onto the plane carrying a knife, that's actually not much of a risk. Six or so passengers with knives might be able to take the plane, but honestly I think the passengers and crew would react rather differently than they did before ... you-know-when.

Still, it's worth remembering. If I'm ever planning to hijack something using a big ol' kitchen knife, I'll make sure it is still covered in cream cheese. Good cover story there ...
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