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December 25, 2011


A woman who just flew back home from Las Vegas says an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk.

(Thanks to Horace LaBadie, The Perts, Mac D, Joe in Japan, jay brandes, Rich Klinzman and Catherine)


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Is that icing on the cake, or what?

I knew they were a bunch of icing cake-eaters.

I actually got into a small Christmas Eve argument over this with my dad. I said it was crazy but my very military dad said they were just doing their job. I still think it's crazy.

You cannot be too careful. It might have been fruitcake.

They were not "doing their job," cindy, (IMHO) they were idiots.

She even offered to take it out and put it in a see-through resealable bag (as Dave has taught us all to do) but the guy was clearly afraid the icing would explode or something.

They were not "doing their job," cindy, (IMHO) they were idiots.
Someone was grumpy and hungry, and their coffee break was coming up...

I guess it goes without saying that The Exploding Cupcakes wbagnfarb.

Holiday crowds, chaos, confusion, and TSA as the icing on the cake.

If you take the cupcakes from law-abiding citizens...

I saw The Frosted Cupcakes open for Metallica.

Now had she said, "You can have my cupcake when you pry it from my cold, dead hands" I could understand it.

They can take my cupcakes when they pry my cold, dead fingers from the icing.

I loved her characterization of it all as "theater." Precisely correct.

If, perish the thought, I were doing front-line TSA work like this, every encounter would have me thinking, "Is this the one that gets me mocked on the net, world-wide; disciplined; and eventually fired?" I couldn't take it.

It would leave me frosted.

The lady is correct!

The TSA hired the Grinch. Let this be news on every
wire and press service, every media outlet.

I'd have eaten the "evidence", if I were her.

No doubt the TSA agent will do the same....jerk!!!

What next... scanning jelly doughnuts ? "

Maybe the TSA can follow me around and I can lose those pesky 70 pounds.

I asked a TSA agent what they do with the stuff they confiscate from people at the gate. He pointed at a large plastic trash barrel. "Then what?" I asked. He told me that it got thrown away. So they know perfectly well that the stuff they're taking away from people isn't dangerous. They wouldn't just toss dangerous substances into a dumpster. If they genuinely thought the shampoo/toothpaste/cupcake was hazardous, they'd have a procedure other than "throwing it away."

Yes, it was the right thing to do. You people just don't realize the danger posed by American communications professors traveling with cupcakes. If you had my specialized training and experience, then you would these kinds of things.

Obviously, you are all amateurs who need to leave this work to the professionals.

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