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Metal Plate X-Ray Messages – Because Airport Security Officers Have A Great Sense Of Humor

X-Ray Message Plates (Images courtesy Evan Roth)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, while I’m not exactly thrilled with having to deal with Customs lineups and random security searches whenever I fly to the U.S., I’m more than willing to take the ‘just suck it up’ approach, instead of the ‘let’s poke the bear’ approach. So in the future I probably won’t be traveling with these custom etched steel plates created by Evan Roth which are designed to show up whenever your luggage passes through an x-ray security machine. I’m sure 1 out of 1,000 Customs officers might find them amusing, but the other 999 who’ve been dealing with travelers all day probably won’t.

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  • jay cutcher

    I think that would be a tasering.

  • Andrew Farrer

    wouldn't that also cause them to HAVE to search your bag? wouldn't the steel plate hide any other shapes behind it enough that it would probably result in a manual search, most likely including the traveler's various orifices as well!

  • http://ran-the-monkey.livejournal.com/3550.html randy m.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    DAMMIT, WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT.NOW I HAVE TO DO IT.
    also, click on my name above and see my website, if you like interesting websites.

  • HTB

    Depends on how thick the plate is.

  • HTB

    Depends on how thick the plate is.

  • Alisha D Herron

    nice article! nice site. you're in my rss feed now ;-)
    keep it up