Morning Fix: PHX-Bound Peepshow

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Comment by jim on May 23, 2008 at 6:41am
I wonder if a guy can request a female screener or vice versa?
Comment by bonnie on May 23, 2008 at 6:45am
You can request an x-ray if you don't want someone else looking at your junk.
Comment by bonnie on May 23, 2008 at 6:46am
Or, your children's junk.
Comment by jim on May 23, 2008 at 7:09am
I guess a "regular" x-ray machine shows your bones and internal organs. I wasn't aware of any such machines that you walk through at the Sunport. Somewhere else I read that they would give you the pat down search if you objected to the new "see me nude" technology.
Comment by jim on May 23, 2008 at 8:17am
I guess they give you the option of laying down on the conveyor belt and getting a ride through!
Comment by bluejays47 on May 23, 2008 at 8:19am
Does this mean that you don't have to get rid of all metal objects before going through the checkpoint? If so: bonus!
Comment by Khan on May 23, 2008 at 9:21am
I would be extremely interested, and not in a pervy way, to see what the see-you-naked machines actually show. I mean, is it like the magic glasses that they used to advert in the back of boys adventure magazines, or is it something considerably more abstract? What are the images like?

I would object just because it's absolutely absurd. But as far as being Sensitive About My F-ing Figure, I'd just tell myself what I've told myself before going for embarrassing medical exams or conversations: "Don't even blink. Anyone who went through medical school has seen a lot worse."

Will they provide counseling for the poor bastards who have to sit in front of the screens?
Comment by Zoe on May 23, 2008 at 10:15am


Here's an article from Mother Jones back in October. I can't even tell you how much this infuriates me. The thought of some stranger getting to look at my "junk" because of this country's fear-mongers is beyond my comprehension. If this is not an invasion of our privacy, I don't know what is. If I never fly again, I won't submit to this. I truly don't understand why more people aren't up in arms about this. You get to see me naked if I DECIDE you get to see me naked. Can you say "Police State?"
Comment by jeff on May 23, 2008 at 10:33am
spartacus beat me to it!!!!
Comment by SoyJames on May 23, 2008 at 1:35pm
Next time I go to the airport something really crazy is gonna be in my pants... a Big Jim or a kitten or something...

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