Tuesday, October 14, 2008

To discuss You're the next contestant on Prohibited or Not

Guess where I'm going this weekend?
It starts with S.
And ends in t. Louis.
No, it's not Chicago. It's St. Louis. You're so silly sometimes, blog friends.
It's actually for an all-expenses paid business trip to learn more about being a reporter; I was selected to attend after applying. So, in that respect, I'm looking forward to it.

But, perhaps even better, I should have some sweet blog posts coming up later this week and early next week. And that's not to mention this Thursday's post. To help celebrate my second month blogaversary and just for general good times, Miss Tiff and I wrote a co-blog about guys and girls. More details tomorrow. You're allowed to get excited now, though.

In preparation for my early morning flight out of Baltimore, I thought we'd play a game. Ready?

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Prohibited or Not, the game show that asks you to decide if this is an actual item listed on the prohibited list of the overzealous airline carry-on list. Before we get started, let's thank our sponsors, Homeland Security and Racial Profiling.
What are our prizes, now-dead Rod Roddy?

Dead Rod Roddy: It's a new (Matchbox) car! C'mon down!

Announcer: Amazing. Here we go. All you have to do is correctly identify the three objects NOT allowed on the airplane as a carry-on under any circumstance. Answers are at the bottom.

  • Nitroglycerine pills
  • Butter knives
  • Knitting Needles
  • iPod
  • Toy Transformer Robots
  • DVDs of "Flight 93" and "Airplane"
  • Pipe dreams
  • Pipe bomb
  • References to "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
  • Meat cleaver
  • Wrench
  • Breast milk
  • Breasts
  • Jell-o
  • Gel shoe inserts
  • Viagra
  • A Koran


Answers: Pipe Bomb. Meat Cleaver... and Gel shoe inserts (?!)....I guess my plane isn't gellin'.


bex said...

No meat cleaver? Rats.

Have you really only been blogging two months? I feel like I've known you for two and a half months, AT LEAST.

Amy xxoo said...

Wow, gel shoe inserts, really ? How bloody ridiculous....
Still, might be worth a try next time i have to fly somewhere, if i only so i can here the senseless reasoning they come up with as to why they arent allowed....

Good luck over the weekend too!

Anonymous said...

Dude...answer "D"..a Bailey deposited at a rakish angle. We all know those Left Wing Rakish Baileys are trouble for rivets, sheet metal and people in airline toilets for longer than 5 minutes.
Although I'm still not sure how Dad got away all those years with his swiss army knife in his luggage...pompous knife takers at the airlines. Surely they can't be serious about just a 2" blade...oh wait...this just in "I am serious and stop calling me Shirley".


Shieldmaiden96 said...

I once boarded a plane in Atlanta with a gleaming steel Pampered Chef apple corer. Aside from being sharp as hell, it looked pretty sinister on the X-ray, but they still let me take it on (it was in my snack bag. I forgot about it.), which is good, because I would have Fed Ex-ed it to myself rather than throw it away. That stuff is expensive.
The day they ban iPods I'm going to brave the possibility of murderous Canadians and go Greyhound.

Herding Cats said...

Once I got on a plane with an xacto knife. It was in my purse the ENTIRE time. I needed it for an art project the week before and just forgot to take it out. Whoops.

Miss Tiff said...

Have fun in St. Louis.. For some reason your post about you going there just got that freakin Nelly song in my head "You can find me St. Louis...." Remember it? If not google it.

Why in the world can't you take gel shoe inserts?!

RainbowEclipse said...

wait.... were those things specifically COMPLETELY prohibited, to the point of pre-boarding confiscation at the bag-check stage, such as bottled water and fireworks.... or simply "must be registered and checked with baggage" prohibited like firearms and.... um.... poisonous snakes?

I haven't checked that list in a few months.... and yes, I'm actually asking so I know if I can pack them or if they'll be taken from me. =p

Andy said...

Nothing like an airline list to get conversation going...
Bex: Well, I feel like I've known you forever. So take that.
XXOO- Yeah, gel shoe inserts. Weird, right?
Anonymous- My brother, ladies and gentlemen.
Shield- Have you had a lot of problems with murderous Canadians? I made out with a Canadian once. I recommend it.
Cats- You are now considered a terrorist.
Tiff- Remember when Nelly was good? No? There's a reason for that. "Shimmy shimmy cocoa puff."
Rainbow- You can bring any of those items (including breast milk) onto the plane, except for the three I listed.

WaterColorLilly28 said...

Did you see that you could pack your pick ax in your actual luggage?

Sophia said...

i'm doing some business air travel this weekend too...thanks for the heads up! I'll have to put my meat cleaver in my checked bag.

SouthernBelle said...

I am so jealous of your work trip! I wish my boss would send me somewhere (and pay for it)! I love flying soooo much.

Katie said...

hey thanks for stopping by! ok so I'm totally laughing and shit. You are hilarious. I will be checking you out more often. ::wink wink::


Anonymous said...

But...but...how will you ever know if I guessed correctly?

Andy said...

Lilly- Yes, but now I have to find a pick ax.
Sophia- Glad I helped you avoid a body cavity search.
Southern- This is even better. It's a national reporter organization that's paying for everything. They think I'm good or something.
Katie- That almost appeared to be Internet flirting. Excellent.
Haute- With you, I'll assume you guessed correctly.

elle michelle said...

I'm going to STL this weekend too!

I have nothing more to contribute to this conversation than that. Sorry.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

You must have missed this when it happened:


Kate said...

Hold the Phone! Rod Roddy is dead?!

I'm going to need to take a minute.


ok. whew.

I'm Kate. Your newest (completely uncreepy) e-stalker. I have been reading my way through your archives, as I am wont to do when I stumble across a blog that interests me.

Just saying hi. I'll probably drop another comment when I get caught up to date. Or if you drop another obscure celebrity obit notice on me.

Isn't wont a fun word...

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