The internet has been a great boon for people who appreciate humor. Be it dad jokes, dirty jokes, memes about Bernie Sanders and his mittens, or what have you, it’s all out there. Humorous trolling, or stories about same, has become particularly commonplace on the internet. I’m not talking about trolling to bully or be sadistic as much as seeing humor in a certain situation, and taking the ball and running with it. We’re written about some of them in the past:
- The comedian who constantly trolled the TSA
- The time when Amtrak trolled Southwest Airlines and then some kid trolled them, too
- My favorite: when Queen Elizabeth trolled some of American tourists
You would think that someone as important as Queen Elizabeth wouldn’t have trolled someone, but there ya go (she apparently had a decent sense of humor). Then again, you probably also would think that a government entity like the TSA would be above trolling, either. If that’s what you thought, you’d be wrong. Read on…
You may have read the other day how a passenger on a flight from Athens to Singapore was caught projecting Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” onto the overhead bins of a plane…with captions, no less! Yep, about 3 or 4 hours into the flight, they turned their flight into their own little movie theater.
According to Douglas Lazic-Kirk, who videotaped the incident when it happened back in March, no one else onboard complained, and the passenger would move the projector whenever a person walked by so it wouldn’t hurt their eyes. So although the move was undoubtedly unusual, no one was hurt and it didn’t sound as if anyone complained. No harm no foul.
It turns out the TSA got a hold of the footage and used it for their own version of a PSA:
Along with the footage, they offered the following PSA:
Not reel-ly sure how to travel with your electronic devices? Don’t lose your cool-ing system. We’ll focus on everything you need to get through disc. Pause to read:
🎬 Large electronic devices are allowed in carry-on bags, but some may require additional screening.
🎬 Any device larger than a cell phone should be removed from your bag and placed in a separate bin.
🎬 Devices in factory packaging are allowed, but they may need to be unwrapped if additional screening is required.
If these tips don’t re-movie all doubt and your packing concerns have you feeling frozen, we have something Elsa you might find useful. Project your questions onto our friends at AskTSA. They’ll spring into action from Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Apple Business Chat, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET, 7 days a week.
Again, trolling can be harmful, or it can be done in good humor. In this case, I think it was the latter. What do you think?
Meanwhile, I hope everyone liked the movie! 😉
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