New Species of Security Spiders Discovered!

New Species of Security Spiders Discovered!

Artist Christopher Locke buys scissors confiscated from US air travelers and sold by Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He then bends and welds them into spiders because, “the irrational fear of spiders is very similar to the irrational fear of cuticle scissors”.

Tongue in cheek #sciencesunday post, made just before leaving for the airport πŸ˜› Also, #awesome, trending on G+

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56 Responses to New Species of Security Spiders Discovered!

  1. Gregory Esau says:

    What doubly clever works of art!!

  2. How to make a point !!!

    Very creative πŸ™‚

  3. These are great, and point well taken.

  4. Chad Haney says:

    Sharp minds = many puns, cutting edge art?

  5. Chad Haney says:

    Feisal Kamil goodnight and come back with some puns.

  6. Anna Scott says:

    Wait, those are mine! ;->

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    Peter Lindelauf , this is so brilliant that I must call upon William McGarvey to respond πŸ™‚

  8. I was thinking that if the people who make Transformers movies see these spiders, they may want to hire the artist.

  9. Thomas Kang says:

    It’s heartening to see so many arachnerds coming out of the woodwork today. But in all seriousness, I say a trillion dollars to catch even one guy trying to light a firecracker in his underwear is a trillion dollars well spent.

  10. Rajini Rao Peter Lindelauf –

    Of what import can these things be?

    O fiddle-dee-dee, dee-dee,

    When borders are crossed

    And luggage gets tossed,

    It is anger we feel

    Yet to them we must kneel.

    For the ICE men hath cometh,

    Says Eugene O’Neill…


    Note: Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency here is known by the acronym “ICE” —

  11. Rajini Rao says:

    Bravo, William McGarvey, poetic flights of stratospheric heights!

  12. Thomas Kang says:

    Some say the world will end in fire,

    Some say in ice.

    From what I’ve seen of the TSA

    I don’t want to be caught with fire.

    But if it had to perish twice,

    I think I know enough of TSA

    To say that for checked luggage shears

    Are also great

    And would suffice.

  13. Rajini Rao Or disgusting depths ( hee, hee ) And to sink to a mildly obscure theatrical reference as an ending — troubling, very troubling… ( “What the heck did this guy waste his time on [ er, study] in college, anyway?” ) Thanks, RΒ²

  14. While I admire all the poetic spirit, some of you need to work on the rhymes! πŸ™‚

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    Freda Coursey , I want a rhyme from you!! πŸ™‚ Don’t disappoint us πŸ˜‰

  16. Chad Haney says:

    Freda Coursey we want a pun that rhymes.

  17. A PUN that rhymes… I’ll think about it.


  18. Rajini Rao says:

    Alternatively, a musical selection that matches…

  19. Gregory Esau says:

    Rajini Rao !! Boris the Spider, by The Who! Now I know for sure that you are too cool for words!

  20. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, likewise to you my friend πŸ˜‰

  21. Rajini Rao says:

    I see what you mean..who would’ve thought to disco-fy PF? LOL!

  22. All right, puns and rhymes, especially written for your entertainment by Freda Coursey on Sunday April 15, 2012:

    “TSA had some piercing thought

    Figuring what’s allowed or not.

    The guys down there are really sharp,

    And TSA just loves to carp.

    Cutting to the heart of the terror threat

    The TSA has cast its net.

    Scissors and clippers may crash the planes

    So the TSA must give us pains.

    Fields of marshals they did anoint

    To take away all with a point.

    X-rays, inspections, touch and pat

    Your pocket won’t pass unless it’s flat.

    Technology used is cutting edge.

    β€œIt’s necessary,” they do allege

    To take away our grooming scissors; Safety, flyers, TSA delivers!”

  23. My poetry doesn’t usually rhyme, but you asked for it.

  24. Robby Bowles says:

    Not going to try and rhyme here. πŸ™‚ Fun post Rajini.

  25. Rajini Rao says:

    Thank you, Freda Coursey , fun and #awesome! πŸ™‚

  26. Thank you, and you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Just staggered back, Feisal Kamil . Chocolate with gold leaf topped it off. Tomorrow, they’re going to get their money’s worth from me, lol πŸ™‚

  28. Feisal Kamil You may re-share if you like.

  29. Chad Haney says:

    Great job Freda Coursey, challenge accepted and defeated.

  30. Tom Lee says:

    Edward the scissorhand. Very creative. What a way to turn waste into arts.

  31. Rajini Rao says:

    I’d forgotten about Edward the Scissorhand, excellent thought Tom Lee πŸ™‚

  32. Rajini Rao says:

    Dragon IsDragon , I wonder if they do fold up …that should be possible given all the hinges and screws..then become ordinary scissors again πŸ™‚

  33. They do look like transformers.

  34. Adul Waheed says:

    obviously its look like a transformers only

  35. That is very cool, and highly relevant πŸ™‚ FYI Chicago O’Hare airport has some very strange TSA agents…!

  36. I read earlier today that a TSA agent at Dallas-Fort Worth airport was arrested for stealing, I think it was a bunch of IPads; something such as that…

  37. Rajini Rao says:

    There you are, Buddhini Samarasinghe, we missed you!

  38. Freda Coursey They should be arrested for being pervs. I was standing in a long line waiting to go through security and there was this one really lechy looking TSA agent who kept eyeing the woman who was in front of me – she was dressed in a fairly professional manner, a business suit look (skirt and heels with a blouse and jacket). Nothing trashy, just smart. Pervy TSA dude comes over and tells her “you should know that there is a law you’re violating by being so beautiful and distracting all of us TSA agents har har har”. I couldn’t hear or see the poor woman’s expression but I’m guessing she just smiled, what else can you do? The perv continues “So where are you from, are you from Chicago? Where do you live?”. Ugh. It was a nasty creepy horrible thing to see, and I’m sure it happens everywhere all the time because these power-hunger pervs just get away with stuff like that.

    Rajini Rao I missed you all too! G+ looks all different and shiny, still getting used to it πŸ˜€

  39. Unwanted and unsolicited personal remarks from a TSA agent probably should be reported; I don’t know what the result would be — if any.

  40. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, Feisal Kamil . I would’ve cheered.

  41. Chad Haney says:

    As long as Feisal Kamil doesn’t join in!

  42. Rajini Rao says:

    I’m disappointed in you, Feisal Kamil πŸ˜€

  43. Probably when they got the naked guy alone, they did a body cavity search.

  44. Rajini Rao says:

    I’m surprised that you did not use the metal clippers as an excuse to link to a certain type of music, Mahesh Sreekandath πŸ™‚

  45. Chad Haney says:

    I fear no lasso. OK maybe a little.

    Sun and Steel by Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden – Sun and Steel [Piece of Mind Track 08]

  46. good they are extremely useful for those who want.

  47. in which software is this creativity done??

  48. Rajini Rao says:

    Plenty of razor sharp puns on this thread, Letha McGarityΒ πŸ™‚

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