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 😛 Also, #awesome, trending on G+
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What doubly clever works of art!!
How to make a point !!!
Very creative 🙂
These are great, and point well taken.
Sharp minds = many puns, cutting edge art?
Feisal Kamil goodnight and come back with some puns.
Wait, those are mine! ;->
This is #awesome !
Peter Lindelauf , this is so brilliant that I must call upon William McGarvey to respond 🙂
I was thinking that if the people who make Transformers movies see these spiders, they may want to hire the artist.
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.
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” — http://www.grlatino.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ICE-Badge.jpg
Bravo, William McGarvey, poetic flights of stratospheric heights!
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.
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, R²
While I admire all the poetic spirit, some of you need to work on the rhymes! 🙂
Freda Coursey , I want a rhyme from you!! 🙂 Don’t disappoint us 😉
Freda Coursey we want a pun that rhymes.
A PUN that rhymes… I’ll think about it.
Alternatively, a musical selection that matches…
For Feisal Kamil : The Who Boris the Spider Cleveland 1975
Rajini Rao !! Boris the Spider, by The Who! Now I know for sure that you are too cool for words!
LOL, likewise to you my friend 😉
I see what you mean..who would’ve thought to disco-fy PF? LOL!
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.
“It’s necessary,” they do allege
To take away our grooming scissors; Safety, flyers, TSA delivers!”
My poetry doesn’t usually rhyme, but you asked for it.
Not going to try and rhyme here. 🙂 Fun post Rajini.
Thank you, Freda Coursey , fun and #awesome! 🙂
Thank you, and you’re welcome. 🙂
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 🙂
Feisal Kamil You may re-share if you like.
Great job Freda Coursey, challenge accepted and defeated.
Edward the scissorhand. Very creative. What a way to turn waste into arts.
I’d forgotten about Edward the Scissorhand, excellent thought Tom Lee 🙂
Dragon IsDragon , I wonder if they do fold up …that should be possible given all the hinges and screws..then become ordinary scissors again 🙂
They do look like transformers.
obviously its look like a transformers only
That is very cool, and highly relevant 🙂 FYI Chicago O’Hare airport has some very strange TSA agents…!
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…
There you are, Buddhini Samarasinghe, we missed you!
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 😀
Unwanted and unsolicited personal remarks from a TSA agent probably should be reported; I don’t know what the result would be — if any.
LOL, Feisal Kamil . I would’ve cheered.
As long as Feisal Kamil doesn’t join in!
I’m disappointed in you, Feisal Kamil 😀
Probably when they got the naked guy alone, they did a body cavity search.
I’m surprised that you did not use the metal clippers as an excuse to link to a certain type of music, Mahesh Sreekandath 🙂
I fear no lasso. OK maybe a little.
Sun and Steel by Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden – Sun and Steel [Piece of Mind Track 08]
i like this……
good they are extremely useful for those who want.
in which software is this creativity done??
Plenty of razor sharp puns on this thread, Letha McGarity 🙂