I hear College Humor’s video series Adam Ruins Everything (previously at Neatorama) is now a TV show. Here Adam Conover explains how ineffective the TSA airport screenings are. In case you’ve forgotten, all the stripping and scanning and searching we do these days is because of 9/11. Before that, you zipped through a metal detector and ran your carry-on bag through an x-ray machine. They didn't care that you were taking a bottle of tequila to your hosts in some faraway city. Oh, and most of our bags went in the cargo hold because they didn’t charge extra for them back then.
But back to the TSA. The extra security routines we go through in an airport are pretty much security theater, not to make us feel safer, but to remind us that we are in constant danger of terrorist attacks, and therefore justifying all that spending. -via Digg