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Aw, man. A shirt we made got an innocent guy tossed off of a flight. Sorry, dude. Here it is again, for anybody else who wants to test the limits of free speech at the airport, along with a tote-bag version suitable for carrying 3.5-ounce tubes of toothpaste. If you go to 3.6 ounces or beyond, you're on your own.



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thumperchick


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Can't spell racist without TSA!

wisenekt


quality posts: 29 Private Messages wisenekt
thumperchick wrote:Can't spell racist without TSA!



Please read something more than the short MSN blurb. The TSA performed a secondary inspection and found the guy was clear to fly. It was Delta and the Transit police that pushed the issue after he had passed through the TSA security screenings.

meandsecoya


quality posts: 12 Private Messages meandsecoya

Woot, can you please link to Arijit's blog about it rather than MSN's ridiculous 'article' about it? Please? I'll buy one of the shirts if you do. (Okay, I'm buying one anyway, but still.)

bookofjoshua


quality posts: 12 Private Messages bookofjoshua

who doesn't like a little bit of free national advertising!?

Edit: I agree with meandsecoya, I read the MSN article and you should link elsewhere.

I didn't see anywhere that the TSA detained him. I find the linking to that MSN story disrespectful. It's a rude and inaccurate story... I disagree with your wholly legal and constitutionally protected actions, thus I question your intelligence... great article...

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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meandsecoya wrote:Woot, can you please link to Arijit's blog about it rather than MSN's ridiculous 'article' about it? Please? I'll buy one of the shirts if you do. (Okay, I'm buying one anyway, but still.)



The MSN article links to the source article which is Arijit's blog. I agree that it's a more interesting read.




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bookofjoshua


quality posts: 12 Private Messages bookofjoshua
ThunderThighs wrote:The MSN article links to the source article which is Arijit's blog. I agree that it's a more interesting read.



I suppose in this era of "news" being about opinion and not reporting facts, that you could assess something being more interesting than another, but the MSN link is both factually inaccurate and derogatory. I think, if you're going to assert your (Woot!'s) involvement as the shirt marketer, you should stick to linking an actual report of the incident or the original blog post.

cengland0


quality posts: 11 Private Messages cengland0

I've been following his blog very carefully and have made several comments myself.

omnitravis


quality posts: 5 Private Messages omnitravis

In for two, I think my friend in the USMC would love to wear this.
Or, I would love to see him wear it, lol.

joelterrific


quality posts: 21 Private Messages joelterrific

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Link is updated to BoingBoing's coverage. We were following this story in a few places and looks like we inadvertently linked to MSN's coverage. Arijit's account is by far the most detailed read including responses from Delta.

mkdr


quality posts: 35 Private Messages mkdr

Definitely in for one for my uncle who works both for Flight Safety and as a mechanic for Cotinental. He will probably press his luck and wear it at work sometime!

forever fighting the urge to buy something just because it is cheap and cool...wait, it's cheap and cool, let me click that big yellow button!

x86Daddy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages x86Daddy

Bought a couple when it was first released... Buying the bag this time. Thanks for bringing it back, Woot!

xochiluvr


quality posts: 14 Private Messages xochiluvr

My roommate works at an international airport and needs a new lunch bag. SCORE!

thumperchick


quality posts: 248 Private Messages thumperchick
wisenekt wrote:Please read something more than the short MSN blurb. The TSA performed a secondary inspection and found the guy was clear to fly. It was Delta and the Transit police that pushed the issue after he had passed through the TSA security screenings.



Joke. It. Was. A. Joke.

bounty42


quality posts: 15 Private Messages bounty42
thumperchick wrote:Joke. It. Was. A. Joke.



I much perfer "I find it hard to discuss the TSA without invoking Goodwinn's Law"



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delerium23


quality posts: 0 Private Messages delerium23

My husband said he would wear it everywhere if it wasn't in red. He's a little boring and only wears beige & green.

thumperchick


quality posts: 248 Private Messages thumperchick
bounty42 wrote:I much perfer "I find it hard to discuss the TSA without invoking Goodwinn's Law"



HITLER did it.

mzeitler


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mzeitler

As a European I cannot change US politics by voting, but I will wear this shirt whenever I fly to the US from now on.

desterado


quality posts: 3 Private Messages desterado

While the story of the guy being stopped at his plane for wearing this shirt is upsetting, what's more upsetting is that this isn't even a very good shirt.

Is there some sort of inside joke I am missing?

TruePaige


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TruePaige
delerium23 wrote:My husband said he would wear it everywhere if it wasn't in red. He's a little boring and only wears beige & green.



A context-aware Brave New World reference...bravo, bravo. ;)

lotsofgoats


quality posts: 3 Private Messages lotsofgoats

BOOM, purchased!


Yea, I said boom.

burns72


quality posts: 9 Private Messages burns72

I am not sure I would wear this to an airport. One TSA does not have a sense of humor, but does not impede the first admendment. However, flying is a privelge that the airline/pilot is more than willing to take away.

Awesome shirt.

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
burns72 wrote:I am not sure I would wear this to an airport. One TSA does not have a sense of humor, but does not impede the first admendment. However, flying is a privelge that the airline/pilot is more than willing to take away.

Awesome shirt.


I got TSA agents to crack a smile once. But it was super early in the morning and I was pretty much the only one going through security at the time.

I would be too chicken to wear this shirt at the airport.

I'm just hanging out, really.

AquaSky


quality posts: 1 Private Messages AquaSky

Luckily, my job doesn't require air travel, so you won't find me anywhere near an airport. Cheers to woot for poking fun at the mooks in the blue glove brigade, though.

L4m3r


quality posts: 11 Private Messages L4m3r

This was the first Woot shirt I ordered- one of the very early ones if I remember right- but it got lost in the mail, or the mailroom, or something, and I never received it. By the time I got around to asking Woot what had happened, the shirts were gone, so they had to give me a refund instead. (this was before they had the reckoning, possibly before you could order the next day. I forget.)

I'm totally stoked that I now have a second chance to own this awesome shirt.

ONE OF THESE DAYS, I'M GOING TO CUT YOU INTO LITTLE PIECES.

bevo22


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bevo22

As a Buffalo native, I can tell you that the NFTA are the worst of upstate/rust belt government agencies. And they they have their tentacles in in everything that should be helping Buffalo, such as the the water front and harbor, mass transit, and even parks. They make the TSA look brillant

wisenekt wrote:Please read something more than the short MSN blurb. The TSA performed a secondary inspection and found the guy was clear to fly. It was Delta and the Transit police that pushed the issue after he had passed through the TSA security screenings.



Sunshine3296


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Sunshine3296

http://poopstrong.org/

Are part of the proceeds going to his cause as well? Or to the charities he supports?

University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund
The Wellness Community
Arizona, and the Colon Cancer Alliance

Kingu


quality posts: 42 Private Messages Kingu

(eyes woot) While it is very cool that the artist is donating his commission, does woot intend to kick in a little too?

aburakov


quality posts: 0 Private Messages aburakov

dammit i missed it :-( can it be made available again? or maybe it's "accessible" elsewhere on a more permanent basis?

120days


quality posts: 4 Private Messages 120days

my husband and i both bought one for each other. personally, i couldnt care about anyone else, but we both liked the shirt....