August 11, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Lock up the books, dear; the Republicans are coming to town

Via Boing Boing, an account of a run-in with a security goon with an overly high sense of personal empowerment:
This morning, they're doing bag searches again to get on the ferry. And the guy doing the searches pulls me aside and says, "Sir, I feel that I need to confiscate this book."

I pause and say, in that tone of voice that most people would recognize as meaning, "have you lost your grip completely, chuckles?": "You need to confiscate... a book."

"Yes. I feel it's inappropriate for the other people on the ferry to be exposed to it."

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