Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, Wiffle bats are free to be carried on domestic flights at last.
This change will come April 25th, 2013, when the TSA implements their updated Prohibited Items List (PIL). One of the many changes is the ability to carry on small and/or light bats. After looking over the full PIL1, I have a few questions.
Five Questions for the TSA
Who the hell carries on ski poles, pool cues, golf clubs, or hockey sticks?
If someone carries on golf clubs, what the hell good will a maximum of two clubs do them?2
What is changing on April 25th to make these items suddenly safer?
Setting aside the reinforcement of cockpit doors touted even by TSA critic Bruce Schneier (which were ordered before the TSA was even created anyhow), have any of the changes to airline security the TSA has implemented ever had any impact on our real security whatsoever?
I’m pretty sure I know the answer to that last one.
Maybe a perfect golfer could make due with a driver and a putter? ↩︎