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Breaking: 66 Percent of Americans Favor Full-Body Scans, Wearing Underwear on the Outside

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How did we not see this one coming? It was there right in front of our goddamn faces for almost 40 years, back when Woody Allen was intentionally funny: The solution to the problems posed by the underwear bomber.

More to the point, we are a nation of idjits:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new full-body security-screening machines at the country's airports, as most say they put higher priority on combating terrorism than protecting personal privacy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

But half of all those polled say enhanced pat-down searches go too far.

Which means, I guess, that half of Americans feel that the pat-downs don't go far enough.

More here.

Click on the vid below to have your ears assaulted by one of the lamest No. 1 songs of the 1970s (move over, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," "Kung-Fu Fighting," and "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"). Or, more precisely, a cover version of one of the worst No. 1 songs of all time. For those of us who remember the 1970s, this is why we hate Chuck Berry (the stories that came out later about the King of the Duck Walk's toilet cams in his "Southern Air" restaurant and a class-action lawsuit brought by 60 unwitting customers caught on tape using the bathroom didn't help).

Go here for a list of recent Reason.tv TSA-related vids.