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April 2, 2008

“Put down your lance, Vance!”

knight-crop-200.jpgThis just looks too good to be true. Photos of presidential security giving the full metal detector treatment to knights wearing enough scrap iron to build a Hummer? Is there a fear of yet another deadly broadsword attack, like we’ve seen so many times recently?

“Okay, put your farthings, talismans and grails in the bin…”
“Sir, please lay your battle ax flat on the conveyor belt…”
“Ma’am, use the Damsel line. It’s faster, unless you have a chastity belt.”

Sadly, nothing is what it seems these days. This was costume armor and wooden swords. Only the security was real. “Sir, I need a photo ID where your visor is OPEN”

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A security official searches performers dressed as knights before the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko in Kiev, April 1, 2008. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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Comments

They’re wearing Hershey’s kisses on their heads! Ooooh, I’m so scared!

 

They’re from France…. Dan Aykroyd was right;)

Posted by Godwin FitzGilbert | Report as abusive
 

Am I the only one that noticed, in the bottom picture…the security guard waving a metal detector wand over a man in full chainmaille?

Posted by Reverend Smeg the Kilted | Report as abusive
 

@Smeg
You´re the only one, who don´t noticed, that the “chainmail” not of metal, but wool is.

But, it´s a great picture ^^

Posted by Daniel | Report as abusive
 

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