News, but not the serious kind
Are those Tic Tacs, or you got a rattlesnake in your pants?
Blog Guy, I’m looking for some of your sage career advice. I enjoy travel, working with animals, and maybe a little danger. Any ideas?
Have you considered the glamorous world of snake smuggling?
The usual. Ladies’ hosiery, probably some duct tape, and, you know, snakes.
Cool! Are there openings?
There should be at least one. Some guy was arrested in Miami, trying to board a flight for Brazil with seven exotic snakes stuffed into his trousers.
Wow! That’s brilliant! That should have been foolproof! The imaging technology they use can’t even see stuff like that, right?
Actually, it picked ‘em right up. All seven. I like to think he was doing an involuntary hoochie-coochie dance coming through the metal detector, too, but maybe that’s just me.
That’s kind of scary. Can you give me the guy’s name or any more information about the arrest?
No, the Transportation Security Administration wouldn’t say.
No, the TSA wouldn’t say that, either. So, are you interested in snake smuggling?
Not really, but I sure would like a gig as a TSA information person. That sounds pretty close to my desired level of productivity.
Top: Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Terry Tippit (L) and Britt Stevens (R) watch as fellow Heart of Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby (C) dangles rattlesnakes from his mouth during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Left: A worker holds a Cobra before killing it for its meat at a Chinese restaurant in the ancient city of Yogyakarta April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo
Miss Snake Charmer 2006 Sara Warren (C) has her crown adjusted by fellow contestants at the conclusion of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant in Sweetwater, Texas, March 9, 2006. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi