Comments on: Will you be taking those grenades all the way to Belgium? http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/ News, but not the serious kind Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:56:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CrowGirl http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418278 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:15:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418278 You would have hoped that the TSA would have asked her, wouldn’t you..?

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By: iflydaplanes http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418277 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:52:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418277 @Jazz, that is what being a good wingman is all about!

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By: AllThatJazz http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418268 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:40:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418268 @Bandage – She can’t be hot. Haven’t you ever heard of “jumping the grenade” so your buddy can tap the hottie?

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By: 69Spinster http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418259 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:18:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418259 Maybe the woman was a mystery shopper. She works for the TSA and was posing as a regular passenger to ensure that her TSA colleagues are doing their jobs properly. When they found the grenades, the woman congratulated her colleagues on a job well done, and then she went off to Belgium for some ice-skating and chocolate.

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By: Bandage http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418258 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:17:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418258 Ok, here are my answers to your questions:

Q1. Isn’t carrying more than two hand grenades already by definition an incident?
A1. Not if no one survives to tell the tale.

Q2. If the grenades didn’t pose a threat, why did she have to surrender them?
A2. Because handling more than 2 explosive round things at a time annoys the other females around you, whether they’re on a flight or not.

Q3. Would you want to sit next to somebody who tried packing five grenades in her suitcase?
A3. That depends. Is she hot?

Q4. Why would a person go to Belgium?
A4. F&#@ if I know.

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By: 69Spinster http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418257 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:15:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418257 I humbly offer a haiku:

Grenades in suitcase
Carry-on or checked item?
Makes a difference

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By: slick9 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418256 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:52:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418256 Story sounds like a Belgian waffle, only in Newark. And the TSA takes away nail clippers from old ladies?

Do you suppose the grenades were Christmas presents?

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By: Dave_not_dave http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418255 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:34:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418255 Those all look like practice grenades to me (blue spoon, hole in bottom). Some people like to put them on their desk with a “Pull Pin for Service” tag in them. Others like to try to pack them with explosives and make them live grenades. Not that I have ever done that. At least, there are no records that I have ever done that.

Anyway, I have to agree with you BG, why would anyone go to Belgium?

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By: Jibberish http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418251 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:31:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418251 The only song I can come up with is a cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic, “That Smell.” But really, it’s only the chorus I can make applicable to fries. :-/

Ooh, ooh that smell
Can’t you smell that smell?
Ooh, ooh that smell
The smell of fries surrounds you.

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By: Shra http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/12/07/will-you-be-taking-those-grenades-all-the-way-to-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-418250 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:22:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=72062#comment-418250 Oooooh! The fries! The Fries with Samurai sauce…
Oh, those fries…

Can someone come up with a song about Belgian fries?

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