Wednesday, August 11, 2004

No Guns, Knives, or Books Allow

With the Republican National Convention approaching, security in New York City has reached new heights.

During a backpack search before boarding, a commuter (and blogger) on one of the NY-NJ Port Authority ferries was recently told that security would need to confiscate one of his books. When he questioned this statement, the guard said: "Yes. I feel it's inappropriate for the other people on the ferry to be exposed to it." The commuter's unspoken response was: "Have you lost your grip completely, chuckles?" More comments followed

The book, a guide for the game Exalted: The Abyssals does have a Boris Vallejo-like maiden in a bustier carrying a sword on the cover, but that hardly posed a risk to other passengers. Finally, a threat to call the ACLU returned some sanity to the situation.


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