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FrogStyle Vacation

Well, FrogStyle has been going on for a year. We'll have a recap of our first year in a couple of weeks, but now it's vacation time.

Unfortunately, our vacation plans involves airlines... and we picked a less-than-ideal time to fly. Because a UK terrorist plot, which wasn't anywhere close to execution, involved liquids, we're not allowed to bring toothpaste, lotion, contact lens solution, etc. Also, no digital camera, no laptop, no iPod. Which means no blogging, no working remotely, etc.

I'm sure business travellers are going to be as thrilled as we are. All that, and we can expect significantly longers waits for security screening.

One feller's blog sums the situation up nicely:
I cast my eyes back on the last century ...

FDR: Oh, I'm sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we're coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How's that going to feel?

CHURCHILL: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We'll be in the pub, flipping you off. I'm slapping Rolls-Royce engines into untested flying coffins to knock you out of the skies, and then I'm sending angry Welshmen to burn your country from the Rhine to the Polish border.

US. NOW: BE AFRAID!! Oh God, the Brown Bad people could strike any moment! They could strike ... NOW!! AHHHH. Okay, how about .. NOW!! AAGAGAHAHAHHAG! Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!


One thing I'm going to be meditating on while vacationing is how to deal with the 40% of North America's population that seems to lack the critical facilities to tell when they're being led into a police state.


Hee, hee. You didn't mention the Canadian response. Perhaps a drowsy yawn, a chomp of Tim's bits, and a gulp of coffee?

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By "North America" I was including Canada as well. As we (mostly) watch the same TV and read the same mags, the same talking points get regurgitated. And Stephen Harper is kind of a Bush wannabe, but with worse hair. ;)

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As an aside, we could have brought our gadgets and toothepaste with us, just not as carry-on. *sigh* Thank goodness for hotel internet kiosks.

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