March 02, 2005
Get ready for more and more of this bullshit, because you people let it happen with tobacco. Put serious do-gooders in charge of government and they end up doing bad every time. But you sheeple never learn.
I read this story with interest. The last time I was in Costa Rica, I collected a lot of souvenir matchbooks from different places I had been. Customs confiscated every one of those.
Can't carry matches on a plane anymore.
They already banned smoking years ago and only a few airports such as Atlanta even have one of those fishbowls you can enter between flights to get your nicotine and CO fix. Now, they're going to ban butane lighters. Wonderful. How in the fuck am I supposed to light a cigarette when I get that rare opportunity to smoke one when I fly?
The government will ban cigarette lighters on airplanes beginning in April, but passengers can still tote as many as four matchbooks in carry-on bags, security officials said.
That ain't what Customs told me in Costa Rica. I could keep the matchbooks, but they had to tear out all the matches first. Sweet Bejus! What is this world coming to?
I'm gonna trick their asses. Have you ever seen a cigarette lighter built for carrying on a boat? I have one. It uses two AA batteries and operates much like the cigarette lighter in your car (if you still have one of those obsolete devices). Press the button and a couple of electric coils become hot in the lighter and you can light a cigarette in there, by poking it into a hole in the lighter. It's made that way so that wind and water won't affect it's efficiency. It works like a champ, too.
I wonder if I can carry THAT through Checkpoint Charlie at the airport terminal without having it confiscated?
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