Magicians embarass metal detector culture
Saturday, 16 May 2009 13:50

Two Las Vegas magicains, Penn and Teller, now include high-tech airport security equipment in their act to highlight the pointlessness of the current security regimen.

After passing through the metal detector a heavy metal frying pan with flaming contents is produced from under one of them's clothes, followed by a fire extinguisher!

Such a performance makes a mockery of airport security, but then anyone who travels by air regularly already knows that the security procedures are there to demonstrate the power of the state over the individual and don't have any chance of stopping a determined sabateur.

The whole performance at airports is about stressing the public and keeping them in a state of fear so that they will be more receptive and complaint.

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