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TSA has now officially entered our cultural consciousness

I was talking with a friend this morning about her son, who will be graduating from high school this year. It seems like the tradition at this school is that the seniors pull some kind of prank at graduation. One year, the audience walked into what looked like a rave, complete with disco ball. Another year, she said, it was Star Wars-themed. This year, the seniors decided to have a TSA-themed prank: They'll dress like TSA agents and screen everyone who's entering the auditorium. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to laugh or cry, but I think it's one more sign, along with kids playing pat-down, that airport screening has now officially entered our cultural consciousness.

Update: Further proof: After renovations, Disney's Star Tours Star Wars simulator ride now includes a parody of TSA security checkpoints.

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