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#1 Posted by Czarpyotr (406 posts) -

It's the new one that just says "Giantbomb 2012" in red and yellow on the front with the GB logo on the back.

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#2 Posted by nohthink (1369 posts) -

In American airports, especially in New York Airport, it probably is.

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#3 Posted by Dalai (7860 posts) -

Only if you wrap it around your head like a turban.

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#4 Posted by Czarpyotr (406 posts) -

@nohthink: That's what I figured, but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being overly cautious.

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#5 Posted by BrainSpecialist (575 posts) -

@Czarpyotr: Probably not?

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#6 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

If your gonna ask that question you probably shouldn't be doing it.

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#7 Posted by Czarpyotr (406 posts) -

@Dalai said:

Only if you wrap it around your head like a turban.

hahaha awesome. Sounds like a plan.

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#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I say go for it and film it.
 
Be sure to yell some GB crew quotes when you're being hauled away.
And pray they don't put on rubber gloves.

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#9 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

It shouldn't matter what you're wearing. If people think you're suspicious for wearing a shirt featurng the word "Bomb," they need to talk to a psychiatrist.

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#10 Edited by Trylks (976 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror: Most people need to talk to a psychiatrist. That's a fact.

@Czarpyotr: About the T-Shirt, that should not be a problem, but I guess it should not be a problem for you to take a different T-shirt either, is it?

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#11 Posted by 49th (3400 posts) -

Don't do that. Just don't.

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#12 Posted by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

Just go nude, less suspicious that way

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#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19302 posts) -

Jeff is a terrorist 

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#14 Posted by ozhossen (22 posts) -

It would definitely be awkward. I say just wear something else.

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#15 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -

Who cares what shirt you are wearing.  If we as americans have to fear and worry if what we wear offends the institutions set before us, then we need to reorganize those institutions.  Especially when they are merely for TRANSPORTATION purposes.  Yer shirt doesn't stop anything that goes on in an airport from happening.  Fucking wear it.

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#16 Posted by Sign (305 posts) -

You know a lot of bombers that wear a shirt that tells people they have a bomb?

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#17 Edited by Evilsbane (5485 posts) -

I wouldn't because people are fucking crazy, I personally would cheer at someone wearing that shirt but I wouldn't be surprised if you got dragged into a backroom.

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#18 Posted by Wacomole (1149 posts) -

It's a great money-saving idea.

I mean some folks spend an absoulte fortune on having a burly uniformed dude handcuff them, step on their throat and then invade their nethers with a latex-covered appendage. So I'm told.

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#19 Posted by Jaxley (73 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

It shouldn't matter what you're wearing. If people think you're suspicious for wearing a shirt featurng the word "Bomb," they need to talk to a psychiatrist.

Oh please, it's an airport! It's their job to be as suspicious as possible.

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#20 Posted by Branthog (5773 posts) -

If you have time and energy to waste, don't care about making it to your flight, don't care about being put on a list, don't mind being mistreated and in general have more interest in proving a point than getting where you are going, then sure... do it.

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No. Also, if it were to make the news anywhere, you need to accept that the average mouth-breathing citizen isn't going to see you as some well-intentioned rebel. They're going to say that you're an idiot, because you should have known better, even if you're in the right (because that's how they've responded to every other situation almost identical to the one you describe).

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#21 Posted by august (3994 posts) -

Yes.

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#22 Posted by Virago (2563 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror: Clearly you have not met the American Government.

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#23 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

@Dalai said:

Only if you wrap it around your head like a turban.

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#24 Posted by nohthink (1369 posts) -

@Sign: Hiding in plain sight, man. It works. Don't ask me how I know.

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#25 Posted by triple07 (1251 posts) -

Yes it is. In the best case scenario no one cares or notices and you go about your way. Worst case scenario you are questioned about it and it causes undue headache so I don't really see any reason to do it unless you're trying to make some kind of statement. In which case there are probably better ways to do it.

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#26 Posted by Subjugation (4907 posts) -

I think it's pathetic that this is an issue. Don't those shirts also say Whiskey Media on them? What's next, being profiled as an alcoholic?

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#27 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Just dont yell" IN THE NAME OF SHOEMAKER!: 

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#28 Posted by coakroach (2497 posts) -

Yes.

Because all would be terrorists like to wear clothing that says the word 'bomb' on it.

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#29 Posted by B_Heart (178 posts) -

@Branthog said:

If you have time and energy to waste, don't care about making it to your flight, don't care about being put on a list, don't mind being mistreated and in general have more interest in proving a point than getting where you are going, then sure... do it.

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No. Also, if it were to make the news anywhere, you need to accept that the average mouth-breathing citizen isn't going to see you as some well-intentioned rebel. They're going to say that you're an idiot, because you should have known better, even if you're in the right (because that's how they've responded to every other situation almost identical to the one you describe).

This right here. Quality post.

Everyone saying that it it shouldn't matter what you wear, well of course it shouldn't matter. But use common sense!! Why even put yourself in a situation like that, there is no reason for it.

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#30 Posted by Czarpyotr (406 posts) -

Yeah I'm not trying to create problems in the airport to make a point. I just want to wear my new shirt...I will hold off until I'm done with my traveling.

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#31 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@B_Heart said:

@Branthog said:

If you have time and energy to waste, don't care about making it to your flight, don't care about being put on a list, don't mind being mistreated and in general have more interest in proving a point than getting where you are going, then sure... do it.

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No. Also, if it were to make the news anywhere, you need to accept that the average mouth-breathing citizen isn't going to see you as some well-intentioned rebel. They're going to say that you're an idiot, because you should have known better, even if you're in the right (because that's how they've responded to every other situation almost identical to the one you describe).

This right here. Quality post.

Everyone saying that it it shouldn't matter what you wear, well of course it shouldn't matter. But use common sense!! Why even put yourself in a situation like that, there is no reason for it.

But it shouldn't be an issue at all, it's a t-shirt with the word bomb on it, boo fucking hoo. Some terrorist isn't going to be advertising the fact that he has a bomb..is America seriously this ridiculous when it comes to security..

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#32 Edited by Branthog (5773 posts) -
@Subjugation said:

I think it's pathetic that this is an issue. Don't those shirts also say Whiskey Media on them? What's next, being profiled as an alcoholic?

Unfortunately, we don't live in a world of common sense and freedom. We live in a world of people who are scared shitless by their leaders and each other and are too ignorant to think for themselves and find away out of that mindset. So, we have to worry about things like "am I going to get a fist feeling around in my ass or even put on a special list that follows me around for the rest of my life if I wear a shirt with the word BOMB on it at an airport".
 
If you think that is exaggeration, consider the stickers promoting the band This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb which people have stuck on their bicycles, which have caused all sorts of problem with police, including arrests, bomb-squads blowing up bicycles, evacuations, and other trouble between 2001 and 2009.
 
  1. On March 2, 2006 at 5:30 am an Ohio University police officer spotted a bicycle attached to the Oasis restaurant bearing a promotional sticker for the band. The officer saw the words, "This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb" and became concerned. The area was cordoned off, and part of the campus was closed for several hours. The bicycle was subsequently destroyed by the Athens bomb squad despite assurances from the bike's owner that it was just a sticker. The owner, a graduate student, was initially charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor. However, the charges were dropped a few days later. Later the student was awarded money for the damages to his bicycle. [1][2]
  2. A similar incident occurred in 2001, when a police officer spotted and detained a woman at an Austin, Texas peace rally. Her bicycle was also labeled with the band's sticker. The woman was released after the band's existence was confirmed.[3]
  3. On March 14, 2006 Bellarmine Hall at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA was evacuated because of another bicycle with the band's name painted on it. No charges were filed.[4]
  4. On February 16, 2009, Terminal C at Memphis International Airport was evacuated because of a bicycle with the band's sticker on it. A pilot notified police when he saw the bike, with the band's sticker on it, parked outside of the terminal. Police evacuated the terminal and sent in K9 units; however, no explosive materials were found. Police arrested the owner of the bike but let the owner go a few hours later because he had not committed a crime.[5][6] After hearing about the incident, the band's lead singer urged fans to use caution when they applied the stickers.[7]
 
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Bike_Is_a_Pipe_Bomb#In_the_news 
 
 
@CL60 said:

@B_Heart said:

@Branthog said:

If you have time and energy to waste, don't care about making it to your flight, don't care about being put on a list, don't mind being mistreated and in general have more interest in proving a point than getting where you are going, then sure... do it.

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No. Also, if it were to make the news anywhere, you need to accept that the average mouth-breathing citizen isn't going to see you as some well-intentioned rebel. They're going to say that you're an idiot, because you should have known better, even if you're in the right (because that's how they've responded to every other situation almost identical to the one you describe).

This right here. Quality post.

Everyone saying that it it shouldn't matter what you wear, well of course it shouldn't matter. But use common sense!! Why even put yourself in a situation like that, there is no reason for it.

But it shouldn't be an issue at all, it's a t-shirt with the word bomb on it, boo fucking hoo. Some terrorist isn't going to be advertising the fact that he has a bomb.. is America seriously this ridiculous when it comes to security.. [emphases added - Branthog]

YES. See above. 
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#33 Posted by Jumanji (466 posts) -

I wouldn't wear the shirts anywhere, much less the airport.

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#34 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@Jumanji said:

I wouldn't wear the shirts anywhere, much less the airport.

Are you insecure about playing video games?

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#35 Posted by buzz_clik (7407 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Jeff is a terrorist

Yeah, but Ryan is a Narc. It's all about equilibrium, y'know?

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#36 Posted by buzz_clik (7407 posts) -

Also, this:

@Branthog said:

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No.

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#37 Posted by DriveupLife (1164 posts) -

I don't know, a TSA inspector might raise an eyebrow, might not. Your call.

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#38 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Yeah, especially since they've somehow come up with a new type of bomb that actually just looks like a T-shirt.

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#39 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19302 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Jeff is a terrorist

Yeah, but Ryan is a Narc. It's all about equilibrium, y'know?

Oh hell yeah, a gamecop? Total equilibrium. 
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#40 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

It should be fine as long as you live in a country that believes in freedom of speech.

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#41 Posted by hinderk (713 posts) -

I doubt anyone will care if you have a shirt with the word bomb on it.

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#42 Posted by Jumanji (466 posts) -
@CL60 said:

@Jumanji said:

I wouldn't wear the shirts anywhere, much less the airport.

Are you insecure about playing video games?

No but I find the shirts garish and I think nerd twee is gross.
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#43 Posted by bybeach (5429 posts) -

@MoleyUK said:

It's a great money-saving idea.

I mean some folks spend an absoulte fortune on having a burly uniformed dude handcuff them, step on their throat and then invade their nethers with a latex-covered appendage. So I'm told.

Last sentence, emphasis mine.....

Nice little escape clause there buddy

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#44 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

You'll be fine. If your worried, don't wear it. Otherwise, feel free to. They can't give you shit because your shirt says "bomb" on it.

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#45 Posted by TooWalrus (13381 posts) -

@Trylks said:

@ShadowConqueror: Most people need to talk to a psychiatrist. That's a fact.

@Czarpyotr: About the T-Shirt, that should not be a problem, but I guess it should not be a problem for you to take a different T-shirt either, is it?

Psychiatrists are mostly full of shit- that's also a fact.

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#46 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (638 posts) -

It's a bad idea.

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#47 Posted by Branthog (5773 posts) -
@MordeaniisChaos said:

You'll be fine. If your worried, don't wear it. Otherwise, feel free to. They can't give you shit because your shirt says "bomb" on it.

The hell they can't. They can give you shit for absolutely anything they want, justified or not. Further, if you turn around and leave, you're violating an agreement you entered into by getting into the security line to begin with and will be detained, arrested, and/or fined for trying to leave the premises. (You can google all the related stories pertaining to that - most of them within the last few months, even). When it comes down to it, if you can be arrested and detained because your bicycle has a sticker on it from a band called "This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb" (because a terrorist would label a pipe bomb as a pipe bomb... and make a pipe bomb out of a bike, I guess), then a shirt that says "bomb" could easily receive the same treatment.
 
You're trying to fit common sense where it has no quarter. In the TSA lines, it's all about intimidation. Period. They have the power and you don't. if someone wants to feel up your colostomy bag, then they can. If they want to detain you or put you on a watch-list because you gave them a dirty look, they can.
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#48 Posted by clstirens (854 posts) -

@Branthog said:

If you have time and energy to waste, don't care about making it to your flight, don't care about being put on a list, don't mind being mistreated and in general have more interest in proving a point than getting where you are going, then sure... do it.

Should you be allowed to do it? Sure as fuck. Is it smart? No. Also, if it were to make the news anywhere, you need to accept that the average mouth-breathing citizen isn't going to see you as some well-intentioned rebel. They're going to say that you're an idiot, because you should have known better, even if you're in the right (because that's how they've responded to every other situation almost identical to the one you describe).

I read your post, and while I have nothing to add to it, I thought I just say that I pretty much had this expression the entire time

:(

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#49 Posted by AlexAlterisio (107 posts) -

It likely wouldn't matter, but there's no need to take even the smallest risk, I'm sure you have plenty of other shirts. Hell, you could just pack it and put that bad boy on the moment you get off the plane

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#50 Posted by SSValis (1197 posts) -

You'd probably be fine, but I don't know if it's worth it.