Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Naked at the airport: Portly Portland businessman strips to protest TSA

Naked at the airport: Portland businessman strips to protest TSA

Businessman John E. Brennan, naked
Businessman John E. Brennan, naked, at Portland International Airport on Tuesday night. (Brian Reilly / Associated Press / April 18, 2012)

Businessman John E. Brennan said he is so sick of being harassed by the TSA when he travels that he stripped down to his birthday suit at Portland International Airport on Tuesday night in protest.
And he wants you to do the same.

Reactions varied to Brennan's decision to remove all his clothes to prove that he was not carrying an explosive device -- or anything dangerous, for that matter -- beneath his clothing.

Parents reportedly shielded their children's eyes and looked away themselves. Some passengers
scattered to the other side of the room. Of course, someone took a picture. (You'll have to click here for a full length version of the above picture -- don't worry, there's a black bar over Brennan's bare rear -- because L.A. Times photo editors wouldn't let us use it on this post.)

The next photo the media received of Brennan, however, was his mug shot.

Authorities repeatedly asked Brennan to put his clothes back on. He was ultimately wrapped in a towel and then taken to Multnomah County Jail and booked on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure, according to Oregon's KTVZ TV.

Here's how the incident started, according to Oregon's KGW News, which interviewed Brennan about the ordeal:

Brennan, who identified himself as a businessman and frequent flier, was passing through security Tuesday night when he somehow set off one of TSA's security devices.

"The machine went off, and I asked what it was and he said 'nitrates,' which I know from Oklahoma City is one of the explosive ingredients," Brennan told KGW, "and I was not interested in being hassled so I took off my clothes to show them I was not carrying any explosives."

Brennan told KGW he hopes other Americans will follow suit.

"I don't think Americans can sit around and put up with this anymore. TSA needs to just do their job and not intimidate people."

Random observation: Brennan seems absolutely unfazed to find himself standing naked in the middle of PDX. Everyone else in that photo seems unfazed as well.

1 comment:

  1. Good evening Fat Bastard!

    Too bad the Nude Dude at the airport isn't more apple-shaped, with love-handles at least three times wide as his butt and hanging down over his hips!

    It would also be nice if he had a roll of fat on his lower-back protruding out further than his butt.

    And, if he had a smaller butt, and thinner legs, and a flat groin area, then he would be even more awesome if his belly hung down over his groin and down over his thighs, at least, half-way down to his knees!

    He could keep his penis tucked up into the deep skin-fold between his groin and low hanging belly.

    It would also be nice if he were bald on top of his head, and shaved off the beard to make his fat round face look somewhat more infantile.

    Now then, if he had a much larger upper-body, with a bigger chest, fatter arms bigger around than his legs, and a really huge belly and skinny legs, then . . .

    . . . he would look a lot more intimidating!

    That's why, in my cartoon drawings I prefer drawing morbidly obese apple-shaped males with bald heads, bigger bellies, smaller butts and thinner legs.

    I also like to draw obese pear-shaped males, some bald on top of their heads, and some with a full head of hair.

    But I like to draw my apple-shaped obese males being bald on top of their heads, and no beards.

    I don't care for beards (In my drawings that is) because a beard hides the double-chin and the fat neck.

    Too me, it's more fun drawing apple-shaped obese males than pear-shaped obese males.

    Morbidly obese apple-shaped males look more intimidating, especially if the have bigger bellies, smaller butts, and thinner legs.

    Yeah! Obese apple-shaped nude dudes are more fun to draw!

    Teddy Bear


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