WASHINGTON D.C.-- John B. Mindownbusiness was charged yesterday with reading a magazine during the last hour of a flight from Pittsburgh to Newark.
The latest air travel regulations forbid bathroom breaks or having anything on one's lap during the last hour of a flight, resulting in a new acronym for TSA: "Totally Stupid and Asinine".
Observers say that bureaucracies such as the TSA are not known for exercising common sense but that this marks a new low.
"If a terrorist was eating a banana on board, will they ban bananas in case the peel might be used to trip someone?" asked one peeved passenger.