The Week contest: TSA - December 3, 2010

In its effort to thwart terrorists, the TSA has banned liquids, demanded we take off our shoes, and now, ordered either a full-body X-ray or a discomfiting pat-down. What will be its next step?

Airport security clearance has become a matter of stripping down to the essentials.
(Image credit: CC BY: bet hec han geu wan t2c)

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for results of last week's contest: Happy Meal

Results: Now that intimate screenings and pat-downs are underway, we asked you to predict the next security innovation at the airport check-in line. You touched us with:

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WINNER: Notice: Your clothing may be reclaimed in the baggage area at your final destination.

E. Milton Wilson, Claremont, CA

SECOND PLACE: Walk-Thru Colonoscopy

Carol Wagener, Seattle

THIRD PLACE: Two character witnesses required per passenger

Jagdish Dalal, Avon, CT

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Pre-warmed Robotic Cavity Cameras

Terry Davis, Troutdale, OR

Explosive-sniffing ferrets will be inserted into your clothing

Ashley Ryan, Catonsville, MD

Flyers must dance while receiving pat-downs

Mike Paul, Carrboro, NC

Kindly bend forward and grab your ankles

James Hake, Naperville, IL

Your choice: Hair or spit

Marie McIntosh, Frankford, DE

"Freedom Enemas"

Roy Duggan, Memphis

Teacher recommendation required

Adina Friedman, Austin

You must "friend" TSA on Facebook

Beth Farris, San Francisco

Gowns open in the back, please

Wendy Eisendrath, Tumwater, WA

The "Spelunk"

Joe Abbott, Chico, CA

Third base

Andrew Daniels, Hickory, NC

The TSA will start a second line for those who just want a pat-down but don’t want to fly

Edmund Conti, Raleigh, NC

Everyone will have to jump rope 25 times to see if anything falls out

Rochelle Aronson, Oceanside, NY

They will confiscate our milk money and give us a wedgie

Gary Brouillet, Downers Grove, IL

To reduce the Federal budget, TSA pat-downs will from now on be performed entirely by volunteers

David Russell, Beaufort, SC

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