funny review by George Takei in Sports & Outdoors, 2014-02-08
Ninja Folding Grappling Hook w/ Black Finish & Rope, Functional
While traveling to the recent Osaka Ninja-world Annual Gala and Silent Auction, I decided not to check a bag. After all, my mask, robe, and slippers neatly fit into my pink Hello Kitty knapsack, cinched tight across both shoulders. I don't know why I decided to bring my Ninja Folding Grappling Hook, or why I thought I could walk through security with it. First mistake.
"What is that?" demanded the TSA agent, who looked remarkably like Nikki Minaj. Perhaps it was because she appeared well prepared to cast ample "shade" my way.
"It's a grappling hook. Haven't you ever seen one?" Second mistake.
"You can't carry weapons on board," she intoned, gesturing to the prohibited list, then inspecting a chipped nail.
"It's not a weapon, and grappling hooks aren't on this list," I pointed out, in my good natured tone. Third mistake. "Aerosols, oxygen tanks, box cutters, but... more