This from the Beeb. A Tourist named Leigh Van Bryan was barred from entry to the US because of some­thing he’d posted on Twitter.

The 26-​​year-​​old bar man­ager wrote a mes­sage to a friend on the micro-​​blogging ser­vice, say­ing: “Free this week, for quick gossip/​prep before I go and destroy America.”


In another tweet, Mr Bryan made ref­er­ence to com­edy show Family Guy say­ing that he would be in LA in three weeks, annoy­ing peo­ple “and dig­gin’ Marilyn Monroe up”.

The TSA inter­ro­gated Leigh Van Bryan for five hours. They then responded (empha­sis mine):

Mr Bryan con­firmed that he had posted on his Tweeter web­site account that he was com­ing to the United States to dig up the grave of Marilyn Monroe. Also on his tweeter account Mr Bryan posted he was com­ing to destroy America.”

Apparently it’s not just a sense of humor that the TSA lacks, but any sense of per­spec­tive or pro­por­tion as well.


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