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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