Monday, June 2, 2008

Optimus Prime for T-shirts, not Megatron!

Heathrow Airport security wouldn't allow this guy on the plane with this offensive Megatron T-shirt, supposedly threatening him with arrest. The guy explained 'I am an IT consultant, I need to wear Nerd Gear' but consented and changed his shirt. I wonder if they let him keep his shirt in his carry-on bag? Who knows he could take out that shirt and attempt to hijack the plane!

Real fans wear Optimus Prime and security just waves them through, as a picture of Optimus would burn the skin of a man with evil in his heart just like holy water on vampires.

$20 says that Transformers was also the in-flight movie.

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Wolf said...

Err... correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain that *is* Optimus Prime on his T-shirt. The guy doesn't even know what he's wearing.

All kidding aside, that's a pretty sweet drawing of OP.

Qhorin said...

Good call. That's a whole lot of geek cred lost.

andrew said...

'"Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I'm not allowed to fly,' he said.

'It's a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I'm going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?

I suspect the problem is the brits destroyed the evil t-shirt to prevent it from taking over the plane, and have begun a campaign to replace all images of megatron with images of optimus

Either that, or they are outsourcing pictures to India...

w1ndst0rm said...

I am so ashamed of all of you. Look at the picture. The guy is ... um ... you know ... not white! So the authorities made up a BS reason to harass the guy and stall him while they checked him out.

Gus said...

He bought the shirt at French Connection, so he's probably a dilettante when it comes to Transformers fandom. Besides, the new characters are so full of CG shit that it really is hard to tell them apart. With the old Optimus you knew it was him because there were actual, you know, PARTS OF FUCKING TRUCK attached to him.

andrew said...

it seems that this is the case of the security guard making 2 mistakes

#1 mistaking a picture of a raygun on a shirt as a threat
#2 mistakingly identifying CG Optimus as GG Megatron when attempting to explain #1

Gus said...

I'd go farther than calling it a "mistake" it's straight-up idiocy. The same kind we've been rolling over for and thanking them for the past nine years.

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