[IG Weekly] TSA

Everybody is on their phone. Thousands of people everyday wear out their thumbs scrolling through photos, deciding which ones to post on Instagram. It’s so easy to do whether you’re a photographer or not; just point, shoot, choose a filter and post whatever you created. From funny duck face selfies, to breathtaking landscapes, to gritty city streets. Some use it as visual journal giving glimpses of their lives, while others have taken it to another level by creating works of art. All of us at Ruby Hornet are fans of the social media platform and decided to do a weekly series highlighting people whose Instagrams stand above the rest. Let us know in the comments section if you’d like to be featured, or let us know about some other cool Instagrams. Be sure to follow Ruby Hornet on Instagram, too.

The TSA gets a hard rep from casual flyers, but their job is justified, despite being completely blown out of proportion in the media. Sure, there are a few policies that will are confusing, but there are reasons behind them. For those that don’t know, I used to work at O’Hare International Airport for close to four years before I began writing full-time for Ruby Hornet, and the stuff I’ve seen on a day-to-day basis with the TSA would shock you, both by theirs and passengers’ actions. Nevertheless, the TSA’s Instagram account has been popping up across the internet this week, and with good reason. They’ve begun uploading some of the prohibited items they’ve come across in passengers’ carry-on bags, ranging from phone tasers to hidden comb knives and dead grenades. It’s a change of pace from our typical IG Weekly features, but one that definitely warranted a spotlight. Check out some of the crazy items below, and be sure to follow TSA’s Instagram for more illegal shenanigans.

[via @TSA]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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