Go Ahead, Touch My Junk: I Want a Foursquare Badge!
For many, the strategy to surviving Thanksgiving week air travel, and the TSA's new search policies and procedures, is to have a sense of humor. While that doesn't mean suddenly it's funny to make "explosives in your underwear" jokes at the check-in counter, for social media junkies it means risking having your junk touched by a TSA agent gets you a badge of honor.
Foursquare has debuted the "Baggage Handler" badge, which users can unlock by checking into an airport in the next few days, and by "including something like, 'TSA,' 'grope' or 'Don't touch my junk, bro!' in a shout," explains the Huffington Post.
Enjoy a little laugh before boarding what will likely be a fully-booked flight, and reap a virtual reward for suffering through the lines and the gratis groping. It's likely to be pretty packed at area airports: "Officials at LAX said they expected passenger volume during the Thanksgiving travel period, from Nov. 19 through Nov. 28, to increase by nearly 3%, from 1.49 million travelers last year to 1.53 million passengers this year," says LA Now.