It all started when an avid World of Warcraft player on his way to Canada to visit a fellow player accidentally dropped his iPod in an airplane toilet. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize the extra “plunk” as it dropped into the loo until sometime later, at which point, he alerted stewardesses.
But problem: stewardesses had already panicked about the mysterious electronic device in the toilet. And they’d called the feds. Over the airplane intercom, a grim voice cautioned people not to panic: “Folks, this is the captain. I don’t want to alarm you, but we’ve found a suspicious device in the front lavatory. Now, we think it’s probably nothing, but in this day and age … you can never be too careful. We’ll be landing at Ottawa, where we will await further instructions.”
After the plane shrieked down for an emergency landing, the incredulous gamer was hauled under the spotlights and has his subversiveness sweat out of him, during which time they asked him about this magical online game called World of Warcraft and such hard-hitting questions like “Do you want a romantic relationship with the girl you’re going to visit?” and “If you and she were drunk together, and she turned to you and said, “Let’s go”, what would you say?” Oh, and what he thought of 9/11 and Iran.
Our Kotaku sister, Eliza Gauger, says it best: Fuck the TSA.