so i was flying down to washington, d.c. a few days ago, and in the mad rush of passing through the security checkpoint i must have somehow drawn the unlucky inspection number. as in, after my bags passed through the x-ray machine, and after i'd passed through the metal detector, they pulled me aside and wanded me as i watched them unpacking all of my bags. they must have been swabbing for explosives or something. asking me a bunch of ridiculous questions and manhandling my powerbook like it was a children's toy. needless to say, i was appalled. and to make matters worse, when i got on the plane and took my computer out, to my horror i found a whole spread of deep scratches all over the bottom casing. i wish i could take better pictures to relate the depth of the damage, but all i have with me now for a camera now is my phone. i never knew that 'homeland security' meant damaging the property of the innocents.