Departing soon from an airport near you…. the “Puffer” machine.  TSA’s $36 million effort to detect explosives by blowing a little air on you is coming to an end.  Read the details here.

These machines are being replaced by full body scanners that are likely to be more useful.  Some of the alphabet groups have privacy concerns, but I can’t help but think that TSA has taken at least a token effort in distorting certain images that might be depicted if you know what I mean.

I experienced my first visit with the scanner not too long ago at BWI.  The worst thing about it was standing there with my arms in the air like a dancer.