Kenneth F. Belva

WordPress founder passes 2″ knife through airport security 3x

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg reports that he passed a 2″ knife through airport security 3 times before being caught the fourth time. The knife was accidentally in his luggage (“forgotten”, I assume, from another trip.)

This seems to me to be a lot of monkey business… I was on Kip’s side when interviewed by Schneider Schneier : it’s difficult to consistently implement effective security measures as well as make elephants dance. But, what gives recently?

Hey Matt, if you read this, thanks for WordPress!

3 Comments

  1. Rob Newby Aug 18, 2007 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Don’t let Schneier catch you calling him ‘Schneider’, your name is also hard to get right. 🙂

    Airport security is just terrible, there needs to be a whole new way of thinking. My favorite example of this has to be Mike Figgis, British film director coming through LAX: “I’m here to shoot a pilot”, he said. Doh!

    But, 6 HOURS they kept him there questioning him. Serves him right maybe, but perhaps that’s why the terrorists (and WordPress founders) are getting through. You don’t often hear them saying: “Yes, I’m here to intentionally cause damage to airplanes.”

    A bit of common sense? Sadly none too common.

  2. Kenneth F. Belva Aug 18, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    @Rob

    That’s a great story that was actually proven to be inaccurate. Click here.

    I love quoting it though!

    Ken

  3. Rob Newby Aug 18, 2007 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Doh. And there’s me telling people to get their facts straight before posting.

    I’ll get back to you after I’ve finished claiming my share of $10,000,000.00 from a new Nigerian friend of mine…

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