I was approached by a man in slacks and a sport coat. He was accompanied by the officer that had escorted me to the ticketing area and Mr. Silva. He informed me that I could not leave the airport. He said that once I start the screening in the secure area, I could not leave until it was completed. Having left the area, he stated, I would be subject to a civil suit and a $10,000 fine. I asked him if he was also going to fine the 6 TSA agents and the local police officer who escorted me from the secure area. After all, I did exactly what I was told. He said that they didn't know the rules, and that he would deal with them later. They would not be subject to civil penalties. I then pointed to Mr. Silva and asked if he would be subject to any penalties. He is the agents' supervisor, and he directed them to escort me out. The man informed me that Mr. Silva was new and he would not be subject to penalties, either. He again asserted the necessity that I return to the screening area. When I asked why, he explained that I may have an incendiary device and whether or not that was true needed to be determined. I told him that I would submit to a walk through the metal detector, but that was it; I would not be groped. He told me that their procedures are on their website, and therefore, I was fully informed before I entered the airport; I had implicitly agreed to whatever screening they deemed appropriate. I told him that San Diego was not listed on the TSA's website as an airport using Advanced Imaging Technology, and I believed that I would only be subject to the metal detector. He replied that he was not a webmaster, and I asked then why he was referring me to the TSA's website if he didn't know anything about it. I again refused to re-enter the screening area.
The man asked me to stay put while he walked off to confer with the officer and Mr. Silva. They went about 20 feet away and began talking amongst themselves while I waited. I couldn't over hear anything, but I got the impression that the police officer was recounting his version of the events that had transpired in the screening area (my initial refusal to be patted down). After a few minutes, I asked loudly across the distance if I was free to leave. The man dismissively held up a finger and said, "hold on". I waited. After another minute or so, he returned and asked for my name. I asked why he needed it, and reminded him that the female supervisor/agent had already taken a report. He said that he was trying to be friendly and help me out. I asked to what end. He reminded me that I could be sued civilly and face a $10,000 fine and that my cooperation could help mitigate the penalties I was facing. I replied that he already had my information in the report that was taken and I asked if I was free to leave. I reminded him that he was now illegally detaining me and that I would not be subject to screening as a condition of leaving the airport. He told me that he was only trying to help (I should note that his demeanor never suggested that he was trying to help. I was clearly being interrogated.), and that no one was forcing me to stay. I asked if tried to leave if he would have the officer arrest me. He again said that no one was forcing me to stay. I looked him in the eye, and said, "then I'm leaving". He replied, "then we'll bring a civil suit against you", to which I said, "you bring that suit" and walked out of the airport.
Hey gamers, check out this new design (see below) called "Ladies Love My Joystick." Thanks to ChampChong, this awesome design is now available at ViralPrints, and you can get it on a variety of garments. And there are a bunch of colors and sizes to choose from as well! Check it out: http://champchong.viralprints.com
And have you seen CampChong's videos on Youtube? You should - "it is like the news, but only about video games. Occasionally there are reviews & skits." http://www.youtube.com/user/ChampChong
And hey Viral Video fans!! We didn't forget about ya! Check out "Evil Hamster!" (see below) Recognize this design? It was inspired by a hit viral video... No..??? Well, you've got to check out the video. Here's the link to the video & merch: http://evilhamster.viralprints.com
You can find a bunch of awesome merch at http://ViralPrints.com. You can also watch some of the most entertaining videos on the internet. Just take a look around :)
Youtube user abcd827 proved how much of a Patriot he was today by sending Pabst this touching letter,
To whom it may concern, As an American citizen, I'm proud to say that PBR is the most American beer on the market today. Yuengling may be America's oldest, but who graces their container with the colors of our great country? You do.
Recently I saw a Youtube video that was a commercial spoof. It featured a young man named Tom Raper. Even though his commercial would never be fit for real advertisement, I think that him and his outfit would. If you take a minute to look him up on Youtube, please consider him, because I believe that he would be a great spokesman for the brand.
A Conservative, Republican, American.
If you follow his Patriotic example and send PBR a similar message, and send us a message saying you did, we will mention your name along side other true American's in this youtube video.You can contact PBR here, http://www.pabstblueribbon.com/AgeVerification.aspx
Keep on fightin' the good fight brothers and sisters, and more importantly, KEEP ON DRINKING!
We offer a wide variety of colors and garment styles so you can customize your merchandise with designs inspired by Jimmy McMillan's viral sensation, The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. These t-shirts are shipping now, and the price is not TOO DAMN HIGH. Wear a piece of history, and show your support for a great viral video.
Below you will find some additional info about this viral phenomenon, and a video embed so you can watch it over and over again :)
Seriously, you guys rock! Whether this is your first time checking out ViralPrints - or you're a seasoned veteran - we would like to thank you once again for supporting the ViralPrints community. A lot has been going on over the past couple of weeks, and we would like to give you a little update.
From the "Dude You Have No Quran AUTOTUNE REMIX" to the "Brooklyn Bronado" - we've seen a a wide variety of hilarious videos and awesome merch, and we hope you've had the opportunity to check them out as well. Don't worry if you haven't... you can always find something new at ViralPrints. Nevertheless, here is a list of a few recent stores - many of which have designs inspired by videos that you've either seen, or you might want to check out:
August has been an exciting month for ViralPrints. A wide variety of content creators have joined the ViralPrints community this month, ranging from the most masterful of moonwalkers (see above design) to the musically gifted - such as Edge of Mercy. And while words can do these content creators some justice, we believe they are best represented by their actual content. For this reason, we ask that you take a second to check out some of the following storefronts. This is only a partial list, so we implore you to head on over to http://www.ViralPrints.com and check out the "new merchandise" and "browse all stores." You are bound to find some t-shirts, v-necks, hoodies, tank tops and other merchandise inspired by your favorite videos, musicians and everything in between.
The entire ViralPrints team would like to welcome EDDSWORLD to the ViralPrints community. Edd Gould is the mastermind behind the extremely entertaining Eddsworld animation series, as well as other cartoons and works. The above image is just one design you can wear on a t-shirt, hoodie, tank, etc. Anyway, head on over to his ViralPrints storefront to see the rest of the designs, and to watch some really entertaining Eddsworld animations: http://eddsworld.viralprints.com
ViralPrints is now shipping t-shirts and other official merchandise inspired by the viral video phenomenon, 'Double Rainbow.' There are currently a few designs (several garment styles and colors) and the t-shirts start at $14.99. So.. go get your Double Rainbow merch @http://doublerainbowshirts.viralprints.com! Seriously, the video is awesome - and the shirts are too!
And once you watch the video.. if you're curious about what is being said throughout the video - here is everything transcribed. (transcription via http://ouroburrow.com)
Whoa, that’s a full rainbow. All the way.
Double rainbow, oh my god.
It’s a double rainbow all the way.
Whoa, that’s so intense. Whoa, man. Wow. Whoa. Whoa.
WHOAAAA-OH OH. OH MY GOD, WHOA MY GOD. WOOO! AW, OH MY GOD. OHHH, OHHH WOW. WOOOOOOOOO! OH MY WOWWWW. WOOOOOOOOO! YEAHHH- OHH MY—
OHH MY AHHH aw my god, look at that! It’s starting to even look like a triple rainbow!
Oh my god it’s full on! Double rainbow all the way across the sky.
Oh my god, [sobs] oh my god, oh god…
What does this mean?
Oh my god, oh, oh god, it’s so bright, oh my god, it’s so bright and vivid. OHH! OHH! [sobs]….it’s so beautiful.
[sobbing from 1:45-2:17]
Oh my god, oh my god.
Oh my god [whispered]— it’s a double complete rainbow, right in my front yard.
[sobs] Oh my god! Oh my god. what does it MEAN? Tell me. [sobs] TOO MUCH [sobbing] I don’t know what it means.
Oh my god [whispers] it’s so intense. Oh. Ah. Oh. Oh. Oh my god.
Soo, VidCon was everything we hoped for and more. The event was very well put together, and we had an awesome time meeting a lot of YouTubers. It was a long flight but it was extremely worth it. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth - and if you couldn't make it by, maybe next year!
The video above is a mind numbing montage of all that went down over the VidCon2010 weekend. Hope you enjoy, and take care everyone!
Hailing from a quaint hamlet in the Shire of York, Mister Sharp spent his youth playing cricket and hanging around in loosely organized gangs on village greens and other such insalubrious places.
Mister Sharp has been vigilant on your behalf and has wandered the sceptered isles of the UK observing natural phenomenon and societal dysfunction, in order to bring the truth to the huddled masses. Be it rampant lesbianism, uncompromisingly apronless women or the mind-bending horrors of narcotic substances, Mister Sharp will be there to shine the light of truth and sound the clarion call of wisdom to all who harken!
Mister Sharp could be classified as a raconteur of sorts, using his wits and his own mouth to convey tales of his intrepid exploits, such as the time he tangled with the near-mythical female builder and the occasion he was almost killed by a relentless onslaught of socialist ideals. He possesses a penchant for the under-dramatic, never giving you more than the right amount of truth necessary to make informed decisions. Previously he has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, using the ancient mediums of raised voice and facial expressionism to pass on his messages but, with the recent invention of the internet he is now able reach hundreds of people at the same time.
Using the twin modern miracles of electronicism and computery, he has woven a wonderful selection of videos for your edification and now, for the first time in the history of history, it is possible to purchase these messages in cloth format @ http://mistersharp.viralprints.com. Yes, a range of vestments has been devised in order that you can show the truth to others. You may not agree with the sentiments proposed by these garments, but you should probably wear them anyway as a mark of ordinary, decent respect.
This video is absolutely hilarious. Watch how the brave guy in the video approaches a lady on a rant... and wins (in some people's opinion) the verbal confrontation by simply saying "You aint got no pancake mix!"
So, while saying "You aint got no pancake mix!" might not help you win every battle... you never know, it might. Check out the shirts inspired by this amazing video. One of the designs can be found below. Check out the rest of them @http://youaintgotnopancakemix.viralprints.com
Genius who came up with the phrase "You aint got no pancake mix!" thank you for also submitting such an awesome design to ViralPrints!
NewsInComic has recently launched a store with ViralPrints, and on behalf of the entire ViralPrints team we would like to welcome NewsInComic to our growing community of artists, comedians, musicians, bloggers, vloggers, and much, much more!
If you've been paying attention to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, there is a good chance you have heard or read about the Vuvuzela. And if you haven't, well.. The Vuvuzela is a blowing horn that -- according to many people -- sounds like a swarm of bees buzzing erratically around the stadium throughout the World Cup games. To others, the horn is the sound of tradition. We'll let you decide what you think. And if you feel so inclined, wear your opinion. You can find several different designs and styles of shirts inspired by the Vuvuzela @ http://vuvuzela.viralprints.com
This video is awesome. I'm not sure if this style of ironing is the most efficient -- who knows, maybe it is -- but regardless, it's freaking sweet. Check out the video and the True Iron Man Tees that this epic video inspired: http://ironman.viralprints.com.
The ViralPrints team would like to welcome the folks over at UltraSlo.com to our growing community! You can find new UltraSlo t-shirts, hoodies and more @http://ultraslo.viralprints.com!!
What is UltraSlo.com? Well, do you like to watch videos in slow motion? The people over at UltraSlo.com like slow motion so much that they have created a website and YouTube channel for you to watch some of the greatest slow motion videos ever made. This is not an exaggeration. Words can't describe how amazing these videos are - you have to check them out for yourself to understand. Seriously, watch some UltraSlo videos and more at http://www.ultraslo.com; you can also watch UltraSlo videos @http://www.youtube.com/ultraslo. You'll see what I mean. And if you like the videos, don't forget to subscribe to UltraSlo on YouTube. You don't want to miss the most recent UltraSlo videos and updates!
A little background information about UltraSlo:
UltraSlo was founded by Alan Teitel, a two time Emmy Award winning cinematographer who specializes in creating unique images in slow motion and 3d. For more information about Alan and UltraSlo, just click on the following link: http://www.ultraslo.com/about
There is a lot to be said about UltraSlo... and there is a lot to be seen:
The entire ViralPrints team would like to welcome Kipkay to the ViralPrints community!
Are you a Kipkay fan, or do you just like really cool clothes? Check out Kip's t-shirts, hoodies and more @http://kipkay.viralprints.com - there's something for everyone!
For those of you unfamiliar with Kipkay...
As the #5 - most subscribed (all time) - YouTube Gurus, Kip has bestowed upon his 362,500+ YouTube subscribers a variety of exciting and entertaining videos, ranging from prank to how-to. Kip is "known to make science and engineering accessible to the public, closing the gap between the simple user and professional specialists." Check out Kip's YouTube channel @http://www.youtube.com/kipkay - and if you like what you see, subscribe!
Welcome to the ViralPrints community, Bros Icing Bros!
So what exactly does it mean to ICE a bro.. you might ask..
Well, aside from being one of the greatest (and funniest) drinking games of all time – it’s pretty simple. Just follow these steps: Step 1: Acquire a Smirnoff ICE. Step 2: Present the Smirnoff ICE to a bro in any manner. Step 3: Watch the bro instantly drop to one knee and chug the Smirnoff ICE on the spot.. regardless of the setting (this is required).
For more information about this game’s rules - and to see some hilarious pictures / videos / descriptions of people getting ICED - check out http://brosicingbros.com.
Now, what better way is there to show your fellow bros your appreciation for this great game than sporting a Bros Icing Bros inspired t-shirt (or hoodie, etc..). That’s right, the bros over at Bros Icing Bros have just released some merch. Check it out: http://brosicingbros.viralprints.com.
Do you like cats? Do you like auto-tune? How about a lot of questions?? In all seriousness, if you like cat videos and/or auto-tune, then you have to check out the video above - it's got both...! (I guess the video's name makes that fact obvious.) Wait.. that's not all!! As you may have already guessed, this video inspired some awesome merchandise, and we would like to thank http://www.youtube.com/user/maplesbj for creating such great designs. Check out one of the graphics below; and see the rest of them @ http://beau.viralprints.com
The 'Funny dancing dog' video (aka Techno Dog) is becoming a viral hit! And thanks to MrSkylar78, there is now a wide variety of Techno Dog inspired merchandise available @http://technodog.viralprints.com. The above graphic is just one of many Techno Dog designs that you can have printed on a wide variety of garments, sizes and colors.
Techno Viking, meet Techno Dog - truly man's best friend.
Obviously Ben Hughes has gone international! Well, at least his merchandise has - check it out. The above photo shows one of Ben Hughes' many great designs on a comfy hoodie that anyone can enjoy. To get a closer look at the design - and some of Ben's other designs / videos - just check out his storefront: http://obh.viralprints.com
Oh! And I almost forgot to say.. Thanks for the fan photo submission @obviouslyben and @xkinniex
Thanks to Peter Coffin and his hilarious spoof/parody, Ke$ha - Blah Blah Blah, one of the funniest video inspired shirts is now available at ViralPrints: GLITTERTITS. As you can see from the t-shirt above, words cannot describe the awesomeness of this design. We are truly titillated.
Have you ever heard of LaughingLeaf? Well, if you haven't.. then you have to check out his videos and merchandise at http://LaughingLeaf.ViralPrints.com. The above design is only one of many hilarious creations by LaughingLeaf. And if you think his merchandise is funny, you have to watch his videos.
John Basedow has recently launched an official online store with ViralPrints: http://JohnBasedow.ViralPrints.com. Head over to his storefront if you want to watch some interesting videos and check out some awesome merchandise.
Although John is relatively new to the YouTube community, he has already garnered a large following among fellow YouTubers. As a TV personality, motivational speaker, author, and creator of best-selling Fitness Made Simple DVD series, John will be a valuable addition to the diverse and growing ViralPrints community.
In addition to watching John's videos from his ViralPrints storefront, you can also watch them directly on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/johnbasedow. Check out his store and YouTube channel -- there's something for everyone.. and don't forget to subscribe to John's YouTube channel.
"Red Letter Media is a video production company responsible for the 70 minute Phantom Menace review, as well as several feature films such as THE RECOVERED and ORANGES: REVENGE OF THE EGGPLANT." -- http://bit.ly/9IGOEO
On February 17, 2010 ViralPrints.com, Inc. presented at the third annual all-day pitch event for startups. Located in the heart of Atlanta -- at the fabulous Fox Theater -- Startup Riot was an incredible event and a tremendous opportunity. With each company only having three minutes to give their pitch, you were able to hear a lot of different ideas in a short amount of time.
For more information about the event, and to hear more about what people are saying -- feel free to check out http://startupriot.com/
We would also like to give a shout-out to some interesting companies we saw at Startup Riot:
Even if you haven't seen the movie Paranormal Activity yet, you have to check out the YouTube hit Paranormal Cattivity. You can check out the video and the merchandise (featuring the above design) at http://ParanormalCattivity.ViralPrints.com. This video is hysterical..
Help spread the word by getting your very own Gingers Do Have Souls t-shirt by heading over to CopperCab's store: http://CopperCab.ViralPrints.com. It's the perfect gift for all redheaded friends and loved ones.