Enter to Win an iPod Nano with a Six Word Summary on the TSA Liquid Ban

Raise your hand if you’re ready to enter Cranky’s first contest. Ok, put your hands down now. I can’t see them anyway. (By the way, if you’re a new Cranky visitor, welcome! Please throw some comments out there, and sign yourself up for my daily email.)

I’m very happy to be teaming up with BottleWise to celebrate (curse?) the upcoming 2nd anniversary of the TSA liquid ban. We might as well try to have some fun with it, despite how No Water Allowedmuch we hate it.

You want details? I got details. You have from right now until 9p Pacific Time on August 15 to come up with your best six word summary about the liquid ban. Just come up with your best entry (actually, as many entries as you’d like, but you can only win one prize) and enter it in the comments section below. Once the contest is over, we’ll pick the winners and let you know right here on the blog. The big winner will get a 4GB iPod Nano® while the three runners-up will each get a BottleWise Duo™ wine travel bag.

Why six words? Legend has it Ernest Hemingway responded to a challenge to write a six-word story with what he said was his best work: “For sale: baby shoes. Never used.” Here’s my best shot so far, though sadly I can’t pick myself as the winner.

“Ziplocs make for neglected toiletry bags”

Now it’s your turn.

¡Buena suerte! (That’s “good luck” for those who are Spanish-ly challenged.) Leave your responses in the comments section below.

Terms and Conditions

Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., 21 years or older at time of entry. There is no purchase necessary to enter or to win, nor is there any cost to register. This is an online-only contest. The Contestant is deemed to be the holder of the established email account associated with the entry. BottleWise LLC and The Cranky Flier reserve the right to reject and disqualify any submissions which, in their sole discretion, are deemed to be offensive or in any way inappropriate. BottleWise LLC and the Cranky Flier assume no responsibility for entries unable to be processed for any technical reason. Contest closes Aug. 15, 2008, at 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

For a complete description of contest Rules, Terms and Conditions click here.

Edited 8/5 @ 254p to remove the “s” from Buena Suerte. Fat fingers, apparently . . . (and no, the irony is not lost on me).

299 Responses to Enter to Win an iPod Nano with a Six Word Summary on the TSA Liquid Ban

  1. Pam says:

    Hey – those are gel-filled bra staps!

  2. Pam says:

    Three course meals okay. Water? Nope!

  3. Elisa Roland says:

    Stow it, chug it or lose it

  4. Elisa Roland says:

    Stow it, chug it, lose it

  5. Elisa Roland says:

    Stow and stash, instead of trash

  6. David Neal says:

    Liquids-free, high altitude equals cranky attitude.

    Liquids-free at high altitude=cranky attitude.

    Cranky attitude: Liquids-free at high altitude.

    Flying wine-less makes cranky fliers whiny.

    Why whine? Pack wine. Fly wisely.

    Why whine? Pack wine. Fly happy.

    Fly secure: Pack liquids and wine.

    Fly secure: Pack liquids alongside wine.

    Fly secure: Pack liquids and bottles.

    Fly secure: Pack liquids alongside bottles.

    Pack your liquids alongside your wine.

    Pack your liquids alongside your bottles.

    Don’t carry on! Relax. Pack bottles.

    Don’t whine. Get wise. Check bottles.

    Don’t whine. Get wise. Check wine.

  7. Ben P. says:

    Sad but true, small size wins.

  8. Kasia says:

    Scope they seize while overlooking weaponry.

    Simple minds. Simple plan. No assurance.

    …and I still feel no safer.

  9. Ben P. says:

    3 oz. water bottle doesn’t exist.


    60% body weight. TSA worst nightmare.


    Plastics rule. Papers drool. TSA wins.


  10. Elisa Roland says:

    ounce by ounce flying is draining

  11. David Neal says:

    The mini-travel container industry is booming!

    The mini/travel container industry is booming!

    The mini-travel container industry is hot!

    The mini/travel container industry is hot!

  12. Elisa Roland says:

    Taking the f out of flying

  13. Tucano Bandeirante says:

    Damn! cant carry my booze anymore

  14. K Thompson says:

    First my shoes, now my booze.

  15. Melissa says:

    I’m made up of 75% water!


    Can’t we all just get along?


    Mix 6 x 3 ounces go boom!

    Mix contents of baggie, go boom!

  16. Mark L. says:

    Overturn the ban,
    Quench your thirst,
    Drink more wine.

    #2. Carry on water,
    But don’t disobey,
    Eventually, get your way!

    #3. Elixir of life,
    Wine is fantastic,
    Drink some today.

  17. Curtis says:

    TSA security theater begets no safety.

    TSA security lie, liquid ban bogus.

    Osama bin Ladin works for CIA

    Klepticans killed Constitution; nobody cared, cried

    No fly till TSA no more

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  19. Aaron says:

    Water on Mars, not on plane.

  20. Yar says:

    Sack the liquids for my safety.

    TSA conveniently forcing organization on toiletries

    It’s no big deal to comply

    Small plastic bottles inside plastic bag

  21. ML Harris says:

    I decided to crank a few more:
    Limited Liquids cause citizen complaints
    TSA Rules: Neither Transportation Nor Safety
    TSA Winning War 3.7oz by 3.7oz
    TSA: Winning War liquid by liquid
    Ziploc must write regs, TSA lapdog
    TSA: Poor thinking beats good logic (everytime)

  22. MFK says:

    Liquid? No! Well maybe three ounces…

  23. GS says:

    Creating false security through stupid rules

  24. S says:

    The TSA: We’re right, you’re wrong.
    TSA: Hating on Arabs since 2001
    Useless rules, no likey, no flyey
    Trust uncle Kip for plane safety
    Polluting the Earth, bag by bag
    Say it loud: F@#k the TSA!

  25. SecretAsianMan says:

    Now I steal more hotel swag.

  26. Colleen says:

    This one is for all of the moms of young children who travel:

    Breastmilk tossed + hungry baby = terrorists win

  27. Colleen says:

    And because I cannot believe I actually had this conversation,

    Ice is a solid, you dumbass.

  28. Colleen says:

    TSA: Rules on the fly, suckers

  29. E. Christopher Caravette says:

    TSA, 1 2 3

  30. Pam says:

    How do I feel about the TSA ban on liquids?

    I feel SO much safer now!

  31. Scott says:

    I came, I three-ounced, I denounced

  32. SY says:

    Medication baggie? No HIPAA Compliance here!

  33. David Neal says:

    Cranky fliers mean the terrorists win.

    Don’t be cranky else terrorists win.

    Terrorists lose when fliers fly happy.

    Fly happy and the terrorists lose.

    Empty overhead bins equals more room!

    Empty overhead bins now storing passengers.

  34. Nick says:

    “My colostomy bag has never recovered”

  35. Scott says:

    I do denounce the three ounce

  36. Scott says:

    A new source for liquidity: TSA

  37. Alyson says:

    Hand check please? Now running late.

  38. Kim says:

    Kindergarten redux: who can follow directions?

  39. Phil F-R says:

    Tiny toothpaste. Will I run out?

  40. Phil F-R says:

    Fascists have nothing better to do?

  41. Nanner says:

    Don’t bogart that water my friend.

    Don’t bogart that wine my friend.

    Don’t bogart that deodorant my friend!

  42. Diane T says:

    Got Glad stock? I got smart.

  43. Diane T says:

    Got Glad Stock? I got rich.

  44. Phil F-R says:

    No Water. No Pepsi. Know peace?

  45. Greg says:

    Three ounce Everclear gets me drunk

  46. Phil F-R says:

    Expensive. Inconvenient. False sense of security.

  47. CF says:

    Ok, thanks for playing everyone. The contest is now closed. Keep visiting Cranky early next week and I’ll post the winners!

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