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Seasonedtraveller’s post reminds me of a wonderful scene in the excellent movie “This is Spinal Tap.”

The bass player (played by Harry Shearer) goes through a scanner at an American airport and the alarm goes off. The lady security guard then waves the detector wand across him and becomes increasingly embarrassed as it sounds loudest in his groin area. She asks “Do you have any prosthetic aids, Sir?”

Equally embarrassed, he undoes his fly and removes a large cucumber covered in aluminium foil.

Excellent stuff. And somewhat prophetic too.

I should also point out that my wife watched the movie for 20 minutes before she realised it was a spoof. The line that gave it away was Nigel Tuffnell saying “Our first drummer choked on vomit.” Then Derek Smalls says “Yes he did. Somebody else’s.We never did find out whose.”


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