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Slightly Crazy Blonde Disrobes for TSA

More fun than document review?

I’m surprised we’re not seeing more of this. As TSA continues to scan and/or feel-up everybody who gets on a plane, raising questions under the Fourth Amendment, an Oklahoman woman stripped down to her underwear to prove a point.

According to a report by News 9 – Oklahoma, Dr. Tammy Banovac, 52, arrived at the Oklahoma City airport wearing an overcoat and in a wheelchair. When she got to security, she removed the coat, revealing her curvaceous figure — clad in nothing but a black bra and panties. She refused to go through the metal detector, so she had to be subjected to a pat-down.

Is there video? Would I be posting this if there wasn’t?

Yesterday, I excoriated a couple of HLS students for filling a lawsuit as a way of protesting TSA’s invasive screenings. Some people mistook my criticism as tacit support of TSA (have you ever read me) or being antagonistic towards protest and/or creative thinking.

I’m not. I just think that if you are going to file a lawsuit, you should do the work necessary to make it a good lawsuit. This issue, which is already being worked on by lawyers from EPIC and the ACLU and other organizations, is too important to be treated like an extra-credit assignment for Con Law.

And if you are going to protest something, well then freaking protest it. Don’t file a D.O.A., pro se lawsuit. Actually get out there and make a public display. You know, the way your parents used to roll (before they sold out, turned into wanna-be Gordon Geckos, wrecked the economy, whined about it, and demanded every last penny of their entitlement programs before dying and leaving us with the bill). If they want to make a statement, they should get out there and make a statement — like Tammy Banovac of Oklahoma.

In fact, if you follow David Lat on Twitter, you already know that today he’s flying to Colorado for a conference — and aggressively trying to get scanned or searched. I don’t know what he would have done had it happened (or maybe I just don’t want to know), but I can promise you it’d be a damn sight more interesting than filing a freaking lawsuit based on some stuff he “looked into.”

Not that you’d necessarily want to see HLS kids pull a Tammy Banovac, at least, not as much as you’d want to see Tammy Banovac do it. A tipster described her this way:

[S]he’s certainly not the last person in the world I’d like to see in her damn-near birthday suit. Secondly, she might be a robot and/or real-life Stepford wife. The look on her face is f’n scary and awkward to say the least.

And she’s stroking her dog — a tastefully placed dog — in a way that really adds to the creep-out factor. In my opinion, she’s bats**t crazy.

But if you are going to be the bats**t crazy woman who strips down to her underwear in an airport while stroking her dog, you better be able to pull off looking like Tammy Banovac when you are 52 years old.

UPDATE: More about Dr. Tammy Banovac over at The Oklahoman. She’s a dentist, but her Arizona dental license was revoked after the death of a child patient of hers. Also, she previously posed in Playboy.

See the video for yourselves. And don’t say we never did anything for ya:

Woman Strips Down To Bra, Panties At OKC Airport To Protest TSA Pat-Downs [News9 – Oklahoma]

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64 Responses to “Slightly Crazy Blonde Disrobes for TSA”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This would never happen in Florida, where AirTran’s popular Tampa-Orlando-Miami Slut Shuttle(TM) service offers express lanes at airport security checkpoints, ensuring speedy screening for all scantily-clad sluts.

  2. Guest says:

    “if you are going to file a lawsuit, you should do the work necessary to make it a good lawsuit”

    But you didn’t bother to even look at the basis of their legal arguments other than to assume that a new TSA policy was consitutional because it hadn’t been overturned yet.

  3. LOVEKASH says:

    Let’s just toss it out there. 52 or not. She’s pretty attractive.

  4. TSA says:

    “We encourage underwear protests. It means less work, and more Scrabble. Yes, we play Scrabble.”

  5. ILOVEKASH says:

    Holy crap. No way I comment that much that people are posing as me. Two things:

    1. The lady resembles a robot or a mannequin.

    2. I have eyes only for Kash

    Dear Impostor, Go replace White Elie – I think that personality had some real potential.

  6. ILOVEKASH says:

    First to say that Lat’s desire for the aggressive pat down has NOTHING to do with a disapproval of the current TSA policies.

    (just kidding Lat – you and Elie make it easy)

  7. Buzzramjet says:

    She is a former Playboy Playmate. And hardly batsh!t crazy. She is an actual dental surgeon.

  8. Anonymous says:

    She looks like she’s on some sort of tranquilizer. She probably thinks she’s still at the porno shoot for MILF sluts 6.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Charlie Weis cameo at 0:15

  10. Concerned Pastafarian says:

    Is the TSA hiring? As an attorney, I have patted down exactly zero hot MILFs. Lame.

  11. Guest says:

    Create an actual profile if you want to prevent impostors. Disqus forces guest posters who plug in the same e-mail address to use the same name.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh, and one minor additional point:

    Romulan warships “decloak”. Slutty older women DISROBE.

  13. Kashmir Hill and David Lat says:

    Unfortunately I have never been molested by TSA.

  14. ILOVEKASH says:

    Thanks for the pro tip… not what to use as picture? Lobster, Kash, Ass lobster — choices abound

  15. Guesteriffic says:

    Imagine Elie is a Speedo getting all greased up to trying to squeeze into the body scan device.

    Now those are some bewbs.

  16. ILOVEKASH says:

    Then she’s not a real doctor, she’s just a dentist. Still call 911 if something happens…

  17. Guy says:

    Creepy looking lady

  18. Eric Everhard says:

    She isn’t in MILF Sluts 6. Not even as a cameo.

  19. Chief Justice Thomas M. Cooley says:

    Back when I boarded the Lusitania for her maiden voyage, British security officers conducted a rather invasive search which included a thorough pat down of my greatcoat.

  20. Anonymous says:

    This doesn’t exactly punish the TSA guys. Now if you got some grotesquely obese guys not to shower for weeks, stop using toilet paper, wear the same clothes, and then sent those vile hambeasts in, it might be a penalty of sorts.

  21. Mass TSA Resignations says:

    or just send Elie.

  22. El Observador says:

    Being a 52 year-old busty blonde in a bikini waiting for a TSA screening does not mean you are batshit crazy.

    But being an uber-obese walrus that was “resigned” from Debevoise and who cannot compose a single simple blog submission without glaring errors in grammar, punctuation, and logic when it is your freaking day job DOES mean that you are batshit crazy.

  23. Guest says:

    “blond”? really?

  24. Mik says:

    She is an “actual dental surgeon” in the same way that Kevin Bryant is an “Actual Lawyer,” except that he isn’t, because he murdered a client or something, and she isn’t, because she like murdered a client or something. And she isn’t a “Playmate,” she was just some slut who posed in a special issue of like “40+ Dental Milfs” or something. But I am still first to say, I’d hit that.

  25. guest ape says:

    blonde, u fat shit

  26. The Resistance says:

    She looks a little tranqed up, but who’s to say she’s crazy – the drugs might be what sent her to the airport in her underwear to begin with, and for that, I’m thankful.

    That said, do you notice how at the end of the video the TSA guy tells the recorder to turn the camera off? When your government is telling you that you can’t record what they are doing, you are getting fucked, 100%.

  27. The Resistance says:

    She looks a little tranqed up, but who’s to say she’s crazy – the drugs might be what sent her to the airport in her underwear to begin with, and for that, I’m thankful.

    That said, do you notice how at the end of the video the TSA guy tells the recorder to turn the camera off? When your government is telling you that you can’t record what they are doing, you are getting fucked, 100%.

  28. Freaky Lady Pyramid says:

    Wow – her staring at the cam one minute in killed my semi-chub. Like my dad always said, never stick your dick into crazy. (and after reading the comments – only attorneys would consider someone this freaky and decades past her prime as ‘hot’. Have any of you ever had sex without paying for it?)

  29. Free Sex? says:

    Q: Have any of you ever had sex without paying for it?
    A.: No, and neither have you. One way or another, all straight* men pay for sex.

    * I’ll let Lat respond as to whether this is also true for gay men.

  30. Paul Kramer says:

    The video with the dog reminds of the famous Tonight Show story:

    Raquel Welch was a frequent visitor to Johnny Carson’s couch. She once came on carrying a cat, which she held in her lap. She asked Carson, “Would you like to pet my pussy?” His reply: “I’d love to, but you’ll have to remove that damn cat.”

    Ok, ok, it never actually happened ( and the story originally involved Zsa Zsa Gabor, but I still like the story and I prefer when it involves Raquel Welch. Zsa Zsa never did it for me.

  31. TheRapist says:

    Not true!

  32. Elie Mystal says:

    Do not lecture me about Star Trek as if I hadn’t thought this through.

    Disrobe connotes a full undressing. A disrobed person is somebody who ends up naked. Also, most uses of the word “disrobe” involve some kind of private screening. One would say “she went into the bathroom and disrobed.” Not, “the stripper disrobed to the delight of the patrons.”

    Decloaked, while not a word commonly used outside of the Star Trek universe, connotes the throwing off of some guise to reveal a surprising reality. “Captain, a Kilgon Bird of Prey is decloaking on our bow.”

    Now, what happened in the instant case? She showed up to the airport wearing a long coat over her bra and panties. Nothing else. As soon as she was pulled out of the line, she immediate threw off her coat to reveal her nearly naked form.

    To my mind, she “decloaked.” She threw off her disguise and revealed her true form to the surprise of all. This is was a surprise attack, not a sultry seduction.

    I may abuse the English language to fit my own argumentative and imaginative points. I may use words imprecisely. But when I use a movie or television reference, you’re going to want to give me the benefit of the doubt. Or at least be prepared to make a more complete argument than “Boring, mainstream media reporters only use Star Trek words when talking about Star Trek.”

    Though, the fact that you thought it was minor and I thought it deserved 250 words defending my choice probably says a lot about why I make so many “major” typos. I’ll give you that.

  33. anon says:

    definitely saw a video on cnn (I think it was cnn) the other day of a much younger, more attractive woman going through security in a bathing suit. so, sorry older woman, but it’s been done already.

  34. David Lat says:

    I was editing this post and changed it to “disrobe” even before going into the comments and reading this exchange.

    This really isn’t hard. “Decloak” is not a word. See Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary:

    Elie, consider yourself “refudiated.”


  35. David Lat says:

    P.S. To the extent that this is a Star Trek reference, it’s too obscure for a headline. It would be fine to use in the text of the post, with an explanatory link. But it doesn’t work for a headline — readers will just think that we don’t understand English grammar and usage.

  36. Terri Weiss says:

    Anyone know why she was in a wheelchair? Just to force the pa-down?

    If so, then she IS an even bigger f***ing idiot than she looks, because I’m stuck in a damn wheelchair all the damn time – NOT by choice, and it’s not a damn joke, it’s not a damn statement, and the damn pat-downs are necessary because I can’t walk through the damn metal detector.

    Damn. This pisses me off.

    Sorry, guys. I know you all like blondes with big boobs, even at her (and my) ripe old age.

  37. Terri Weiss says:

    Oops, typo: pat-down.


  38. FastNews says:

    BREAKING NEWS! IN a RECENTLY PUBLISHED masterpiece, called ‘the bible,’ apparently, yesterday, the Son of God died for our sins. In other recent news, the Planet earth was recently created, and the Big Bang occurred last week. . . .

    Try being timely with your posts Ellie, this is ANCIENT news.

  39. CP says:

    This bun-fight could be resolved, at least in part, if you would both admit that, as far as usage goes, we’re all amateurs compared to DFW…


  40. Orly? says:

    Speaking of blonde, bat-s**t crazy dentists, am I the only one who thought of Orly Taitz??

  41. GuestyMcGuesterson says:

    Learn to walk like normal people and maybe you won’t have to worry about it.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Lat’s twitter post says he’s “kinda looking forward to being groped by a #hott #TSA agent”

    Given that Lat thinks anyone who is (1) male, (2) height/weight proportionate, and (3) between the ages of 18 and 50 (higher for Article III judges) to be at least “cute” and probably “hot,” I think the odds of his getting his wish are pretty good.

  43. Terri Weiss says:

    Love to. Got a cure for MS?

  44. Guest says:

    Either that or take Amtrak.

  45. Meh says:

    Tigers love pepper and hate Cinnamon.

  46. BoardAndNotBilling says:

    Dear Penthouse Forum. I never thought I’d be one of those people who write into this magazine (my wife makes me read it). But I was on my way to a business trip in Seattle when I got behind this trashy blond parapalegic with a funny looking service dog in her panties. Well, I have to say I was a bit surprised. Anyway, I ran into her again in the Admiral’s Lounge and she asked me where I was from. Before you know it me, her, and the dog wound up in the private conference room….

  47. Anonymous says:

    I find that the decision to simply replace “Decloak” – instead of striking thru and leaving it in place – evinces a troubling lack of commitment to giving me props. :(

  48. Anonymous says:

    My mistake, they’re filming MILF Sluts 7 now. She’s probably in a wheelchair because it’s got the new record for longest DVDA scene.

  49. StephenG says:

    Somehow the dog is a nice touch…I can’t quite put my finger on it.

  50. Just Me says:

    Um, I’m afraid it’s too late. I’ve read far too many of Elie’s past posts to be under any other illusions.

  51. StephenG says:

    Rick James would hit it, and so would I. Besides, the relationship is only awkward during holiday travel…

  52. Anonymous says:

    It would be even better if it were a cat.

  53. Terri Weiss says:

    Maybe you should both learn to think before you write assholic comments like these. Then again, that might be asking for too much.

  54. Guest says:

    That was a ballsy move – this woman is my hero now.

    And damn, I hope I look that good when I’m 52.

  55. urafag says:

    fuck off

  56. ashamed guest says:

    I hate myself for laughing at this.

  57. Lionel Hutz, Esq. says:

    I think this woman has a hidden vagenda.

  58. Georgia Taylor says:

    God, I hate it when that happens…

  59. Mathew Romeo says:

    The RAW Story

    TSA Bans Lingerie Blonde This Time for ‘Unusual Contour’ Around

    By Daniel Tencer
    Wednesday, December 29th, 2010–6:08 pm

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    A woman who became a YouTube sensation earlier this month when she went through airport security in black lingerie spent a night at the airport this Tuesday because of TSA agents’ concerns about an “unusual contour” around her buttocks.
    Dr. Tammy Banovac says she is hand-searched every time she goes through airport security because she uses a wheelchair. Obviously, the wheelchair would set the metal alarm off. But ever since the TSA instituted new “enhanced” pat-downs that involve touching of genitals, she has found herself feeling violated.
    “If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault,” she says of the procedure.
    It was because of this that on November 30 she appeared at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Airport in black lingerie, in protest and presumably in the hopes that her revealing outfit would the lessen the ‘enthusiasm’ of the usual invasive pat-down.
    Despite the minimal clothing, Banovac was hand searched and interrogated for over an hour before being refused access to her flight by TSA agents who said they found residue of nitrates, which can be found in everything from bacon, nicer body lotions, sports drinks, garden fertilizer to explosives, on her person. When she came back to the airport the next day, she was allowed to board her flight.
    But now Banovac says the TSA found another reason to bar her from boarding. As she tried to board a flight — fully clothed– for the first time since the earlier incident, the TSA informed her they had found an “unusual contour” around her buttocks which they couldn’t explain.
    According to Oklahoma’s KWTV News9, Banovac offered to strip off her pants for the agents to prove that she wasn’t hiding anything. However, since TSA agents aren’t allowed to fully undress a passenger, they chose to deny her access to her flight.
    “This is the most ridiculous sky security theatrics imaginable,” Banovac told the station.
    Banovac ended up spending the night at the airport before being allowed to board a flight to Phoenix on Wednesday, the following morning. She passed security wearing the same outfit as the night before.
    She told reporters that her YouTube fame has made her life miserable, and she is routinely recognized at airports.
    The video, at was broadcast on KWTV News9, Dec. 28. 2010, rebroadcast by sister station News On 6.
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    et_nc 12/29/2010 03:26 PM

    Don’t blame TSA workers, don’t blame the general population, don’t blame the judicial, executive, or legislative branches. No one deserves blame. All of this is just happening, no fault of anyone. Just let it happen. Don’t vote, don’t protest, don’t videotape abuses of power, just live. Wake up, go to work, go buy yourself a new iphone and then go to sleep. Good American. Good America.

    Here’s a cookie.

    Don’t mind the smoke, that’s just the showers. Don’t mind the smell, that’s just the lime pits.

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