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A Heinlein Moment 
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I suppose nowadays everyone has suitcases with wheels. Because I usually travel by car I was late to the purchase of cloth luggage, but when I finally got my first piece, it was a small black suitcase I could put in the overhead of a plane. Since it followed me so well, I named it "Willis".

OK ... I got to the airport and joined the queue -- fairly late in the boarding process. I moved into the cabin and went to stow Willis up there when I noticed that the overheads had lines and lines of black suitcases. In a Heinlein moment I wondered when they were going to burst into a rendition of "Que Es La Senorita?".

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Hah. And it just occurs to me that one could program/train one's carry-on bag to respond helpfully to Homeland Security scanners:

"Willis fine!"

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No. Your suitcase should be programmed, when poked by TSA, to shout, "I am not a thirty-second bomb! I am not a thirty-second bomb!"

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Or, to make it interesting, "I recall distinctly the detonation order. My memory is good on matters like these."

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