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TSA Outrage — The Marketing Opportunity

A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.
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A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.

I need to stop shaking my head over this whole TSA thing and start making some money.

Others are way ahead of me.

As I'm discovering, there's nothing like anger to spur the entrepreneurial spirit.

The outcry over new TSA scanners has launched the biggest grassroots backlash since Rick Santelli suggested people who pay their mortgages shouldn't subsidize those who can't.

If you haven't seen it yet, those wacky animators for a Taiwanese news outlet have given the "don't touch my junk" story their own sexy spin.

So that's what happened to Michael Chertoff.

Next Wednesday, on what is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year, Americans are being encouraged to participate in "National Opt-Out Day."Organizers want passengers to opt out of going through the new scanners and accept an "enhanced pat down" to send a message that the feds have gone too far.

So...what to wear to your pat down?

Some entrepreneur on Etsy.comhas come up with a couple of different T-shirts. Both bear the Department of Homeland Security logo but have different slogans. There's this one for women and this one for men.

You all know how I feel about the hoopla(and, believe me, you've given me an earful). But, like the Despair.com T-shirts I told you about last week, if you buy one of these new tees, and you wear it to the airport, PLEASE take a picture and send it to me, because I won't be able to see it in the image from the scanner.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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