Remember when Suicide Squad won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and everyone had to accept the phrase “Academy Award-winning film, Suicide Squad”? Right, that was awful. But allow us to cleanse your palate with a much more fun version: you may now address the TSA’s wildly popular Instagram account as, “the TSA’s Webby and/or People’s Choice Award-winning Instagram.”
If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of viewing this account, it posts a delightful mix of sassily captioned photos of confiscated objects and Very Good Dogs. TSA’s Instagram started from the bottom this year (government shutdown-induced hiatus) but now they're here: so popular, they won the internet (according to the TSA). Here are a few of the more mind-boggling confiscated items that helped the account get there, with commentary from the man who runs it, TSA social media lead Bob Burns. I would say that he’s seen people pack everything but the kitchen sink, but he did once see a literal kitchen sink (regrettably there are no photos of this encounter). Kitchen sinks are allowed, FYI.