Wednesday, January 19, 2011

'Can You Put Me in a Suitcase and Send Me Down the Baggage Belt?'

Looks like Columbia University is employing the best and brightest.
A Columbia University researcher with no photo ID was so desperate to get on a San Francisco-bound flight from JFK that he hopped the check-in counter and rode the luggage carousel into a secure area, sources said.

Edward Hall III, 24, (pictured) tried to make a United Airlines flight set to depart at 8:11 a.m., but a TSA agent refused to screen him when he couldn't produce photo ID, police said.

Hall then asked a dumbfounded ticket agent, "Can you put me in a suitcase and send me down the baggage belt?"

She refused, and he strode behind the counter, and jumped onto the moving baggage belt.

He was arrested about 20 minutes later near the tarmac, and told cops, "I just wanted to make my flight."
Oddly enough his research fits right in.
In an online profile, Hall fittingly said he researches "human impatience."
Here's his profile.
I study intertemporal choice with respect to environmental decisions. I wish to develop socially based interventions to help moderate excessive discounting. I am also especially interested in the organizing of research information for public use, and open access use of ideas for problem solving.
Whatever that means...


Darwin Akbar said...

Why said an expensive private school education has no value? If I were one of it's parents, I'd sure be proud of it.

FelixAndAva said...

I'm sorry, does this guy speak English? Judging by that quote, I don't think so.

Toejam said...

He's the result of the Liberal-Socialist take over of the Higher Level educational system. MToday's universities, for the most part, produce assholes!

I went to college in the very early 1960's. The era was P.H. (Prior Hippies).

Rutgers was a civilized place.

It was "men only" (Douglas across town was the women's college). No beards, pot, ragged jeans or body piercings.

Mandatory ROTC for all abled bodied men and you could head down town on George's Street without fear of being terrorized by the "boyz in the hood". 

rich b said...

But Toejam, you had the Beatniks to deal with. I can remember some pretty good folk groups from the early sixties but the Beatniks were a pretentious bunch of knuckleheads. Like, wow man.....

Personally, I would have liked to have gone to Faber College and join Delta Tau Chi Fraternity. I hear Dean Wormer was pretty cool too.