Let's talk about this naked guy at Portland International Airport a little bit more, shall we? I'm not ready to acknowledge any other relevant news until I run this glorious story into the ground. Like Steve mentioned twice in Good Morning News!, 49-year-old John Brennan undressed and refused to put his clothes back on at PDX's TSA checkpoint on his way to San Jose, California.
Brennen told Port of Portland police that he "had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA Screeners who he felt were harassing him." He was arrested for both disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after struttin' about in his birthday suit for a good chunk of time—at least long enough for "some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes," according the police, and take some quality photos (warning: BUTT) of the scene.
Here's his response, on Facebook:
The twist is that KATU decided to contact Brennan's father (also John Brennan) who was befuddled by his son's actions. "This is quite a shock. He hasn't been under any stress that I know of. He's never really under any stress. He works for a computer company in California. He does something with the Internet, which is just kind of mystical to me. This is quite a surprise."
This form of attention-grabbing protesting takes a page from Occupy Portland's "Boobs Out for Hanford" model. Is nudity the new gas mask?
Here's MSNBC's take on it: