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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2010, 05:48:08 PM »
I thought that was a knife pocket for a pocket knife. The only thing I have ever put in there was a  mini Swiss Army knife, which one should never leave home without.

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2010, 07:17:16 PM »
An interesting feature of the pocket is that on a pair of Levis the pocket is semi-circular - it curves from the mid-line toward the outside of the pocket making it perfectly shaped for a 16 line pocket watch.
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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2010, 02:41:23 AM »
a mini Swiss Army knife, which one should never leave home without.

Unless you're going to a "secure" government building or a commercial airline flight.

I had a Swiss Army Knife on my keychain but took it off after doing the above too many times.


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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2010, 09:04:57 AM »
a mini Swiss Army knife, which one should never leave home without.

Unless you're going to a "secure" government building or a commercial airline flight.

I had a Swiss Army Knife on my keychain but took it off after doing the above too many times.

I have never had a problem with mine, and even used it on the last flight I took, to cut embroidery thread for the sewing project I took with me.

The mini one's scissors are well under the 4 inch blade length allowed.

Of course I did toss it in the clear plastic bag containing the kit, in my purse, rather than keeping it in my pocket or on my keychain. That might be why I was allowed to keep it with me.  ;)

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2010, 09:01:29 AM »
The mini one's scissors are well under the 4 inch blade length allowed.

Box cutters have a 1 inch blade and they're not allowed. It's probably safest to leave that in the suitcase especially if it has any sentimental value.

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Of course I did toss it in the clear plastic bag containing the kit, in my purse, rather than keeping it in my pocket or on my keychain. That might be why I was allowed to keep it with me.

(I'm betting "they" just missed it, but...) This reminds me of an interesting experience I had first hand. During a service call at the local court house, I had to take my laptop/tool bag through security (oh joy). Now historically having no luck with these things, I'd already strip-searched myself in the parking lot to be sure I wasn't carrying anything eyebrow raising...

I empty my pockets in the tray, included in the pile are keys, wallet, pen, & a Leatherman pocket tool. As would be expected the "guard" had issues with the tool because of its 2 inch blade - screw the laptop case burgeoning with much larger and potentially more dangerous metal objects (tools...) ... One-track here just found his-self a genuine bladed "weapon".

***k me...

So I explain (to Rosco P. Coltrane) that the tool is part of the job that I am here to perform. ...Which results in a 10min step out of line to initiate a thought process... - Stoicism really pays off here because the last thing you want at this point is any of what you're really thinking to cross your facial expression or this is going to be a really long-er day...

Finally a "decision" is made. He places the Leatherman in my tool-bag for "safety reasons" and sends me on my way. ...And what exactly did this actually accomplish? Nothing.

Point being, these days it's better to be (bored) safe than strip-searched by a team of bored "professionals" doing a thankless job on a power trip.

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2010, 10:07:09 AM »
Now historically having no luck with these things, I'd already strip-searched myself in the parking lot to be sure I wasn't carrying anything eyebrow raising...

I'll bet stripping in the parking lot raised a few eyebrows  ;D
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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2010, 11:09:35 AM »
@cranioscopical - Concerning cake, I know no such thing as an emergency ration. One eats all one has been given or one suffers the consequences.
It eats the cake, or else it gets the hose again!
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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2010, 11:34:45 AM »
@cranioscopical - Concerning cake, I know no such thing as an emergency ration. One eats all one has been given or one suffers the consequences.
It eats the cake, or else it gets the hose again!

Now THAT was one seriously creepy scene...

« Last Edit: November 28, 2010, 11:37:01 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2010, 11:41:47 AM »
It eats the cake, or else it gets the hose again!
Now THAT was one seriously creepy scene...
Oh yeah, from a pretty creepy movie.

Btw, ever seen/heard this song? :D
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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2010, 12:20:00 PM »
Btw, ever seen/heard this song? :D

Nope. Just gave it a watch/listen. Song definitely got the vibe down. Very dark.

Don't think I'm gonna run that vid past my GF. She was not a big fan of Silence's subject matter - for obvious reasons. Her having a grad degree in psych (and doing an internship at a mental institution) didn't help. Especially since she knows the movie wasn't nearly as 'over the top' as most of us would wish.

She did give full points to Hopkins and Fischer's portrayal of their story characters however.  :Thmbsup:

Like I said: seriously creepy! :tellme:






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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2010, 02:19:35 PM »
On the subject of TSA and incompetence, I think this may have been posted elsewhere on DC, but it's very relevant to this thread :D
http://arstechnica.c...-12-razor-blades.ars

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2010, 04:35:34 PM »
Adam Savage does standup?!? ...I did not know that.

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2010, 05:55:39 PM »
and just to get back to the original subject, I've always known this pocket as a 'fob' pocket which would lend credence to the watch theory...

Most times these days it's become somewhat vestigal and you would be lucky to fit some small change, let alone a watch

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2010, 08:55:51 PM »
I use it to keep three or four quarters in, with which I sometimes treat myself to a drink from the softdrink machine in the lobby of the clinic where I work.  So for me, it's a coin pocket.

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Re: Jeans pocket - the square-ish one on the right
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2010, 09:31:28 PM »
These days, I mostly use it for coins too.  Or small screws, keys or anything else that may fit in the "coin pocket".  In my area of the USA, it does get some reference as a coin pocket.