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  • Steve Jobs Tried to Bring Ninja Stars Onto Plane: Report

    [UPDATE: the geniuses at NMA.tv have created a highly informative video simulation of the event, added below]

    Steve Jobs is known for his temper, but apparently he's sometimes armed and dangerous as well. According to a report in a Japanese tabloid, airport officials told Jobs he couldn't bring the ninja throwing stars he had in his bag through the security checkpoint. The incensed CEO supposedly threw the shuriken in the garbage and told the security officers that he'll never visit Japan again. An Apple spokesman says that "the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction," adding that Jobs "hopes to visit Japan again soon."

    SPA!, a weekly magazine with a history of publishing controversial stories and manga, claims that security at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, had detected the weapons inside Jobs's carry-on bag in July as he was returning home to the U.S. from a family vacation in Kyoto. Citing unidentified sources at the airport and the transportation ministry, the story goes that Jobs blew up at security officials, complaining that he was going home via private jet, and that it would make no sense for him to try and hijack his own plane. However, the argument made no difference to the security, who are responsible for making sure that no weapons go into the secure area. For all they knew, it could have been a fake Steve Jobs, planning an attack. Eventually, Jobs threw the stars away while security watched, and groused that this was his last trip to japan.

    According to Bloomberg, a spokesman at Kansai Airport did confirm that a passenger had indeed attempted to board a private plane in July and had been stopped for having shuriken in his baggage. The spokesperson would not identify the traveler, citing the airport's privacy policy. An Apple spokesman told the Wall Street Journal's John Paczkowski that "Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.”


    Source: Apple 2.0
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Tried to Bring Ninja Stars Onto Plane: Report started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. Aliquippakid's Avatar
      Aliquippakid -
      Haha this is such a silly story. I work in a airport... Maybe jobs will visit Pittsburgh and try something dumb.
    1. sn71295's Avatar
      sn71295 -
      I would be pissed if some moron told me I couldn't bring a weapon on my own plane. if I had a private jet of course still very funny story
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Haha. Real or fake, that's hilarious.
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
    1. vruls's Avatar
      vruls -
    1. ptchiem's Avatar
      ptchiem -
      Hahaha, totally reminded me of Bobby Lee's sketch about airport security checkpoints.
    1. darkrom's Avatar
      darkrom -
      True or not the man is an arrogant asshat!
    1. tremerone's Avatar
      tremerone -
      ......shurikens.....to alleviate the competition!
    1. dsstech's Avatar
      dsstech -
      That's funny as hell!
    1. The_Durben's Avatar
      The_Durben -
      LoL Steve Jobs is gangster.....
      He's just pissed cause he wanted them to add photo realness to his new up and coming game "Ninja Starz" where you take out consumer reports executives who refuse to print praising glories of the iPhone 4.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Security at Osaka was pretty lax the two times I went through there. I didn't have any troubles and the airline I was on even gave me a free hotel room for the delay I had going back to Japan. Even though this is fake, I hate flying simply because of security. They are so ridiculously stupid about everything!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Yes, that article COMPLETELY proves that this was fake. All it states is "it is fake because Apple says so." The story does sound like a bunch of BS, but your "proof" of it being fake is nonexistent. At least not in the article you posted...
    1. s2kpdx's Avatar
      s2kpdx -
      Dude, check your ninja stars bro.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tremerone View Post
      ......shurikens.....to alleviate the competition!
      lol... I think there's an app for that...
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Steve jobs with throwing stars... Does this mean Steve Jobs could perhaps be a NINJA?? THAT WOULD TOTALLY EXPLAIN ALL THE BLACK TURTLE NECKS!
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      He might snap in half if they try and tackle him
    1. -=viper=-'s Avatar
      -=viper=- -
      dont be ridiculous guys - Steve doesnt use ninja stars - everyone knows he uses exploding iPods...
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Like that *** would know what to do with a ninja star.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -

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