I heard about this on NPR this morning, on my drive into work. Thought you could use a good Friday morning chuckle:
Most Egregiously Stupid Award
Winner - The Australian Government for a litany of pointless, irritating and self-serving security measures
Runner-Up - Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov for the "Propiska" Identity Papers
Most Inexplicably Stupid Award
Winner - Philadelphia International Airport for over-reaction to a bottle of cologne
Runner-Up - Heathrow Airport for quarantining a quantity of green tea
Most Annoyingly Stupid Award
Winner - T-Mobile (UK) for pointless and idiotic financial security measures
Runner-Up - Bay Area Rapid Transport (Bart) for closing its restrooms.
Most Flagrantly Intrusive Award
Winner - Delta Terminal at JFK Airport for forcing a nursing mother to drink her own breast milk
Runner-Up - Carson City Correctional Facility, Michigan for forcing women visitors to wear bras.
Most Stupidly Counter Productive Award
Winner - San Francisco General Hospital for blind idiocy in its identity checking procedures
Runner-Up San Francisco International Airport for endangering the public
The New Yorker Hotel, New York for aggressive, unnecessary and meaningless security measures.