Tuesday, December 4, 2007

security, taiwan style

i cannot imagine this kind of sign in the US. in this country, the concept "security" is always connected to great size and bulk. many people buy SUVs, thinking that they will be safer in accidents. this cultural notion of security is so deeply rooted that i laughed immediately upon seeing this sign in the taoyuan international airport in taiwan. of course, there is nothing illogical in the fact that small dogs can sniff out dangerous or illegal things as well as large ones. but i suppose it takes a small country, one not obsessed with safety through brute strength, to see such possibilities. and not laugh at them! security through smarts and agility? hmm, i don't know.

its pretty cute, huh? "police beagles"! what a name for a new reality show. . .

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