It is 6 a.m., I have gone through security at Midway Airport, and once again I have been violated by the TSA. After passing through the See-You-Naked Machine, the agent asked me to turn around and look at the video output of my scan. Sure enough, on the screen there were bright yellow outlines on the buttockal and groinal areas—and nowhere else. Of course my pockets were completely empty, and there was no contraband anywhere. I had even stashed my wallet in my bag.
Nevertheless, the agent said he had to pat me down, and proceeded to grope me fore and aft. There was nothing to find, and so I passed on. My question is this: why were my nether regions highlighted in yellow when there was nothing there to find (nothing of interest to the TSA, I mean)?