TSA provides app information and holiday humorNewsBy Dennis Schaal | December 27, 2010Share This article was originally published on At least the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has a sense of humor.In a blog post before Christmas, the TSA provided holiday travel tips for getting through security lanes, and touted some of the features of its mobile Web and iPhone MyTSA apps.The "Can I Bring My" feature enables travelers to search whether an item is permitted and a crowd-sourcing wait-time tool details security wait-times at departure airports."The more people who use this, the better, so spread the word!" the TSA says of the wait-time tool.But, interspersed among practical tips for navigating airport security lanes, the TSA shows off its lighter side.Here's a sampling from the TSA joke department: "Annoying Family Members: We’ve had many requests, but we cannot add annoying family members to the No Fly List.""Travel Advice for Frosty the Snowman: You are not frozen solid and are larger than 3.4 ounces, so you may not board the plane.""Mistletoe: Although the name may sound a bit nefarious, mistletoe (not missile-toe) is permitted. Just don’t expect the person sitting in the middle seat to kiss you.""Christmas Sweaters: While some Christmas sweaters some can have a nauseating effect on passengers, they are currently permitted through TSA checkpoints." Meanwhile, one year after the underwear-bomber tried to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight over Detroit, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said airport body-scanners and pat-downs will remain in place and she credited them for making air travel safer.