Annual “DOTTY” awards honor traveling fools

Those crazy kids at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have released the winners of their annual DOTTY awards. Since 2008, the government travel industry watchdog has exhibited a most uncharacteristic sense of humor for a federal agency. Honorees are those travelers who have displayed the most moronic behavior. This year, the awards were issued just as DOT put new regulations into effect to provide increased security for travelers. Unfortunately, they can’t provide increased IQ, as well. contributor Rob Lovitt breaks it down, pot cookie overdose, bomb scare ploy, monkey-disguised-as-pregnancy, tighty-whitey amphibian smuggling, and all.