Reflecting on the latest douchebaggery from US Customs and Immigration which "service" seems to be on a tear to make entering the US even more awful. I don't want to exaggerate the changes because these people have always been complete bastards and I have had plenty of unpleasant experiences though nowhere near as bad as many people I know. They epitomise the callous, rules driven approach of American officialdom at its worst and they have only been encouraged by the lack of scrutiny they expect from the Cheetoh Benito regime. Anyway, the thought I had was that quite possibly Douglas Adams based the Vogons on US Immigration. They have all the right characteristics; rude, loud, absence of empathy, bureaucratic. I just hope they don't write poetry.