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-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fighting is Now Legal on Airplanes?

Guess that's what now passes for "in-flight entertainment" on the cheap-jack flights.


The New York Crank said...

And during all of this, where was the crew? Might the captain have said, with what might have sounded like total seriousness, "If all of you don't return to your seats and turn off the boom box that triggered this distubance, I will radio ahead. When we land, all of you will be arrested for airborne rioting, a Federal crime punishable by life in prison."

And if that didn't work he might have improved with something like this: "Folks, as long as you keep behaving like that, I am not going to land this plane. We will stay in the air for the next three weeks, if need be, until you settle down

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

The New York Crank said...

Damn auto-correct! I meant to write that the pilot might have improvised, not that he might have approved.

Now too cranky to go to bed,
The New York Crank

dinthebeast said...

I'm surprised the TSA let anything with "boom" in its name onto the flight.

-Doug in Oakland

deadstick said...

Crank-- Good idea, preceded by a zero-G pushover to get their attention.

3383 said...

Those damned boob boxes used to be the scourge of public transportation; operators didn't give a rat's ass about everyone else in the first place so polite requests an irritated demands were met with the same entitled hostility.
The arrival of iPods and iPhones (not the old Walkman, curiously) abated the problem for years. The loud speaker commercial with the older diving board man made me worry that this would again be the norm; I did not expect it to appear on airlines first.