And now, for something completely different

Thursday, February 09, 2006
O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 239: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this...I've got the little Fokker in sight."

A DC-10 had come in a little fast and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

More at South Park Pundit.


David Thomson said...

"I've got the little Fokker in sight."

He can't be talking about Ted Kennedy. The Massachusetts senator is a big Fokker. It must be Woody Allen.

Knucklehead said...

Here's another one that is an urban legend but is so good it ought to be true.

BTW, I love urban legends. They are often so dumb that it is remarkable people believe them. The Snopes debunking of the one I linked to misses a very important part of the fake story that should tell anyone reading it that it cannot be true. I suspect readers of this site, being analytical and having at least a vague familiarity with scope and scale, can spot the telltale sign ;)

eb9ara7a said...

It is our right to know what your stance would be if someone were to have the same shameless audacity with prophet of the Jews or your prophet if you happen to have one.

Even though we are capable of doing or saying much more than what you’ve said and done regarding the religion you glorify and the things you believe to be sacred. Our religion teaches us that we must respect and believe in ALL prophets and there scriptures: (we do not differentiate between any of the messengers).

Therefore we will not take you as role models and stoop to your level

Knucklehead said...

Well, Okey-dokey then. That was definitely something different.

Rick Ballard said...

At least that's cleared up.

Buddy Larsen said...

"The Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, also speaking on Wednesday, accused Iran and Syria of using the cartoons to incite violence. Dr Rice said she had no doubts that "Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiment and to use this to their own purposes, and the world ought to call them on it".

Their comments came as a Taliban commander said the Taliban would give 100 kilograms of gold to anyone who killed the person responsible for "blasphemous" cartoons in Denmark, Afghan Islamic Press reported on Wednesday.

100 kg gold @ 35.274 oz/kg x $560/oz, that's $20k/kg or two million bucks for killing the 'Blasphemin' Danes'.

The bazaar is the bazaar, in the land of peace and reason.

Rick Ballard said...

Probably an innumerate reporter. Grams not kilograms.

Gotta go, my flight to Copenhagen leaves in a few minutes.

Buddy Larsen said...

An old Navy flier joke:

The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. Night carrier landings let you experience all three simultaneously.

Buddy Larsen said...

yeh, I'm sure you're right, Rick--grams. Say, I signed up for the Cartoonist Assassin group tour, we got a big discount from the Hotel Cartoonist Hangout.

Buddy Larsen said...

The town is half Larsen, I should have a relatively good time.

Seneca the Younger said...

Oh, boy, we've got an islamist troll. Roger Simon doesn't have one of those!

In any case, though, you're certainly entitled to know. You might look into what happened around the "Piss Christ", or the picture of Mary made with elephant dung. Or for me, as a Buddhist, you could look at Zen Comics.


Buddy Larsen said...

The anti-sanctimony concept of "Piss Christ" doesn't offend me in the least, and I'm a Christian (tho a weak one). It does piss me off to think of all the old folks in the heartland who do not need at this stage of life to consider the implications of an apparently endlessly broadening definition of public decency, but are nonetheless forced to do so. But that's just a matter of a common courtesy that I personally dislike seeing abridged, while understanding that piety needs to come from within, and so can't be but tested and strengthened by "Piss Christ".

I understand that God is a mystery beyond our kin, and I'm betting that requiring certain form in worshiping is way down the list of First Things--which at any rate seems like it might begin and end with the Golden Rule.

Knucklehead said...

Heh, every year my prophets get portayed, many times per day, for weeks on end, as costumed, buffoonish auto salesmen. I live with it.

Nobody who doesn't accept your prophet as their prophet gives a rat's patoot about your prophet. Get over it. If you have sicko, whackjob friends or acquaintences who seriously believe murder and mayhem are the proper responses for not giving a rat's patoot about your prophet, try having a talk with them.

If that doesn't work, turn them in to the authorities. If the authorities are just like them, join the revolution. The world can't continue tolerating a bunch of murderous whackjobs. It is going to be stopped, eventually, one way or another. There's no middle ground anymore. you can only be part of the problem or part of the solution (well, actually, you can be both of those but few people really want that).

Buddy Larsen said...

Right, classifying one's being as part of the solution or part of the problem is going to call for some creative accounting, if the books are going to pass a kerryite-ish "global test".

Since pleasing everybody is an absurd idea, better we try to please those whom we admire--but do so energetically. As opposed to saying, "well, we all have our ideas, mine is no better than anyone else's, therefore I will just shut up and fade out."

That to me is a mishandling of the problem, and a mishandling that favors--in fact is indispensable to--those for whom power is all that matters.

Better to realize that you may or may not be a bastard, but either way, you need to at least be *your* bastard.