So Like Almost Every "Journalist" Retweeted This Ego-Plumping Genitals-Pumping Daily Affirmation


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1 Not 1st?

Posted by: Agitator at January 02, 2017 08:31 PM (mO/NU)

2 Foist?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2017 08:31 PM (u8kLQ)

3 Ironic that the New Yorker is the one who published that map of NYC, California and flyover country.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 02, 2017 08:31 PM (FQKBL)

4 Evening, Horde

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 02, 2017 08:31 PM (di1hb)

5 Watch Sully, and get back to me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:31 PM (u82oZ)

6 So many good comments about this already made on twitter. Can't top them.

Posted by: Tsrblke at January 02, 2017 08:32 PM (dzmBR)

7 In the meantime:

Good news: LAPD has begun its search for the "Hollyweed" prankster.
Bad news: The search is such high priority, they're suspending every single one of their murder, rape and violent crime investigations. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2017 08:32 PM (u8kLQ)

8 So spot on! Now let's harass Trump's daughter & grandkids! Yay us!

Posted by: Gay Couple On JetBlue at January 02, 2017 08:32 PM (bc2Lc)

9 Sully used training, education and a lot of experience to pull off an incredible landing. There would have been no injuries at all if he could have had the tail low, but the AirBUS flight computer would not let him, so the engines dug in for a very fast stop.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:33 PM (u82oZ)

10 Serious question: do they (that nebulous They who simultaneously blight and rule the coastal enclaves) actively spit on the idea of the citizen, or do they genuinely not understand it?

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at January 02, 2017 08:34 PM (e4ZX9)

11 I'm so sorry New Yorker, I have learned the error of my ways. Please give control of the government back to those who came up with Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, the Patriot Act, the Iraq war, almost got us directly involved in Syria, and the ACA.

Also, besides sitting in the Illinois legislature doing nothing for a few years, what had Obama done that leant him to bring a pilot in your stupid metaphor?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 08:35 PM (Jj43a)

12 Journalists =/= Pilots.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:35 PM (u82oZ)

13 The New Yorker. Another fixture of American dental office waiting rooms.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 08:35 PM (qJhUV)

14 10 Serious question: do they (that nebulous They who simultaneously blight and rule the coastal enclaves) actively spit on the idea of the citizen, or do they genuinely not understand it?
Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at January 02, 2017 08:34 PM (e4ZX9)

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Both?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 08:35 PM (Jj43a)

15 if only we knew our place. Our betters need better worsers.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 02, 2017 08:36 PM (7wqbT)

16 I'm willing to bet the pilots didn't insult the passengers every single day. And steal their luggage. Then lie about it.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 08:36 PM (xJxz7)

17 It seems like these elitists/pilots have flown every thing they've ever touched straight into the ground. And that's evidence of what, exactly?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 08:36 PM (hJrjt)

18 If it was Hillary they would be demanding it.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 02, 2017 08:37 PM (cAnNx)

19 If this keeps up, pity will stay my hand. TFG are pissing me off.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:37 PM (u82oZ)

20 I don't get the Sully comparison??

thanks karen

Posted by: sunny at January 02, 2017 08:37 PM (XBatu)

21 Is that Friedman or Krugman? I always get them mixed up.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 08:37 PM (qJhUV)

22 When the pilots are saying everything is rosy while high on psychotropics there might be room to question. Of course, airlines screen pilots, so I don't get this metaphor.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 02, 2017 08:38 PM (dpJ62)

23 7 In the meantime:

Good news: LAPD has begun its search for the "Hollyweed" prankster.
Bad news: The search is such high priority, they're suspending every single one of their murder, rape and violent crime investigations. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2017 08:32 PM (u8kLQ)

++++

Just stupid all the way around.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 02, 2017 08:38 PM (CFc5L)

24 Well, thanks; now I've had my fill of the New Yorker for the year. By Day 2.

What was that caption Ace was going to put on all cartoons? Apply it to this one...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - the New Oklahoman at January 02, 2017 08:39 PM (5a8XA)

25 146 years of failure and we get lectures from the uneducated?

History is data points in what humans can do, and the tragedy of the Left is data kills their theories every time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:39 PM (u82oZ)

26 Oh, wait, we all know the joke.

"I think I'm going to kill myself"

I don't know if that makes it funny or horrific.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 02, 2017 08:39 PM (dpJ62)

27 23
Just stupid all the way around.
Posted by: washrivergal at January 02, 2017 08:38 PM (CFc5L)

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Don't be so harsh. Murders and tapes just make L.A. look bad. This sign nonsense makes them look stupid.

Priorities.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (Jj43a)

28 The problem is that the elite see themselves as the pilots. They're not. They're the first class passengers, and claiming that this merits putting them in charge of piloting the aircraft. The deplorables in coach are in open rebellion, not least because there are some actual pilots back there.

Posted by: Jim S. at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (Khwdv)

29 Wow. This cartoon is really how they think, isn't it?

Well, that will just make it all the sweeter when Trump kicks their little asses at their own game. Did they not notice he's been doing a bit of that already?

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (iMxBJ)

30 One thing I noted is anyone who agrees with the sentiment of this cartoon should have a chat with Thomas Sowell.

Posted by: Tsrblke at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (dzmBR)

31 From the New Yorker Twitter Line....
"If Obama seems to have been outmaneuvered by Putin, this only increases the fear that Trump will be outclassed."
Obama was the epitome of sloth....
And he did not give a crap what Putin did or did not do..
as long as he could golf and drink...

Posted by: Beto Ochoa (@Beto_In_Austin) at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (hCdMd)

32 Well, seriously, it's closer to Flight 93, right? We've got an Iranian terrorist in the cockpit, and now we're just hunkered down for three weeks until hopefully he either leaves in accordance with the law or someone chucks in a couple flash-bangs to get the scumbag out.

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 08:41 PM (TppKb)

33 24 What was that caption Ace was going to put on all cartoons? Apply it to this one...?
Posted by: mindful webworker - the New Oklahoman at January 02, 2017 08:39 PM (5a8XA)


I think it was Iowahawk, and it was something like "I'm going to kill myself." And yeah, it works with this one too.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:41 PM (iMxBJ)

34 >> "If Obama seems to have been outmaneuvered by
>> Putin, this only increases the fear that Trump will be
>> outclassed."

They still haven't gotten off their fucking knees.

Our elders and betters are fucking idiots.

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 08:42 PM (TppKb)

35 JEM, don't like the Flight 93 comparison. No survivors there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:42 PM (u82oZ)

36 "I just Shit my pants. Anyone else?"

Posted by: Buzzion at January 02, 2017 08:42 PM (cAnNx)

37 I self identity as a airline pilot

Posted by: Skip at January 02, 2017 08:42 PM (5sOEp)

38 31 From the New Yorker Twitter Line....
"If Obama seems to have been outmaneuvered by Putin, this only increases the fear that Trump will be outclassed."
Posted by: Beto Ochoa (@Beto_In_Austin) at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (hCdMd)


How odd, then, that Putin treats Trump like a man, and treats Obama like a child.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:43 PM (iMxBJ)

39
Where's the usual NYer punchline: "I think I'll kill myself"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 02, 2017 08:43 PM (BK3ZS)

40 If every Leftist got themselves killed by their own stupidity, the average intelligence and achievements of the human race would soar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:43 PM (u82oZ)

41 Does this pass Iowahawk's Law of Comics? Yup. Would be much funnier with the suicide punchline. Also a hell of a lot darker.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 08:44 PM (kumBu)

42 Yeah, then there's this:

https://twitter.com/Warden_AoS/status/816012868344803329

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (6QnGR)

43 So if the plane crashed every time the pilot flew it, I'd want a different pilot or I'd fly it myself.

Just sayin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (1AnXN)

44 Do they even notice how profoundly anti-democratic this sort of thing is? The premise is that governing, like flying a plane, is too complex and technical for mere citizens. Only an elite of technocrats can govern.

So much for self-governing. Back to kings and queens!

Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (02TNz)

45 These people are not just doubling down, they're tripling down.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (FQKBL)

46 "These smug cartoonists have lost touch with regular readers like us. Who thinks I should draw Mohammed?"

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (Ndje9)

47 Me: What was that caption Ace was going to put on all cartoons?

Splunge: I think it was Iowahawk...

I thought Ace was Iowahawk! Wow! Many 2017 is just one revelation after another.

(Thanks for the correction.)

* takes marker to screen and scratches out NYer cartoon caption, writes in "I'm going to kill myself." *

Yeah, that works.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pinge burge at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (5a8XA)

48 Do these idiots actually think this is a valid comparison?

I spose if the pilot came on and said well, folks, looks like we're going to be landing a couple hours early...in the Pacific. Nothing I can do. Enjoy the rest of the flight. Then I might give it a shot.

Short of that? No.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (kTF2Z)

49 I once told a leftist relative "what is to be avoided at all costs is the 'rule of experts.'"

She did not understand, and I could not make her understand. I suppose she'd love this cartoon.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:46 PM (iMxBJ)

50 So is it supposed to be ironic or sarcastic??

Maybe BEN ROETHLISBERGER is around and can explain.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 02, 2017 08:46 PM (EZebt)

51 Yes, as referenced above, it was "Dave's Law" (since Iowahawk is David Burge) and it posits that every one-panel comic strip can be made funnier by substituting "I'm going to kill myself" for the actual caption. Ace then tried it on a lot of comics, including beloved ones like Calvin and Hobbes, and found that it works a staggering amount of the time.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 08:46 PM (kumBu)

52 I think Putin knows Emperor Fuckstick is a cloaked MB operative. He's not terribly impressed, either.

Posted by: Burt Reynolds at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (89T5c)

53 44 Do they even notice how profoundly anti-democratic this sort of thing is? The premise is that governing, like flying a plane, is too complex and technical for mere citizens. Only an elite of technocrats can govern.

So much for self-governing. Back to kings and queens!

Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (02TNz)

Yes, that is exactly their argument.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (92kX2)

54 An elitist condescending to me. How original.
/sarc

Posted by: Taqyia2Me - Deploribus Unum at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (Ftuf+)

55 What happened to government "by the people"?

Yeah, progressives don't really believe in that.

Government "by the elites, unelected bureaucrats, smug stoners, and communists" just doesn't sound as catchy.

Posted by: PrincetonAl at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (77H7D)

56 43 So if the plane crashed every time the pilot flew it, I'd want a different pilot or I'd fly it myself.

Just sayin.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (1AnXN)

At what point would you eat the pilot?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (0mRoj)

57
"If Obama seems to have been outmaneuvered by Putin, this only increases the fear that Trump will be outclassed."


Prepare to be surprised... if your can pry open your clamshell-like mind just a teeny bit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (BK3ZS)

58 Good grief.

Oh, and neither Washington nor Truman had a college degree, but the country did all right.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (GsAUU)

59 the worshipping of false idols never went out of style.

Weird, for people who claim to be so "progressive".

Posted by: Simplemind at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (ZuGkg)

60 Have a friend who is all about how all smart people are liberals (though he prefers the label "No Labels" which is always - ALWAYS - liberal).

And how Trump is stupid saying that we ought to replace the F35 with a cheaper plane.

I ask him what geniuses made the program a decade behind schedule and almost $200B over budget.

Crickets.

If we can't build a plane how do we win a war?

Geniuses.

Posted by: blaster at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (stTTh)

61 I'm sure most pilots voted for Trump

Posted by: Jean at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (2RVmA)

62 Wow, and the idiots don't get the 9/11 connotations either.

If it's a United 93 situation, yeah, you *do* take over the plane!

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (GsAUU)

63
Let's put it another way, shall we:

Let's say you're on a commercial flight. And your co-pilot, Mohammed Achmed Mohammed, decides to stab the pilot to death and then ditch the airplane into a mountainside for allah.

Tell me: Does your qualified and certified and experienced pilot-in-command (PIC) have your best interest at heart? Or, would you be better off removing the PIC and take the controls into your own hands?

Absofuckinglutely you would.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (tlaZQ)

64 These smug pilots are flying us straight into the side of a mountain, who wants me to fly the plane?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (IDPbH)

65 It's funny how interested the media is in discussing who is qualified to be president these days. Eight years ago, not so much.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (R+30W)

66 These people can't even work computers (Podesta and Hillary, anybody?) and they're comparing themselves to pilots. High-larious.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (kumBu)

67 53
Yes, that is exactly their argument.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 08:47 PM (92kX2)

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Not quite. Only kinds and queens pre-approved by the left. It's the modem version of Devine right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (Jj43a)

68 Penny Arcade (a comic about video games, you need to know that to understand what's going on) on passengers substituting for the pilot:

https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/01/19

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (iMxBJ)

69 44: We'll said!

Posted by: LASue at January 02, 2017 08:48 PM (CLKfs)

70 My big question about pilots when I fly: are they Aloha Snackbars?

Posted by: Osoloco at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (pW6DY)

71 ace himself has noted how, well, stupid the contemporary "elites" are (he says it funnier).


So this is entirely predictable. They don't understand almost any policy issue. They don't understand history or really have any trace of the unique sensibility that historically differentiated Americans, when it came to being "ruled".


Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

72 Strange New Respect for royalism. Took 'em awhile to catch up with the ol' mold bug.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (6FqZa)

73 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE CARTOONIST IS SAYING THAT DEMOCRACY IS STUPID AND WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE NEED OR WANT!

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (92kX2)

74 ...well...

Posted by: LASue at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (CLKfs)

75 44 Do they even notice how profoundly anti-democratic this sort of thing is? The premise is that governing, like flying a plane, is too complex and technical for mere citizens. Only an elite of technocrats can govern.

So much for self-governing. Back to kings and queens!

Posted by: The Regular Guy at January 02, 2017 08:45 PM (02TNz)

Yay yay yay! Kingy wingy, kingy wingy, kingy wingy!

*clap clap clap*
*drools*

Posted by: Charles II of Spain at January 02, 2017 08:49 PM (0mRoj)

76 I think Trump looks forward to the challenge of dealing with world leaders such as Putin.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 02, 2017 08:50 PM (89T5c)

77
So if our experienced and qualified politicians are reckless, murderous, lying, deceitful wretches who are hell-bent on driving our nation into a ditch, aren't we better off wresting the controls from them?


Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 08:50 PM (tlaZQ)

78 naturally this plane is in service with an airline that allows anyone to board with or without tickets.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 08:50 PM (cPsPa)

79 Wow, I really need to sell some drawings and make some bucks. Mmm. Lessee, New Yorker readers.. elitists... dimwits... ah! I've got it! (starts scribbling)

Posted by: cartoonist low on funds and principles at January 02, 2017 08:50 PM (5a8XA)

80 "I wish I was taller. Hah! I'd like to see that complaint get rectified!"

Posted by: Jacopo Peterman at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (kumBu)

81
The analogy between flying an airliner and running a government is pretty goddam stupid, but it's still not hard to poke holes in it and then shove it right back up their stupid asses.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (tlaZQ)

82 But the ironic part is????

The guy in the black shirt, is a Journalist...

ie, he tried to convince us he knows what he is talking about... when he does not.

Posted by: Don Q. at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (qf6WZ)

83 I'm sure most pilots voted for Trump

Can pilots still carry guns? I remember that was a big thing after 9/11.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (qJhUV)

84

Journalists are no where near as skilled as pilots


The Guild is upset

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (Ap9Y7)

85 Only leftists are allowed to determine who and who isn't qualified according to them. It's a damn good thing no one listens to leftists.

Posted by: James the worst of the deplorable at January 02, 2017 08:52 PM (jxw6R)

86 Can pilots still carry guns? I remember that was a big thing after 9/11.
Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 08:51 PM (qJhUV)

Well they can either carry on board or drink themselves drunk..it's 50-50

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 08:52 PM (SjImc)

87 34 >> "If Obama seems to have been outmaneuvered by
>> Putin, this only increases the fear that Trump will be
>> outclassed."

I think they actually still believe Obama was at least marginally competent and actually cared about the nation. They STILL BELIEVE this!!!??

We've had eight grueling years to empirically prove he is a SCOAMF. A red diaper baby, affirmative action mediocrity community organizer who never had a job. When will they admit he was a complete and utter disaster?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (xJxz7)

88

We are stupid and need to be guided

Posted by: ThunderB at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (Ap9Y7)

89 tu3031, I believe so (pilots can carry). Federal rule, not up to the airline. They get cc licenses via that rule. Had two pilots at the range last month, they 'splained it all. Wouldn't comment on % of pilots that carry (in their perception), but said airline had no say, and state/county of residence had no say in issuing the permit.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (QDnY+)

90 I'm sure if this actually happened in real life that our hero would be jumped by the passengers and crew and beaten to a pulp.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (qJhUV)

91 Yay yay yay! Kingy wingy, kingy wingy, kingy wingy!

*clap clap clap*
*drools*
Posted by: Charles II of Spain

This guy seems smart.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (MQZOg)

92 I totally get this. This a metaphor or an analogy or something for something that means something else

Posted by: L, Elle at January 02, 2017 08:54 PM (6IPEM)

93 89 tu3031, I believe so (pilots can carry). Federal rule, not up to the airline. They get cc licenses via that rule. Had two pilots at the range last month, they 'splained it all. Wouldn't comment on % of pilots that carry (in their perception), but said airline had no say, and state/county of residence had no say in issuing the permit.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 08:53 PM (QDnY+)


Obama tried to cut the funding for that program in half in 2012. The story I found didn't say whether he succeeded.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:54 PM (iMxBJ)

94 This sign nonsense makes them look stupid.



Priorities.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 08:40 PM (Jj43a)

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Ohhh, I think they nailed the stupid thing waaaaaay before the sign highlighted the issue.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at January 02, 2017 08:54 PM (prEBe)

95 YEEEAGGH! I FLY PLANE!

Posted by: Maria, Rainha de Portugal e Algarves at January 02, 2017 08:54 PM (6FqZa)

96 This is your captain, Wolf Blitzer.......

Posted by: Shit you never want to hear at January 02, 2017 08:55 PM (89T5c)

97 The New Yawker.

What a wonderful magazine for a wonderful, clean, modern and crime free city.

In their dreams.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 02, 2017 08:55 PM (5VlCp)

98 Sugar Bowl is underway, but no way I don't watch the Rose Bowl.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 08:55 PM (GsAUU)

99 Got sucked into this game but I have to get up at 4am

Posted by: Skip at January 02, 2017 08:55 PM (5sOEp)

100 Flight 93. Puts it in a slightly different perspective.

Posted by: Attila D Hun at January 02, 2017 08:56 PM (eRAVa)

101 We published this piece because it's a commentary on contemporary mores. It's a slice of life, a pun, a vorshtein if you will.

Posted by: New Yorker Editor at January 02, 2017 08:56 PM (kumBu)

102 Friggin' USC cheaters are going to pull this out like the cheating, corrupt filthy program the Condoms are.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 08:56 PM (J8/9G)

103 OK, editorial board, please put me some knowledge as to the origin of the mystic knowledge of:

1) Barack Obama
2) John Kerry
3) Hillary Clinton
4) Joe Biden
5) Michelle Obama

ad infinitum.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (nIGPZ)

104 Would be more accurate as a cattle car instead of a plane. And make sure to note that it's running on time.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (kumBu)

105 "it posits that every one-panel comic strip can be made funnier by substituting 'I'm going to kill myself' for the actual caption"

There are some which resist improvement upon the original.

http://tinyurl.com/zp8tzbq

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (noWW6)

106
I'm sure most pilots voted for Trump

I believe you are right and I think I can provide a little evidence to support us:

The Trump Plane and air traffic control joke together:
"Thanks For Making ATC Great Again" @ 2:15 (but the whole thing is hilarious!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6RGIi1InuE

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (tlaZQ)

107 Thats some weapons grade fucktardery to believe working in politics requires a skillset that rises to the same level as flying a 300 ton machine. We used to hang people that thought this way.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at January 02, 2017 08:58 PM (ng8pa)

108 naturally this plane is in service with an airline that allows anyone to board with or without tickets.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 08:50 PM (cPsPa)

And no prescreening, or ID.

Posted by: Miley, the Origional Duchess at January 02, 2017 08:59 PM (tHwdc)

109 So much stupid. Oh yeah, it's the New Yorker.

Posted by: Revenant at January 02, 2017 08:59 PM (ER4LC)

110 I am in no way qualified to fly an airplane.

But I am.

Posted by: George III at January 02, 2017 08:59 PM (MQZOg)

111 105 There are some which resist improvement upon the original.
http://tinyurl.com/zp8tzbq
Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (noWW6)


Took me a minute, but that is hilarious.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:59 PM (iMxBJ)

112 Journalism is closer to being a mime than it is to being a pilot and it doesn't take a rocket scientist pretend to be trapped in an invisible box.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (j1Wvr)

113 Considering the smug assholes who are flying the plane want to fly it into a mountain because they know what's best for us, I'd say it's time for someone else to fly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (auHtY)

114

Journalists are no where near as skilled as pilots

Now, now. It takes a lot of talent to rewrite DNC talking points.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (J8/9G)

115 110 I am in no way qualified to fly an airplane.

But I am.
Posted by: George III


Wait 'til you get a load of me.

Posted by: the future Charles III at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (6FqZa)

116 Alternate caption: "Who here thinks a one-term Senator with no accomplishments or executive experience is qualified to be President?"

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (iMxBJ)

117
They're like the Cubans who just can't make it without a Castro in charge, in guess.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (tlaZQ)

118 From the twitter comments: "It's only elitist if you don't get it."

My, the left sure does think highly of itself.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 02, 2017 09:01 PM (S2VsH)

119 so I heard rachel maddow, as I was flipping through channels, claim that the pit in the grasberg mine is 500,000 acres.


stupid ho.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:01 PM (cPsPa)

120
It doesn't even occur to our stupid fake press in the USA they are actually pining for a monarch or a dictator.

Actually it probably does occur to them. Because they're all Little Totalitarians.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (tlaZQ)

121 well it certainly looks like what America just went through the last eight years.
The left thought America wasn't good enough for their dreams and hopes and tried to pilot the plane to our financial detriment, and to civic unity.

so piss of NYker

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (R7cwD)

122 When will they admit he was a complete and utter disaster?
---
the same year i win the Miss America pageant.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (A4mOW)

123 wow, really gives you a glimpse into the psyche of the mainstream journalists.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (cPsPa)

124 111 105 There are some which resist improvement upon the original.
http://tinyurl.com/zp8tzbq
Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 08:57 PM (noWW6)

Took me a minute, but that is hilarious.
Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 08:59 PM (iMxBJ)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (92kX2)

125 114

Journalists are no where near as skilled as pilots

Now, now. It takes a lot of talent to rewrite DNC talking points.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (J8/9G)


But they don't even rewrite them.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 02, 2017 09:03 PM (cAnNx)

126 Off mumbling Nobel prize winner sock

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:03 PM (8qB/k)

127 How many people actually read the New Yorker, and how many just keep it on the coffee table to signal that they're in the class of people who would read the New Yorker? I'm thinking like a 20/80 split.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 09:03 PM (kumBu)

128 You're at the gate, standing in the jetway, just about to step across into the actual aircraft. The captain for your flight arrives and is hustled past you. She can barely walk under her own power, she reeks of gin, and her eyes are pointing in subtly different directions.

Right in front of you, her legs then buckle abruptly, and she begins to collapse to the floor of the plane like a marionette whose strings have been cut. The flight attendants grab her by both arms, and sling her through the doorway to the flight deck like a sack of potatoes, slamming the door. The engines begin to spool up. You notice that the captain left one shoe behind.

Do you continue with boarding this flight?

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (noWW6)

129 If the pilot passes out with 3 times the blood alcohol level required to fly like happened this week, well then ya. I wouldn't trust an elite to open the emergency exit on a plane. That's the plane ride we have been on for the last 8 years.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (6Ll1u)

130 Who believes a back-bench, undistinguished state senator is qualified to run the country?

That was a question that never occurred to them in 2008. Why should I suddenly roll over when they suddenly think it's an issue?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (nIGPZ)

131 Yes, pussy chestless coastal liberals, Hillary Clinton is just like a fucking airline pilot, and using political power to satiate your bottomless greed and pandering to lunatics is just like landing a fucking jet liner.

I've had a couple of verbal bouts with some of my yuppie liberal neighbors here in Atlanta (one of which led to me threatening a punch in the snout to one of them), and the common thread is none of them have the slightest clue how the real world works. None were ever withing shouting distance of serving in the military; they've led sheltered, coddled lives where they go from our gated community to some comfy office building and think that all that bad shit on the news only happens to other people.

Posted by: UGAdawg at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (HL3BI)

132 It doesn't even occur to our stupid fake press in the USA they are actually pining for a monarch or a dictator.

Actually it probably does occur to them. Because they're all Little Totalitarians.
Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (tlaZQ)




my favorite quote is "those who fail to learn from the past and to repeat it." unfortunately it seems to address the problem of people that have never learned history.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (cPsPa)

133
"Will everyone who voted for Trump please get off the plane? I know, we're at 33,000 feet but Jeebus will save you."

Posted by: New Yorker Pilot at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (J8/9G)

134 It doesn't even occur to our stupid fake press in the USA they are actually pining for a monarch or a dictator.

Actually it probably does occur to them. Because they're all Little Totalitarians.
Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:02 PM (tlaZQ)

Not to say it is going to happen or could, but I would say a good 20-30% of progressives would be perfectly fine with Obama declaring himself dictator. They are so divorced from history (or worse, they aren't) that they would go along with it willingly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (92kX2)

135 "My, the left sure does think highly of itself.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 02, 2017 09:01 PM (S2VsH) "

Isn't it also the exact opposite? If you didn't get the comic, why would you think it was elitist?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (kumBu)

136
I wouldn't trust a journalist to scoop dog shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (tlaZQ)

137 It is in now way meant to enlighten. It is meant to sneer.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (xJxz7)

138 You're at the gate, standing in the jetway, just about to step across into the actual aircraft. The captain for your flight arrives and is hustled past you. She can barely walk under her own power, she reeks of gin, and her eyes are pointing in subtly different directions.

Right in front of you, her legs then buckle abruptly, and she begins to collapse to the floor of the plane like a marionette whose strings have been cut. The flight attendants grab her by both arms, and sling her through the doorway to the flight deck like a sack of potatoes, slamming the door. The engines begin to spool up. You notice that the captain left one shoe behind.

Do you continue with boarding this flight?
Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (noWW6)

Is the stewardess hot?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (8qB/k)

139 Hey NYker why don't you look at the rel unemployment numbers
the Real cost of health care now!
why don't you check out your ginned up BLM. Occupy wallstreet
look at the unity you guys have brought.
Loo, at the pay to play schemes Your Leadership have been stuffing their pockeys at the detriment of the country
Look at all those Unsong wars you pretend aren't happening , That Your team pushed our men and women into!

Hey how about no blood for Pay to play schemes?

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (R7cwD)

140 Critical stop by USC.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (GsAUU)

141 137 It is in now way meant to enlighten. It is meant to sneer.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (xJxz7)

Well, that is pretty much all media now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:06 PM (92kX2)

142 Look at the lefts security server in Hillary SOS's bathroom!

because Shmart!'


hey where's that smart diplomacy jerking off in how many wars ?

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (R7cwD)

143 Rex Kramer: [talking to Steve McCroskey] Our only hope is to build this man up. We gotta give him all the confidence we can.

Rex Kramer: Striker, have you ever flown a multi-engine plane before?

Ted Striker: No, never.

Rex Kramer: [to McCroskey, with the microphone still on] Shit! This is a God damn waste of time! There's no way he can land this plane!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (auHtY)

144 So the pilot is Hillary and the passengers are Bernie voters, right?

Posted by: Cave Johnson at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (5W6e+)

145 Conventional Widsom from the same ass-clowns eight years ago:

"Nobody is prepared to be President; for every one of them it has been non-stop on-the-job training."

Gee, what changed in eight years, guys?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (S2VsH)

146 With our track record, is better off being flown by passenger.
*hic*

Posted by: Aeroflot pilot at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (MQZOg)

147 Dear New Yorker:

Pilots have a Federal license to do their jobs.

Trump is President-Elect.

Both houses of Congress are Republican.

Be careful what you ask for.

Posted by: filbert at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (s5o+q)

148 What happens if the pilot of said airplane is an alcoholic that is on a bender?

What happens if the person chosen is sober and doesn't drink?

That was the choice handed to the country in November.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 02, 2017 09:07 PM (1JnAL)

149 138 Is the stewardess hot?
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (8qB/k)


Opinions vary. But her husband spends a whole lot of time on Twitter.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:08 PM (iMxBJ)

150 Aaaaahh ! Ow, No ! Not again !

Ow !

Posted by: The Chicken at January 02, 2017 09:08 PM (sHFi7)

151 what snide schmucks.
They really do not think past their clubs memberships.

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:08 PM (R7cwD)

152 138 You're at the gate, standing in the jetway, just about to step across into the actual aircraft. The captain for your flight arrives and is hustled past you. She can barely walk under her own power, she reeks of gin, and her eyes are pointing in subtly different directions.

Right in front of you, her legs then buckle abruptly, and she begins to collapse to the floor of the plane like a marionette whose strings have been cut. The flight attendants grab her by both arms, and sling her through the doorway to the flight deck like a sack of potatoes, slamming the door. The engines begin to spool up. You notice that the captain left one shoe behind.

Do you continue with boarding this flight?
Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (noWW6)


But what about the train approaching from the west at 40 mph?

Posted by: filbert at January 02, 2017 09:09 PM (s5o+q)

153 Is the stewardess hot?

The stewardesses on HillaryAir are Lena Dunham and Margaret Cho.

Posted by: the future Charles III at January 02, 2017 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

154 I love watching our communities NextDoor social website commentary.


Still taking passive aggressive digs at the outcome of the election.

All while looking for their lost cat, and asking if anyone knows how to change a free range vegan light bulb without causing negative impact to the homeless, or being forced to mow their lawns.


And that's just the husbands.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:09 PM (J+eG2)

155 I may not be able to fly an aircraft but for sure I can outresearch and write better than a Gender Studies major dabbling in journalism.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (FtrY1)

156 I would guess that 90% of the New Yorkers readers don't know what the cartoon was supposed to mean. I can't be 100% sure about my own interpretation .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (IDPbH)

157 Tie or go for2?

Posted by: Skip at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (5sOEp)

158 TD Trojans

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (GsAUU)

159 "Who here thinks a one-term Senator with no accomplishments or executive experience is qualified to be President?"

One-third of a term!

And while running for the Senate, he had solemnly pledged to his constituents that he would stick to his knitting, serve out his full six years minimum, and not run for further higher office.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (noWW6)

160 "But what about the train approaching from the west at 40 mph?"

Where do you bury the survivors?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (J+eG2)

161 off inbred tampon sock.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (6FqZa)

162 Tie

Posted by: Skip at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (5sOEp)

163 The mask has totally fallen. What they're saying only a 'professional' politician can do the job of president?

Furtherest thing from the Founder's intentions.

Posted by: Rodney C. Johnson at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (A5STV)

164 131 Yes, pussy chestless coastal liberals, Hillary Clinton is just like a fucking airline pilot, and using political power to satiate your bottomless greed and pandering to lunatics is just like landing a fucking jet liner.

I've had a couple of verbal bouts with some of my yuppie liberal neighbors here in Atlanta (one of which led to me threatening a punch in the snout to one of them), and the common thread is none of them have the slightest clue how the real world works. None were ever withing shouting distance of serving in the military; they've led sheltered, coddled lives where they go from our gated community to some comfy office building and think that all that bad shit on the news only happens to other people.
Posted by: UGAdawg at January 02, 2017 09:04 PM (HL3BI

I'd take it a step further and say they WANT and NEED the bad shit to happen to their own countrymen with whom they disagree.

It is sick.

Posted by: Pepe at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (X/5o4)

165
Oh this is a classic!

"Excuse me, Captain, can you fly?"

Dirty Harry: "No."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzbCBfi5-Bw

Great scene.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (tlaZQ)

166 So, ace, you're telling me that I should just have this queued up & ready for the next 8 years?

#ThisIsHowYouGotTrumpMotherfucker

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (8QqO/)

167 146. Heh....deferred maintenance on 30 and 40 yr old planes. Pay now or pay later.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (L9Ti5)

168 The New Yorker, Jan. 1980:

"Reagan is a B-Movie actor!"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (nIGPZ)

169 156 I would guess that 90% of the New Yorkers readers don't know what the cartoon was supposed to mean. I can't be 100% sure about my own interpretation.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 02, 2017 09:10 PM (IDPbH)


Seriously? Then think of the dumbest interpretation you can, and go with that. It's the right one.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (iMxBJ)

170 138 Is the stewardess hot?
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (8qB/k)




stewardess are not hot anymore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (cPsPa)

171 Helluva game!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (8qB/k)

172 127 How many people actually read the New Yorker, and how many just keep it on the coffee table to signal that they're in the class of people who would read the New Yorker? I'm thinking like a 20/80 split.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 09:03 PM (kumBu)


It's read in all the right circles of New York and DC, and that is what matters to those people.

Probably 80% of the others just have it on their coffee tables to get the knowing nods of others.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (1JnAL)

173 Fly it? I own it.

Posted by: Donald Trump at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (3GFMN)

174
That clip might be the best airplane scene in a movie ever.

Besides "Ever seen a grown man naked?" of course!

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (tlaZQ)

175 The original caption was, "who knew I was joking when I said, Allahabad ackbar! I have a bomb!"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (P/kVC)

176 This is another reason why I refuse to fly the past 16 years.

Posted by: Pepe at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (X/5o4)

177 how much experience did their g-d have when he became president?

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (R7cwD)

178 The caption to all New Yorker cartoons:

"Christ, what an asshole."

Another is

"I'm thinking of unfriending him on Facebook."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (MZcWR)

179 If you think Hillary! flying a plane is impressive, watch me direct an offense in a CHampionship Game!

*HIC*

Posted by: Steve Sarkisian at January 02, 2017 09:13 PM (GsAUU)

180 We continue to be patronized by our inferiors.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 02, 2017 09:13 PM (fdyxv)

181 Great game. Tied at 49 with 1:20 to go

Posted by: The guy with the hair at January 02, 2017 09:13 PM (wHhk5)

182 In my administration, all stewardesses will magically be transported from the 70's Southwest Airlines.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 02, 2017 09:13 PM (6Ll1u)

183 My smug prog NYC SiL leaves copies of The New Yorker all over my MiL's house whenever she visits.

She's trying to edumacate all her mother's unwashed southern friends who visit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:13 PM (PY9jH)

184
"Get Off My Plane, New Yorker!!"

Posted by: Han Solo at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (tlaZQ)

185 how much experience did their g-d have when he became president?
Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:12 PM (R7cwD)




well, there was that thing at Thermopylae

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (cPsPa)

186 There isn't a journalist I can think of that I would trust to fly a kite.

Posted by: zombie Ben Franklin at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (WidQN)

187 Wow!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (8qB/k)

188 Penn State blew this one

Posted by: Skip at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (5sOEp)

189 Hilarious, VIA.


I have resisted (easily) joining the NextDoor thing cuz I prefer anonymity, and that doesn't seem possible there (confirming your address and all).


And also because - like FacePlant and the other sites - I really do not want to know how stupid and alien my neighbors are (actual contiguous neighbors I know well, they're fine, I'm talking about the 'hood, I guess).


Better just to deal with them in a friendly and superficial way when any interaction is required, instead of developing a well-based (as opposed to presumptive) contempt.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:14 PM (QDnY+)

190 Alternative caption:

"Our pilots have been bouncing us off mountainsides, flying directly into storms, and serving us piss and calling it beer for eight years now! Who else wants Captain Trump instead?"

(Wait, too many words for the Noo Yanker.)

Posted by: minful webworker - animatedly at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (5a8XA)

191 The New Yorker puddinhead cartoonist would then in the next breath claim that Hillary should be President, because DEMOCRACY!!!11!!!eleventy

Posted by: filbert at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (s5o+q)

192 stewardess are not hot anymore.
Posted by: yankeefifth

Is one advantage of our airline. You may not get there, but the view is great.
Also, asian airlines tend to have hot stewardesses too.

Posted by: Aeroflot pilot at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (MQZOg)

193 INT!

Wow, USC may ice this game before 0:00.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (GsAUU)

194 This just shows they're Gnostics. They believe in the esoteric wisdom of government. Too bad real government consists of preening suits making policies about things they don't understand.

Posted by: Caliban at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (3GFMN)

195 Wow, just dumb dumb play calling by PSU. Just try to get into FG range on the ground or go to OT.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (kumBu)

196
Pilots have actual responsibilities. If they screw up, people (and they) die.

Progressives avoid responsibility, If they screw up and people die, they blame someone else.

Posted by: New Yorker Pilot at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (J8/9G)

197 On Drudge Now! Hannity interviews Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. I never would have thought it would be Hannity stepping up to the lead on the right side of "journalism".

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party... Obama is trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.... Developing...

Posted by: Pepe at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (X/5o4)

198
alternate caption: Enough is enough! I've had it with these muthafuckin snakes on this mutherfuckin plane!

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (tlaZQ)

199 Not to say it is going to happen or could, but I would say a good 20-30% of progressives would be perfectly fine with Obama declaring himself dictator. They are so divorced from history (or worse, they aren't) that they would go along with it willingly...

It would be racist to disagree.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (P/kVC)

200 The only thing needed to fly that plane is a deep respect for science.

Posted by: Ripley at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (NbRJx)

201 Alternate caption: "Who here thinks a one-term Senator with no accomplishments or executive experience is qualified to be President?"

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:00 PM (iMxBJ)




Why it's like asking someone who's only flown once and spent that flight in the bathroom throwing up to fly the plane. Ohh..he's half black...well then he's qualified

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (auHtY)

202 The University of Spoiled Children look like they got this one. Next game up; Auburn/Oklahoma.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (pY+s4)

203 170 138 Is the stewardess hot?
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:05 PM (8qB/k)




stewardess are not hot anymore.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (cPsPa)

Usually older, ghey, or both.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 02, 2017 09:16 PM (0mRoj)

204
Stewardess? Don't you mean "Sky Waitress"?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (LuZz8)

205 Absolutely off topic, but I've been binging on Youtubes of the election. I came across one entitle something like "Twenty photos of the Clintons that cost her the election". Most I'd seen, but one showed her being frogmarched up a flight of stairs by Bill and some other handlers and the angle was from behind.

She appeared for all the world to have sharted herself.

Best election ever.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (xJxz7)

206 I wonder how many people freezing their asses off in Times Square on New Year's Eve were wearing adult diapers?

I'd have rather gone to some small town in flyover country for a possum drop.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (PY9jH)

207 "Get Off My Plane, New Yorker!!"
Posted by: Han Solo

I'm sick of all these motherfuckin New Yorkers on this motherfuckin plain.

Posted by: Samuel L Jackson at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (MQZOg)

208 The cartoon is a crock, but when we express outrage? It's conclusive proof we have no sense of humor.

Posted by: mnw at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (jpzQ9)

209 154 I love watching our communities NextDoor social website commentary.


Still taking passive aggressive digs at the outcome of the election.

All while looking for their lost cat, and asking if anyone knows how to change a free range vegan light bulb without causing negative impact to the homeless, or being forced to mow their lawns.


And that's just the husbands.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:09 PM (J+eG2)


Joined a few months ago because of a bunch of breakins in the neighborhood. One topic of discussion was making one lightly traveled intersection into a 4 way stop. City said "no", not enough traffic. What followed was wailing and gnashing of teeth. My response, if you are so worried about the speed of cars on street A, move the stop sign from street A of the intersection to street B. You would have thought that I was Solomon from the comments afterward.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (1JnAL)

210
Is one advantage of our airline. You may not get there, but the view is great.
Also, asian airlines tend to have hot stewardesses too.
Posted by: Aeroflot pilot at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (MQZOg)




sigh, was assuming by airlines we were talking about those that were competent at the flying thing.


the russian and asian airlines are more like casios / flying russian roulette games so sure the stewardesses are hot, the booze is also free. but, yeah they have hot stewardesses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (cPsPa)

211 and that's why you got Trump.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (LTHVh)

212 Now the USC earworm that is their fight song will be replaced by the Oklahoma earworm that is their fight song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (pY+s4)

213 What if he 'identifies' as an airline pilot?

Surely the New Yorker can't say he isn't one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (nIGPZ)

214 Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (iMxBJ)

Well we didn't elect a 'regular' guy to fly the plane but one who stated he understood the regular guy so their intended sarcasm is baseless.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (IDPbH)

215
I have never watched Snakes On A Plane. Maybe someday...

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (tlaZQ)

216
For a moment there, we almost had a weekly movie here at AoS. But it didn't last.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:19 PM (tlaZQ)

217 This just shows they're Gnostics. They believe in the esoteric wisdom of government. Too bad real government consists of preening suits making policies about things they don't understand.
Posted by: Caliban at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (3GFMN)

and Never deal with cosequences That they absolve themselves from!

they write those laws for us not them.

Posted by: willow at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (R7cwD)

218 Also, asian airlines tend to have hot stewardesses too.
Posted by: Aeroflot pilot at January 02, 2017 09:15 PM (MQZOg)


--Indeed. When I flew Singapore Airlinesthey were all lookers. The ones serving in First Class (I was just in coach) were obviously older, but still very attractive.

They and other Asian airlines are well known for excellent customer service (and no, I don't mean "customer service"). A connecting flight on Thai changed its departure to earlier so I needed to be helped through the airport quickly, and staff from both airlines helped me make it (glad I had no checked bags).

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (GsAUU)

219 214 Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (iMxBJ)

Well we didn't elect a 'regular' guy to fly the plane but one who stated he understood the regular guy so their intended sarcasm is baseless.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 02, 2017 09:18 PM (IDPbH)


Yes, but you're still overthinking this. He's a Republican. He's not a part of the political establishment. Therefore he is dumb and shockingly unqualified and it's all really scary. Really, that's all there is to it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (iMxBJ)

220 USC wins.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (LTHVh)

221 Holy shit, USC wins.

What a game.

Better than the Orange Bowl?

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (GsAUU)

222 how much do you want to bet the lib that drew that cartoon has no understanding of lift?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:20 PM (cPsPa)

223 "The pilot is known to have made some crude remarks! Who agrees that we can not allow him to land this plane?!!"

Posted by: roscoek at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (63yPQ)

224 Helluva game!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (8qB/k)

225 Please, powers that be, NEVER make "Spiders on a Plane." Just don't.

Thnx.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (PY9jH)

226 Oh, let them snark all they want.

They're still a bunch of LOSERS.

Posted by: ALH at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (Z56vq)

227
how much do you want to bet the lib that drew that cartoon has no understanding of lift?

Well most people don't, so...

But yeah, I get your point.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (tlaZQ)

228 208 The cartoon is a crock, but when we express outrage? It's conclusive proof we have no sense of humor.
Posted by: mnw at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (jpzQ9)

I am not really outraged. I am actually enjoying it. They are stating explicitly what they have felt for the past 20-30 years.

Trumps greatest utility thus far? Getting everyone to remove their masks willingly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (92kX2)

229 A lot of offense in that game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (LTHVh)

230
What at comeback, USC!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (4DCSq)

231 Uh oh, Mushberger is calling the Sugar Bowl.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (GsAUU)

232 The best thing Oklahoma's defense has going for it is Auburn's passing game.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (xJxz7)

233 All kinds of entertaining football in that Rose Bowl

Posted by: The guy with the hair at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (wHhk5)

234 Even here in California, NextDoor is still really valuable. Yes, the local lefties get all het up sometimes. But guess what, our side speaks up too. Here they all prefer to believe that everyone thinks like they do, so they actually shut up pretty fast, to preserve that illusion.

Meanwhile, it's invaluable for stuff like "say, what was that loud explosion at 1am last night," or "there have been three car breakins in recent nights; lock your car!" or "what's up with that helicopter that was circling our neighborhood today?"

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (iMxBJ)

235 Please, powers that be, NEVER make "Spiders on a Plane." Just don't.
Thnx.


*Throws script for "Face Sized Clown Spiders on a Plane" in trash*

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2017 09:22 PM (IcT7t)

236 y5th there are competent airlines with the hawt distaff cabin crew (Singapore, ANA, Cathay Pacific).


Been a few years, but Vietnam Airlines was outstanding (this was domestic service). Brand new Airbus, Aussie senior pilot in the left seat, and circuit-melting flight attendants (several in the full ao dai, long traditional dress thingger). Yum.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (QDnY+)

237 "So Like Almost Every 'Journalist' Retweeted This Ego-Plumping Genitals-Pumping Daily Affirmation"

Also from the journamalism front:

Notice also how CBS This Morning, with host Alex Wagner (formerly of MSNBC, who had the Obamas as honored guests at her nuptials) wanted to discuss how Donald Trump is a scary science denier who denies science, especially about global warming, the science of which no rational person could deny, since "97% of scientists agree".

Wagner introduced fellow CBS journo Anthony Mason, and they jointly chose to interview, on this matter, not an actual scientist, but instead, Jeffrey Kluger of _Time_ magazine, yet another journalist.

Wagner studied art history. Mason has a bachelor's in English with a minor in government. Kluger is an attorney with an undergrad degree in poli sci.

So... journalists intently interviewing other journalists, about topics upon which none of them are intellectually prepared to even so much as venture an opinion.

Circle jerk much?

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (noWW6)

238 how much do you want to bet the lib that drew that cartoon has no understanding of lift?

I bet if a Lib saw me lifting my leg, he or she would have no idea that staying down wind of me would be a bad idea?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (SjImc)

239 Oh man, this one in particular is such a great jumping off point for my favorite pet peeve.

College graduates saying they "know more" than your plumber.

No, asshole, you have different knowledge and yours is a whole hell of a lot less useful, and a whole hell of a lot more easy to acquire. Any asshole can read a poli sci text book or write an essay.

I'd like to see these highly educated dimwits keep a fighter jet from falling apart like my j-school drop out grandpa did for 50 years.

Posted by: Lauren at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (ySUlq)

240 I travel around a bit and I used to love to fly. Airlines now have somehow managed to fuck up even the first class experience, so anything less than 10 or 12 hours and I will drive.

Posted by: Weasel at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (Sfs6o)

241 225 Please, powers that be, NEVER make "Spiders on a Plane." Just don't.
Thnx.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:21 PM (PY9jH)


Scorpions on a plane is OK, then?

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (iMxBJ)

242 As a Moron helpfully advised, when flying Thai airlines, never ask the "stewardesses" for a bag of nuts.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (DW+jj)

243 Watching their little pinheads explode is fun, isn't it!

Posted by: ALH at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (Z56vq)

244 A butt hurt lib "journalist" in our local paper has joined a group of "frightened, outraged" Hillary! supporters who've formed a group called the Pantsuit Brigade.

Every time I read the word "frightened" by a lib, it gives me a happy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (PY9jH)

245 "You would have thought that I was Solomon from the comments afterward."

Yup......that's NextDoor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (J+eG2)

246
I went looking for the twenty Hillary photos that cost her the election

I found an article 2"0 Hillary Clinton Scandals To Know Before The Election"

As I scrolled down the page I encountered "29 Dirty Girls in Yoga Pants"

* close tab *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 02, 2017 09:25 PM (BK3ZS)

247 CNN is running a sow called " The Legacy of Fredo "?????

Did I miss something? Is he dead?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:25 PM (SjImc)

248 236. Heh...the ao dai - cheongsam/qipao - when we went there, I concluded my intended really was an angel, because she came straight from heaven itself.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 02, 2017 09:26 PM (L9Ti5)

249 I thought the Belk Bowl was the best so far.

GO HOKIES!!!!

Though I did have to look up what the hell 'Belk' was.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 02, 2017 09:26 PM (pY+s4)

250 Scorpions on a plane is OK, then?
Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (iMxBJ)
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No!

Posted by: Weasel at January 02, 2017 09:26 PM (Sfs6o)

251
The cartoon is a crock, but when we express outrage? It's conclusive proof we have no sense of humor.
Posted by: mnw


Wouldn't it have been hilarious if Mohammed Atta had used a nuke?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 02, 2017 09:26 PM (IqV8l)

252 "Our drunken pilot who's screwed up every flight she's been on has just had a stroke. Is there a Harvard grad on board to fly this?"

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 09:26 PM (J8/9G)

253 "I'd have rather gone to some small town in flyover country for a possum drop."

As God is my witness, I thought possums could fly!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (noWW6)

254 It's been a few years since I flew, but I remember Continental having, on average, really pretty stewardesses. More so than other airlines.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (0OG8D)

255
CNN is running a sow called " The Legacy of Fredo "?????

Oink!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (IqV8l)

256 Burnt Toast: The original caption was, "who knew I was joking when I said, Allahabad ackbar! I have a bomb!"

That caption is a great set-up for the implied action which it precipitates.

Hint: wasn't exactly hilarity which ensued.

Posted by: minful webworker - wound not wound at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (5a8XA)

257 244 244 A butt hurt lib "journalist" in our local paper has joined a group of "frightened, outraged" Hillary! supporters who've formed a group called the Pantsuit Brigade.

Every time I read the word "frightened" by a lib, it gives me a happy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (PY9jH)

======================

It convinces me 100% that America has made a mistake and we need to put progressives in charge of our country again.

I'd feel so much safer with some crybullies in charge of the government when facing down any sort of threat to the Republic than a guy with good business sense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (1KgSp)

258 236. For the annual family pic, my angel and her sisters all have new ao dai made up. Their mother and aunts actually sew them up in the things for a perfect fit....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (L9Ti5)

259 Scorpions on a plane is OK, then?
Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (iMxBJ)
----------
No!
Posted by: Weasel

Gerbils on a plain?

Posted by: Richard Geer at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (MQZOg)

260 Scorpions on a plane is OK, then?

The Michael Schenker character will jump out mid-flight and somehow get back in the plane, only to jump out again, yes?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (IcT7t)

261 >>>Scorpions on a plane is OK, then?

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (iMxBJ)<<<

Here I am,
Rocking on your aeroplane!

Posted by: Scorpions on a Plane at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (WidQN)

262 Alas, even the Asian airlines are abandoning the "only hot stewardesses" rule. Japan Airlines gave up the game a while ago and is now indistinguishable from their frequent code share partner, American Airlines with mostly older, slightly overweight women and a few light-in-the-loafers guys. I flew Cathay Pacific from JFK to Hong Kong a couple years ago and the woman serving my section was as surly as they come, at one point saying in a really loud voice "someone just SHIT all over the bathroom!"

Posted by: KGB at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (LXh0q)

263 VIA - or anybody else - is there a reliable way to lurk anonymously on NextDoor? Will not under any circumstance put my name/etc on the web.


I don't think I'm missing anything important, just mildly curious.


Where are Russian hackers when you really need them?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

264
This cartoon, much like Saturday Night Live, wasn't meant to be humorous.



Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (tlaZQ)

265 Alternate caption: Hi Jack!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (LTHVh)

266 y5th there are competent airlines with the hawt distaff cabin crew (Singapore, ANA, Cathay Pacific).


Been a few years, but Vietnam Airlines was outstanding (this was domestic service). Brand new Airbus, Aussie senior pilot in the left seat, and circuit-melting flight attendants (several in the full ao dai, long traditional dress thingger). Yum.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:23 PM (QDnY+)




you are ruining the narrative.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (cPsPa)

267 240 I travel around a bit and I used to love to fly. Airlines now have somehow managed to fuck up even the first class experience, so anything less than 10 or 12 hours and I will drive.
---------

Your next trip to Hong Kong should be a hoot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (TRzoP)

268
Circle jerk much?


Gell-Mann Effect.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (BK3ZS)

269
A butt hurt lib "journalist" in our local paper has joined a group of "frightened, outraged" Hillary! supporters who've formed a group called the Pantsuit Brigade.

Every time I read the word "frightened" by a lib, it gives me a happy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (PY9jH)


Oh, like the Coffee Party. Or was it the No Labels Party? Dear me, one can never keep all these lame Left socks straight.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (J8/9G)

270 'Scuse me, journ0lists, but who is the incompetent one here? Barack "no experience but great judgement" Obama had ZERO experience running anything, not even a hot dog stand, before being chosen by "smart" idiots like you as president of the US. Donald Trump has run corporations and built things successfully for DECADES before becoming president in spite of the "advice" of smart idiots like you. Who's the dumb one here? Hint: Try looking in the mirror to find out.

Posted by: Wronger Together at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (QEUhF)

271 Best bowl games I've seen so far, regardless of winner:

Rose

Orange

Belk

LA Tech-Navy (forgot bowl name)

Bahamas (okay, I'm a little biased with that one)

I did not see the bowl that Western Kentucky won --I'd surely have taht one on the list.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (GsAUU)

272 254 It's been a few years since I flew, but I remember Continental having, on average, really pretty stewardesses. More so than other airlines.
Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (0OG8D)


Wow, it has been a while. They were merged into United around 2010.

United is not known for its pretty stewardesses. Quite the contrary. I know a pilot, and he has about a million "United Stewardess" jokes.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (iMxBJ)

273
remember that Shit ted rall?

None of his cartoons were humorous. They were quite nasty.

Political cartoonists are, generally, cynical ad sour people who use stupid drawings to take shots at those who disagree with them.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:30 PM (tlaZQ)

274 Though I did have to look up what the hell 'Belk' was.
Posted by: Puddleglum
---

A once-proud family, and an amazing story. William Henry Belk was truly a self-made man.

Not surprisingly, by the third generation, the once proud name has been pissed away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2017 09:30 PM (ZO497)

275 Had so many ppl use this argument against me, vis a vis a 'non politician' like Trump in the Oval. Advisors and insiders know how to navigate the political part, and what is it that is so special and complicated and just DIFFICULT that no one but a career poli can handle higher offices? Funny they also have fogotten the dearth of Obama experience suddenly too...

Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at January 02, 2017 09:30 PM (Gim9y)

276 264 This cartoon, much like Saturday Night Live, wasn't meant to be humorous.
Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (tlaZQ)


This. Exactly this. The Left seems to be happy running nasty screeds in places where humor used to live.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:30 PM (iMxBJ)

277 "someone just SHIT all over the bathroom!"
Posted by: KGB at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (LXh0q)
---------
I can explain that.

Posted by: Weasel at January 02, 2017 09:30 PM (Sfs6o)

278 KAL, ANA and JAL.

Flew each of them when stationed in Japan.
American carriers flat suck when it comes to customer service and support.


Food...too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:31 PM (J+eG2)

279 I keep forgetting about Gell-Mann amnesia.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 09:31 PM (u82oZ)

280 Yeah, Vietnam Airlines, I remember it well. I had the scariest flight of my life on Vietnam Airlines on a short hop from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2017 09:31 PM (TRzoP)

281 "Wouldn't it have been hilarious if Mohammed Atta had used a nuke?"

I told a guy from NYC that the jihadis were going to keep trying (as in fact they did after their original unsuccessful attempt to drop the Twin Towers), and that sooner or later, one of those tries was going to involve a bucket of sunshine in lower Manhattan.

He was not especially receptive to this idea.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:31 PM (noWW6)

282 Trumps greatest utility thus far? Getting everyone to remove their masks willingly.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
----------------

As much as I hate those "thumbs up" icons on Disqus, I would've used a VPN to change my IP and upvoted this 1000 times

You knocked that one out of the park.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (8QqO/)

283 "someone just SHIT all over the bathroom!"
Posted by: KGB

Wasn't me.

Posted by: EPA employee squatting in the aisle at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (MQZOg)

284 That guy - is he Sully? Then heck yeah, he should fly it.

Posted by: starboardhelm at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (hOtJL)

285
"SNL is just DNC talking points with a laugh track."
-- Soothsayer

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (tlaZQ)

286 Ugh mush mouth calling the late game.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (cAnNx)

287 On a better note: HCWNBPOTUS. Huzzah!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (u82oZ)

288 270 'Scuse me, journ0lists, but who is the incompetent one here? Barack "no experience but great judgement" Obama had ZERO experience running anything, not even a hot dog stand, before being chosen by "smart" idiots like you as president of the US.
Posted by: Wronger Together at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (QEUhF)


You didn't even look at his pants crease, did you?

Posted by: David Brooks at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (iMxBJ)

289 Obama on a Plane.

Everyone gets a reach around, no one knows who their daddy is and a 98 pound girl saves the day by landing without hydraulics in Kenya.

Gold, Jerry, pure gold!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (5VlCp)

290 >>>"someone just SHIT all over the bathroom!"

Posted by: KGB at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (LXh0q)<<<



They're doing it wrong!!!

Posted by: EPA hallway shitter at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (WidQN)

291 Dang, KGB, that's sad to hear (about even Asian airlines changing their, um, "standards" on cabin crew).


Used to fly, a lot, often globally. Funny, now I never fly. So my data points are all out of date.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (QDnY+)

292 262 Alas, even the Asian airlines are abandoning the "only hot stewardesses" rule. Japan Airlines gave up the game a while ago and is now indistinguishable from their frequent code share partner, American Airlines with mostly older, slightly overweight women and a few light-in-the-loafers guys. I flew Cathay Pacific from JFK to Hong Kong a couple years ago and the woman serving my section was as surly as they come, at one point saying in a really loud voice "someone just SHIT all over the bathroom!"
Posted by: KGB at January 02, 2017 09:28 PM (LXh0q)

--I still recall Air Canada's disastrous (and short-lived) change to all-green uniforms.

As Mark Steyn quipped at the time, "If you want to see the worst-dressed gay men in the world, fly Air Canada."

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (GsAUU)

293 I found Swiss Air, or I think it's called Swiss, has fairly good looking stewardesses. The first blonde I saw after two weeks in Africa was a Swiss flight attendant.

It was pleasant to see a blonde again. And I don't mean that in a rayciss kind of way.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (hJrjt)

294 go back eight years and run this cartoon.

"Hey, we never had a black guy pilot our plane ... let's send in the Marxist liar that came out of the 'God Damn Planes' church. He has zero piloting/executive experience, but he IS black and has a nice crease and speaks well."

Posted by: illiniwek at January 02, 2017 09:34 PM (/aIFg)

295 seems like it was drawn by steven colbert. does he have a tv show? maybe he is trying out for something with the new yorker.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:34 PM (cPsPa)

296 65 It's funny how interested the media is in discussing who is qualified to be president these days. Eight years ago, not so much.

Well, Bing-fucking-go!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (LeUrG)

297 These smug janitors are in the cockpit trying to control the plane and yelling Hillary Akbar! who thinks we should shove them back in the muck where they belong?

Posted by: LilBabyNewYear2017 at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (NnnZy)

298 Alternate Caption: I think I'll kill myself.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (LTHVh)

299 Journalism used to be a trade, then it became a degree. Pretty much straight downhill from there.

Posted by: IanDeal at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (teGBX)

300 #272: I think Continental retained its own identity for at least a couple of years after that merger. I definitely remember flying out to meet my now four-year-old nieces shortly after they were born.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (0OG8D)

301 288 270 'Scuse me, journ0lists, but who is the incompetent one here? Barack "no experience but great judgement" Obama had ZERO experience running anything, not even a hot dog stand, before being chosen by "smart" idiots like you as president of the US.
Posted by: Wronger Together at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (QEUhF)

You didn't even look at his pants crease, did you?
Posted by: David Brooks at January 02, 2017 09:32 PM (iMxBJ)

How was Brooks even able to see the quality of those creases from his vantage point in Obama's ass?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:35 PM (hJrjt)

302 When I was in Okinawa last year I flew JAL home... Very polite even when they said no. Food was OK. Very nice asses on the Stewards. Very nice.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:36 PM (SjImc)

303 You might hold that vote if you realized the people flying the plane know less about flying planes than you do.

Posted by: Ace's liver at January 02, 2017 09:36 PM (+azJs)

304 208 The cartoon is a crock, but when we express outrage? It's conclusive proof we have no sense of humor.

Posted by: mnw at January 02, 2017 09:17 PM (jpzQ9)



How is that? There is no humor in that cartoon at all. By not laughing at it proves that we don't have a stupid sense of humor.

Posted by: buzzion at January 02, 2017 09:37 PM (cAnNx)

305 Deplorables On A Plane. I'd drink to that! Huma! Vodka!!

Posted by: Hillary 2016! at January 02, 2017 09:37 PM (bc2Lc)

306 "VIA - or anybody else - is there a reliable way to lurk anonymously on NextDoor? Will not under any circumstance put my name/etc on the web. "

You have to give your name to the Admin.


But, if you never actually write a comment, your presence there is pretty invisible.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 09:37 PM (J+eG2)

307 Well I have had some fine airline experiences in the past, but also can probably match anyone's tales on the other end of the scale - thanks to so much time on baby-flots (former Soviet republic airlines in the early 90s).


Still here in one piece, but the stories are amusing. Yes, chickens on the plane (Moscow-Vladivostok, 1993). Sort of like a bus in rural Mexico, but on a zillion-hour flight across half the world's land mass.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:37 PM (QDnY+)

308 293 I found Swiss Air, or I think it's called Swiss, has fairly good looking stewardesses. The first blonde I saw after two weeks in Africa was a Swiss flight attendant.

It was pleasant to see a blonde again. And I don't mean that in a rayciss kind of way.
Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (hJrjt)

--It's been over a decade since I've flown them, but when I did Virgin Atlantic had smokin' steawrdesses, and they looked very snappy in their red uniforms.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU)

309 'Scuse me, journ0lists, but who is the incompetent one here? Barack "no
experience but great judgement" Obama had ZERO experience running
anything, not even a hot dog stand, before being chosen by "smart"
idiots like you as president of the US.

Posted by: Wronger Together at January 02, 2017 09:29 PM (QEUhF)





In all fairness, he was following orders from other people.

Posted by: Miley, the Origional Duchess at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (tHwdc)

310 Well, in 2008 they didn't want the pilot with thousands of hours of flighttime, landings on an aircraft carrier, and combat experience. No, they wanted the gay steward that was on his first flight.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (1JnAL)

311 Since we were having a heated debate about Penn State before, how about that Mixon guy from the Sooners?

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (GsAUU)

312 258 236. For the annual family pic, my angel and her sisters all have new ao dai made up. Their mother and aunts actually sew them up in the things for a perfect fit....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 02, 2017 09:27 PM (L9Ti5)


Yow. There's a case to be made that the fashion industry should just shut down, and all women should wear the Ao Dai. Why continue after perfection has been reached? It's not like the physics community keeps rolling out new Standard Models Of Particle Physics.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (iMxBJ)

313 "College graduates saying they 'know more' than your plumber."

Relax bro. I got this.

Posted by: The Burning Times at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (noWW6)

314
remember JEA?

JEA was a troll who used to pretend he was a conservative -- used to love to call us hypocrites.

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (tlaZQ)

315 NGU: "Very nice asses on the Stewards. Very nice."


Oops.


Or - "not that there's anything wrong with that".


Heh.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:39 PM (QDnY+)

316 Ad for an Amazon show called Sneaky Pete.

Looks like CLaudia from The Americans is on it.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:39 PM (GsAUU)

317 309 In all fairness, he was following orders from other people.
Posted by: Miley, the Origional Duchess at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (tHwdc)


Word.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at January 02, 2017 09:39 PM (iMxBJ)

318 Korean Airlines flight attendants are top drawer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2017 09:39 PM (TRzoP)

319 You have to give your name to the Admin.


But, if you never actually write a comment, your presence there is pretty invisible.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Our security is powered by Yahoo, so you know your info is safe.

Posted by: NextDoor Admin at January 02, 2017 09:40 PM (MQZOg)

320 NGU: "Very nice asses on the Stewards. Very nice."


Oops.


Or - "not that there's anything wrong with that".


Heh.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:39 PM (QDnY+)


fuck spell check.. the Gap girls on JAL!!!
LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:41 PM (SjImc)

321
The women and other creatures of indeterminate gender in the Chevrolet commercials aren't the ones to fly the plane.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 02, 2017 09:41 PM (J8/9G)

322 and yeah, they think citizens should not be able to vote for border control, better trade deals, against globalizing our laws, and so on? Obama hijacked our plane and doesn't know how to land ... fundamental transformation by executive fiat, and lies lies lies.

Big problem is most think if stock market is up, then all went well. That is very far from truth ... zero interest rates, doubled debt, $4T in QE ... they ran up credit cards and juiced us on crack for eight years ... just cuz we are still high does not mean we are well. Government grew, median citizen wealth and income fell.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 02, 2017 09:42 PM (/aIFg)

323 Can't even recall the cabin crew on those adventurous 90s flights in the former USSR. But there was the mystery of "Where TF did all this talent come from??" with regard to the fauna in Russia just after the collapse, for those of us who'd spent time in the USSR and marvelled at the complete invisibility of female pulchritude in those days.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:42 PM (QDnY+)

324 #293: A black co-worker of mine went on vacation several years ago, to Atlanta. He stayed in one of the mostly black neighborhoods there. When he came back, he confessed to me that everyone there had been so rude, and he just couldn't wait to come home and see some white people again.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 02, 2017 09:42 PM (0OG8D)

325 stewardess are not hot anymore.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:11 PM (cPsPa)


Fly KAL or Asiana. I believe Air Vietnam still has em, too. There are probably others. just not owned by Americans though.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 02, 2017 09:43 PM (jKUeC)

326 so it is interesting, that lots of the most undesirable behaviors we considered by obama when he was leaving office are being demonstrated. what do you think the worst things he is likely to do before he leaves?

he may give away Guantanamo. he may also bu out to some other country and start dumping secrets.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2017 09:43 PM (cPsPa)

327 my NextDoor feed is unintentionally hysterically entertaining

people poast for "handyman to assemble lawn furniture" or "install the screens on the vents in my house"...

fing Betas, one and all.

and then some asshat poasted that "Clinton" (not specified, but likely Bill) would be at his house for a fund raiser. naturally, i flagged it as political content, but nothing was done, so i commented several times, saying that the dead at Benghazi (i named them) would not be able to make it, and another one suggesting that, if it was Bill, that the men attending should keep a close watch on their wives, so they wouldn't be victims of sexual assault...

unexpectedly, people lost their shit. when they claimed i was talking politics, i pointed out that advertising for a political campaign was politics as well, and they should blame the moderator who didn't yank the post immediately.

everything stayed up, but it was also the last thing like that i saw.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (A4mOW)

328 This is an old story --I may even have posted it at the HQ back in the day-- but why not for old times' sake?

http://tinyurl.com/yjwjn2t

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (GsAUU)

329 TD Sooners

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (GsAUU)

330 NGU, that's a classic!


Now everybody, let's please pay attention and pester NGU with this meme for a day or two.


If only to baffle the newcomers and generate "please explain this meme?" comments.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (QDnY+)

331 remember JEA?

JEA was a troll who used to pretend he was a conservative -- used to love to call us hypocrites.
Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 09:38 PM (tlaZQ)

Isn't that pretty much every troll?

During the election season, it was "I am a concerned conservative who cannot in good conscience vote for Trump" or "Don't you wish 'we' had voted for Cruz now"(mostly to restart the Primary Wars.)

Lately we seem to be getting the anti-semites for some reason.

But they all start out the same.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (92kX2)

332 >> "Where TF did all this talent come from??"

Capitalism taken to its rawest extent.

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (TppKb)

333 "280
Yeah, Vietnam Airlines, I remember it well. I had the scariest flight of
my life on Vietnam Airlines on a short hop from Ho Chi Minh City to
Danang.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)"
Hmm, I made that trip in reverse in 2002, but did it by bus. It was the only time in my life I've seen an actual corpse, outside of a funeral home. We slowly passed by a man, obviously dead, lying underneath a bus as we started to pass through the Saigon suburbs. I guess the coroner had yet to arrive. But oh, the Vietnamese women. They could take your mind off anything with their feminine grace. Just a pleasure to look at. Unfortunately, they then open their mouths and that wretched, tonal language pours out.

Posted by: KGB at January 02, 2017 09:45 PM (LXh0q)

334 323. Improved nutrition. And they hadn't perfected the cloning and genetic engineering til after Gorby.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 02, 2017 09:45 PM (L9Ti5)

335 Now everybody, let's please pay attention and pester NGU with this meme for a day or two.


If only to baffle the newcomers and generate "please explain this meme?" comments.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (QDnY+)

Sigh. I have a wife and 2 daughters...I can put up with almost anything. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:46 PM (SjImc)

336 17 days

Posted by: ALH at January 02, 2017 09:47 PM (Z56vq)

337 Thanks for the info, VIA.


I could research devious ways to fool the NextDoor system, if they exist.


But like I was saying, probably best just to stay away. I don't really want to know what asshattery lurks behind the suburban banalities hereabouts. I can guess.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2017 09:47 PM (QDnY+)

338 Improved nutrition. And they hadn't perfected the cloning and genetic engineering til after Gorby.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants

Are you suggesting the Russians hacked the human genome?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 02, 2017 09:48 PM (MQZOg)

339 Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (hJrjt)
I want to go to South Africa and go to a safari type camp. I don't want to ever fly on Kenya air.
There is a four seasons in I think Tanzania we looked at but I think South Africa will be safer.
I was trying to figure out which airlines I don't want to fly on.
It looks like we will have to take a puddle jumper to the hotel.
I wish I had my own jet at times like these.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 09:48 PM (IgBFP)

340 I can go to Africa and be surrounded by Africans--people with a different skin color and not see a single person of pallor for long periods of time. But an Africa in North America probably wouldn't go very long without seeing another person of African appearance.

Is there any place in the world where a white person could expect to be surrounded by other white people? Other than the DNC of course.

I think my point is the West has become much more racially diverse than other parts of the world. At least I think that was my point.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (hJrjt)

341 "Korean Airlines flight attendants are top drawer."

And trained in Taser use.

Not so much as an anti-terror thing, but to deal with the Korean cultural trait of getting three sheets to the wind and then becoming violently belligerent.

Personally, I want to fly on an airline where everyone's required to do a couple of shots before boarding. I can handle wasted Samsung executives. I just want to filter out the observant jihadis.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (noWW6)

342 Whoever set the line at Alabama by 7 must not have watched those two games.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (LTHVh)

343 Isn't that pretty much every troll?

During the election season, it was "I am a concerned conservative who cannot in good conscience vote for Trump" or "Don't you wish 'we' had voted for Cruz now"(mostly to restart the Primary Wars.)

Lately we seem to be getting the anti-semites for some reason.

But they all start out the same.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:44 PM (92kX2)


--Remember "There is no wave" Greg?

What a maroon.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (GsAUU)

344 stewardess are not hot anymore.
---------------

Depends on the airline, particularly if it's from a foreign country.

Posted by: junior at January 02, 2017 09:50 PM (ZvmQn)

345 It's a Ziggy!

Posted by: J. Peterman at January 02, 2017 09:50 PM (rft/I)

346 339 Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:33 PM (hJrjt)
I want to go to South Africa and go to a safari type camp. I don't want to ever fly on Kenya air.
There is a four seasons in I think Tanzania we looked at but I think South Africa will be safer.
I was trying to figure out which airlines I don't want to fly on.
It looks like we will have to take a puddle jumper to the hotel.
I wish I had my own jet at times like these.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 09:48 PM (IgBFP)

I actually did fly Kenya Air, from Kisimu (Emperor Barak's hometown, or so they claim) to Nairobi. We took Brussels Air to Africa and Swiss back to Europe.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (hJrjt)

347 343 --Remember "There is no wave" Greg?
What a maroon.
Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (GsAUU)


Has there ever been a troll dumber than Palin Steele?

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (iMxBJ)

348 Etihad Airlines, and whatever the other airline from UAE is called, have smoking hot stewardesses.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (cCsPW)

349 "VIA - or anybody else - is there a reliable way to lurk anonymously on NextDoor? Will not under any circumstance put my name/etc on the web. "
------------------

From your phone:
Open an account from a neighbor's house using a pseudonym (I think your GPS has to be ON).
Immediately get in a political debate with a catlady (it'll take less than 5 minutes).
Then, when an administrator steps in, call him a catlady (apparently, those guys don't like that so much).
You Will Be Banned.
Then, you can just read & lurk, but won't have the ability to post.

*I call NextDoor the "HalpMyCatGotOutAgain" app

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (8QqO/)

350 Not so much as an anti-terror thing, but to deal with the Korean cultural trait of getting three sheets to the wind and then becoming violently belligerent.
Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:49 PM (noWW6)

Not on an airliner but I have witnessed drunk Koreans getting violently belligerent on several occasions while in country. I've also seen some Korean women get the same way.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 02, 2017 09:52 PM (jKUeC)

351 I found Swiss Air, or I think it's called Swiss, has fairly good looking
stewardesses. The first blonde I saw after two weeks in Africa was a
Swiss flight attendant.

My wife came back on Iceland Air a few years ago. I picked her up at the airport. All their stewardesses appeared to be gorgeous six foot tall blondes.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 02, 2017 09:53 PM (qJhUV)

352 "The pilot just keeps taking selfies while flying the plane. How can he land the plane while taking a selfie? Who else thinks we're all going to die?"

Posted by: Duncan McKochinar at January 02, 2017 09:53 PM (l6azh)

353 >> wish I had my own jet at times like these.

Posted by: CaliGirl

Yup real nice, especially when other smucks are footing the bill.

Posted by: Barry at January 02, 2017 09:53 PM (/Nite)

354 bing.com/images/search?q=PSA+ stewardessesFORM=HDRSC2

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 02, 2017 09:53 PM (A4mOW)

355 >> people poast for "handyman to assemble lawn
>> furniture" or "install the screens on the vents in my
>> house"...
>>
>> fing Betas, one and all.

I do crap like that (everything from oil changes to computer disaster recovery) for friends all the time. It's not much of an issue, some are professionals who are cooperative on exchange of various services, some just buy my daughter a lot of dinners when she comes over for playdates.

Ever fixed a Dyson vacuum clutch? They're crap, very lightly built, but easy to R&R and the parts are fortunately not expensive.

Got parts coming for two friends' cars...

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 09:53 PM (TppKb)

356 349 *I call NextDoor the "HalpMyCatGotOutAgain" app
Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (8QqO/)


Heh. Yeah. But in my neighborhood, it's rabbits and tortoises too. This one tortoise seemed to escape every three months for a while. Not lately. I guess the genius who owns it finally figured out that this was a solvable problem.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:54 PM (iMxBJ)

357 Don't ever call a Egyptian African, they are Egyptian and nothing like the losers in the South. I made the mistake of calling him African American, they really hate those black African's those were his words.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 02, 2017 09:54 PM (dKiJG)

358 Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 09:48 PM (IgBFP)

I actually did fly Kenya Air, from Kisimu (Emperor Barak's hometown, or so they claim) to Nairobi. We took Brussels Air to Africa and Swiss back to Europe.
Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (hJrjt)

--When I first went to Africa, it was British Airways from London to Dar Es Salaam. The plane stopped at Nairobi on the way and 80% of the passengers disembarked. Even though Serengeti NP is in Tanzania, it's much closer to Nairobi than to Dar.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (GsAUU)

359 The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

Posted by: Dr. Rumack at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (rft/I)

360 "There is a four seasons in I think Tanzania we looked at but I think South Africa will be safer."

Yeah, not so much.

Here's what happened to a guy whose profession was working in luxury resorts in SA, talking about history to affluent tourist families:

http://tinyurl.com/hzgl5uw

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (noWW6)

361 This is why we should stop complaining about media bias, and instead point out their incredibly low level of intelligence and staggering level of incompetence.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (nFdGS)

362 I really want to find out who was on board AF1 when it did the low flyover of Manhattan right after TFG was crowned.

Funny, how terrified New Yorkers were, and yet they weren't pissed at their chocolate messiah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (PY9jH)

363 Has there ever been a troll dumber than Palin Steele?
Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (iMxBJ)

--But dum-dum agreed with us on 80% of the key issues!

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:56 PM (GsAUU)

364 350 Not on an airliner but I have witnessed drunk Koreans getting violently belligerent on several occasions while in country. I've also seen some Korean women get the same way.
Posted by: Bill R. at January 02, 2017 09:52 PM (jKUeC)


P.J. O'Rourke on Koreans:
"They don't like anyone who isn't Korean, and they don't like each other all that much, either. They're hardheaded, hard-drinking, tough little bastards, "the Irish of Asia"."

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:56 PM (iMxBJ)

365 time to go w*rk on dinner...


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 02, 2017 09:56 PM (A4mOW)

366 United Airlines is a disgrace. Stewardesses are ancient, and usually less than pleasant. Miserable experiencence just about every time.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at January 02, 2017 09:56 PM (cCsPW)

367 Posted by: Northernlurker at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (hJrjt)
Would you do it again? The four seasons hotel in Tanzania is in the Serengeti. Someone told me South Africa is safer.
Singita sabi sand in South Africa is another place we looked at.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 09:57 PM (IgBFP)

368 Ain't gonna play Sun City!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (LTHVh)

369 >> It was the only time in my life I've seen an actual
>> corpse, outside of a funeral home.

If 1 is as you describe and 10 is Somme/Peleliu veteran, I guess I'm no higher than a 4.

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (TppKb)

370 I really want to find out who was on board AF1 when it did the low flyover of Manhattan right after TFG was crowned.

*ahem*

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (Tyii7)

371 "And I will be with you always, until the end of the age."

-Chicago Jesus, Farewell Address

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (rft/I)

372 357 Don't ever call a Egyptian African, they are Egyptian and nothing like the losers in the South. I made the mistake of calling him African American, they really hate those black African's those were his words.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 02, 2017 09:54 PM (dKiJG)

Every been to Japan and heard them talk about Chinese?

The true irony of the modern left is that most of the world is what we would call 'extraordinarily racist.' They just do not spend all their time bemoaning how racist they are. So when we talk about how racist we are in our media, and they hear it, they assume we are literally getting together in groups every night to go hunt down mexicans and black people- when we are literally the least racist nation (on the whole) on Earth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (92kX2)

373 *I call NextDoor the "HalpMyCatGotOutAgain" app

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (8QqO/)



No clue if my neighborhood uses it. And it wouldn't work for cats here. There are so many cats just walking around I have no clue if they are pets or just strays.

Posted by: buzzion at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (cAnNx)

374 357 Don't ever call a Egyptian African, they are Egyptian and nothing like the losers in the South. I made the mistake of calling him African American, they really hate those black African's those were his words.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 02, 2017 09:54 PM (dKiJG)

--Remember a couple of years ago when some racist Bruins fan(s) made racial slurs toward P.K. Suppan, and the media kept calling him African-American?

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 09:59 PM (GsAUU)

375 372 Every been to Japan and heard them talk about Chinese?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 09:58 PM (92kX2)


No, but I've been to China and heard them talk about the Japanese, and it only confirms your point.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (iMxBJ)

376 My name is Roger Murdock. I'm the co-pilot.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (rft/I)

377 Auburn takes the lead again.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (GsAUU)

378 >> United Airlines is a disgrace. Stewardesses are
>> ancient, and usually less than pleasant. Miserable
>> experiencence just about every time.

Have to separate 'ancient' vs 'less than pleasant'.

I've never had an unpleasant experience in terms of service on, say, Cathay Pacific, but (most of) their cabin crew wouldn't feature in a Singapore Airlines commercial.

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (TppKb)

379 Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2017 09:55 PM (noWW6)
Maybe I'll stick to Hawaii. Africa has always been my dream vacation along with the pyramids in Egypt and that's not going to happen.
My friends just went to South Africa on a hunting trip.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (IgBFP)

380 I bless the rains down in Africa.

Posted by: Toto at January 02, 2017 10:01 PM (rft/I)

381 376 My name is Roger Murdock. I'm the co-pilot.
Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at January 02, 2017 10:00 PM (rft/I)

We have clearance, Clarence.

Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 02, 2017 10:01 PM (xJxz7)

382 Has there ever been a troll dumber than Palin Steele?
Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 09:51 PM (iMxBJ)


104 "So I ask again: What the fuck good is "moral authority" in any measurable, objective way?" - Nom de Blog

The best way I can explain moral authority is to use an example. Do you read comics? If so, I point to exhibit A or moral authority, Captain America.

Captain America would always do the right thing, and by doing so, he inspired his fellow heroes to follow his example. Even though a mere mortal with powers far surpassed by most other superheroes, he LED the Avengers, which included powerhouses such as Hulk and even gods in Hercules and Thor. They all believed in the goodness of Captain America.

The antithesis to Captain America would be Frank Castle, aka Punisher. He also went after bad guys, just as zealously as other heroes. But he had no moral compunctions, for him, the ends justified the means. And while he struck fear in the thugs of the world, he never shone light in the cities he staked out. Citizens feared him just as much as the criminals he fought.

So in conclusion, moral authority is what Captain America represents. It's something that President Obama is bringing back to our great nation."


Posted by: palin steele at June 05, 2009 06:44 PM (VDj74)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 10:01 PM (nIGPZ)

383
nood

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro Elite at January 02, 2017 10:02 PM (tlaZQ)

384 and with that we proclaim the ONT nood

Posted by: JEM at January 02, 2017 10:02 PM (TppKb)

385 After our house flooded in Baton Rouge I tried to get in to the NextDoor ap for neighborhood updates. It was a huge pita because we didn't have access to our mailbox because, you know, it was under water.

I finally got an admin go get me in, but then the site booted me because I had tried to register in Texas years earlier. So now my poor husband gets daily notifications about a neighborhood that we lived in for 3 (very eventful) weeks.

Posted by: Lauren at January 02, 2017 10:02 PM (ySUlq)

386 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 02, 2017 10:01 PM (nIGPZ)

A true Palin Steele classic. Obama as Captain America. I choked up reading that, but not with nostalgia.

Posted by: Splunge at January 02, 2017 10:03 PM (iMxBJ)

387 My name is Tibor.

Posted by: Tibor at January 02, 2017 10:03 PM (rft/I)

388 Northernlurker, Everyone I know who has been to South Africa on business has been mugged. 5 of 5 people. Me excepted, by some miracle. And I find Dar to be safer than Joburg or Nairobi.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 02, 2017 10:03 PM (/WPPJ)

389 "It was the only time in my life I've seen an actual
>> corpse, outside of a funeral home. "

In the middle of the island separating the two lanes in downtown Karachi.


Floating facedown in Naples harbor.

Several locations in west Africa.


All during port calls and liberty in the Navy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 02, 2017 10:03 PM (J+eG2)

390 Wow, that is a bold statement Mr. Peebles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 02, 2017 10:03 PM (92kX2)

391 Many subscribers to the New Yorker don't live in NYC or similar places but need to think of themselves as that sort of person. They're like Elaine with a 646 exchange instead of 212.

I've got a friend with a subscription who lives in Paris, Texas. It's like her bible. When she visits NYC it guides her to what she wants to do. She's been less interested in getting together with me after I made it clear I wasn't standing on line in Times Square for hours to buy discount tickets to a show so she could just fly in, change and head out.
Um, nope.

Posted by: vivi at January 02, 2017 10:04 PM (11H2y)

392 Maybe I'll stick to Hawaii. Africa has always been my dream vacation along with the pyramids in Egypt and that's not going to happen.

-------

I went to Cairo from JFK in 2003. Everyone in that departure lounge looked like a terrorist or a terrorists wife, and this was just a few years after 9-11.

Even so the trip was awesome. Giza, Luxor, Aswan and a 5-day cruise down the Nile.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2017 10:05 PM (TRzoP)

393 "England since the conquest hath known some few good monarchs, but groaned beneath a much larger number of bad ones: yet no man in his senses can say that their claim under William the Conqueror is a very honourable one. A French bastard landing with an armed Banditti and establishing himself king of England against the consent of the natives, is in plain terms a very paltry rascally original. It certainly hath no divinity in it. However it is needless to spend much time in exposing the folly of hereditary right; if there are any so weak as to believe it, let them promiscuously worship the Ass and the Lion, and welcome. I shall neither copy their humility, nor disturb their devotion.

... as it opens a door to the FOOLISH, the WICKED, and the IMPROPER, it hath in it the nature of oppression. Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent. Selected from the rest of mankind, their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed in the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions."

Posted by: Thoma Paine, Common Sense Organizer at January 02, 2017 10:05 PM (Ndje9)

394 It was the only time in my life I've seen an actual corpse, outside of a funeral home.
------------

True story -

When my sister was a teen, her and her eventual husband were out at the quarry doing their thang, and they found a corpse lying face down in a muddy ditch.
She said he stunk like a week old trashcan.

They called the county Sherrif's office & waited.
When the deputy looked at the body, he just shook his head, then kicked him in the ribs and said "Billy! Get the hell up!"
Billy woke up and started cussing at everybody, then ambled off into the woods...

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2017 10:06 PM (8QqO/)

395 Talking about South Africa
That's why I believed the South African runner that killed his girlfriend because of all the Crime there, I remember a sports writer that talked about the House they rented for the World Cup and the House had a "Rape room" or as we call it a safe room. The house had an alarm that went to Private armed security and not the police because they are useless and corrupt.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 02, 2017 10:08 PM (dKiJG)

396 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2017 10:05 PM (TRzoP)
You went on my dream vacation. I will never go unless I have presidential levels of security and that's not going to happen.
I really do want to go to Africa, but I don't want to be mugged/murdered.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 02, 2017 10:10 PM (IgBFP)

397
"Holy Johnny Unitas!"

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 02, 2017 10:18 PM (4DCSq)

398 ESPN just went out on my cable. What happened on 3rd and 6?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 02, 2017 10:19 PM (LTHVh)

399 Base assumption: Being a journalist entails the same level of training and responsibility as being an airline pilot.

joncelli's rejoinder: It would be much more likely that a pilot could be a competent journalist than that a journalist could be a competent pilot.

Baseline conclusion: No, journalists, not only are you not all that but neither are the bureaucrats, technocrats, lobbyists, sychophants, bagmen, pseudointellectuals, and general parasites on the body politic that are your friends and cronies. You're not the equal of a competent pilot; hell, you're not the equal of a competent STEWARDESS. GET. OVER. YOUR. SELF.

Posted by: joncelli, whose moobs are not calm at January 02, 2017 10:19 PM (1FhAQ)

400 Absolutely off topic, but I've been binging on Youtubes of the election. I came across one entitle something like "Twenty photos of the Clintons that cost her the election". Most I'd seen, but one showed her being frogmarched up a flight of stairs by Bill and some other handlers and the angle was from behind.

She appeared for all the world to have sharted herself.

Best election ever.

Oh sweet Jesus-- that photo of Hillary was hysterical! I can still laugh myself into a migraine when I think about it.

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at January 02, 2017 10:25 PM (nQ10o)

401 Watching their little pinheads explode is fun, isn't it!

Posted by: ALH at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (Z56vq)
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A butt hurt lib "journalist" in our local paper has joined a group of "frightened, outraged" Hillary! supporters who've formed a group called the Pantsuit Brigade.

Every time I read the word "frightened" by a lib, it gives me a happy.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2017 09:24 PM (PY9jH)


Yet many here feared (still fear?) a Trump presidency. Me? When Trump first announced he'd run I thought, 'Cool Beans. Not a lawyer, not a politician AND a successful businessman.' Now I am simply enjoying the moment . . . after moment . . . after moment. I don't know about anybody else, but this is the first Christmas in years where Santa Claus has really delivered the goods.

Posted by: RickZ at January 02, 2017 10:27 PM (91AeI)

402 It's more like those news real clips of people trying to make the first airplane, largely creating Dr Seuss like inventions which wouldn't fly if you flung them with a catapult. If they see Wright brothers wing people doing it somewhat correct they still scoff and think their (hopefully) flying tamberine machine is imminently more practical.

Posted by: DaveM at January 02, 2017 10:31 PM (WFjXF)

403 Fuck you Libtards!
You've messed up every single time you get into office you commie sack of shits!
Why!?! Because you are communists to the core and that political system leads to death.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 02, 2017 10:41 PM (lQqij)

404 What ever airline I flew in Brazil 10 years ago must have cloned the stewardesses. They were ALL long dark haired beauties. My wife remarked that "they must not have union hiring" in Brazil.

Posted by: free tibet, and all that other sh*t at January 02, 2017 10:43 PM (CL76w)

405 The New Yorker is stealing my ideas.

Posted by: Ziggy at the Complaints Desk at January 02, 2017 10:43 PM (lJXY3)

406 My wife remarked that "they must not have union hiring" in Brazil.
You should complain to the the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office!

Posted by: elaine benes at January 02, 2017 10:45 PM (lJXY3)

407 Gee. Not often that you can make two on-topic Seinfeld references in a row in one thread.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 02, 2017 10:46 PM (lJXY3)

408 But. But. It's not even in the same zip code as funny. It's a original as a mile of I-80 between Lexington and Kearney, Nebraska. It's as thought provoking as Malt-o-Meal. As metaphor goes, it is as clever as a wire coat hanger. Think of all the pixels that could have gone to better use than critiquing this mediocrity wrapped in a blandishment oozing from a banality.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at January 02, 2017 10:48 PM (EZWNE)

409 don't like the Flight 93 comparison. No survivors there.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 02, 2017 08:42 PM (u82oZ)

Sure there were; all the people that didnt get killed in DC.

Posted by: SarahW at January 02, 2017 10:50 PM (Sp1NT)

410 When I was in Okinawa last year I flew JAL home... Very polite even when they said no. Food was OK. Very nice asses on the Stewards. Very nice.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2017 09:36 PM (SjImc)


Reason enough to hope on a flight to Tokyo.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 02, 2017 10:52 PM (lQqij)

411 Trump, by all Constitutional definition, is a qualified pilot for our ship of state.

Posted by: Cosda at January 02, 2017 10:54 PM (OKjnC)

412 The assholes who drew that cartoon should have
identified the caption as coming from one Mohammed Atta.

How many Smarmy New Yorkers would have had their hands up then...eh?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at January 02, 2017 11:49 PM (611Lm)

413 Hey everybody!

Posted by: The Guy Who Posts After the Thread's Dead (est. 12/30/16) at January 03, 2017 12:32 AM (e9mZG)

414 So. They think this is clever.

Posted by: Beverly at January 03, 2017 02:28 AM (fs1SS)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 03, 2017 06:19 AM (mpXpK)

416 What if the pilot is a muslim bent on jihad and paradise, like our elites?

Posted by: O in the bunker at January 03, 2017 09:03 AM (nFwvY)

417 I hate to break it to the New porker but pilots are well trained, the only training our elites receive is how to take from the working class and give it to the parasitical class. Politicians do not need a skill set, well demorats need to learn how to bury their moral compass alongside their ethics and sense of civility.

Posted by: Rose at January 03, 2017 11:21 AM (HA8mN)

418 But the "plane" is "piloted" by a guy with a law degree--oh, and people like him and voted him as pilot in the first place.

Posted by: Axeman at January 03, 2017 02:12 PM (2mC6G)

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