Friday, April 27, 2001

Couple of sites of interest: JetCityOrange, and McSweeney's. Check 'em out. The former is worth visiting if only for this gem, and the latter, likewise, for this.

Friday, April 20, 2001

This might be the most biting critical movie review I have ever seen. What the reviewer doesn't mention is that Tom Green stole my look, and I'm gonna sue!

Thursday, April 19, 2001

I seem to be a) having problems with the Blog and b) using a lot of ! One might be causing the other.
Stop laughing at the whale!
And when this screws up and a gigantic middle finger gets unfurled, America gets to blame Canada!

Friday, April 13, 2001

Friends, they say, help you move, while real friends help you move bodies.

Thursday, April 05, 2001

Unsportsman-like behavior.
Flight-related stories seem to occupy an unusually large portion of our consciousness. Perhaps because I have flown 250,000 miles in the past decade, mostly for business, and my office mate Ian does about the same.

Anyway, I somehow got into a conversation with my boss about what would happen if a 747 suddenly lost all engine power at cruise altitude (I think it all started with my assertion that one of the factors that goes into choosing a cruise altitude centers upon how far the plane would have to glide to make an emergency landing at a suitable airfield, and he repudiated it).

So, after a couple of go-rounds on this topic, he finally decided he was going to trawl the Web and see whether he could find any evidence to support my position.

He did. There's an amazing story that accompanies that description, too.

And then, once you're done with that story, read this even more amazing one.

Finally, to bring the story back full circle to where it started, the guy who presented the (true) story above is a flying instructor at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, which is the airport Ian & I fly into when we visit our company HQ.
I'm sure your mother warned you about playing with yourself, and about playing with your food. But did she ever prohibit you from doing both at once? (Today's secret phrase is "alien homo-melons")
It's not that often that an Onion article really stands out these days (yeah, yeah, it's not as funny as it used to be, just like Viz, etc., etc.), but every now and then you'll come across a real standout.