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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Fly me to the moon

I love planes, I love flying... the idea of heavier than air flight amazes me.

things I don't love:

*Nervous people who "have to get on the plane right now because they just started boarding I know it isn't my isle yet but I have to get on I have been waiting in the airport for 3 hours because I had to leave time to get through security and ..."

*No Blankets or pillows and it's really cold.

*"please turn off all electronic devices"... you mean my iPod is going to crash a multimillion dollar plane? Even the FCC is thinking of letting us use cell phones (though it would be wicked annoying, just let me listen to my music, please, I'm ok without the phones).

*I miss honey roasted peanuts... I know some people are allergic, sorry. The only thing better are these things, love them.

*"In the unlikely event of a water landing..." what? when has a plane EVER and I mean EVER landed safely on the water - why are there life jackets? If we hit the water at 200 miles per hour - I don't mean to be morbid but, come-on, it's like riding a motorcycle with a seatbelt.
water landing.

*I have mixed feelings about skymall, deep down I think I like it. Such as the following, notice the line "Amazing new technology". I believe they are comparing this to the Segway with two wheels... the "Amazing new technology" must be that third wheel.
Amazing new technology


Now, what I am really excited about, and I don't know who couldn't be, is Virgin Galactic.


I really really want to go in space, even if it is for only a few moments - and it means I can get to Australia in 40 minutes.

Sing it Frank...


Lucius O. Nicholson said...

I can't belive it, Maddox wrote an article a while back called "How To Render a Segway Human Transpoter Obsolete" He proposed this whole idea of another wheel. But wow someone actually did it. http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=segway_more_complicated_than_it_needs_to_be

chad said...

I think the trick is to hide the wheel.

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how important it is to get on the plane AS SOON as possible. You have to get first in line and then sit there. I would definately get on Virgin Galactica first so I could have a window seat.

chad said...

ok mr. "anonymous" I know exactly who you are - because you do it, and you had to do it when I flew with you... I'm sure it was the way you were raised. I can't see PJC sitting around waiting to board.