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  • Leo Enticknap
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    "...and for our million mile, platinum elite RapidWreckage® members, we're pleased to announce our complimentary will preparation kit. Feel free to write yours while streaming Airport or United 93 on our BYOD entertainment system!"

    Morbid jokes apart, it was an almost full flight this morning, and I couldn't hear anyone express doubts or unease at being on a Max. I guess the traveling public either have short memories, or are genuinely convinced that the Max's vulnerabilities have been fixed. Either that, or they neither know, want to know, nor care, what model of airliner they are flying on. The Max was noticeably quieter in the cruise and the cabin air felt fresher than on the 737-700s and -800s I've done most of my Southwest flying on in the last year or so. Assuming that the MCAS glitches and redundant pitot sensor fix really has worked in terms of bringing it up to acceptable safety performance, it's good to have the Max back.
    Last edited by Leo Enticknap; 07-06-2021, 09:17 PM.

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  • Frank Cox
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    Even though it was a known brand, the movie was just so much bull.

    Cowhide, you say? It didn't.

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  • Leo Enticknap
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    Shooting the colors on this would be a challenge (source):

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    I wonder what his (or her) gain factor is...

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  • Jim Cassedy
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  • Leo Enticknap
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    My wife's iPhone, on being asked for directions to an address on Mountain View Avenue, replied by apologizing for not being able to find any Fountain Poo Avenue in the vicinity. Maybe her slight Trinidadian accent confused it?

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  • Frank Cox
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    Our local bottle and can recycling outfit is called Sarcan. One time I sent my wife a text saying, "I'm going to Sarcan." The autocorrect on my phone sent her "I'm going to Satan."

    When I got there I told the guy who manages the place, "You'll never guess what Mr. Samsung thinks of Sarcan."

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  • Leo Enticknap
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    Satan thinks we should upgrade to laser projectors:

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  • Leo Enticknap
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    At the risk of veering into religious territory, there is also a now infamous hymn by Graham Kendrick that includes the line "If I was a fuzzy wuzzy bear." Its infamy derives from the fact that it earned Kendrick a chapter in Fifty People Who Buggered Up Britain (i.e. contributed to what the author considers to be the UK's cultural decline), and by so doing, became a focus for people who don't like Christian rock. The use of "fuzzy wuzzy" as a racist term died out of the mainstream about a generation before Kendrick's, so he likely simply didn't know. I remember my grandparents using it, though, so in 1942 it would have been very much live.

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  • Frank Cox
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FilnW5NWevo

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  • Leo Enticknap
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    From the 1942 Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog:

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    "Fuzzy wuzzy" is a racial slur in British slang, though I've never heard it used as such here.

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  • Jim Cassedy
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    In case you overslept and missed the "Blood Moon Eclipse" around 4am
    (Pacific Time) this morning, here's a picture I took from the fire escape
    on my building, just before the Moon was completely covered in shadow.
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    -jc-

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  • Jim Cassedy
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    I got one of thse NFG packages from Southwest too awhile back. It was an emergency shipment of the "FROZEN" DCP, sent up from Los Angeles for a pre-release press screening to replace the first DCP they sent which had some corrupted files and wouldn't play. When I saw the package, the I remember thinking (with obtuse humor) "Oh, great- - The the first DCP they sent was NFG, and now they're sending me another one!" - - Fortunately, the 2nd DCP was not NFG, since it arrived only about 10min before show time, so with no time to ingest, I had to do a 'live play' show. I saved the bag though, just for fun, and I occasionally use it to lug DCP boxes over to the Fed-X place to ship back.

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  • Leo Enticknap
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    Did John Cage write that? In a similar vein...

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    A Vuvuzela is a type of horn indigenous to South Africa, which came to global prominence due to its use by spectators in the 2010 World Cup.

    On another note...

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    Either someone at Southwest was blissfully unaware that "NFG" can also have a very different meaning to the one intended, or they have a similar sense of humor to mine...

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  • Frank Cox
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  • James Biggins
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_Hole_Road

    Butt Hole Road is the former name of a street in Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. The short residential street gained fame for its suggestive name and was frequented by tourists who would stop to take photos by its street sign. Residents living on the street experienced issues with their address, as they were refused services due to the name and were the target of pranks and jokes. After privately raising funds for a new street sign and seeking approval from the local government, residents had the name of the street changed in 2009.

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