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I came home today, and there's all this stuff on the news about plane crashes.

The other day in the paper, there were a few, too. One was a FedEx jet in Tokyo that burst into flames after bouncing off a windy runway. It killed the entire crew (unlike the movies, where a Tom Hanks survives and gets packages back to their owners...yeah, that goes down as probably the biggest product placement in movie history).

In Butte, Montana a small plane crashed, killing 14 of the 17 passengers. It crashed in a cemetary. Which made me wonder...would you bury the survivors there? Or would you bury them back in California (the plane originated from Otay Mesa)? One of the survivors, apparently, is from New York. So, the question arises...would you bury him there?

Better yet...if the survivor had been on a bus you were driving and four people got on at the first bus stop, and two people got off on the second bus stop...and it took 20 minutes to get to the next bus stop, which had 20 people boarding, what would the name of the bus driver be?

Okay, sorry. I went into those tricks you did as a kid. Remember those? Punchline questions like "What do you do at a red light?" and "Cows don't drink milk, they drink water."

I'm flying to New York over the weekend, for a friends birthday. So, I'm doing the opposite of people that say when things happen, they happen in threes (actor Ron Silver died, as did Natasha Richardson. Who is next?). I'm thinking if there are a few more plane crashes, and they're supposedly so infrequent....what are the odds of yet another one happening this weekend?

And...since the party is a surprise for my friend and his wife, I'm also going by the logic that my friends don't read my blogs.

If he surprises me and does read this one, well....sorry Joe. But....Happy Birthday. See ya in a few days.

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It's ironic they crashed and died at a cemetary. Kinda creepy, no.

March 24, 2009

I remember when I was about 11, my family was driving up the coast of California. My older brother said, as we passed a cemetary, "I bet people are just dying to get in there." I laughed for about 15 minutes, and I was saying that for the next couple years. It drove my parents nuts.

Yeah, though...very weird about it being a cemetary. I guess, when you think of all the planes that have hit houses lately, at least they hit people that were ALREADY dead.

March 24, 2009

Whew... Had to catch my breath from laughing at your recent post. Yeah they had BURNING desire to get into that cemetary.

March 24, 2009

Reminds me of that old ethnic joke where a 2 seat Cessna airplane goes down in a Polish (or insert your fav stereotype) cemetery. Rescue workers worked through the night and at last count had uncovered over 200 bodies!! Priceless...

March 24, 2009

Ahh yes, those are some good jokes in all their immature glory! A moment without laughter is a moment wasted, especially in these tough times. Damn! I always LOVE a good ol' chuckle.

March 24, 2009

Hey Gek...at what point did all Polish jokes become blonde jokes? When I was a kid, it was Polish jokes. You might get an occcasional blonde joke. But now it's always blondes, never the Polish. And, it can't be because someone was offended. There are a lot more blondes in California than Pols.

March 24, 2009

I don't really have anything to say in response to this blog, or to the even more disturbing comments that follow it. For once, I'm just going to follow the old dictum that says, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

But I am gonna post this:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/23/montana.plane.crash/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

March 24, 2009

Oh come on, anti! I click that, and see this beautiful family that just perished in this horrific plane crash? You're a buzz kill.

March 24, 2009

For once, I'm just going to follow the old dictum that says, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

By antigeekess

And the question is why would you have anything not "nice" to say when 3 young families have died in a horrible crash?

YOU have some problems man-hater.

March 24, 2009

"Oh come on, anti! I click that, and see this beautiful family that just perished in this horrific plane crash? You're a buzz kill."

It's called a reality check. You're welcome.

March 24, 2009

Well, to play devils advocate, one could argue that if you have three kids, and one being a 1-year-old, maybe you shouldn't be flying on ski trips. I mean, isn't flying painful for a babies ears? It's at least painful for the other passengers that have to hear your kid crying and screaming, with you not being able to do anything because "it's a baby, they cry."

March 25, 2009

Well that"s what breasts are for right? to quiet the crying babies.

March 25, 2009

They have many uses.

March 26, 2009

I'm going to play devil's advocate and suggest that we not actually bury the SURVIVORS, Josh. Let's bury the victims instead.

March 28, 2009

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