snake on a plane?
June 2, 2006 3:54 PM   Subscribe

snake on a plane? (newsfilter-ish)
posted by analogue (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
There were snakes on that motherfuckin' plane!
posted by ryanissuper at 3:57 PM on June 2, 2006


Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you really need him?
posted by T.D. Strange at 4:00 PM on June 2, 2006


Is Killer his dashund or his wife?
posted by 445supermag at 4:01 PM on June 2, 2006


Sweet. Now they can start the movie with Based on a True Story...
posted by graventy at 4:04 PM on June 2, 2006


"Nothing in any of the manuals ever described anything like this," the 62-year-old Cross Lanes resident said. But the advice given 25 years earlier from his flight instructor immediately came to mind: "No matter what happens, fly the plane."

Is it too late to work that line into the movie script?
posted by analogue at 4:04 PM on June 2, 2006


all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this movie are accurate
posted by b1tr0t at 4:06 PM on June 2, 2006


Loosely-related: SoaP teaser (YouTube)
posted by brain_drain at 4:10 PM on June 2, 2006


Hilarious post, analogue.
Interesting that the American black snake is also called a pilot black snake.
posted by nickyskye at 4:16 PM on June 2, 2006


He was flying one-handed with Blacksnake on the plane? No wonder he didn't want his wife on board!
posted by maryh at 4:19 PM on June 2, 2006


Viral marketing has gotten out of hand.
posted by drezdn at 4:26 PM on June 2, 2006


What a moron. Doing nothing would have been the best course of action, not flailing around like a little girl.
posted by 2sheets at 4:27 PM on June 2, 2006


What a moron. Doing nothing would have been the best course of action

Sure, unless it were of a venomous persuasion.
posted by misterbrandt at 4:31 PM on June 2, 2006


or the hijacking persuasion.

You think it couldn't happen? They thought 9/11 couldn't happen either!
posted by b1tr0t at 4:41 PM on June 2, 2006


Black snakes, at whatever size, are the gerbils of the snake world.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:54 PM on June 2, 2006


Coming next: Ants In Your Pants.
posted by movilla at 4:55 PM on June 2, 2006


Viral marketing has gone too far.
posted by Zozo at 5:00 PM on June 2, 2006


Viral marketing has grown too grotesque.
posted by econous at 5:22 PM on June 2, 2006


Submitted with a better title.
posted by dreamsign at 5:37 PM on June 2, 2006


i know, econous ... they've just come out with a new strain of measles that spells out "pepsi blue" on the sick person's forehead
posted by pyramid termite at 5:39 PM on June 2, 2006


Blacksnake is a name that has fallen out of usage since common names of North American snakes were standardized more than half a century ago, because it could mean one of two very different species -- either the black racer (Coluber c. constrictor), a non-constricting, fast, terrestrial snake that bites first and asks questions later, or the black rat snake (Elaphe o. obsoleta), a larger, arboreal constrictor that is generally calmer, especially when full grown (it maxes out at 8½ feet, and is one of the largest snakes in the U.S.). "Pilot blacksnake" generally meant the black rat snake, whereas "blacksnake" usually meant the racer, I think. You can imagine the confusion. Both are found in West Virginia, I believe.

For the life of me, I can't tell which was on the plane: a black rat snake wouldn't have been much to worry about (even wild ones are relatively placid when fully grown, and this species is widely kept as a pet; I myself have a few of the other subspecies); a racer would have been . . . exciting. Both, of course, are totally harmless, but that doesn't stop people from getting all melodramatic about it.
posted by mcwetboy at 5:50 PM on June 2, 2006


I can only imagine what he wanted at the time. Or how he would have vocalized it, had anyone been there to listen.
posted by Afroblanco at 6:41 PM on June 2, 2006


But, there was a SNAKE!

On that mu-------in' PLANE!
posted by darkstar at 6:54 PM on June 2, 2006


Hand me my mongoose. It's the one that says "Bad Motherfucker."
posted by frogan at 9:29 PM on June 2, 2006 [3 favorites]


frogan [+fave]
posted by slimepuppy at 1:32 AM on June 3, 2006


Snake with a wife?
posted by homunculus at 8:50 PM on June 3, 2006


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