by Fascinating Aida
is a new song from a trio of satirical women who have been making people laugh for over a quarter of a century. As they say on their homepage
"It started by going fungal, then it went bacterial, and is in severe danger of going viral. Hurrah! We write a hit - it's only taken 27 years!". Other notable songs include their ode to viagra Getting it
, White's Blues
, and an old gem Time
, from 1987.
posted by handee
on Aug 26, 2010 -
is a product that airline passengers can use
to keep the person in front of them from reclining their seat during a flight. They market it as an alternative to deep vein thrombosis
(Warning: Flash Menu). It is creating a stir
in the news
. But people with long legs who do not want to detract from a fellow passenger's enjoyment can always save their money and consult the Seat Guru
(SG previously discussed here
). (Via Fark.)
posted by cup
on Oct 25, 2003 -
Hooters Air Inc.
With all of the discussion about airlines going bankrupt and our economy in jeopardy, some people are surely thinking ahead.
If it'll be 'Hooters Girls' flight attendants, it's too early," Cattell said. But she didn't dismiss the idea.
posted by aaronchristy
on Aug 15, 2002 -
has introduced a £0 price as the standard lead-in fare for the majority of flights between Belfast International, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Any chance of a trans-atlantic service too...?
posted by scotty
on Feb 24, 2002 -
China bans Muslims from flights.
Don't like America's solution for airline safety? Try this. I wonder if this policy is temporary, and timed for President Bush's imminent visit to the region, or is this China's long-term solution?
How will America respond - condemnation or tacit acceptance? Does it actually make Bush's trip safer?
posted by conquistador
on Oct 17, 2001 -
How to combat hijackers.
"If someone were to stand up,brandish something such as a plastic knife and say 'This is a hijacking' or words to that effect here is what you should do: Every one of you should stand up and immediately throw things at that person — pillows, books, magazines, eyeglasses, shoes —anything that will throw him off balance and distract his attention. If he has a confederate or two, do the same with them. Most important: get a blanket over him, then wrestle him to floor and keep him there. We'll land the plane at the nearest airport and the authorities will take it from there."
posted by knutmo
on Sep 21, 2001 -
Canada: Spillover Nation
Essentially every airport in Canada able to land a jumbo jet has done so. Halifax is packed to the walls with 44 planes; 24 at Pearson; 14 at Mirabel; two in Whitehorse, one of them, a KAL cargo plane, undergoing an escorted quasi-emergency landing
because the pilot could not communicate in English with the control tower (!) to explain that the plane was low on fuel. Serious echoes of Swissair 111, where suddenly the small Atlantic airports showed themselves as invaluable and irreplaceable.
posted by joeclark
on Sep 11, 2001 -