Re: C-ya, chumps!

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Oh wow, I'm going to have to tell Mom about that guy. She'll be very impressed.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:00 PM
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This version of the story is helpfully illustrated.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:03 PM
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Without condoning the unsafe parts of what he did, I quite like this fellow's style.


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:04 PM
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A source tells WNBC that Slater was "having a bad day."

Ya think?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:06 PM
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I don't understand how the charge of "trespassing" applies.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:08 PM
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5: Maybe because he wasn't supposed to be down on the ground outside the terminal?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:10 PM
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He wasn't authorized to be out on the tarmac, maybe?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:11 PM
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I bet he watched that Louis C.K. clip I posted recently and was like all, "Ah, fuck it. These people are spoiled." That's what I bet.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:11 PM
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Steven Slater, 38

"I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it."

Being forced to toil in the aisles since the age of 10 could definitely lead to something like this.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:13 PM
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So did they arrest the guy who wouldn't sit down? Or does he get off scot free? Because he's the only criminal I see in this story. The flight attendant was provoked.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:15 PM
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9: Eh, the guy who used to cut my hair retired at 68 after 60 years in the business. And it started out as his second apprenticeship; the first was at 6.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:15 PM
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JetBlue: I no longer needed the money!


Posted by: Denis Leary | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:17 PM
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That said, I'd say everyone involved is lucky the air marshals didn't open fire. The flight attendant should be damn glad he's white, and not terrorist-colored.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:18 PM
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I like my coffee terrorist-colored, like my women.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:24 PM
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I like my flight attendants like I like my women, going down while holding two beers.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:31 PM
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Sorry.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:32 PM
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I like it like in comment 16, when Moby's sorry.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:33 PM
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Even if no one had opened fire, it's interesting (read: sad) to think about how differently this would be reported in the press if Mr. Slater were a minority. Somehow I think it wouldn't be covered as a "ballsy" flight attendant who is an "inspiration to us all".


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:37 PM
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Unless he was elderly. I think elderly+minority would warm everyone's heart.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:39 PM
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I think he would have got some of the "ballsy inspiration" coverage regardless of race/gender/etc. First, everybody hates airlines and, second, everybody wants to use the slide.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:43 PM
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What if he was a Republican, and the passenger was a mythical Welfare Cadillac Queen? I probably wouldn't have applauded.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:45 PM
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I can't help but be reminded of how Labs exited Unfogged by opening the emergency hatch, rolling out his cock, and sliding down to safety.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:49 PM
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Sliding down one's own cock? That sounds topologically difficult.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:50 PM
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The proof is one of the Millennium Prize projects.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:58 PM
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I loved that he grabbed a couple beers before he went down the slide.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:58 PM
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Relevant: This in-flight pillow flight does not look fun to me.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 8:59 PM
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Sorry to hear about your simple-connectedness, essaer. Dint feel bad, though: the ladies say that doesn't matter so much.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 9:03 PM
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I am surprised that the airport didn't go into warp-spasm-level lockdown after an unauthorized emergency exit and slide deployment and some beer-waving jackass running around on the tarmac.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 9:29 PM
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23: It works kind of like these devices, in which one tubelike structure can forever slide past the other.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 9:32 PM
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25: They always serve crappy beer on planes. I would have gone for tiny bottles of tequila.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 9-10 11:29 PM
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I love the charge of Criminal Mischief. If that fails can he be sued for the tort of Naughtness.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 1:37 AM
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The defence would like to enter a plea of 'A big boy done it, and ran away'.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 1:57 AM
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In Britain, it's always the drunken aggressive pax that try to open the emergency exits, usually in flight (because they don't serve drinks before take-off, clearly). Unfortunately for them, cutting up rough on a plane falls under the Air Navigation Order and you get charged with "endangering an aircraft" (by disobeying the captain's authority, presumably)...


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 3:40 AM
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23: sort of an abseil/rappel technique?


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 3:53 AM
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23: The key is for it to be flaccid.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 5:20 AM
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31: the tort of Naughtness

Most commonly found after bad dates, "He was just a total zero, and I can prove it."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 5:37 AM
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if Mr. Slater were a minority

I'm pretty sure he's a minority, just not an ethnic minority.

some beer-waving jackass running around on the tarmac

You've obviously never worked in customer service. Otherwise you'd know that this man is a great American hero.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 6:10 AM
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Finish up masturbating to Ted Stevens.
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Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 7:10 AM
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He's going to be in one of those Miller Lite "real men of genius" ads real soon.


Posted by: bjk | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:28 AM
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39: Ted Stevens? I don't think so.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 8:32 AM
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The comparisons to Johnny in Airplane! have begun in earnest. I can make a hat! Or a brooch! Or a pterodactly!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:30 AM
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-yl.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:30 AM
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pterodactlyyl?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:36 AM
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43: Pterodactly!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:55 AM
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The CIA might let you psee their memos on pterrorists, but only if they pterodact them first.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 9:57 AM
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Writing that refers to the Wings of Poesy is probably written in pterodactylic meter.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 10:09 AM
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38: Could one of the philosophers explain the ethics of masturbating to an ex-Senator on a Schrodinger Mountainside?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 12:15 PM
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Consequentialist arguments win he day. Beware Clifton Clowers.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 1:44 PM
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And the internet is off and running.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 5:13 PM
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Another inspired retirement, this one featuring a white board and some Farmville mockery.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 6:21 PM
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50: Except.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 6:24 PM
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51: See what happens when I take time away from blogs to do actual work? One fucking day and I miss some shit.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-10-10 6:26 PM
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46: Pterodactycalitryyyyyy!

Where's AWB been, anyway?


Posted by: Inlandish | Link to this comment | 08-11-10 7:26 PM
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