Re: A Landing Strip for the Runway

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The French have such a spa in their underground subway system.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:50 AM
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An excess of metaphor, non?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:53 AM
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Oh, I can see it. I'm not a spa-treatments person generally, but I've gotten my legs waxed a couple of times, and I don't like shaving, so I'd probably do it more if it weren't so annoying to find time during the day for it. If you're a heavy-travel person, and someone who does the professional grooming routine, I can totally see thinking of the two hours before flight time you're supposed to arrive at the airport as dead time you could schedule for getting waxed.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:56 AM
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Yeah, that is basically inconceivable to me. I actually do the full monty waxing three or four times a year, and I don't even find it that uncomfortable (I find eyebrow waxing much worse), but never, ever in a thousand years as a spur of the moment airport treatment.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:56 AM
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Maybe one flying to visit a lover?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:56 AM
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5 would seem inadvisable -- isn't there a day of recuperation needed?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:58 AM
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5 - Having never done this treatment myself, I'm not an expert but from what I've heard it's something one wants to do a couple of days before visiting a lover/wearing a skimpy bathing suit/etc. so that the swelling goes down.

Did we not learn anything from those pictures of Britney?


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 9:59 AM
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Nah, my bet is that the market is the overscheduled businesswoman who does professional grooming but doesn't have time for it; that's who'd know the spa was there, and think of it when they'd arrived early for a flight or had a delay. The 'flying to visit a lover' market just can't be big enough to sustain a business.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:00 AM
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5, 6, 7: Yeah, it isn't really an instant "aren't I pretty and depilated" dealio. One is sort of splotchy or poxy for a day.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:02 AM
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If it's any comparison, I almost got a haircut at the barbershop in the Minneapolis airport a couple of weeks ago. I decided to hit the bar, instead.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:02 AM
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Having never done this treatment myself

Well goodness, Becks. Get crackin' already! There's a blog post just waiting to happen.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:03 AM
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Well, most people don't go to the airport in order to buy an iPod, either, but they still sell them there.


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:04 AM
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Get crackin' already!

I'm guessing they charge separately for this procedure.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:06 AM
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From vending machines, no less.


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:06 AM
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% wasn't serious; 3/8 are obviously the right thinking. Although: just because this is on the menu doesn't mean it's a very successful product, or that really anyone actually even *is* getting the brazilian at the airport. I'm sure some do, of course, sure. But I certainly doubt the spa would stay in business were that their only offering.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:08 AM
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"%" sb "5".


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:08 AM
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13: Standard part of the Brazilians, actually! Although as a waxer said to me once, by suggesting that I leave that area well enough alone, in a heavy Russian accent, "God, he put hairs there for reason."


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:09 AM
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Jesus loves dingleberries.


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:11 AM
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What about one flying to Brazil?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:13 AM
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God, he put hairs there for reason.

"I now have a great respect for anal-hair. Like everything in this world God created, it has its mighty purpose in existence. It was only after I had removed it that I started to learn how much I had been taking it for granted."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:20 AM
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17 - as opposed to the hair everywhere else, which was a careless accident???


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:23 AM
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21: They spread of their own free will, outward from the ass.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:25 AM
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Also, did anything important happen here since Wednesday? I've barely touched a computer since then, though I have cleaned up enough vomit to earn in-service hours as a hospice nurse after some evil bug rolled through my household like the Germans through Poland. Saturday and Sunday were my turn hosting the foul thing.

I've never been so happy to be at work in all my life.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:28 AM
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23: I'm trying to figure out what could happen at Unfogged that would be really classifiable as important. But you might email Ogged in case a post had gotten deleted or something.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:31 AM
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had gotten deleted


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:32 AM
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Apo can see the deleted posts by looking under "Entries" in the MT control panel.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:36 AM
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re: 23

Winter vomiting disease, probably. It's been through my workplace recently [I skipped it due to having l33t immune system].


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:37 AM
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And welcome back, apo, you birth control poster boy.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:38 AM
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26: Ah, I did see that one before it vanished.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 10:42 AM
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Oh holy crap, I would totally have gone for that on my last long trip before the return journey home. There was no point in getting it done before you leave, b/c I wouldn't get the full usage without my boyfriend for days and it would be fuzzy by the time he got to me; and there was no time in getting it done while on the trip, b/c I was too busy. But the only time I have to kill on these things are at the airport, b/c I build in extra time for semi-probable extra searching; if TSA decides to leave me alone I might as well celebrate.


Posted by: Dead Female President | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 1:19 PM
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The full-probable search is much more fun. Next time ask for it by name.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 1:22 PM
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I am suspecting that the words "brazilian" and "crack" are flagged for special searching when heard in the airport.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 1:27 PM
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I missed a deleted post? Motherfuck.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 1:28 PM
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Nothing earthshattering. You could email someone if you wanted to know.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 1:30 PM
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It pertains to an individual whom I'll call "Phhrf" and a personal situation he was involved in.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 3:38 PM
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17: See, this is what happens when I engage in armchair cosmetology. From now on, it's only experimental cosmetology for me!


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:30 PM
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I have the deleted post and its (first?) 149 comments still in my RSS feed, I assume I'm not the only one.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:35 PM
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I missed that too until I checked my feed. Sweet. Way to go, person-who-shall-remain-unnamed.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:42 PM
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OK, now I'm feeling bad that I missed it.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:48 PM
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That'll teach me to spend time with my family.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:48 PM
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OK, now I'm feeling bad that I missed it.

Don't. It was a good post, but not Unfogged-historically great or anything.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 3-07 4:51 PM
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