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my heart goes out to everyone involved in the first water landing of a commecial airline that didn't involve everyone dying. george carlin died too early, but at least it was before that joke got disproven.

Update: Fox News just asked everyone to pray for the 41 Bank of America employees on the plane.

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online_stalker
Jan. 15th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
i would be the only fatality because i'd panic and die of a heart attack.
delascabezas
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
right
but then you'd die from a heart attack, instead of a plane crashing into the ocean.
phanatic
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Aww, they broke the streak.
delascabezas
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
do we know that anyone died yet?
i haven't been able to confirm much detail.
phanatic
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: do we know that anyone died yet?
Apparently, everyone survived.
online_stalker
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
i was thinking when i read that statistic that they were totally jinxing themselves by bragging, and whaddya know, they did! though i guess we don't know if anyone's died yet.
misterpardonme
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
is that a fact, that this is the first water landing of a commercial passenger plane were not everybody died?
delascabezas
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
no
delascabezas
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
in carlin's defense
the joke is about crashing into the ocean, which even wikipedia makes a distinction about. this was a ditch due to fouled takeoff.
misterpardonme
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
i am astounded that this pilot was able to bring the jet to a landing on the hudson river intact and gently enough that seemingly every passenger survived. I'm sure we'll be hearing the word "Miracle" quite a bit in news reports.
bradamant
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, which sucks, because we should probably be hearing "professionalism" and "steely nerves" instead.
online_stalker
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
everybody's saying, "professionalism" this and "steely nerves" that, but no one is saying, "worship this!" and "jericho that!"
delascabezas
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
you beat me to it
::fistshake::
misterpardonme
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
i'm sure this plane's crew will get their due share of praise.

and touche on the Airplane! icon. Have you ever noticed the spanish-language poster for that movie in matt and kate's bathroom? The title is "donde esta el piloto?" which seems incredibly lame.
bradamant
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I didn't! I'll look for it next time I'm there. That's hilariously lame.
phanatic
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that, and think "Where is the pilot?" is a great fucking name.

But actually it's a Spanish poster for Super Secreto!, from the *makers* of Where is the pilot??

Edited at 2009-01-15 09:49 pm (UTC)
misterpardonme
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
you are right.
i bow to your superior knowledge of matt and kate's bathroom decorations.
online_stalker
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
cnn just said "miracle!"

on that note i'm shutting off the tv and going to the beach.
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