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(Boston Globe)   Former US Marine subdues man on flight, while Marine's wife calmly keeps on reading. "I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end"   (boston.com) divider line 258
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2007-06-05 09:13:52 AM  
That is awesome!
 
2007-06-05 09:20:25 AM  
*biff-smack-grunt-whack* `BOOYAH!!!'

`Don't forget the traditional cockpunch, dear'
*turns page of book*
 
2007-06-05 09:22:25 AM  
It was the Police officers wife. the Marine was not identified. But Awesome none the less
 
2007-06-05 09:23:12 AM  
FTFA: "I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes. When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, 'Retired captain. USMC.' I said, 'You'll do,' " Hayden recalled. "So, basically, a couple of grandfathers took care of the situation."

What a bunch of pussies those other guys were. I would love to have been in on all that.
 
2007-06-05 09:24:17 AM  
The younger men that were averting their eyes while this guy was looking for back-up should be ashamed of themselves. They probably are telling their friends that they "helped". What a bunch of pussies!!

I understand the "not wanting to put the book down" part 100%.
 
2007-06-05 09:24:57 AM  
My Liver Hurts Dayum... you beat me by 1 min. 5 sec.!!
 
2007-06-05 09:26:07 AM  
She was probably reading one of those bodice-ripper stories to help her escape from the world of her abusive, overbearing PTSD USMC husband.

/just saying
 
2007-06-05 09:27:59 AM  
TFA: "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end.

heh... awesome. You'd think she would be concerned for her husband, but she was just thinking, he'll take care of it. No worries.
 
2007-06-05 09:29:36 AM  
I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it.

Both the old guys deserve some serious props. My generation just isn't as manly as our grandfathers. I love the wife's attitude.
 
CPB
2007-06-05 09:33:12 AM  
"I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."

Awesome.
 
2007-06-05 09:39:34 AM  
What are these motherfarking crazy people doing on my motherfarking plane?
 
2007-06-05 09:41:02 AM  
Now THIS is Exhibit A in the case for making an "AWESOME" tag.
 
2007-06-05 09:51:34 AM  
That is farking classic!
 
2007-06-05 10:00:26 AM  
Hayden said the unruly man's behavior upset some passengers. One told Hayden the man had said, "Your lives are going to change today forever," as he shouted and refused to take his seat before takeoff

Eh?
 
2007-06-05 10:13:12 AM  
I definitely want to fly with those folks.
 
2007-06-05 10:14:25 AM  
I don't understand why the plane took off with some dude yelling and making threats!

I also don't understand why a plane full of people let two old guys deal with it. I think the healthy 20-40 year old men on that plane should be identified and mocked.
 
2007-06-05 10:37:10 AM  
just.farking.awesome.
 
2007-06-05 10:40:00 AM  
First thought I had when I read the quote:

img526.imageshack.us
/impressed
 
2007-06-05 10:45:40 AM  
what_now: I also don't understand why a plane full of people let two old guys deal with it. I think the healthy 20-40 year old men on that plane should be identified and mocked.


No shiat. Even if I didn't want to help, I would have went anyway even if it meant getting the crap beat out of me. I would rather have that happen then knowing I shied/cowered away from helping out in that situation and left it up to some old guys....not that the old guys aren't capable of such a thing. It's just a respect thing...let the old guy rest while you go take care of the dirty work.


/Plus, the two Dramamine I take before every flight would have given me a courage boost.
 
2007-06-05 10:48:02 AM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Eh?

what_now: I don't understand why the plane took off with some dude yelling and making threats!


I'm in the same boat of confusion.
 
2007-06-05 10:58:32 AM  
that rocks. props, pops!
 
2007-06-05 11:41:48 AM  
What the hell is wrong with my generation? I'm a small guy*, 6', 160lbs, and have not been in a fight since 5th grade, but even I would have done what I could to help.

*also a libtard, pacifist, surrender monkey, defeatocrat sort of guy
 
2007-06-05 11:56:28 AM  
When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, 'Retired captain. USMC.' I said, 'You'll do,'

That is all kinds of awesomeness
 
2007-06-05 12:31:20 PM  
I love it when angry old guys have had enough and decide to regulate a little bit.
 
2007-06-05 12:31:30 PM  
I read the headline as "Marine SEDUCES man on plane while wife reads book."
I think I've got a touch of the ghey this morning.
Better go take something.
 
2007-06-05 12:32:17 PM  
That quote about the book ending is one fo the best that I have ever heard.
 
2007-06-05 12:32:38 PM  
I bet the wife says really cute things to hubby like "I think the ceiling needs painting" and "i need a manicure".
 
2007-06-05 12:33:23 PM  
Outstanding.

That is all.
 
2007-06-05 12:33:31 PM  
My dad is 67 years old, and I still would not dare try to take him on at my age.

And whoever said it earlier...yes...the generation before the baby boomers where some bad asses.
 
2007-06-05 12:34:57 PM  
If the guy was an ahole before takeoff, why the hell didn't they just boot him then?
 
2007-06-05 12:36:36 PM  
Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end.

This right here. This makes me smile.
 
2007-06-05 12:36:54 PM  
I'd like to kindly point out that there is NO SUCH THING as a former Marine.
 
2007-06-05 12:38:26 PM  
better story with video

what an idiot that guy was
 
2007-06-05 12:38:35 PM  
That whole story is made of Awesome and Win. Right here is two men I'd be proud to pick up the beer tab for.
 
2007-06-05 12:40:08 PM  
Where was the top-secret air marshall during all this?
 
2007-06-05 12:40:14 PM  
"I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes.

There's today's internet tough guys for you *looks up the thread*

However, the flight attendants messed up. That guy should have been off the flight before it left the ground.
 
2007-06-05 12:40:20 PM  
There is no such thing as a "former" Marine.


/Not a Marine
//Ex-Navy
///Ad Mortem Fidelis
 
2007-06-05 12:40:28 PM  
learn2fly: My dad is 67 years old, and I still would not dare try to take him on at my age.

And whoever said it earlier...yes...the generation before the baby boomers where some bad asses.


That's why they're called 'The Greatest Generation'.
 
2007-06-05 12:40:45 PM  
Its not a generational thing, its a character thing.

Just more men of character in previous generation.

Just remember, Flight 93 was current generation (20 and 30 somethings) and they knew they mostly likely would die.
 
2007-06-05 12:40:57 PM  
Boy they just don't make 'em like that any more do they?

props
 
2007-06-05 12:41:50 PM  
Ready_Cents: what an idiot that guy was

what an idiot that guy was


Not as big a farking idiot as you though. But close.
 
2007-06-05 12:42:22 PM  
Chaim Witz beat me to it! Damn it!
 
2007-06-05 12:43:01 PM  
NikolaiFarkoff

She was probably reading one of those bodice-ripper stories to help her escape from the world of her abusive, overbearing PTSD USMC husband.


The book was titled, "The Richest Man in Babylon". It's in the article that you didn't read. It's actually a collection of short tales about the philosphy of accumulating money (for the most part), set in the middle east during ancient times. I have it on tape actually, and can understand why she was into it.

Oh, and these two dudes were absolutely great. My hat's off to them.
 
2007-06-05 12:43:04 PM  
Does anybody actually read and, more importantly, comprehend, the articles they submit? As already pointed out, it was the former police commander's wife.
 
2007-06-05 12:43:43 PM  
Wow, forty some posts and not a single one whining and biatching about improper use of the Hero tag.

/unless I missed it
 
2007-06-05 12:44:23 PM  
well hoo farking rah!
 
2007-06-05 12:44:49 PM  
Chaim Witz: I'd like to kindly point out that there is NO SUCH THING as a former Marine.

Not sure if your bio is true or not, but my friend really appreciated the drum kit...
 
2007-06-05 12:45:00 PM  
Ready_Cents

Damnit...You got me
 
2007-06-05 12:45:37 PM  
TFA: Murphy said police would not release the names of the men

But the Duke lacrosse players had all their, oh nevermind.



Any mental health advocates up in arms over this yet? Give it until the evening news.
 
2007-06-05 12:46:07 PM  
Three cheers for paranoia!
 
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