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(Fox News)   You went full North by Northwest, dude. Never go full North by Northwest   (foxnews.com) divider line 48
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2009-11-12 02:02:36 PM  
megain.smugmug.com

dc-3 is a small plane? sure, it's small by the standard of him being an airline pilot for delta (suspended), but it's not exactly a little 2-seater
 
2009-11-12 02:18:49 PM  
Full North by Northwest? He didn't even get airborne.
 
2009-11-12 02:19:55 PM  
All you fly boys are booze hounds.
 
2009-11-12 02:21:45 PM  
The crazy helicopter chick from the remake of that race-for-the-money movie says hello.

I'd remember the character name and the title of the film, if that movie wasn't so forgettable.
 
2009-11-12 02:22:40 PM  
I say he was trying to make bacon out of those pigs.
 
2009-11-12 02:25:02 PM  
media1.pioneerlocal.com

What North by Northwest might look like...
 
2009-11-12 02:28:42 PM  
Was that article written by a 12-year-old?
 
2009-11-12 02:30:27 PM  
i38.tinypic.com

quote from the worst movie ever.
 
2009-11-12 02:35:33 PM  
i180.photobucket.com

Never do that man, never.
 
2009-11-12 02:36:01 PM  
Was his name Roger O. Thornhill?
 
2009-11-12 02:36:22 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Not impressed
 
2009-11-12 02:36:28 PM  
Megain: dc-3 is a small plane?

How I imagine a small plane

eric.jain.name

Small plane according to the news.


www.flightglobal.com



You would figure they would go the opposite direction and claim it was an A380 or something.
 
2009-11-12 02:41:39 PM  
Meh. It was just taxiing. I wanted something like this:
img338.imageshack.us

And for the police to deal with it like this:
img338.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-12 02:43:11 PM  
crab66: You would figure they would go the opposite direction and claim it was an A380 or something.

the video in the article i linked to (and grabbed the screencap from) refers to it as "this giant dc-3 airplane" as it shows the plane
 
2009-11-12 02:47:59 PM  
Rohasman: The crazy helicopter chick from the remake of that race-for-the-money movie says hello.

I'd remember the character name and the title of the film, if that movie wasn't so forgettable.


Bah.

Rat Race. Tracy.

"I can do whatever I want! I'm eccentric! Grr!" - Donald Sinclair
 
2009-11-12 02:49:50 PM  
I had to read the article twice to try and make sense of it. I don't think I have. The guy drove across the runway followed by cops, and then they just let him get into his plane? He then tries to take off and buzz the cops, but he doesn't have enough fuel, and finally gets arrested. Why was he driving on the runway in the first place?

And were they mall cops? "Sir, don't you get in that plane. Sir, I am warning yo-". Meanwhile, the guy ignores them and gets into plane?
 
2009-11-12 02:50:42 PM  
crab66: Megain: dc-3 is a small plane?

How I imagine a small plane

Small plane according to the news.

You would figure they would go the opposite direction and claim it was an A380 or something.


Even the small plane you showed was larger than some I've been on. You haven't flown until you've done it in a two-seater, with barely enough room for your luggage.
 
2009-11-12 02:52:39 PM  
Unimpressed:

usuarios.lycos.es
 
2009-11-12 02:54:32 PM  
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2009-11-12 03:02:06 PM  
Police say deputies flooded the area and ordered him to stop but he continued to taxi.

Okay, I assume this means a lot of them showed up (after reading it four or five freaking times with a different interpretation) but goddamn, would that be an awesome strategy.

"Try and land here when the ground is covered in three feet of raging water!"
 
2009-11-12 03:04:32 PM  
This looks like a classic case of an infraction (driving across a runway) escalating into full retard by both parties:


"I'm not stopping."

"We are cops. You MUST stop."

"I'm not stopping."

"We are cops. You WILL comply. WE are in charge here."

"I'm not stopping."

"BACKUP! STOP HIM! USE NECESSARY FORCE! WE ARE COPS, YOU WILL COMPLY!"

Rinse, wash, repeat.
 
2009-11-12 03:16:29 PM  
Scutter: Was that article written by a 12-year-old?

Mentally, I don't think any of the AJC's "writers" are that mature.
 
2009-11-12 03:25:32 PM  
img5.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-12 03:26:11 PM  
Am I the only one wondering why cops were chasing him in the first place?
 
2009-11-12 03:29:07 PM  
Here I thought someone tried to climb up Mount Rushmore.
 
2009-11-12 03:36:14 PM  
CaptFun: Scutter: Was that article written by a 12-year-old?

Mentally, I don't think any of the AJC's "writers" are that mature.


I happen to know one AJC writer who is older than 12. Not by much but she is older.

And now for a completely unrelated story. I was pulled over in Griffin when I was 16 and the cop claimed he smelled weed -- which he did since we were smoking as he began to pull us over. Using this a probable cause, he proceeded to search my car while yelling (not saying, yelling) that if there was pot in this car he would find it and when he did we were all going to jail.

He opens my glove compartment, moves the pipe we were using to smoke, shuffles around the several small dime bags of marijuana, takes the Reese's cups that I was going to eat and closes the glove compartment. After shutting the glove compartment, he rifles through my car for another 15-minutes and confesses that he can't find anything and we're free to go.

He was either the most awesome cop alive (except for stealing my candy) or the stupidest.
 
2009-11-12 03:41:56 PM  
Juansmith: Police say deputies flooded the area and ordered him to stop but he continued to taxi.

Okay, I assume this means a lot of them showed up (after reading it four or five freaking times with a different interpretation) but goddamn, would that be an awesome strategy.

"Try and land here when the ground is covered in three feet of raging water!"


Funny, I had that same image in my head. That's probably because I stumbled upon this video of Johnny Cash while perusing a list of Coolest/Creepiest celebrity appearances on Sesame Street.

/ Yes, that's completely off-topic

Anyway, was the original ticket attempt for driving a car on the runway, or did he only drive onto the runway afterwards?
 
2009-11-12 03:51:35 PM  
AModicumGeeky:
And now for a completely unrelated story. I was pulled over in Griffin when I was 16 and the cop claimed he smelled weed -- which he did since we were smoking as he began to pull us over. Using this a probable cause, he proceeded to search my car while yelling (not saying, yelling) that if there was pot in this car he would find it and when he did we were all going to jail.

He opens my glove compartment, moves the pipe we were using to smoke, shuffles around the several small dime bags of marijuana, takes the Reese's cups that I was going to eat and closes the glove compartment. After shutting the glove compartment, he rifles through my car for another 15-minutes and confesses that he can't find anything and we're free to go.

He was either the most awesome cop alive (except for stealing my candy) or the stupidest.


I think being 16-26 yrs old with the pre-requisite jalopy car is probable cause in most states. I've got nothing against people who use recreational drugs, but I've never used an illegal substance in my life (for a number of reasons.)

When I was that age, I got pulled over several times with the officer claiming he smelled weed and wanting to search my vehicle. I was too young to know better so I never protested it, but it became clear to me at that age that oftentimes cops are full of shiat.
 
2009-11-12 04:01:19 PM  
subby subby subby

did you hear cary grant's voice?


yeah it worked
 
2009-11-12 04:01:24 PM  
Rohasman: The crazy helicopter chick from the remake of that race-for-the-money movie says hello.

I'd remember the character name and the title of the film, if that movie wasn't so forgettable.


Amy Smart in Rat Race
www.zuguide.com
 
2009-11-12 04:08:39 PM  
This was at a non-towered airport...and yes, you are legally able to drive across the runway without having to talk to anyone (because there is noone to talk to).

It was a couple of rent-a-cops trying to be bigger than what they really are and got pissed when Dan told them to fark themselves. It went from there.
 
2009-11-12 04:24:27 PM  
clutchcargo2009: This was at a non-towered airport...and yes, you are legally able to drive across the runway without having to talk to anyone (because there is noone to talk to).

It was a couple of rent-a-cops trying to be bigger than what they really are and got pissed when Dan told them to fark themselves. It went from there.


THIS.

At the airport where I kept my PA-28, it was perfectly legal to cross the runway in your car. Most owners left their car at their tie-down or insta-hanger spot when they took their planes out. On a good day for flying, the grass on either side of the runway looked like a parking lot. Anway, any airport where the security is loose enough that you could get your car NEAR the runway is probably privately owned. The cops had no jurisdiction.
 
2009-11-12 04:25:44 PM  
Brilliant, Subby.
 
2009-11-12 04:36:14 PM  
And the Award for Most Pointless Piece of Information in a News Report goes for this sentence:

Griffin is southeast of Atlanta.

Thank you!
 
2009-11-12 04:37:44 PM  
18DeadMonkeys Radio: Rohasman: The crazy helicopter chick from the remake of that race-for-the-money movie says hello.

I'd remember the character name and the title of the film, if that movie wasn't so forgettable.

Amy Smart in Rat Race


Thank you for naming the film! It was driving me crazy.
 
2009-11-12 05:51:10 PM  
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick
First , we run you through our 3 day multi course to convert your single engine certificate to a multi-engine certificate. We have two identical Piper Apaches with Geronimo conversions that we use for this. Then the next three days you are using that brand new multi certificate in the left seat of the DC-3.

WTF is a Geronimo conversion? As a pilot myself, I would not be thrilled flying something that was named after what paratroopers yelled exiting a perfectly good aircraft.
 
2009-11-12 06:04:05 PM  
It was supposed to be North by East!

/John Wayne
//Longest Day
 
2009-11-12 06:39:35 PM  
Everyone seems to get the tagline but I don't. I know it's from Tropic Thunder, and I know the guy was traveling in a certain direction but I don't get why it's funny.

can someone fill me in?
 
2009-11-12 07:04:17 PM  
jonnoj77: Everyone seems to get the tagline but I don't. I know it's from Tropic Thunder, and I know the guy was traveling in a certain direction but I don't get why it's funny.

can someone fill me in?


So...would you say the point of the tagline is flying over your head like a biplane in a cornfield?
 
2009-11-12 07:28:06 PM  
dillo: jonnoj77: Everyone seems to get the tagline but I don't. I know it's from Tropic Thunder, and I know the guy was traveling in a certain direction but I don't get why it's funny.

can someone fill me in?

So...would you say the point of the tagline is flying over your head like a biplane in a cornfield?


Really, the issue is rather black and white.
 
2009-11-12 08:28:44 PM  
Getting shanghaied to MDW on your way to the precinct not included...
 
2009-11-12 09:28:16 PM  
The northwest is pretty retarded.
 
2009-11-12 10:04:09 PM  
WTF is a Geronimo conversion? As a pilot myself, I would not be thrilled flying something that was named after what paratroopers yelled exiting a perfectly good aircraft.

It's a mod package that makes the Apache a lot more badass. The most notable part of the conversion is upgraded engines, 180hp instead of 160.
 
2009-11-12 10:09:37 PM  
I am an ass in real life too. I figure that is a good way to preface this post.

So... I'm in Florida (PCB) during Spring Break. I get drunk (this should not be a surprise really). Someone bothers me and I have no idea why but they decide to keep bothering me. I suspect it is because I was calling him names every time he spoke to me.

Anyhow... He wouldn't shut his mouth. So... I punched him. It felt good so I repeated it a few times. I only bloodied his lip, nose, and chipped a tooth so nothing major really.

To make a short story long... I got arrested. I'm drunk so they have to keep me for 24 hours (which means I'm released at like 1:00 in the morning by the way - fark CCA) though I'm probably too old to be doing things like Spring Break in Florida anyhow. So I sit in jail in a cell block that's got like 60 people in it. The television is on until the middle of the night and they're watching Cops during a good portion of the time that I was there.

The funniest thing was the people in there of various minority races and heavy accents screaming at the television. The guy's running and they're all yelling "Go left! Go right! No! No! Don't go down that street. Run n*gger run!" And so on.

It has to be one of the funniest things I'd ever seen and I figured I'd share it with you. I have no idea why you farking ingrates. ;)

I guess the moral of the story is jail isn't really all that horrid in my experiences and it is nothing like the movies. I also should probably not hit people. $1500 fine, $1000 restitution, and 24 hours - time served. The DA wouldn't let me do another week and not pay the fine. Oh well.
 
2009-11-13 05:25:30 AM  
jonnoj77: Everyone seems to get the tagline but I don't. I know it's from Tropic Thunder, and I know the guy was traveling in a certain direction but I don't get why it's funny.

can someone fill me in?


Yeah, count me in as confused as well. Now I know it's from Tropic Thunder, but I never saw the movie so could someone explain the joke to us?
 
2009-11-13 07:42:40 PM  
AModicumGeeky: And now for a completely unrelated story. I was pulled over in Griffin when I was 16 and the cop claimed he smelled weed -- which he did since we were smoking as he began to pull us over. Using this a probable cause, he proceeded to search my car while yelling (not saying, yelling) that if there was pot in this car he would find it and when he did we were all going to jail.

He opens my glove compartment, moves the pipe we were using to smoke, shuffles around the several small dime bags of marijuana, takes the Reese's cups that I was going to eat and closes the glove compartment. After shutting the glove compartment, he rifles through my car for another 15-minutes and confesses that he can't find anything and we're free to go.

He was either the most awesome cop alive (except for stealing my candy) or the stupidest.



or C) He was high.
 
2009-11-13 10:13:29 PM  
AModicumGeeky: CaptFun: Scutter: Was that article written by a 12-year-old?

Mentally, I don't think any of the AJC's "writers" are that mature.

I happen to know one AJC writer who is older than 12. Not by much but she is older.

And now for a completely unrelated story. I was pulled over in Griffin when I was 16 and the cop claimed he smelled weed -- which he did since we were smoking as he began to pull us over. Using this a probable cause, he proceeded to search my car while yelling (not saying, yelling) that if there was pot in this car he would find it and when he did we were all going to jail.

He opens my glove compartment, moves the pipe we were using to smoke, shuffles around the several small dime bags of marijuana, takes the Reese's cups that I was going to eat and closes the glove compartment. After shutting the glove compartment, he rifles through my car for another 15-minutes and confesses that he can't find anything and we're free to go.

He was either the most awesome cop alive (except for stealing my candy) or the stupidest.


The yelling was for the benefit of the dash cam. He didn't care about your pot; he was looking for weapons.
 
2009-11-15 07:00:14 PM  
Sarcasmic: WTF is a Geronimo conversion? As a pilot myself, I would not be thrilled flying something that was named after what paratroopers yelled exiting a perfectly good aircraft.

It's a mod package that makes the Apache a lot more badass. The most notable part of the conversion is upgraded engines, 180hp instead of 160.


More badass? As if an Apache were remotely close to badass to begin with? HA HA HA
 
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