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(Komo)   If the thought of getting stuck on Gilligan's Island scares you, you might just want to keep that to yourself   (komonews.com ) divider line
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15977 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2010 at 3:51 PM (7 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-01-09 03:32:58 PM  
Being stranded with Maryann and Mrs. Howell would be awesome. Ginger didn't "do it for me"

And YES...Mrs Howell!!!!!1!
 
2010-01-09 03:55:17 PM  
Again? Man, this guy just never learns his lesson.
 
2010-01-09 03:55:31 PM  
media.komonews.com

Rip Torn?

content8.flixster.com
 
2010-01-09 03:55:41 PM  
I'm not sure what situation would make me misbehave on a plane. It's a felony, serious jail time, bla bla bla.
 
2010-01-09 03:55:54 PM  
I love that they captain's vagina felt threatened by that note. It didn't say he was going to crash the plane.

Still, a stupid not to write.

20 years in prison? Might be a little bit of overkill. Jesus Christ.
 
2010-01-09 03:57:05 PM  
A form for suggestions to the airline was passed out to every passenger. This guy wrote about his fear of crashing. He sealed the envelope and gave it to a flight attendant. The flight attendant opens it, reads it and gives it to the captain who diverts the flight.

Let the guy go and fire the captain for being an idiot.
 
2010-01-09 03:58:22 PM  
FTFA:

Investigators with the FBI and the Port of Portland questioned Johnson and his companion - who was later identified as his girlfriend


Think about it....that guy has a girlfriend and you don't. Ha ha ha.

All kidding aside, it's about farking time Oregon received it's own Fark tag.
 
2010-01-09 03:59:27 PM  

srhp29: 20 years in prison? Might be a little bit of overkill. Jesus Christ.



If I were a passenger on that flight, I would hope that 20 years would be the minimum.
 
2010-01-09 04:00:08 PM  
I expect this thread to have a lot of statements that begin or end with the word "folks." Like: "Folks, is this how paranoid we've become?" or "There's no excuse for making jokes about plane crashes, folks."
 
2010-01-09 04:01:14 PM  
Here's the whole thing:

"I thought I was going to die, we were so high up," the card said. "I thought to myself: I hope we don't crash and burn or worse yet landing in the ocean, living through it, only to be eaten by sharks, or worse yet, end up on some place like Gilligan's Island, stranded, or worse yet, be eaten by a tribe of headhunters, speaking of headhunters, why do they just eat outsiders, and not the family members? Strange ... and what if the plane ripped apart in mid-flight and we plumited (sic) to earth, landed on Gilligan's Island and then lived through it, and the only woman there was Mrs. Thurston Howell III? No Mary Anne (my favorite) no Ginger, just Lovey! If it were just her, I think I'd opt for the sharks, maybe the headhunters."

Mary Anne is my favorite too
 
2010-01-09 04:01:19 PM  

The_Sponge: If I were a passenger on that flight, I would hope that 20 years would be the minimum.


Because a few hours of inconvenience is just SOOOOO hard to deal with. Maybe they handed out tissues to the other passengers?

I'm not saying it doesn't suck to have to waste that time, but it's not worth 20 years of someone else's life to spend in prison that doesn't have room for actual criminals as it is.
 
2010-01-09 04:01:46 PM  

eraser8: Rip Torn?


actually thought the very samething. uncanny likeness!
 
2010-01-09 04:02:53 PM  
The U.S. Attorney's office alleged Friday that Johnson became upset that a flight attendant would not allow him to place his bag underneath his seat.

Probably one of the morans who gets a bulkhead seat, and tries to put his carryon under his seat, which is the storage area for the person behind him. Storage for bulkhead seats is in the overhead only.

Then he writes a stupid note because he's stupid. If he's afraid of crashing, don't get on the plane.

He bought his ticket, he knew what he was getting into.
 
2010-01-09 04:03:12 PM  
Ginger or MaryAnne? (Youtube, SFW)
 
2010-01-09 04:04:36 PM  
The guy sounds like a miserable individual who went a bit too far. At no point was anyone in danger.

Provided his statement that he didn't believe the comment card would be read until it was sent to the airline was true, then the pilot severely overreacted and 20 years in prison is absolutely insane. The maximum this man should be charged with is some sort of disorderly condut.
 
2010-01-09 04:05:52 PM  

srhp29: The_Sponge: If I were a passenger on that flight, I would hope that 20 years would be the minimum.

Because a few hours of inconvenience is just SOOOOO hard to deal with. Maybe they handed out tissues to the other passengers?

I'm not saying it doesn't suck to have to waste that time, but it's not worth 20 years of someone else's life to spend in prison that doesn't have room for actual criminals as it is.



Fine...then put him in a mental hospital. Given what he said on the note, he's "a Brady short of a bunch".

I would have no patience for somebody farking with my vacation.
 
2010-01-09 04:06:05 PM  
The_Sponge: srhp29: 20 years in prison? Might be a little bit of overkill. Jesus Christ.

If I were a passenger on that flight, I would hope that 20 years would be the minimum.


Yeah, for the dumbass pussy of a flight Captain! Poor guy is dying of liver failure; I've been around enough people in last-stage hepatitis to know that he was 1) not in his right mind, and 2) was far calmer than most folks at that stage of the disease. Liver failure results in a poisoning of the whole body, especially the brain.

I feel bad for the passengers, but it's the dub-ass captain's fault for over-reacting. Seriously, how much of a threat could a polite guy be, especially after having passed through Airport "Security" at the hands of the gorram TSA nazis?
 
2010-01-09 04:06:41 PM  

Radio Boy: Provided his statement that he didn't believe the comment card would be read until it was sent to the airline was true,


I am curious if it is airline policy for the flight attendants and crew to open/read the comments while in flight. Doesn't that kind of make it hard to make negative comments for fear of being treated like ass the rest of the flight?
 
2010-01-09 04:08:00 PM  

The_Sponge: Fine...then put him in a mental hospital. Given what he said on the note, he's "a Brady short of a bunch".

I would have no patience for somebody farking with my vacation.


You realize this is the captain's fault more than the passenger. There was no reason to turn back based on what was written on a comment card that shouldn't have been read while still in the air.
 
2010-01-09 04:09:53 PM  
I hope the pilot didn't get a concussion when his knee jerked so hard that it hit him in the face.
 
2010-01-09 04:12:45 PM  

srhp29: The_Sponge: Fine...then put him in a mental hospital. Given what he said on the note, he's "a Brady short of a bunch".

I would have no patience for somebody farking with my vacation.

You realize this is the captain's fault more than the passenger. There was no reason to turn back based on what was written on a comment card that shouldn't have been read while still in the air.



I blame both of them, but Mr. Crazy still started it all. Given what we've heard about this, it would have been better to haul ass to Hawaii where the authorities could interview him after landing.

And since they had to head back to Portland, I hope free drinks were the least everyone else on the place received. (BTW, Hawaiian Airlines sucks.)

/Having to deal with retards and TSA agents at the airport already puts me in a sour mood.
 
2010-01-09 04:12:51 PM  
I remember seeing Dawn Wells on some daytime type show in probably 1993, and she still looked great. There was one episode where Mary Ann got bopped on the head, and thought she was Ginger. She insisted that Gilligan help her rehearse a love scene for a movie by making out with her. Even at six years old, I knew Gilligan was a lucky man.

Why weren't there any kids on Gilligan's Island?
 
2010-01-09 04:13:07 PM  
Repeat after me class: "don't joke about bombs or crashes while on an airplane."
 
2010-01-09 04:13:49 PM  
And everyone who flies should also know that communicating with a flight crew about crashing airplanes will not be viewed as a joke."

-- Sincerely, 9/11
 
2010-01-09 04:16:37 PM  

The_Sponge: I would have no patience for somebody farking with my vacation.


The person farking with the vacation here is the captain. If he acted on airline policy then it's the airline. If the policy was a result of national law then it's the elected officials. Etc.
 
2010-01-09 04:16:45 PM  

The_Sponge: srhp29: 20 years in prison? Might be a little bit of overkill. Jesus Christ.


If I were a passenger on that flight, I would hope that 20 years would be the minimum.


He will never serve all 20. He says he is dying of liver disease.
 
2010-01-09 04:18:05 PM  

The_Sponge: I blame both of them, but Mr. Crazy still started it all. Given what we've heard about this, it would have been better to haul ass to Hawaii where the authorities could interview him after landing.


I can agree with this totally. There was no reason to go back to Portland to deal with this when continuing on to Hawaii was only about a two hour difference from going back.
 
2010-01-09 04:18:41 PM  

D-Liver: I expect this thread to have a lot of statements that begin or end with the word "folks." Like: "Folks, is this how paranoid we've become?" or "There's no excuse for making jokes about plane crashes, folks."


For the last time: TERRORISTS DO NOT MAKE JOKES ABOUT CRASHING THE PLANE BEFOREHAND. They just crash the plane.

Now if they make jokes while the plane is crashing, I can't rule that out, but since it's not beforehand it's not a useful warning sign.
 
2010-01-09 04:19:59 PM  

eraser8: Rip Torn?


my thought exactly!
 
2010-01-09 04:22:50 PM  
What's up with his girlfriend? Is she so passive that she could not put any brakes on this trainwreck? Casey Jones you better watch your speed.
 
2010-01-09 04:22:54 PM  
Even if you are dying of hep c, don't vent your spleen at the flight crew, m'kay?
 
2010-01-09 04:27:18 PM  
www.alpinecom.net

The years have not been kind...

/ Ginger was a trollop
 
2010-01-09 04:29:06 PM  

The Good Logins are Gone: / Ginger was a trollop


You make that sound like it's a bad thing
 
2010-01-09 04:36:42 PM  
"Johnson told investigators he's dying of hepatitis C and enlargement of the spleen."

I happen to know for a fact you can have your spleen removed and be just fine without it.
 
2010-01-09 04:38:56 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Repeat after me class: "don't joke about bombs or crashes while on an airplane."


Imagine if everyone made jokes about bombs and hijackings.

\I have bomb, blow up plane.
\\Hah ha, is that a bomb in your pants are are you excited to see your 72 virgins?
 
2010-01-09 04:39:02 PM  
People on plane should file charges for asshat pilot doing a damned illegal U-Turn or something else as equally relevant.

/pilot bigger biatch than he was
 
2010-01-09 04:40:19 PM  
Retard passenger flies on Retard Air. Not surprisingly, Retardity ensues.
 
2010-01-09 04:40:22 PM  

The Good Logins are Gone: The years have not been kind...

/ Ginger was a trollop


She's got to be in her seventies now. Sexy septuagenarian is an oxymoron. Have you seen recent photos of Brigitte Bardot? So sad.

But I love that picture of her from back in the day.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2010-01-09 04:41:35 PM  
Its not like they were hosting an intergalactic kegger or anything.

©
 
2010-01-09 04:42:27 PM  
Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb bomb-bomb.
 
2010-01-09 04:52:12 PM  
Umm...everyone says the captain is an a-hole for being over-sensitive, but didn't we JUST HAVE SOMEONE TRY TO BLOW UP A PLANE??? Everyone always says "Oh there were warnings..."

Kudos to the pilot for making one hell of a gutsie move! He knew the plane would be escorted by fighterjets, thus he knew it would be ALL over the news, and the passengers would be inconvenienced and pissed off, and he did it anyway. I'd rather fly with a cautious pilot than the one who laughs at the reference to Gilligan's Island.

/Suck it
 
2010-01-09 04:52:17 PM  
I guess he doesn't like coconut cream pies...
 
2010-01-09 05:00:34 PM  
Yeah the note was stupid, and the pilot acted reasonably enough.

Still, the inconvenience, paperwork, and humiliation this guy is going to get from this is enough punishment for a stupid note. Don't we have enough real criminals to put in prison?
 
2010-01-09 05:04:57 PM  
What's with all the Rip Torn??? Get rid of the hair and you got Michael Ironsides!
 
2010-01-09 05:05:41 PM  
I strongly suspect the guy in the cross-hairs was a bit of an asshole during the disagreement over what could and couldn't go under the seat. However, I'm with those who believe that if anyone in the story deserves the 20 years it's the captain -- unless the airline's officially operating under new, paranoid old lady security alert standards.

This story's worth passing around if for no other reason than to let people know not to fill out those comment cards -- or at least to not turn them in while en route. Really, I don't know that I'd submit one unless it was anonymously these days, since there are so many sheep willing to give up just about everything in the name of safety. I'd hate to end up on a watch list because I'd expressed some frustration/dissatisfaction via humor on a comment card.
 
2010-01-09 05:15:08 PM  
So, what again did the guy do that was wrong?

If rambling, semi-coherent, tangential, darkly humored missives are now suspect I somehow imagine an entire class of farkers might need to keep their fingers in their pockets whenever they come near an airport.
 
2010-01-09 05:15:23 PM  
Came for Rip Torn comparison. Leaving happy.
 
2010-01-09 05:16:32 PM  

skinink: I'm not sure what situation would make me misbehave on a plane. It's a felony, serious jail time, bla bla bla.


Misbehaving on a Plane.

/"I am sick and tired of these motherfarking misbehaving people on this motherfarking plane."
//Sorry.
 
2010-01-09 05:18:13 PM  
OK, let's move this scenario forward 10 years or so, or sooner, whenever absolutely everybody is using the Internet in-flight. Instead of a paper comment card you get a link, or an email address. Does what you write get read and reacted to while you're airborne? While we're at it, is everything you do on that Internet connection monitored for suspicious malcontent-ery? Why stop at what you write during the flight? Maybe your whole drive gets scanned. Hell, we could just put key loggers in every device from the start so we know what everybody's blathering about from age 5 o so.

Like others said, getting pissy during a flight doesn't mean (and probably correlates with a lower likelihood) that you planned ahead of time, and brought with you the capability, to destroy the plane. If you were on a mission you wouldn't call attention to yourself.

We're actually proud of absurd over-enforcement of these rules against making threats. Does no one care that the phase, "Err on the side of caution," contains the word err, as in ERROR? Errors being mistakes? "Dis chick last night was da bomb!" "YOU SAID BOMB!" When really, by saying Da Bomb, you're not guilty of being a terrorist, just of being a bad 1990s urban cliche, and kind of a douche if you're not actually "urban" too. It's like high school principals are in charge. ("Meep!") When you get out of high school you're supposed be done with people like that.
 
2010-01-09 05:22:32 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Being stranded with Maryann and Mrs. Howell would be awesome. Ginger didn't "do it for me"

And YES...Mrs Howell!!!!!1!


I like the way you think. I always imagined Mrs. Howell knew how to be a very dirty girl and could suck a coconut through a salvaged fuel line.
 
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