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(Guardian)   "This is your pilot speaking. We'll shortly be landing on a cow"   ( divider line
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220 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Apr 2003 at 2:53 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-21 02:54:29 PM  
Ground beef.
2003-04-21 02:55:07 PM  
What? How did that ever get published?
2003-04-21 02:55:14 PM  
Dinner is served.
2003-04-21 02:56:06 PM  
blah blah blah zzzz....
2003-04-21 02:57:08 PM  
Finally, some decent food on an airplane!
2003-04-21 02:57:50 PM  
Crack kills, kids. Stay off the drugs.
2003-04-21 02:57:52 PM  
yay, rambling neurotic brits.

2003-04-21 02:57:53 PM  
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2003-04-21 02:58:03 PM  
Can somebody kindly tell me what all that was about!?!?!?
2003-04-21 02:58:26 PM  
At what point do they land on a cow?
2003-04-21 02:59:42 PM  
How was that journalism?
2003-04-21 03:00:11 PM  
It would appear that the UK has found its Hunter Thompson.
2003-04-21 03:00:15 PM  
This was no boating accident.
2003-04-21 03:00:23 PM  
I liked it,
that guy's either borderline retarded or he's got a great sense of humor...
2003-04-21 03:00:29 PM  

I'm from Blighty (the UK for N American Farkers), and I can't make any sense of this.

Especially the line:
unless you're landing at Luton, in which case you can see people wearing subtly different shades of muddy taupe

What gender is Euan Ferguson? And what it he/she smoking??
2003-04-21 03:01:31 PM  

What you have just read made more sense than that article
2003-04-21 03:01:45 PM  

what that has to do with landing on a cow I don't know...unless it's about 'having a cow' or something.

cute article otherwise
2003-04-21 03:03:50 PM  
Once I was riding along in a wire canoe and the wheel fell off, so I had to use pancakes to cover the roof of my doghouse. Unfortunatlely, the rabbit wouldn't drink milk. So instead I let the one-legged grasshopper kick the seeds out of the dill pickle. This proved impossible without a kickstand on the army tank. That day I learned that the only difference between a motorcycle and an orange is two telephone poles.

True story!
2003-04-21 03:06:12 PM  
LOL @ Sikobabel.
2003-04-21 03:07:27 PM  
Was that a transcript of an interview with Tori Amos?
2003-04-21 03:07:32 PM  
I hope the columnist wasn't told by God that writing articles was his life's calling. That article made as much sense as Harmonia post. Actually...
2003-04-21 03:09:05 PM  
I want my 2 minutes back, damnit!
2003-04-21 03:09:33 PM  
2003-04-21 03:10:03 PM  
I wish voting was enabled for this article. I'd vote for Sikobabel.
2003-04-21 03:10:43 PM  
I have only one thing to say...

I know it makes no sense, but nor does it really make sense...
2003-04-21 03:11:52 PM  
I'm not sure if I have ever landed on one, but it seems everytime I fly I end up sitting next to one
2003-04-21 03:12:24 PM  
Ok, people who do grass should realize this:

Just because you CAN do things while high, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

And if the guy who wrote the article wasn't high at the time, then perhaps we need to call social services and have the wanker evaluated.
2003-04-21 03:15:18 PM  
Actually, that was a perversion of three jokes i heard back in high school. The joke was you come up with a nonsensical question, a nonsensical answer, and a co-conspirator (or multiple). You ask the nonsensical question like a riddle or joke. The audience ponders a few moments. Then your co-conspirator comes up with the answer, and you both laugh hysterically.

I don't know what was funnier, the puzzled expressions, or the people who laughed pretending to 'get it'.
2003-04-21 03:15:55 PM  
According to Talk of the Nation, which I was reading as I listened to that article, SARS is spread through the oral fecal tranmission channel.
2003-04-21 03:16:20 PM  
Worst. Link. Ever.
2003-04-21 03:17:43 PM  
I release the crucifix from my mouth ....

i love it.
2003-04-21 03:17:47 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

(Note to PETA: No actual cows were hurt or killed in this story, I think)
2003-04-21 03:19:09 PM  
SHENANIGANS!!! I declare unholy shenanigans on that ENTIER article and it's non-gender-specifically-named author. SHENANIGANS!
2003-04-21 03:19:44 PM  
Oops, I meant ENTIRE. (sp)
2003-04-21 03:21:50 PM  
<Clarica commercial>

The author is scared of flying, and thinks we'd all be safer, and happier, if planes flew lower.

</Clarica commercial>
2003-04-21 03:22:13 PM  
I could poop on the floor and interpret the words that it symbolized and come out with a better article than this.
2003-04-21 03:24:16 PM  
and I actually found this fairly amusing.

You have to understand Limey and have a sense of humor to get it, though.
2003-04-21 03:27:40 PM  
Darn the euros and their nonsense mumbo jumbo.
2003-04-21 03:31:42 PM  
that post was complete manure.
2003-04-21 03:32:04 PM  
I'll have what the author's having.
2003-04-21 03:34:18 PM  
As seen on Euan's resume' and cover letter:

"I want a well-paid job. I have no imagination, I am anti-social, uncreative and untalented."
2003-04-21 03:37:16 PM  
How did that get chosen to be on fark? It's only somebody's drunken airplane ramblings...
2003-04-21 03:49:49 PM  
From the international department of WTF I'd like to ask;

2003-04-21 03:56:27 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2003-04-21 03:57:02 PM  
Oh,and by the way:my hovercraft is full of eels. /
2003-04-21 04:03:09 PM  
Am I the only one that thought that was amusing?
2003-04-21 04:12:59 PM  
Ambassador Jumpsuit Landmine

/VERY inside joke.
2003-04-21 04:14:26 PM  
Normally reserved for Pravda articles, I thought the following quote apropos:

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
2003-04-21 04:14:55 PM  
hovercraft? i've built a hovercraft before! it lifted 500+ lbs of people at one time. . perty darn good for an overall cost of $40. . .

(related more than the article did, ok?)

/disgruntled physics student
2003-04-21 04:24:42 PM  
I started to do my own calucaltions of impact to the earth when flying.....but i didn't know the mass of the jet i was traveling in.

GPS's are cool on an airplane :P
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