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2010-10-13 02:49:15 PM  

Mugato: He might have been on a shiatty 1980s sitcom and that home video show but Bob Saget's a funny motherfarker. And filthy. He makes Andrew Dice Clay sound like Bill Cosby.


I tried watching him. Found him quite un-funny. Wow, you can swear to show that you're not the Bob Saget from Full-House, then you spend half your bit re-hashing stories from the set of full-house. I have no idea what his comedic appeal is. No idea or judgment on what he may be like as a person, but I can't find the comedy in his routine.
 
2010-10-13 02:49:38 PM  
Saget's a funny motherfarker and filthy, just because he was a nice caring man on the set of full house, he was thinking of finger banging the twins...yes, the Aristocrats!
 
2010-10-13 02:50:24 PM  

Itchy92: Just upgrade to business/first class if it bothers you that much, or buy a good set of headphones and shut the fark up.


Umm, no.

For most domestic flights, first class is immediately adjacent to coach. If a screaming baby is in row 6, everyone in first gets to listen to it. For larger domestic flights, first is buffered by several rows of business class. But now people in the rear rows of business get to hear it.

Earplugs just drown out all of the quieter noises so all you hear is the screaming baby. And unless you're using earplugs in combination with over-the-ear studio headphones with noise canceling, you're still going to hear it. And you get the added bonus of having to drag around a huge pair of headphones (I used to do this when I traveled... they don't take the abuse for long). And blasting music to drown out the noise is so fun when you're trying to sleep.

So please, fill us in on these secret headphones you have which work so well.
 
2010-10-13 02:50:29 PM  

hailin: I'd have punched the mom before leaving the flight.


No, you wouldn't have.
 
2010-10-13 02:51:06 PM  

HowAboutNo:

Ah, I sure do love the monthly "children on planes" greenlit thread. Douchebags really come out of the woodwork for these.


And I love the douchebags that respond by telling us we should just smile, shut up, and put up with your irritating, poorly behaved screaming brat.
 
2010-10-13 02:51:32 PM  
The best is the parents with three kids that bought the three seats expecting to find others maybe to put one of the rugrats. NO child on ANY plane without a ticket. And NO I'm not moving to the back of the plane to sit next to some 300 lb. stranger. Screw you mom and dad.
 
2010-10-13 02:52:34 PM  

Dinjiin: The reason the kid is screaming at the top of his lungs is because he's in pain.


You know how I know you don't have kids?
 
2010-10-13 02:53:16 PM  
Wait! Did you say BOB SAGET?!
 
2010-10-13 02:53:24 PM  

scavenger: I was on a flight to Miami once, and this baby wouldn't stop crying, so I killed it.


That wasn't a chicken, Hawkeye...
 
2010-10-13 02:53:53 PM  
Found the perfect spot for crying kids.
blog.trekaroo.com
 
2010-10-13 02:53:59 PM  

Dinjiin: Actually, I'm surprised that children under the age of 3 haven't been banned from aircraft due to child welfare concerns. The reason the kid is screaming at the top of his lungs is because he's in pain. If I started hurting children so much that they screamed like that, I've have the police and child services on my back in a heartbeat. But hey, dragging the kid to see grandma a few states over is justifiable cause to harm him, right?


THIS! I think you should have grounds to sue the airline for being assaulted by the sound of their screams, as a mother it is just something I cannot drown out and my adrenals go haywire.
 
2010-10-13 02:54:54 PM  

redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod. WTF is that cowbell noise though?

/babies cry, life can suck, deal with it


A cowbell. The first baby was throwing around an actual cowbell.
 
2010-10-13 02:54:55 PM  

Dinjiin: Itchy92: Just upgrade to business/first class if it bothers you that much, or buy a good set of headphones and shut the fark up.

Umm, no.

For most domestic flights, first class is immediately adjacent to coach. If a screaming baby is in row 6, everyone in first gets to listen to it. For larger domestic flights, first is buffered by several rows of business class. But now people in the rear rows of business get to hear it.


Thanks to the fact the airlines like putting people flying out of even medium sized airports in commuter jets, first class may not be an option because there are no first class seats. And in addition, why should I be burdened with paying $900 to fly each way in first class from MSN to RDU so that you can let your kid scream at will?
 
2010-10-13 02:56:45 PM  
Do you know how much money Saget has?
He could charter a plane every day and not run out of money for years.
 
2010-10-13 02:57:01 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: As a parent that will be flying this weekend with a 5 year old (who will be good for sure) and a 1 year old (questionable at best), I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/i'll bribe people around me with free booze.


You're an excellent parent. *hic*
 
2010-10-13 02:57:43 PM  
You must be talking about other people's children because MY kids are always well behaved.

/anyone who says this should be shot
 
2010-10-13 02:57:59 PM  

redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod. WTF is that cowbell noise though?

/babies cry, life can suck, deal with it


You sound like a breeder.
 
2010-10-13 02:59:10 PM  

cmb53208: Itchy92: . Just upgrade to business/first class if it bothers you that much, or buy a good set of headphones and shut the fark up.

I don't like children in public places, either, but I also think some of you hip douches hate waaay too much on people with kids.

Maybe people "hate waaay too much on people with kids" becuase they are told to "shut the fark up" rather than the ill-behaved child making all the racket.


It's a child. It's a little ball of emotion with a barely-developed neo-cortex. You think the child is being deliberately obnoxious? You think it's crying to piss you off?

There's only so much a parent can do. I bet most of the people here who biatch about crotch-fruit would be appalled if a parent ever hit their crying child (rightfully so). But what's the alternative? Asking your child to sit, or to be quiet, or to stop crying like a little biatch? That only works so well.

I'm not excusing asshole parents who let their kids run amok and act like jerks; those parents should be confronted, and perhaps a bit of social pressure applied to humiliate them into controlling their kid. But your post specifically mentioned "crying" children. It's an unfortunate part of life that sometimes children cry, and sometimes the most rational, civil thing to do is just deal with it or block it out.

For what it's worth, I don't have kids or want kids. But I also don't automatically think that everyone who does is some sort of slack-jawed, simpleton imbecile who is a blight on our species.
 
2010-10-13 02:59:59 PM  

cmb53208: And in addition, why should I be burdened with paying $900 to fly each way in first class from MSN to RDU so that you can let your kid scream at will?


Because your other option is to possibly hear children cry.

Your pick.
 
2010-10-13 03:00:49 PM  

cmb53208: And in addition, why should I be burdened with paying $900 to fly each way in first class from MSN to RDU so that you can let your kid scream at will?


Because you already said: "I like the idea of the airlines offering child-free flights. I'd pay more for a ticket to have the luxury of no screaming kids."

Now you are biatching about paying more to fly without kids even though you already said you would pay more?

www.vutrax.co.uk
 
2010-10-13 03:00:55 PM  
I understand that sometimes ever pooorly behaved children have to be on planes, but FFS, youre just an asshole if you bring your infant/baby on a red-eye. month ago flew to NY from SF. planned on sleeping on the plane. nope. couple next to me didnt have to good sense to understand that their child wasnt gonna sleep, he was gonna wail and scream. the whole. farking. flight.

Flight back 5 days later. same farking kid on my flight. this one, not being a redeye, hoever, meant that the kid slept the whole time. goddammit do much.

/CSB
 
2010-10-13 03:02:27 PM  

redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod.


How exactly does an iPod block out baby noise?

Do I have to listen to thrash metal at a volume loud enough to drown out the screaming? Um, that's not really a solution if you think about it. Maybe I just want some peace and quiet.
 
2010-10-13 03:02:43 PM  
my hatred for that child and his parents prevents me from typing properly
 
2010-10-13 03:03:10 PM  
*thumbs through pages* Hmm. Nope. I don't see "The Right To Not Be Annoyed" anywhere. Suck it up, you big babies.

LOUD NOISES!

/flies with kids
//has no pity for your sensitive wittle eaws
 
2010-10-13 03:03:58 PM  

kimwim: redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod. WTF is that cowbell noise though?

/babies cry, life can suck, deal with it

A cowbell. The first baby was throwing around an actual cowbell.


2x WTF?? A parent gave a kid a cowbell on a flight? That is major douche baggery.
 
2010-10-13 03:04:59 PM  

Itchy92: But your post specifically mentioned "crying" children. It's an unfortunate part of life that sometimes children cry, and sometimes the most rational, civil thing to do is just deal with it or block it out.


Funny, I wonder why the parents aren't addressing the kid's needs instead.

Hungry. Diaper's full. Colic. Ear-popping. Kid's grumpy. What, these are hard to handle?!?

The fact that the parents aren't addressing the crying child makes me wonder why they're parents to begin with.
 
2010-10-13 03:06:00 PM  
Liberally1337 Quote 2010-10-13 03:03:10 PM
*thumbs through pages* Hmm. Nope. I don't see "The Right To Not Be Annoyed" anywhere. Suck it up, you big babies.

LOUD NOISES!

/flies with kids
//has no pity for your sensitive wittle eaws

>>>

I'm confused, are you the kid that parents fly with? You sure are acting like it.
 
2010-10-13 03:06:08 PM  

Liberally1337: *thumbs through pages* Hmm. Nope. I don't see "The Right To Not Be Annoyed" anywhere. Suck it up, you big babies.

LOUD NOISES!

/flies with kids
//has no pity for your sensitive wittle eaws


Stay classy.
 
2010-10-13 03:06:15 PM  

Dinjiin: Itchy92: Just upgrade to business/first class if it bothers you that much, or buy a good set of headphones and shut the fark up.

Umm, no.

For most domestic flights, first class is immediately adjacent to coach. If a screaming baby is in row 6, everyone in first gets to listen to it. For larger domestic flights, first is buffered by several rows of business class. But now people in the rear rows of business get to hear it.

Earplugs just drown out all of the quieter noises so all you hear is the screaming baby. And unless you're using earplugs in combination with over-the-ear studio headphones with noise canceling, you're still going to hear it. And you get the added bonus of having to drag around a huge pair of headphones (I used to do this when I traveled... they don't take the abuse for long). And blasting music to drown out the noise is so fun when you're trying to sleep.

So please, fill us in on these secret headphones you have which work so well.


No secret. I just have a decent set of in-ears that are good enough to distract me from whatever other noises are going on in the plane. But then I travel every week, and have pretty much conditioned myself to lose consciousness from takeoff to touchdown. Also, I think the entire process of flying is so horrendously unpleasant and awful that the occasional crying baby is the least of my worries.

So whatever, go ahead and start a grassroots petition to keep children off planes or whatever it is that makes you happy.
 
2010-10-13 03:07:13 PM  

uncletogie: Itchy92: But your post specifically mentioned "crying" children. It's an unfortunate part of life that sometimes children cry, and sometimes the most rational, civil thing to do is just deal with it or block it out.

Funny, I wonder why the parents aren't addressing the kid's needs instead.

Hungry. Diaper's full. Colic. Ear-popping. Kid's grumpy. What, these are hard to handle?!?

The fact that the parents aren't addressing the crying child makes me wonder why they're parents to begin with.


Welfare pays an extra tree-fiddy a month for each birthin' you have.
 
2010-10-13 03:07:52 PM  

bride_of_adam_cole: cmb53208: And in addition, why should I be burdened with paying $900 to fly each way in first class from MSN to RDU so that you can let your kid scream at will?

Because you already said: "I like the idea of the airlines offering child-free flights. I'd pay more for a ticket to have the luxury of no screaming kids."

Now you are biatching about paying more to fly without kids even though you already said you would pay more?


Read the rest of the post: I'd pay extra to fly on a CHILD FREE flight, that is no crotchfruit in the fuselage anywhere: you see, their piercing screams easily penetrate the curtain seperating the cabin. You also fail to adress why parents think the burden of dealing with their screaming children falls on others: why exactly should we just smile and deal with your screaming demons simply because you think the world revolves around yourt kid?
 
2010-10-13 03:07:53 PM  

Joce678: redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod.

How exactly does an iPod block out baby noise?

Do I have to listen to thrash metal at a volume loud enough to drown out the screaming? Um, that's not really a solution if you think about it. Maybe I just want some peace and quiet.


Not to mention that music players like the gayPod and other name brand MP3 players have limited their maximum volume settings because of orwellian consumer group complaints about hearing damage. Yes, music players do NOT entirely drown out screaming-baby-in-pressurized-cabin noise
 
2010-10-13 03:08:19 PM  

jackiepaper: I understand that sometimes ever pooorly behaved children have to be on planes, but FFS, youre just an asshole if you bring your infant/baby on a red-eye. month ago flew to NY from SF. planned on sleeping on the plane. nope. couple next to me didnt have to good sense to understand that their child wasnt gonna sleep, he was gonna wail and scream. the whole. farking. flight.

Flight back 5 days later. same farking kid on my flight. this one, not being a redeye, hoever, meant that the kid slept the whole time. goddammit do much.

/CSB


I try to keep my kid up on longer flights to prevent jet lag when we get to our destination (if it's far).

/Fly all the time with my kid
//he is three
///JetBlue is best for families, or virgin air
 
2010-10-13 03:08:38 PM  

Juniper Jupiter: redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod. WTF is that cowbell noise though?

/babies cry, life can suck, deal with it

You sound like a breeder.


For the record, I'm a 24 year old single guy. There will be no breeding done for quite a few years.

Joce678: redmid17: It sucks to be on a plane near a crying child, but apparently Bob Saget has never heard of an Ipod.

How exactly does an iPod block out baby noise?

Do I have to listen to thrash metal at a volume loud enough to drown out the screaming? Um, that's not really a solution if you think about it. Maybe I just want some peace and quiet.


I've sat next to crying babies on flights for 3 hours. It sucks and there is no way around it. Just pop in the Ipod and have a couple of beers. People can argue till they're blue in the face about it, but airlines are never going to ban babies or young childen from airplanes unless it's financially expedient. Not to say that good parenting would absolve a lot of the problem, but that's a personal issue not a business one.
 
2010-10-13 03:10:05 PM  

uncletogie: Itchy92: But your post specifically mentioned "crying" children. It's an unfortunate part of life that sometimes children cry, and sometimes the most rational, civil thing to do is just deal with it or block it out.

Funny, I wonder why the parents aren't addressing the kid's needs instead.

Hungry. Diaper's full. Colic. Ear-popping. Kid's grumpy. What, these are hard to handle?!?

The fact that the parents aren't addressing the crying child makes me wonder why they're parents to begin with.


Sometimes children do cry and parents are unable to discover a cause.

However, sometimes parents are just self-absorbed pissants who think it's grand to give their kid a cowbell.

I'm afraid I would have had to say very mean things to that woman.
 
2010-10-13 03:10:52 PM  
Surely there's something you can stick in baby's mouth to shut it up.

www.the-parenting-magazine.com

The thing NOT to do is give it a cowbell to play with. Anybody that clueless needs a good whack with the clue bat, kicked off the plane at the next airport and banned from flying ever again.
 
2010-10-13 03:11:24 PM  

Itchy92:

It's a child. It's a little ball of emotion with a barely-developed neo-cortex. You think the child is being deliberately obnoxious? You think it's crying to piss you off?

There's only so much a parent can do .


One thing they can do is refrain from bringing a kid on a plane until they are able to control the kids crying. Or they can go Amtrak.
 
2010-10-13 03:12:18 PM  

Itchy92:
There's only so much a parent can do.


For what it's worth, I don't have kids or want kids. But I also don't automatically think that everyone who does is some sort of slack-jawed, simpleton imbecile who is a blight on our species.


Neither do I. But the "there's only so much a parent can do" line is crap. The parent can remove the kid from the situation. And if it's on a plane, then the parent can not take the kid on the plane until he's absolutely sure that the kid can handle being on the plane without pissing off the rest of the passengers.

What people are really saying when they say "there's only so much a parent can do" is "there's only so much a parent can do without inconveniencing the parent."

And that attitude, is a load of crap.
 
2010-10-13 03:12:44 PM  

D_Evans45: Marijuana is not a drug. Cocaine is a drug, I sucked dick for coke!

*I seen 'im*

You ever suck dick for some marijuana?


Came for this quote, leaving satisfied.
 
2010-10-13 03:14:21 PM  

scavenger: I was on a flight to Miami once, and this baby wouldn't stop crying, so I killed it.


I laughed out loud and it sounded really strange.
 
2010-10-13 03:14:47 PM  

ShadowkahnCRX: Itchy92:
There's only so much a parent can do.


For what it's worth, I don't have kids or want kids. But I also don't automatically think that everyone who does is some sort of slack-jawed, simpleton imbecile who is a blight on our species.

Neither do I. But the "there's only so much a parent can do" line is crap. The parent can remove the kid from the situation. And if it's on a plane, then the parent can not take the kid on the plane until he's absolutely sure that the kid can handle being on the plane without pissing off the rest of the passengers.

What people are really saying when they say "there's only so much a parent can do" is "there's only so much a parent can do without inconveniencing the parent."

And that attitude, is a load of crap.


THIS.
 
2010-10-13 03:16:38 PM  
When I had to travel with my infant I made sure he wasn't fed for a while before the flight. When we got in the air I nursed him the whole flight to California, not a peep
 
2010-10-13 03:16:40 PM  

ShadowkahnCRX: What people are really saying when they say "there's only so much a parent can do" is "there's only so much a parent can do without inconveniencing the parent."


Why should the parents be inconvenienced? After all, they've paid good money for that flight.
 
2010-10-13 03:16:45 PM  
Perhaps subby (and most of the readers) missed the particular reasons why Bob was miffed:
a) There were TWO screaming babies on his flight.
b) One of the mothers was using a cowbell as a baby toy. Yes, a musical instrument that is louder and more annoying than a screaming child.

Bob is completely justifiable in his outrage.
 
2010-10-13 03:16:59 PM  
Honestly, it's not the kid's fault, but the parents.

Still, the whole article made me think of this song (new window), for some reason.
 
2010-10-13 03:17:04 PM  
Yes, because if babies weren't crying, planes would be an oasis of calm and relaxation. Most guided meditations start with "imagine yourself on full flight to Los Angeles, breathe deep and let yourself go."

I already have to listen to the whine of the air circulation system, the engine, the teenagers who talk over the rows to their friends, the constant rustling of people, and if a red-eye, someone with sleep apnea snoring.

Traveling with kids sucks more for the parents. Their day started and ended with traveling with kids, the last you saw those kids was at the luggage carousel.
 
2010-10-13 03:18:13 PM  

kimwim: When I had to travel with my infant I made sure he wasn't fed for a while before the flight. When we got in the air I nursed him the whole flight to California, not a peep


What???? According to all the "breast feeding in public" threads here on Fark, I thought babies instantly exploded if they didn't get to breast feed immediately. What gives?
 
2010-10-13 03:18:53 PM  

bride_of_adam_cole: cmb53208: And in addition, why should I be burdened with paying $900 to fly each way in first class from MSN to RDU so that you can let your kid scream at will?

Because you already said: "I like the idea of the airlines offering child-free flights. I'd pay more for a ticket to have the luxury of no screaming kids."

Now you are biatching about paying more to fly without kids even though you already said you would pay more?



(((Snicker))) I guess we can be thankfull they aren't fond of kids.
 
2010-10-13 03:18:55 PM  
amtrak for the win.

only problem is that it gets to freezing levels at night and obviously you can only travel so far on amtrak.

my kids and i love the scenery.
 
2010-10-13 03:19:20 PM  

uncletogie: ShadowkahnCRX:
What people are really saying when they say "there's only so much a parent can do" is "there's only so much a parent can do without inconveniencing the parent."

And that attitude, is a load of crap.

THIS.


I see your "THIS" and raise you a "QFT".

The parent in that video was doing *nothing*.
 
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