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2012-07-18 06:18:20 PM
+1 on the headline.
 
2012-07-18 06:27:47 PM
The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.
 
2012-07-18 07:13:19 PM

Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.


That's because it won't let you do the all caps thing anymore.

Before, you could cheat around it by leaving the first letter in lower case and typing everything else in lowercase. The first letter would automatically be capitalized upon submission, and without any "turn off your caps lock" errors.

Now, that only works if your headline is limited to one word.

/not subby
 
2012-07-18 07:17:54 PM
nice headline subby
 
2012-07-18 07:22:15 PM

Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-18 07:25:59 PM

Ed Finnerty: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

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Apparently the OCD doesn't extend to spelling
 
2012-07-18 07:42:24 PM
When they said "Bring it down, or we will", I thought they were talking about a statue.
 
2012-07-18 07:45:29 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ed Finnerty: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 391x520]

Apparently the OCD doesn't extend to spelling


It's not mine but I think that's just to be irksome.
 
2012-07-18 07:57:22 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's because it won't let you do the all caps thing anymore.


Ah, at least there's a reason.
 
2012-07-18 08:01:38 PM
I just hope it didn't hit Pedros South of the Border. I never Sausage a place.
 
2012-07-18 08:03:50 PM
Witnesses say a banana boat driver in the area picked up the pilot

Too bad this happened

www.seeflik.com
 
2012-07-18 08:04:58 PM
I - S - B - R - U - C - E - B - A - N - N - E - R - A - L - L - R - I - G - H - T, - S - U - B - B - Y ?
 
2012-07-18 08:06:38 PM
I think the missing capital is a code. It marks the key to the mystery.

You will note that it is the "i" in Sin. I think Subby is trying to tell us that Myrtle Beach is a working class den of iniquity and that the plane crash was an act of God. Or possibly gOD.
 
2012-07-18 08:06:42 PM
images.hitfix.com

Don't worry; he's fine.
 
2012-07-18 08:06:46 PM
The pilot was able to jump out before it crashed? I guess it wasn't in a nose dive.
 
2012-07-18 08:07:06 PM
You wouldn't like me when I'm crashing.
 
2012-07-18 08:11:27 PM
did the banner state: "FALLiNG PRICES" in regard to a local store?
 
2012-07-18 08:11:48 PM
At first I didn't get it, then I was like...

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2012-07-18 08:12:40 PM

brantgoose: I think the missing capital is a code. It marks the key to the mystery.

You will note that it is the "i" in Sin. I think Subby is trying to tell us that Myrtle Beach is a working class den of iniquity and that the plane crash was an act of God. Or possibly gOD.


Dan Brown? Is that you?
 
2012-07-18 08:12:55 PM
"Rex Banner's plane... was shot down over the Sea of Japan. It spun in. There were no survivors."
 
2012-07-18 08:14:37 PM
IIRC, those planes very high powered due to the huge amount of drag the signs generate.
 
2012-07-18 08:14:51 PM
Take Down The Statue Or We Will
 
2012-07-18 08:16:28 PM
Did the pilot skip over the ocean like a stone?
 
2012-07-18 08:18:01 PM
T H I S   I S   H O W   I T ' S   D O N E   S U B B Y
 
2012-07-18 08:18:40 PM

expobill: did the banner state: "FALLiNG PRICES" in regard to a local store?


I'm kinda hoping it was an insurance company ad.
 
2012-07-18 08:21:56 PM

zarberg: expobill: did the banner state: "FALLiNG PRICES" in regard to a local store?

I'm kinda hoping it was an insurance company ad.


I think "WILL YOU MARRY ME PEG" would have been an epic story to tell.
 
2012-07-18 08:21:56 PM
It's very important that we know what the banner said...
 
2012-07-18 08:23:07 PM
First thing I thought of: But the Hulk is okay, right?

/Second thing: $0.25 sunglasses with purchase of 2 towels at Wings.
 
2012-07-18 08:25:20 PM
s15.postimage.org
 
2012-07-18 08:27:27 PM
Who the hell "jumps to safety" out of an airplane?

"Let's see. I can stay inside this airplane that probably doesn't even have doors to trap me and let the fuselage absorb most of the impact, or I can jump out and absorb it all myself. Weeeeeeeeee!!!!"
 
2012-07-18 08:27:49 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

That's because it won't let you do the all caps thing anymore.

Before, you could cheat around it by leaving the first letter in lower case and typing everything else in lowercase. The first letter would automatically be capitalized upon submission, and without any "turn off your caps lock" errors.

Now, that only works if your headline is limited to one word.

/not subby


So that would be filter evasion and according to the FARQ a banana boat of bananination?
 
2012-07-18 08:30:01 PM

Ed Finnerty: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ed Finnerty: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 391x520]

Apparently the OCD doesn't extend to spelling

It's not mine but I think that's just to be irksome.


Merely an observation ;)
 
2012-07-18 08:31:08 PM
 
2012-07-18 08:32:00 PM
My CFI was from Japan and had a bit of an accent. He was a helluva pilot and an awesome instructor, but I admit, sometimes I had to pay really close attention to what he said, especially over comms.

One day he asks, "Did you see the banatoa?"
"Er, uh...is that a kind of plane?"
"Yes, a banatoa."
"Um, no..."

I'm trying to figure out what kind of exotic plane is a banatoa. I had heard of "Pilatus" and "Aeroncas", which I thought were weird names, too, so I figured it was another weird make of airplane.

So, while walking out to the plane on another day, he points up and says "See? There'a a banatoa!"

I look and the only plane in the sky is some Cessna 172/182/220 towing a Geico banner. It took me about five or ten seconds to put it together.

"Oh! A BANNER TOW-ER!" *facepalm* He laughed at my dumb ass.

/miss flying
//rest in peace, G
 
2012-07-18 08:37:43 PM
www.thespoiler.co.uk
 
2012-07-18 08:38:50 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

That's because it won't let you do the all caps thing anymore.

Before, you could cheat around it by leaving the first letter in lower case and typing everything else in lowercase. The first letter would automatically be capitalized upon submission, and without any "turn off your caps lock" errors.

Now, that only works if your headline is limited to one word.

/not subby


funny that he picked the "i", he could've substituted the lowercase "L" which would be the same right? lIlIl.. yup. He'll probably kick his dog when he realizes.
 
2012-07-18 08:48:51 PM
In other news, a billboard fell over, killing an advertising executive.
 
2012-07-18 08:49:13 PM
I think for breakfast tomorrow I'm going to EAT AT JOE'S.
 
2012-07-18 08:51:26 PM
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Oh brother!
 
2012-07-18 08:51:45 PM

hammettman: zarberg: expobill: did the banner state: "FALLiNG PRICES" in regard to a local store?

I'm kinda hoping it was an insurance company ad.

I think "WILL YOU MARRY ME PEG" would have been an epic story to tell.


Especially if the plane crashed the moment she said "no".
 
2012-07-18 08:52:36 PM

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Oh brother!


That only leaves gore and porn.
 
2012-07-18 08:52:36 PM

Mr. Potatoass: [s15.postimage.org image 500x206]


Well played.
 
2012-07-18 08:55:29 PM

FROGSTOMPER: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Gig103: The fact that one letter is lowercase is weird. It implies that subby knew s/he would be using all caps, but still didn't bother with the Caps Lock key.

That's because it won't let you do the all caps thing anymore.

Before, you could cheat around it by leaving the first letter in lower case and typing everything else in lowercase. The first letter would automatically be capitalized upon submission, and without any "turn off your caps lock" errors.

Now, that only works if your headline is limited to one word.

/not subby

funny that he picked the "i", he could've substituted the lowercase "L" which would be the same right? lIlIl.. yup. He'll probably kick his dog when he realizes.


It took me about thirty seconds after I clicked submit to realize that, and about another 2 after that to facepalm.

/subby
//first main tab greenlight woooo
 
2012-07-18 08:55:31 PM
c4241337.r37.cf2.rackcdn.com

/ those farging iceholes sabotaged the plane
 
2012-07-18 08:59:11 PM
It says happy......

.....thanks.......

......giving.......

......from........

......W............

........K...............

..............R..............

..................P!

/just maybe think of me once in a while
 
2012-07-18 09:03:12 PM
Actually happens pretty commonly there. When I was lifeguarding there in 1998 I took one day off in August and it happened at my stand.

--
The planes also frequently lost or had to drop their signs for various reasons. Rescuing and holding the signs hostage was a common way to make extra beer money.
 
2012-07-18 09:03:39 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend: It says happy......

.....thanks.......

......giving.......

......from........

......W............

........K...............

..............R..............

..................P!

/just maybe think of me once in a while


God as my wintess I thought Turkeys could fly
 
2012-07-18 09:11:14 PM
What keeps the banners oriented vertically?

BEST CRAB SOUP IN TOWN PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE
 
2012-07-18 09:14:17 PM
Which one of you wrote the Weeners under the article?

/funny stuff
 
2012-07-18 09:15:37 PM
For those who absolutely must know: the banner was an advertisement for a show by The Temptations and Four Tops at the Alabama Theater.
 
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