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(BBC)   Stowaway in plane's undercarriage "wanted better life", parachute   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 136
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2013-04-25 11:17:23 PM

Charlie Freak: Most aircraft don't have enough extra room in the wheel wells.

Squash


Gee Bob, the nose gear seems to be taking its sweet time getting to up-lock.
 
2013-04-25 11:20:51 PM

alklloyd: I guess it would be politically incorrect to point out that this guy was a idiot?


WAAH HE WAS AN ASPIRING CITIZEN (OF SOMEWHERE) YOU BIGOT

/CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-25 11:22:51 PM

FARK rebel soldier: or Victorian women.


Where your Victorian wimmin at?
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-25 11:26:36 PM

dickfreckle: armypilot: Climbers spend days or weeks acclimating to the alt change. This guy didn't.

I think I found this link via Fark, and it's very interesting. Also very creepy/sad. It is a conspiracy / wingnut site but this article is OK:

Bodies preserved on Mt. Everest.


BLEAH. Not, not strong enough......WRetch!
Ick, yuk, poo, gross, gnarly.

I get the whole 'challenge myself' thing, but freakin aye. REALLY? Risk becoming a permanent ornament on the landscape? SHEESH. I pass.
 
2013-04-25 11:31:15 PM

Pribar: FARK rebel soldier: Pribar: I once was on a flight that actually voted to reroute to another airfield after we boarded

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 557x385]
Wat.

It was a flight that was supposed to be from Masasi Airport to Kilwa Masoko, after we boarded the other passengers (locals) started talking amongst themselves then they shouted something to the captain, who poked his head back into the cabin and asked something (I only speak english and that not too well) everyone else nodded and smiled so he gave a thumbs up and went back into the cockpit, well when we landed I found myself in Mtwara, when I complained I was told the other passengers had voted to fly there and I was out of luck. I ended up catching another flight to Kilwa Masoko which thankfully actually landed there.


Bullshiat, any pilot that did that would have his license revoked by the FAA
 
2013-04-25 11:31:29 PM

carrion_luggage: He was lucky to be upgraded to Wheel Well Plus.


Bags fly free indeed!

/nice handle btw
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-25 11:35:31 PM

You Idiots: carrion_luggage: He was lucky to be upgraded to Wheel Well Plus.

Bags fly free indeed!

/nice handle btw


Bags fly free?!?
I need to call the ex and let her know that!
 
2013-04-25 11:46:11 PM

tuna fingers: Nothing To See Here: Would have been better if Subby used FELL tag . . .

Wat?

Sometimes I don't have one effing clue as to what is going on in Fark anymore.  Suggesting there is a FELL tag is one of those times.


I think he's trying to say that since hicks sometimes pronounce "fell" as "fail" that the FAIL tag would have been funny. (I think. I have been known to be wrong.)
 
2013-04-25 11:54:59 PM

The Snow Dog: tuna fingers: Nothing To See Here: Would have been better if Subby used FELL tag . . .

Wat?

Sometimes I don't have one effing clue as to what is going on in Fark anymore.  Suggesting there is a FELL tag is one of those times.

I think he's trying to say that since hicks sometimes pronounce "fell" as "fail" that the FAIL tag would have been funny. (I think. I have been known to be wrong.)


You know, as in:

Wail see, we was a'sittin' under tha oak tree seein' as it was hotter'n hail an' we heared this dang screamin' up inna sky. Looky here's this dang ol' black feller come swoosh outta the blue and bam! F*ckin' Afferkin-Merikun fail on Junior's Chevy an crush't'a dang roof in on him an Becky-Jo. She's a'chawin' down on his li'l pig-sticker an' gone an' bit 'im raht in two, she did!
 
2013-04-25 11:55:09 PM

armypilot: Climbers spend days or weeks acclimating to the alt change.


Most Farkers don't even wait ten minutes.
 
2013-04-26 12:02:05 AM

master luthier: Pribar: FARK rebel soldier: Pribar: I once was on a flight that actually voted to reroute to another airfield after we boarded

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 557x385]
Wat.

It was a flight that was supposed to be from Masasi Airport to Kilwa Masoko, after we boarded the other passengers (locals) started talking amongst themselves then they shouted something to the captain, who poked his head back into the cabin and asked something (I only speak english and that not too well) everyone else nodded and smiled so he gave a thumbs up and went back into the cockpit, well when we landed I found myself in Mtwara, when I complained I was told the other passengers had voted to fly there and I was out of luck. I ended up catching another flight to Kilwa Masoko which thankfully actually landed there.

Bullshiat, any pilot that did that would have his license revoked by the FAA


Pet peave?
 
2013-04-26 12:06:44 AM

master luthier: Pribar: FARK rebel soldier: Pribar: I once was on a flight that actually voted to reroute to another airfield after we boarded

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 557x385]
Wat.

It was a flight that was supposed to be from Masasi Airport to Kilwa Masoko, after we boarded the other passengers (locals) started talking amongst themselves then they shouted something to the captain, who poked his head back into the cabin and asked something (I only speak english and that not too well) everyone else nodded and smiled so he gave a thumbs up and went back into the cockpit, well when we landed I found myself in Mtwara, when I complained I was told the other passengers had voted to fly there and I was out of luck. I ended up catching another flight to Kilwa Masoko which thankfully actually landed there.

Bullshiat, any pilot that did that would have his license revoked by the FAA


Huh?
 
2013-04-26 12:18:18 AM
Poor man.   :  /
 
2013-04-26 12:30:12 AM
s13.postimg.org

Feb 1970, Kid Falls From Plane [Pic]. 14-year-old Keith Sapsford hid in a plane`s wheel well and fell out during take off. An amateur photog took the pic.

Sad
 
2013-04-26 12:33:12 AM

The Snow Dog: Wail see, we was a'sittin' under tha oak tree seein' as it was hotter'n hail an' we heared this dang screamin' up inna sky. Looky here's this dang ol' black feller come swoosh outta the blue and bam! F*ckin' Afferkin-Merikun fail on Junior's Chevy an crush't'a dang roof in on him an Becky-Jo. She's a'chawin' down on his li'l pig-sticker an' gone an' bit 'im raht in two, she did!


Since one good caricature deserves another, the narrative of events related in TFA could just as easily be rewritten as: "I was sitting in a café in Hampstead, London drinking my fair trade coffee and reading the "Socialist Worker" when I heard a sudden whoosh followed by a thump. A group of us converged upon the place from whence the sound had arisen and beheld the disfigured body of an Afro-British (or at any rate, black) gentleman upon the ground, with his body parts unfortunately scattered in various directions. His wallet, found nearby, identified him as "Jose Matada".

"I immediately perceived that he was a victim of white racism, since if all national borders (but only of white-majority Western countries, of course) were completely open as they should be, Mr. Matada would simply have flown to the UK on a routine flight without having to go through the usual nonsense of having to prove that he was not a criminal, that he would be an asset to his new country, etc. In the end, this is a failure of the international community to guarantee Mr. Matada his rights to illegally enter another country without permission and to avail himself indefinitely of its social services which he had never contributed to and perhaps never would, and why? BECAUSE DIVERSITY, that's why."
 
2013-04-26 12:52:05 AM

FARK rebel soldier: dickfreckle: armypilot: Climbers spend days or weeks acclimating to the alt change. This guy didn't.

I think I found this link via Fark, and it's very interesting. Also very creepy/sad. It is a conspiracy / wingnut site but this article is OK:

Bodies preserved on Mt. Everest.

Also "bodies" means "bodies", so the pictures are not for children or Victorian women.


Yeesh, I can't believe I missed using that warning. For what it's worth, while the bodies are indeed deceased, all but one are basically completely preserved (which is why it's spooky as opposed to graphic), and the one that isn't preserved is a skeleton devoid of tissue (no more unnerving than the one in a biology classroom).

But still, I should have NSFW'd it but just completely forgot. Hope the mods are still cool with me! Speaking of which, mod, have I told you how pretty/handsome you look tonight?

/is amused that we make rape jokes but can be banned for forgetting a NSFW tag for a dead body
//seriously, I'm not complaining - I actually it's funny for some reason
 
2013-04-26 01:03:44 AM

armypilot: Green Boots


What I find so macabre about his story is that his corpse is a farking landmark for other climbers coming up the north. According to what I know there is a basic route people follow, and he's up there waiting for you the way the rest of us use a certain tree or large hill as a marker.

"Well Bob, there's dead guy Green Boots. Guess we're making good time!"

Look man, I've jumped out of multiple airplanes, mostly AFF. I've raced motorcycles (amateur level, but still). I've done enough cocaine in one sitting to kill a walrus. But there is no way - no way in hell - you could ever convince to even hang out at base camp on Everest. For every triumph you hear about, you seldom hear about all those folks now a permanent part of the landscape.
 
2013-04-26 01:20:06 AM

bob_ross: [s13.postimg.org image 500x579]

Feb 1970, Kid Falls From Plane [Pic]. 14-year-old Keith Sapsford hid in a plane`s wheel well and fell out during take off. An amateur photog took the pic.

Sad


As soon as I read about events like this I always immediately think of that picture though I had forgotten how young he was, I remember seeing it in the paper when it happened. Wonder if they would print that picture in the paper nowadays?
 
2013-04-26 01:27:57 AM

cman: Jesus Christ

This is an article about a stowaway and even it boiled down to a left v right biatch fight in this thread.

WTF guys? Why cant we be normal people?


I blame the .... naw. I blame the fact that so many trolls left their yahoo and stormfront and freeper accounts and opened fark ones. It happens . Have a great day
 
2013-04-26 02:26:15 AM

abhorrent1: How the fark do these people get out on the tarmac and climb up a planes landing gear without anyone seeing them?


I take it you have never been to an airport in Africa. When I flee to the Gambia we landed on something I can only describe as a patch of asphalt and the terminal was nothing more than a large shack. Security was practically non-existent, save a few military types walking around with AK47s looking to intimidate or take a bribe from someone to get then thru customs quicker.
 
2013-04-26 02:38:31 AM

dickfreckle: armypilot: Green Boots

What I find so macabre about his story is that his corpse is a farking landmark for other climbers coming up the north. According to what I know there is a basic route people follow, and he's up there waiting for you the way the rest of us use a certain tree or large hill as a marker.

"Well Bob, there's dead guy Green Boots. Guess we're making good time!"

Look man, I've jumped out of multiple airplanes, mostly AFF. I've raced motorcycles (amateur level, but still). I've done enough cocaine in one sitting to kill a walrus. But there is no way - no way in hell - you could ever convince to even hang out at base camp on Everest. For every triumph you hear about, you seldom hear about all those folks now a permanent part of the landscape.




Are you sure we're not the same person?

/this
/and this
 
2013-04-26 03:14:25 AM
Also it would have been hot if gja and armypilot made out.
 
2013-04-26 03:16:43 AM

armypilot: dickfreckle: armypilot: Green Boots

What I find so macabre about his story is that his corpse is a farking landmark for other climbers coming up the north. According to what I know there is a basic route people follow, and he's up there waiting for you the way the rest of us use a certain tree or large hill as a marker.

"Well Bob, there's dead guy Green Boots. Guess we're making good time!"

Look man, I've jumped out of multiple airplanes, mostly AFF. I've raced motorcycles (amateur level, but still). I've done enough cocaine in one sitting to kill a walrus. But there is no way - no way in hell - you could ever convince to even hang out at base camp on Everest. For every triumph you hear about, you seldom hear about all those folks now a permanent part of the landscape.

Are you sure we're not the same person?

/this
/and this


Some people find my sort of hobbies, or whatever danger you actively seek, to be death wishes. Except skydiving and riding a motorcycle at 150mph on a closed track have a mostly decent safety record when proper gear, training, and rules are applied. Climbing Everest? I don't know the ratio of success to death, but I do know that when the weather is so bad that merely resting briefly on a pack of snow makes you dead in minutes...yeah I'm not down with that. Even with said proper gear and training. Especially if I were to be frozen stiff and preserved while trying to jerk off. Man, nobody wants that.

Ever seen a guy on Speed Channel fall off his bike at 120, slide forever on his armored leathers, hit the soft barricade, and the get up with at most severe bruising or a broken bone? Everest doesn't have such pity. It just kills without mercy.

Most importantly, my stupid hobbies don't involve the brain failing to make decisions. If anything, they enhance that ability via fear tempered by training. I can screw up, but that will be human error and not lack of O2. Try to imagine being so farking cold that you can't even save yourself no matter how desperate you are to do so.

You just sit there, man. Yeesh. That's just awful. And with my cursory knowledge of how cold and disoriented he must have been at the time of his death, it's likely to jolt me awake later this morning.
 
2013-04-26 03:19:08 AM
You are all ignoring the fact that it is much more comfortable flying in a wheel well than in economy these days.
 
2013-04-26 04:26:06 AM

ChiliBoots: Charlie Freak: Most aircraft don't have enough extra room in the wheel wells.

Squash

Gee Bob, the nose gear seems to be taking its sweet time getting to up-lock.


"That's odd. Bob never has trouble getting to up-lock at home."
 
2013-04-26 06:21:20 AM

Bomb Mecca: At some point wanting a better life isn't a good enough excuse for illegal immigration. Overpopulation is one of the worst things that can happen to a country or an environment. Illegal immigration from the turd world into the first is one of the quickest ways to get their.

/cue the tears from liberals


Wanting a better life isn't an excuse, it's the reason.

/knows English and logic isn't the strong subject of wanna be conservatives, who can't manage anything but derp.
 
2013-04-26 06:41:10 AM

OBBN: I take it you have never been to an airport in Africa.


Why the fark would I go to Africa?
 
2013-04-26 06:41:38 AM
Drug dealers, pimps, and internet scammers all want a better life too, so what they do is ok, right?

Now let's send another aid package to Africa and encourage them to reproduce so they can bring us some more enriching diversity.
 
2013-04-26 07:07:25 AM

weirdneighbour: I'd like to know the make of his mobile phone.


Is it wrong that this was the first thing I thought of?
 
2013-04-26 08:30:46 AM

dickfreckle: /is amused that we make rape jokes but can be banned for forgetting a NSFW tag for a dead body


I got banned for a really horrible rape joke once. So yeah, don't joke about raping babies. And don't go on and on elaborating it. ;)
 
2013-04-26 08:32:01 AM

KrispyKritter: Mock26: Good.

Afraid he would take your McJob, Chicago Troll?


Hell yeah.  Those moranic migrant web developers are taking away American jobs in Great Britain!
 
2013-04-26 08:37:12 AM

KrispyKritter: Mock26: Good.

Afraid he would take your McJob, Chicago Troll?


Oh yeah, welcome to fark, Psycho.
 
2013-04-26 08:46:12 AM

echomike23: Nothing To See Here: The white zone is for immediateloading and unloading of passengersonly. There is no stopping in the red zone.

Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]


Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend? We both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
 
2013-04-26 09:54:32 AM
also known as Quintavious Cooper:

i.imgur.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-26 11:59:36 AM

bob_ross: Also it would have been hot if gja and armypilot made out.


LOL, WUT?
 
2013-04-26 06:43:35 PM

OBBN: abhorrent1: How the fark do these people get out on the tarmac and climb up a planes landing gear without anyone seeing them?

I take it you have never been to an airport in Africa. When I flee to the Gambia we landed on something I can only describe as a patch of asphalt and the terminal was nothing more than a large shack. Security was practically non-existent, save a few military types walking around with AK47s looking to intimidate or take a bribe from someone to get then thru customs quicker.


I wouldn't extend your experience to all of Africa. Security procedures I observed at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi were insanely intense, although they seemed largely focused on currency import/export. Still, the paperwork they put you through is enough to discourage even the hardiest stowaway. As for those military types with AK47s, they came aboard our plane at Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos. I didn't observe anyone brave enough to try to bribe them...were you? I suspect not.

My experiences date from 25-30 years ago, so things may have changed. Still, the airstrip you described resembles almost any class E facility in the USA, except for the AK47s (except parts of Arizona, where it's an uncanny resemblance).
 
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