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2013-04-28 01:32:48 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-28 01:39:43 AM  
man, quantas is strict
 
2013-04-28 02:41:53 AM  
Can't control his ticking?

Don't vorry. They haff vays of making him... tock.

/*flees*
 
2013-04-28 03:00:08 AM  
What? If you say "bomb" too many times, does the plane explode?
 
2013-04-28 03:13:30 AM  
This seems like it would be a violation of the ADA

/not a lawyer or doctor
 
2013-04-28 03:30:25 AM  
Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.
 
2013-04-28 03:35:13 AM  
What revolutionary war battles were fought in San Juan, Puerto Rico?

The Siege ofSan Juan,Puerto Rico (1797)

Old San Juan is a well preserved historical site. Settled in 16th Century, it was highly defended during the Spanish domination for its strategic geographical position. Old San Juan is a walled city with the largest fortifications in the Antilles and [was] highly coveted by Spain's enemies. Besieged by the British Royal Navy in April 1797, it was nearly conquered by the British crown in a fifteen-days battle. However, Old San Juan was well defended by the colonial forces, especially by the Fixed Regiment of Puerto Rico, a military corps of soldiers born in the Island.
 
2013-04-28 04:25:44 AM  
Isn't this exactly why Tom Cruise had to drive Dustin Hoffman across the USA?
 
2013-04-28 05:18:22 AM  
Man with Tourette Syndrome not allowed to board plane after saying 'bomb', not able to control his ticking

Gay f*uckin' sh*it...

I'm sorry. What were we talking about?
 
2013-04-28 05:46:53 AM  
Mom was going to Europe and she gets on the plane and she's standing in the doorway waiting for people in front of her with her hands on the top of the doorway and she says completely oblivious to what the words coming out of her mouth are going to sound like: "I feel like I could hold up the whole plane from here"

Everyone turns and looks at her, the look of utter shock and horror on her face is enough that everyone immediately finds it hilarious except her. Priceless.
 
2013-04-28 06:37:47 AM  
He just meant balm....he had some chaffed skin.
 
2013-04-28 06:38:38 AM  
This plane sounds like Chewbacca taking a SHIAT
 
2013-04-28 06:47:22 AM  

Confabulat: Isn't this exactly why Tom Cruise had to drive Dustin Hoffman across the USA?


No.  Ray didn't want to fly, except for Quantas, but since they are going from Cincy to LA, they can't fly Quantas.
 
2013-04-28 06:52:55 AM  
Nice headline COCK BALLS shiatCOCK
 
2013-04-28 07:04:13 AM  

mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.


While it may warrant a few questions being asked. An outright ban on flying for saying a word is asinine
 
2013-04-28 07:04:24 AM  

mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.


FTFA:  But they'd planned ahead, alerting Jet Blue and the TSA about his so-called ticking.
 
2013-04-28 07:16:48 AM  
Titty milk hairy cockballs ass gas coont fart plane
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-28 07:24:34 AM  
At least they didn't do a controlled detonation.
 
2013-04-28 07:24:59 AM  
"Sir, window or aisle?"
don'tsaybombdon'tsaybombdon'tsaybomb
"Bomb?"
 
2013-04-28 07:28:10 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: What? If you say "bomb" too many times, does the plane explode?


It's security theater, so naturally a pretend bomb is treated just as a real bomb.
 
2013-04-28 07:28:25 AM  

quatchi: Can't control his ticking?

Don't vorry. They haff vays of making him... tock.

/*flees*


Comment of the year. Let us pray for quatchi's family.
 
2013-04-28 07:29:38 AM  

Alunan: This seems like it would be a violation of the ADA

/not a lawyer or doctor


Just a guy who's apparently been in a cave for the last 11.5 years.
 
2013-04-28 07:30:37 AM  

mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.


It's not exactly his fault though. The brain operates with that being a bad word, that's the disfunction. So really they should sue FOX and CNN for cramming it into all our heads, the irresponsible farkwads.
 
2013-04-28 07:34:46 AM  

DiRF: This plane sounds like Chewbacca taking a SHIAT


i595.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-28 07:35:00 AM  
What was his part? Human cannon ball?
 
2013-04-28 07:47:56 AM  
Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

/Nope.
//Sorry.
///Tits pussy butthole.
 
2013-04-28 07:55:05 AM  

MBrady: Confabulat: Isn't this exactly why Tom Cruise had to drive Dustin Hoffman across the USA?

No.  Ray didn't want to fly, except for Quantas, but since they are going from Cincy to LA, they can't fly Quantas.


And somewhat related to this story, Raymond would only fly Quantas because at that time, Qunatas was the only airline that did not have a fatal crash. (That is no longer the case I believe).
 
2013-04-28 08:23:55 AM  

Feel_the_velvet: Just a guy who's apparently been in a cave for the last 11.5 years.


What, has something happened to the ADA in the last decade, or do you not remember what the ADA is?

markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.


Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.
 
2013-04-28 08:27:07 AM  

Warlordtrooper: mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.

While it may warrant a few questions being asked. An outright ban on flying for saying a word is asinine


Would you want one of your fellow passengers freaking out and trying to get the emergency exit open at 35,000 feet because some other guy kept saying bomb?
 
2013-04-28 08:30:04 AM  

mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.


The TSA let the guy on through, saying "bomb" all the time through screening, all the way to boarding the plane where the Captain made the call not to let him board because he deemed it a "security threat' per their spokesperson.  Only, clearly there wasn't since they were alerted every step of the way.

So basically the pilot just didn't want the guy on the plane.  Disability lawsuit coming in 3, 2...
 
2013-04-28 08:33:49 AM  

Cataholic: Would you want one of your fellow passengers freaking out and trying to get the emergency exit open at 35,000 feet because some other guy kept saying bomb?


You are literally saying an individual should be banned from airplanes because of the possibility that even after explaining the Tourette's situation some moron might attempt to open an emergency exit, which is something he would never be able to do because its physically impossible.
 
2013-04-28 08:34:17 AM  
Valacirca:
markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.


Nope. Not my problem. Sorry.

/Hairy bushes.
 
2013-04-28 08:39:47 AM  

markfara: Valacirca:
markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.

Nope. Not my problem. Sorry.


....Exactly.  Some dude with Tourette's isn't your problem, yet you're arguing for making it one.
 
2013-04-28 08:45:33 AM  

Valacirca: markfara: Valacirca:
markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.

Nope. Not my problem. Sorry.

....Exactly.  Some dude with Tourette's isn't your problem, yet you're arguing for making it one.


You have a nice day, now.
 
2013-04-28 08:48:29 AM  

Valacirca: Feel_the_velvet: Just a guy who's apparently been in a cave for the last 11.5 years.

What, has something happened to the ADA in the last decade, or do you not remember what the ADA is?

markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.


Still, not my ideal seatmate.
 
2013-04-28 08:54:37 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: What? If you say "bomb" too many times, does the plane explode?


No, but the guy with irritable bowel syndrome sitting next to you might.
 
2013-04-28 08:56:00 AM  
media.comicvine.com
 
2013-04-28 08:58:55 AM  

markfara: Valacirca:
markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.

Nope. Not my problem. Sorry.

/Hairy bushes.


I love people like you; all NIMBY and no empathy.
 
2013-04-28 08:59:33 AM  
i.imgur.com

I',m not even kidding. It would have solved his problem, even if he felt it was humiliating. But it can't be ass humiliating as saying inappropiate things constantly.
 
2013-04-28 09:00:51 AM  
OK. I was a little dismissive upthread. Sorry.

Here's my thing, with which you may reasonably agree or disagree. If I'm on a plane, I don't want to share my flight with someone who can't control his or her behavior. Yes, it might be a harmless tic, or it might not be. Either way, I'm in a tube way, way up in the air, moving very quickly. I'm not cool with someone acting bizarrely for whatever reason, and I as a customer, shouldn't be expected to be. If I were acting in a way that was making others uneasy, I couldn't reasonably expect others to just "deal with it". In a park, or a store, sure (to a degree). In an airplane, no way.

As opposed to say, screaming kids, which is irritating as hell but almost certainly not dangerous.

Agree or disagree, that's fine. But yes, boo-effing-hoo on me. I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

/Cocks and balls.
 
2013-04-28 09:02:01 AM  

Cataholic: Warlordtrooper: mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.

While it may warrant a few questions being asked. An outright ban on flying for saying a word is asinine

Would you want one of your fellow passengers freaking out and trying to get the emergency exit open at 35,000 feet because some other guy kept saying bomb?


It doesn't really matter.  You can't open a door at 35,000 ft..  Try all ya like, it's impossible
 
2013-04-28 09:02:42 AM  

0z79: markfara: Valacirca:
markfara: Nope. Don't want to be on a plane with someone acting afflicted and talking about bombs.

Boo farking hoo, its not as if this behavior couldn't be easily explained to anyone on board a plane or that Tourette's is completely unheard of.

Nope. Not my problem. Sorry.

/Hairy bushes.

I love people like you; all NIMBY and no empathy.


Well, it is MY backyard, so. . .
 
2013-04-28 09:05:23 AM  

markfara: OK. I was a little dismissive upthread. Sorry.

Here's my thing, with which you may reasonably agree or disagree. If I'm on a plane, I don't want to share my flight with someone who can't control his or her behavior. Yes, it might be a harmless tic, or it might not be. Either way, I'm in a tube way, way up in the air, moving very quickly. I'm not cool with someone acting bizarrely for whatever reason, and I as a customer, shouldn't be expected to be. If I were acting in a way that was making others uneasy, I couldn't reasonably expect others to just "deal with it". In a park, or a store, sure (to a degree). In an airplane, no way.

As opposed to say, screaming kids, which is irritating as hell but almost certainly not dangerous.

Agree or disagree, that's fine. But yes, boo-effing-hoo on me. I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

/Cocks and balls.


You sound afraid of everything. They make pills for that now, you know.
 
2013-04-28 09:06:46 AM  

Valacirca: Cataholic: Would you want one of your fellow passengers freaking out and trying to get the emergency exit open at 35,000 feet because some other guy kept saying bomb?

You are literally saying an individual should be banned from airplanes because of the possibility that even after explaining the Tourette's situation some moron might attempt to open an emergency exit, which is something he would never be able to do because its physically impossible.


Maybe you haven't flown lately, but at least half the passengers on any given plane are morons.  You can explain the situation to them until you are blue in the face and it won't matter.  All it takes is for one person to start freaking out and at least half the plane will be going bananas.  The pilot just can't pull off to the side of the road and let everyone out, either.
 
2013-04-28 09:10:26 AM  
markfara: I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

Yeah, fark people with embarrassing medical conditions, as long as you're not slightly annoyed for a few hours everyone else can go eat shiat.
 
2013-04-28 09:12:30 AM  
PISS OUT MY ASS!
 
2013-04-28 09:19:03 AM  

airplane_mech2: Cataholic: Warlordtrooper: mr_a: Sorry, but I can actually see the TSA's point. If some guy shows up with a tic and starts talking about a bomb, that doesn't sound like someone you should let board a plane-especially if the airline didn't pass on the notice.

It does seem like their should be a way to get him screened though-some sort of medical waiver tied to a solid piece of ID.

While it may warrant a few questions being asked. An outright ban on flying for saying a word is asinine

Would you want one of your fellow passengers freaking out and trying to get the emergency exit open at 35,000 feet because some other guy kept saying bomb?

It doesn't really matter.  You can't open a door at 35,000 ft..  Try all ya like, it's impossible


I know that, and you know that, but the steroid-riddled ex college football player in your row might not know that.

Look, I feel for the guy, but if his condition is such that he can't control himself then it's just not worth it.  Were it me, I would opt for the BA Baracus treatment and have someone leave me in a wheelchair at baggage claim until I woke up.
 
2013-04-28 09:22:13 AM  
I wouldn't be comfortable with it, either. I realize that it could be something that person may not be able to control, but at the same time one person shouldn't be able to make an entire captive plane full of people miserable and uncomfortable for hours at a time.
 
2013-04-28 09:23:47 AM  

spawn73: [i.imgur.com image 422x278]

I',m not even kidding. It would have solved his problem, even if he felt it was humiliating. But it can't be ass humiliating as saying inappropiate things constantly.


Well, hello there.
 
2013-04-28 09:27:08 AM  

Cataholic: Maybe you haven't flown lately, but at least half the passengers on any given plane are morons.  You can explain the situation to them until you are blue in the face and it won't matter.  All it takes is for one person to start freaking out and at least half the plane will be going bananas.  The pilot just can't pull off to the side of the road and let everyone out, either.


You could use this same argument for not allowing Muslims on planes since morons have freaked out about it before.  It would make more sense to kick off the people who'd act irrationally stupid than the guy with an easily explainable medical condition that makes people uncomfortable.  It'd probably be more legal too.
 
2013-04-28 09:43:46 AM  

Point02GPA: Titty milk hairy cockballs ass gas coont fart plane


Well if you are doing "coont farts" I wouldn't want to sit next to you either!

/Just sayin...
 
2013-04-28 09:44:42 AM  

cookiefleck: I wouldn't be comfortable with it, either. I realize that it could be something that person may not be able to control, but at the same time one person shouldn't be able to make an entire captive plane full of people miserable and uncomfortable for hours at a time.


Pretty much this. He should save his money and charter a private plane.
 
2013-04-28 09:59:10 AM  
I'd rather share the flight with this guy, who did let everyone know he had tourettes, than share another flight with unruly kids. One time a flight from Europe was delayed by ten minutes because a four year old kid refused to be strapped in or leave some toy in the overhead bin.
 
2013-04-28 10:01:20 AM  

hardinparamedic: spawn73: [i.imgur.com image 422x278]

I',m not even kidding. It would have solved his problem, even if he felt it was humiliating. But it can't be ass humiliating as saying inappropiate things constantly.

Well, hello there.


He might look like he's into that as well. :P
 
2013-04-28 10:07:31 AM  
Nobody thought to board him first and get him drunk to pass out? Seriously, think outside a damn box, people.
 
2013-04-28 10:21:08 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
"What I said was 'Bah Bam' - not bomb!"
 
2013-04-28 10:26:56 AM  
His parents probably told him over and over, "Don't say bomb. Just don't say bomb. Remember not to say bomb." Kid feels the pressure under questioning. "Bomb!" comes right out.
 
2013-04-28 10:28:33 AM  

badhatharry: His parents probably told him over and over, "Don't say bomb. Just don't say bomb. Remember not to say bomb." Kid feels the pressure under questioning. "Bomb!" comes right out.


That post is definitely getting flagged. Hi guys. Keep up the good fight.
 
2013-04-28 10:31:26 AM  
i.imgur.com

/oblig
 
2013-04-28 10:46:21 AM  
www.elitesoft.com

Did you bring the BOM for the customer?
 
2013-04-28 11:00:54 AM  
I bet there's a negative correlation between those who say "bomb" and those who have a bomb, not positive.
 
2013-04-28 11:08:39 AM  
There's no such thing as tourettes...

Stupid mofo coont licking dildo arse farting farkers...

/How does 'Bomb the base' travel?
//Bomb
 
2013-04-28 11:15:20 AM  

Valacirca: markfara: I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

Yeah, fark people with embarrassing medical conditions, as long as you're not slightly annoyed for a few hours everyone else can go eat shiat.


Not everyone. Just you.
 
2013-04-28 11:24:09 AM  

Enemabag Jones: He just meant balm....he had some chaffed skin.


It is an ointment...
 
2013-04-28 11:30:25 AM  

markfara: Valacirca: markfara: I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

Yeah, fark people with embarrassing medical conditions, as long as you're not slightly annoyed for a few hours everyone else can go eat shiat.

Not everyone. Just you.


Sick burn bro.
 
2013-04-28 11:47:59 AM  

Josu: I bet there's a negative correlation between those who say "bomb" and those who have a bomb, not positive.


One would hope
 
2013-04-28 11:52:01 AM  
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Layte....just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb.....
 
2013-04-28 12:04:53 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-04-28 12:21:50 PM  
On the other hand, he'd be good to have on board in the event of motherfarking snakes on the motherfarking plane.
 
2013-04-28 12:32:49 PM  

markfara: Valacirca: markfara: I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

Yeah, fark people with embarrassing medical conditions, as long as you're not slightly annoyed for a few hours everyone else can go eat shiat.

Not everyone. Just you.


And markfara wins his way onto my ignore list.

The rest of you, feel free to educate yourselves and look up Mort Doran.
 
2013-04-28 12:41:37 PM  
he did not have a golden ticket!!!
 
2013-04-28 01:02:25 PM  

spawn73: I',m not even kidding. It would have solved his problem, even if he felt it was humiliating. But it can't be ass humiliating as saying inappropiate things constantly.


Bring out the gimp
 
2013-04-28 03:21:08 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Josu: I bet there's a negative correlation between those who say "bomb" and those who have a bomb, not positive.

One would hope


In an ideal world, there would be a word which, when spoken, would unambiguously and correctly distinguish those with bombs from those without bombs.  But alas, there is no such word.  Someone should tell the TSA...
 
2013-04-28 03:21:29 PM  

John Buck 41: He should save his money and charter a private plane.


Yeah, that's a reasonable solution for regular travel.  Just save up and pay through the ass every time.

cookiefleck: I wouldn't be comfortable with it, either. I realize that it could be something that person may not be able to control, but at the same time one person shouldn't be able to make an entire captive plane full of people miserable and uncomfortable for hours at a time.


Unless you're flying business class or better, you're already uncomfortable.  Put your farking headphones on and chill the fark out.
 
2013-04-28 03:25:51 PM  

markfara: OK. I was a little dismissive upthread. Sorry.

Here's my thing, with which you may reasonably agree or disagree. If I'm on a plane, I don't want to share my flight with someone who can't control his or her behavior. Yes, it might be a harmless tic, or it might not be. Either way, I'm in a tube way, way up in the air, moving very quickly. I'm not cool with someone acting bizarrely for whatever reason, and I as a customer, shouldn't be expected to be. If I were acting in a way that was making others uneasy, I couldn't reasonably expect others to just "deal with it". In a park, or a store, sure (to a degree). In an airplane, no way.

As opposed to say, screaming kids, which is irritating as hell but almost certainly not dangerous.

Agree or disagree, that's fine. But yes, boo-effing-hoo on me. I don't want to deal with that, and I shouldn't be expected to. I'm not the one acting unusually.

/Cocks and balls.


You know what makes me uncomfortable on airplanes?  Fat people.  Yep.  I don't like having to lean at a 45 degree angle just so I can avoid rubbing arms in an awkward fashion.  I'm a paying customer, and I don't remember checking the "Fatties OK" box on the confirmation page!  I have rights, dammit!

/sarcasm
//just in case you're new to this whole Fark thing
 
2013-04-28 03:40:00 PM  

Alunan: This seems like it would be a violation of the ADA

/not a lawyer or doctor


The American Dental Association?
 
2013-04-28 05:34:27 PM  
s3.jspenguin.org

Modern Tourette sufferers don't tick...
 
2013-04-29 12:45:15 AM  
Devin, a young poet sums up tourettes in less then 4 minutes.  It's worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eN_iXWCgzQ

Oh ya, you do not have the right to not be offended or afraid of people who are different then you, that's your decision, it's not forced on you.
 
2013-04-29 07:58:20 AM  
b.vimeocdn.com
 
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