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2013-10-13 11:19:24 AM
They didn't really blame the US media, they just trivialized a story about a lost dog when the government is shut down and made a commentary about the priorities of local news outlets.

Clearly the writer of the email has never watched the local news where car accidents, stories of lost kittens and trendy new bakeries make headline news.
 
2013-10-13 11:40:33 AM
I'm sure this thread will be heading in a proper direction rather soon.
 
2013-10-13 12:13:20 PM
wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com

Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
 
2013-10-13 12:35:53 PM
It said that the comments made in the email do not "reflect Air Canada's standards or professionalism."

On the contrary, it perfectly reflects Air Canada's standards and professionalism.

Also, that is the fattest greyhound I've ever seen.
 
2013-10-13 12:43:17 PM
should have went Greyhound

/subby, way to drop the ball there
//interesting how there's a spike in Canadian stories
///slow news day, Florida?
 
2013-10-13 12:43:34 PM

jake_lex: [wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com image 620x465]

Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?


Came here to mention this. In that guys defence, I have rode the the Edmonton to Toronto Greyhound milkrun, and I started to think about decapitating and eating random people by the time I was near Winnipeg, so...
 
2013-10-13 12:49:02 PM
Newsflash: Airline tries to stop being the media from calling them cold and heartless and then gets all uppity when called on it.

/In other news today: Canada's Prime minister(R) has his ministers busy bribing Natives in British Columbia, so he can make a large profit on his investments in the construction of the tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific.
//Its not bribery, when you own the police.
 
2013-10-13 12:49:33 PM
I'm trying to sympathize, but anyone who takes Air Canada deserves what they get.


Worst. Airline. Ever.
 
2013-10-13 12:49:49 PM
"How dare you use our words against us!"
 
2013-10-13 12:53:30 PM

jake_lex: Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?


Non story. Nothing to lose your head over.
 
2013-10-13 12:54:23 PM
FTFA: But Kulic received a call from Air Canada telling her Larry went missing after an employee took him out for a walk.

You had ONE JOB, Air Canada Employee. ONE. farkING. JOB.
 
2013-10-13 12:54:29 PM

miss diminutive: They didn't really blame the US media, they just trivialized a story about a lost dog when the government is shut down and made a commentary about the priorities of local news outlets.

Clearly the writer of the email has never watched the local news where car accidents, stories of lost kittens and trendy new bakeries make headline news.


Well, Fark me.
 
2013-10-13 12:59:35 PM
 
2013-10-13 01:00:31 PM

jake_lex: Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?


That man is ill and not responsible for his actions. Please show a shred of sensitivity.
 
2013-10-13 01:04:20 PM
Your dog obviously doesn't remember that Canadian bus rides sometimes lead to decapitations.
 
2013-10-13 01:13:04 PM
I saw this on t.v. the lady put the dog on unaccompanied. yes, she did tell the person at the counter the dog was not to be let out. but the flight the dog was supposed to go out on was either cancelled or delayed, (I don't want to read the article again) and some putz tried to do a good deed by walking the dog so it didn't have to wallow in it's own filth. so of course the hyper-active mutt took off. it sucks, but for Christ sake, if the biatch was so worried about the dog (lil' joke) she should have travelled with it, or at least stayed until the plane took off.
 
2013-10-13 01:15:23 PM

bigbobowski: I saw this on t.v. the lady put the dog on unaccompanied. yes, she did tell the person at the counter the dog was not to be let out. but the flight the dog was supposed to go out on was either cancelled or delayed, (I don't want to read the article again) and some putz tried to do a good deed by walking the dog so it didn't have to wallow in it's own filth. so of course the hyper-active mutt took off. it sucks, but for Christ sake, if the biatch was so worried about the dog (lil' joke) she should have travelled with it, or at least stayed until the plane took off.


She should have left the dog collared with a leash on it and zip-tied the leash to the door of the crate. That would have prevented this.
 
2013-10-13 01:16:33 PM

baconbeard: I'm trying to sympathize, but anyone who takes Air Canada deserves what they get.

Worst. Airline. Ever.


THIS.

CSB time:

I was in Honolulu visiting family when can earthquake on the Big Island 150 miles away knocked power out at the airport on Oahu for 3 hours. They closed the airport for inspection during the outage and found no structural damage.

Later that day when I went to the airport to catch my Air Canada flight it turns out the inbound flight never left Vancouver, BC. Its scheduled departure was after HNL was reopened. We'd have to be rescheduled on other flights the next day.

None of the passengers were compensated for having to stay another night because Air Canada said the airport closure was "an act of god".

But...the airport was reopened before the inbound flight was scheduled to leave, why was it cancelled?

No answer.

People who were part of a packaged stay -- mostly seniors -- had to sleep on the floor at the airport to wait for flights out the next day. Air Canada refused to give them rooms.

fark Air Canada.

End not so CSB.
 
2013-10-13 01:16:45 PM

No Time To Explain: should have went Greyhound

/subby, way to drop the ball there
//interesting how there's a spike in Canadian stories
///slow news day, Florida?


In Canada, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Most of us have already checked out and are drunk on turkey, cheap booze, and seething hatred of family members.
 
2013-10-13 01:18:02 PM
The Lincoln squirrel is dead!

As a Canadian I have to admit that journalists are pretty much the same everywhere. It's not all their fault. One, they are subject to the demands of the general public, which is suckers for stories about lost kittens. Two, they are subject to the demands of publishers and owners, who expect them to toe the bottom line.

If you study the lives of the great publishers and Press Lords, they are mainly money-mad psychopathic egoistical fascist bastards.

But I have to admit, when I first saw American local and national news as a teenager (we didn't get cable until the early Seventies) I was shocked. Shocked and appalled.

It was loud, busy, frivolous, biased, crude, violent, sexy and stupid. Just like American entertainment. Just like Americans, you might say.

Watching the news on the CBC is like soaking in a warm bath after watching the news from Detroit or anywhere in the US. The smallest Podunk TV station has the same crap now as the biggest affiliate from New York or LA.

And it's that way for two reasons: 1) money and 2) people are idiots.

If you see something particularly eggregious on TV, ask yourself the First Question of Television: how much does this cost to produce.

Reality shows are dirt cheap. A sitcom at the peak of its popularity might cost several million an episode just for the top handful of actors. Seinfeld's cast was raking in seven figures each for modestly intelligent comedy.

News is dirt cheap also as long as it doesn't require any brains. One camera, one talking head (a stringer who makes dick-all or like a friend of mine, is doing it as an intern, which is to say for free).

FREE CONTENT. The first law of robotics, er, television.

But really. I was horrified at seventeen. (The year that I learned that love is meant for beauty queens.)

HORRIFIED.

But you are used to it. YOU MADE IT THE WAY IT IS.

Jackasses rule America, even when the Big Dumb Pachyderm Party is in office.

Oh, there's plenty of room for good TV, too. And even intelligent and responsible news. But you need TiVo to find it, and even TiVO will push you crap if you don't stick religiously to a handful of good shows.

The American Empire. It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Not much difference from the British Empire or Rome.

There's a great old cartoon by Aislin which shows a tiny angry buck-toothed rodent berating an elephant.

The caption is something like: Toss us a peanut yah big dumb elephant.

That's all the world really wants. Circus peanuts.

Americans understand that like nobody, but they are always disappointed with themselves for selling out ... they weep all the way to the bank, Muthafleckers!
 
2013-10-13 01:20:05 PM
Hello? This is Florida. We'll have something for you later.
 
2013-10-13 01:22:27 PM
Muthafleckers.

Seven hits on Google, of which six are somebody's screen name.

One real hi, in the phrase "blind c*cks*ck*rs muthafleckers!"

I practically invented it, then. Close is good enough for Google, it's good enough for me!
 
2013-10-13 01:24:40 PM

bigbobowski: I saw this on t.v. the lady put the dog on unaccompanied. yes, she did tell the person at the counter the dog was not to be let out. but the flight the dog was supposed to go out on was either cancelled or delayed, (I don't want to read the article again) and some putz tried to do a good deed by walking the dog so it didn't have to wallow in it's own filth. so of course the hyper-active mutt took off. it sucks, but for Christ sake, if the biatch was so worried about the dog (lil' joke) she should have travelled with it, or at least stayed until the plane took off.


she wanted to save money

/on a farking expensive dog
//so much money, so little brains?
 
2013-10-13 01:27:18 PM
"I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the U.S. media spends its time," the email says.

People & institutions tend to get pissy when someone makes a spot-on unflattering observation.
Cope.
 
2013-10-13 01:28:55 PM

lohphat: baconbeard: I'm trying to sympathize, but anyone who takes Air Canada deserves what they get.

Worst. Airline. Ever.

THIS.

CSB time:

I was in Honolulu visiting family when can earthquake on the Big Island 150 miles away knocked power out at the airport on Oahu for 3 hours. They closed the airport for inspection during the outage and found no structural damage.

Later that day when I went to the airport to catch my Air Canada flight it turns out the inbound flight never left Vancouver, BC. Its scheduled departure was after HNL was reopened. We'd have to be rescheduled on other flights the next day.

None of the passengers were compensated for having to stay another night because Air Canada said the airport closure was "an act of god".

But...the airport was reopened before the inbound flight was scheduled to leave, why was it cancelled?

No answer.

People who were part of a packaged stay -- mostly seniors -- had to sleep on the floor at the airport to wait for flights out the next day. Air Canada refused to give them rooms.

fark Air Canada.

End not so CSB.


All airlines are assholes. I once missed a connecting flight in New Jersey, forget what airline but it wasn't AC. Apparently there was bad weather somewhere, not where we were, but somewhere on planet Earth, so my inbound flight was around an hour late. There were no more flights out that day. I asked for a hotel voucher and they said no, it was weather. What weather, I asked? They had no idea, but it was definitely weather. I had to pay for my own hotel room. Took me two hours to find a hotel room and get there, but it was like 6pm so I had plenty of time to kill. On the plus side, once I arrived at the hotel I went for a nighttime run in New Jersey, which is something I had never done before and probably won't ever do again.
 
2013-10-13 01:29:14 PM
Canadians actually prefer to fly Air Canada. I have no idea why.

No wait, I know why. Because if you don't get an Air Canada flight, you end up going through Atlanta and Newark to get to Boston.

Want to fly to Paris or Amsterdam from Ottawa? Stops in Toronto and Chicago, then a direct flight from Chicago to Frankfurt.

If you want a larf, go to expedia.ca and try to book a direct flight from Ottawa to anywhere more than 60 minutes away.

If it isn't Air Canada, you are shiat out of luck, one way or another: flight time, stops, layovers, ridiculous departure and arrival times, hours spent in limbo or Hell ....

The only thing Americans have farked up more than television is the GOP, I mean, flying.

You invent these great things like the Constitution and then you ruin them.

Thank God an American did not invent Christianity.

HAVEN'T YOU DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE?

1) Money; and 2) people are idiots.
 
2013-10-13 01:34:04 PM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: No Time To Explain: should have went Greyhound

/subby, way to drop the ball there
//interesting how there's a spike in Canadian stories
///slow news day, Florida?

In Canada, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Most of us have already checked out and are drunk on turkey, cheap booze, and seething hatred of family members.


Canada bro?

/nickel city Farker
//I'd say Fark meetup, but not too many decent spots for a gathering
///not sure how many are in my area either, not like I asked or such
 
2013-10-13 01:36:51 PM
It's not always Newark. You can also go through Philadelphia.

My brother and sister-in-law booked a cruise that left a port in Florida. They missed the plane by minutes due to a winter storm. They chased that plane down the Eastern Seaboard hopping from one available flight to another. I think at one point they were in Cincinnati. They got to Florida and managed to board the cruise ship just as it was preparing to pull out.

I conclude that spending money on tickets makes you crazy. At least that is true of non-refundable tickets. They charge you several thousand dollars extra to give you your money back.

I hate airlines with a passion. They are worse than banks.

Adam Scott calls them "confusopolies" because they make their money by confusing you at every point of the shell game. Airlines are mega-con artists and one of the great evils of mankind. You're better off evolving wings.

Think about it. You'll understand the love-hate relationship the world has with America and Americans. Why we can't get enough of your dumbass movies at the same time we are training our children to become human bombs to throw themselves against your check-in counters and amazing monuments to your wealth, power and duplicity.
 
2013-10-13 01:38:12 PM

Bondith: It said that the comments made in the email do not "reflect Air Canada's standards or professionalism."

On the contrary, it perfectly reflects Air Canada's standards and professionalism.


That's exactly what I was going to say. This is just standard, run-of-the-mill Air Canada incompetence and stupidity.
 
2013-10-13 01:42:04 PM
Speaking of Greyhounds, that is why it's called Greyhound Lines. It's for shipping greyhounds. When they absolutely need to be at the race track in less than seven days. Proof: the seats are designed for greyhounds.

I take the bus home for Christmas and sometimes a summer vacation. I really pity the people who are coming from BC or the Prairies and still have two days to go to get to Newfoundland or Halifax. They are zombified (a much over used word which is still the right word for some things).

You think New York to LA is a long haul? Try crossing Canada from Victoria to St. John's Harbour.
 
2013-10-13 01:48:19 PM
FTFA: Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the U.S. media spends its time," the email says.

STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!  CHILDREN ARE DYING OF STARVATION IN AFRICA!

Yeah... meanwhile, we all know the "cut 14 locks to walk a dog" story is bullashiat.  The idiot handlers put the dog in a non-presurrised cargo hold and killed it.  Now they're making up the "it ran away" story, after shoving it's body into a dumpster.
 
2013-10-13 01:48:22 PM

brantgoose: Speaking of Greyhounds, that is why it's called Greyhound Lines. It's for shipping greyhounds. When they absolutely need to be at the race track in less than seven days. Proof: the seats are designed for greyhounds.

I take the bus home for Christmas and sometimes a summer vacation. I really pity the people who are coming from BC or the Prairies and still have two days to go to get to Newfoundland or Halifax. They are zombified (a much over used word which is still the right word for some things).

You think New York to LA is a long haul? Try crossing Canada from Victoria to St. John's Harbour.


If there were only efficient high-speed transportation options which didn't take 3-4 days instead of 6 hours....
 
2013-10-13 01:51:25 PM

brantgoose: Speaking of Greyhounds, that is why it's called Greyhound Lines. It's for shipping greyhounds. When they absolutely need to be at the race track in less than seven days. Proof: the seats are designed for greyhounds.

I take the bus home for Christmas and sometimes a summer vacation. I really pity the people who are coming from BC or the Prairies and still have two days to go to get to Newfoundland or Halifax. They are zombified (a much over used word which is still the right word for some things).

You think New York to LA is a long haul? Try crossing Canada from Victoria to St. John's Harbour.


Did your tv break or something?
 
2013-10-13 01:53:10 PM

baconbeard: I'm trying to sympathize, but anyone who takes Air Canada deserves what they get.


Worst. Airline. Ever.


No one takes a flight on an airline because they like the company. They take it because that airline was the only one they could find, going to the landmass/city they wanted to get to at the price they could afford. If you want to get to the other side of the planet, the other side of the continent or some island, your only other choice is to hire a dirigible or steamship.
 
2013-10-13 01:54:34 PM

brantgoose: Speaking of Greyhounds, that is why it's called Greyhound Lines. It's for shipping greyhounds. When they absolutely need to be at the race track in less than seven days. Proof: the seats are designed for greyhounds.

I take the bus home for Christmas and sometimes a summer vacation. I really pity the people who are coming from BC or the Prairies and still have two days to go to get to Newfoundland or Halifax. They are zombified (a much over used word which is still the right word for some things).

You think New York to LA is a long haul? Try crossing Canada from Victoria to St. John's Harbour.


*shudder*

/thanks Jeebus Gameboys were invented before I was born
//just the trips to Ottawa or Toronto on bus were too much
///I'd prefer driving myself car over being the passenger, but that's just me
 
2013-10-13 01:55:41 PM
They should just let some mechanical rabbits loose in the airport. Those little bastards seem to love chasing mechanical rabbits.
 
2013-10-13 02:22:30 PM
So it's not just America where everyone thinks they know how you should do your job?
 
2013-10-13 02:26:26 PM

weltallica: FTFA: Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the U.S. media spends its time," the email says.

STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!  CHILDREN ARE DYING OF STARVATION IN AFRICA!

Yeah... meanwhile, we all know the "cut 14 locks to walk a dog" story is bullashiat.  The idiot handlers put the dog in a non-presurrised cargo hold and killed it.  Now they're making up the "it ran away" story, after shoving it's body into a dumpster.


Actually, running away is standard behaviour for a greyhound. It probably saw something move and took off.
 
2013-10-13 02:29:06 PM

Bondith: It said that the comments made in the email do not "reflect Air Canada's standards or professionalism."

On the contrary, it perfectly reflects Air Canada's standards and professionalism.

Also, that is the fattest greyhound I've ever seen.


Just thought I would applaud the comment about Air Canada's standards and professionalism.  we iin Canada expect no less from this sorry excuse for an airline.  They offer the very same crappy attitudes and "fark you customer" that most airlines in the US offer, with the added bonus of having a monopoly on most Canadian air routes.
 
2013-10-13 02:41:00 PM
 
2013-10-13 03:02:43 PM
brantgoose:
Want to fly to Paris or Amsterdam from Ottawa? Stops in Toronto and Chicago, then a direct flight from Chicago to Frankfurt.

Or just drive to Montreal where every day there are several direct flights to either of those destinations.  If you're lucky your flight will be operated by Air France or KLM.
 
2013-10-13 03:29:26 PM

Bondith: It said that the comments made in the email do not "reflect Air Canada's standards or professionalism."

On the contrary, it perfectly reflects Air Canada's standards and professionalism.

Also, that is the fattest greyhound I've ever seen.


A good weight for retired greyhounds allows you to see about 1-2 of the last ribs. Considering that, I guess he is kinda fat.
 
2013-10-13 03:32:59 PM

baconbeard: I'm trying to sympathize, but anyone who takes Air Canada deserves what they get.


Worst. Airline. Ever.


Not even close to worst. You must have never flown Spirit, RyanAir or United
 
2013-10-13 03:38:34 PM

No Time To Explain: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: No Time To Explain: should have went Greyhound

/subby, way to drop the ball there
//interesting how there's a spike in Canadian stories
///slow news day, Florida?

In Canada, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Most of us have already checked out and are drunk on turkey, cheap booze, and seething hatred of family members.

Canada bro?

/nickel city Farker
//I'd say Fark meetup, but not too many decent spots for a gathering
///not sure how many are in my area either, not like I asked or such


Nice. I live in London, and there are a couple of notable farkers in my neighborhood.

Keep an eye on the Fark parties page- there's usually one or two in Toronto a year. I know it's a bit of a schlep, but that's probably the closest one you'll find unless you host one yourself.
 
2013-10-13 04:17:27 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: They should just let some mechanical rabbits loose in the airport. Those little bastards seem to love chasing mechanical rabbits.


Heehee.
 
2013-10-13 05:00:29 PM

brantgoose: Muthafleckers.

Seven hits on Google, of which six are somebody's screen name.

One real hi, in the phrase "blind c*cks*ck*rs muthafleckers!"

I practically invented it, then. Close is good enough for Google, it's good enough for me!


Bela Fleck might want to have a word with you.
 
2013-10-13 05:49:40 PM
I really hope that next time Air Canada is on the verge of bankruptcy, the feds tell them to EABOD rather than bailing them out again.

/I would rather see Rogers get a federal bailout over Air Canada
//let that sink in for a second...
 
2013-10-13 05:51:55 PM

brantgoose: Canadians actually prefer to fly Air Canada. I have no idea why.

No wait, I know why. Because if you don't get an Air Canada flight, you end up going through Atlanta and Newark to get to Boston.

Want to fly to Paris or Amsterdam from Ottawa? Stops in Toronto and Chicago, then a direct flight from Chicago to Frankfurt.

If you want a larf, go to expedia.ca and try to book a direct flight from Ottawa to anywhere more than 60 minutes away.

If it isn't Air Canada, you are shiat out of luck, one way or another: flight time, stops, layovers, ridiculous departure and arrival times, hours spent in limbo or Hell ....

The only thing Americans have farked up more than television is the GOP, I mean, flying.

You invent these great things like the Constitution and then you ruin them.

Thank God an American did not invent Christianity.

HAVEN'T YOU DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE?

1) Money; and 2) people are idiots.


Quick Google search shows United also flies between Ottawa and Boston.
 
2013-10-13 07:45:31 PM
Halloween costume idea: go as a Canadian.
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-13 08:16:14 PM
Just say the doggie went to heaven, problem solved.
 
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