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(Reuters)   Man doesn't think he'll ever get over Machu Picchu   ( divider line
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2004-10-21 08:30:26 PM  
"Over Machu Picchu?"

"No, I don't think I'll ever get over Machu Picchu... those wounds run pretty deep."

/apologies to "Airplane"
2004-10-22 06:27:53 AM  
Awesome headline.
2004-10-22 06:32:06 AM  
I, for one, would like to be the first to welcome our reincarnated Incan overlords.

/nihil habeo
2004-10-22 06:35:21 AM  
That's why I never choose the "Angry God Holiday Package" trip.
2004-10-22 06:35:29 AM  
That's exactly why I don't leave the house.
2004-10-22 06:36:33 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

"Machu Picchu!"
2004-10-22 06:37:52 AM  
That's exactly why I gave up trying to cross the Andes by frog.
2004-10-22 06:39:22 AM  
He was probably taking a photo around the time he was hit, police officer Francisco Teran told Reuters by telephone.

Anyone developed the film in his camera?

/This thread needs his last pictures.
2004-10-22 06:40:53 AM  
I'm seriously shocked!

/bad pun...
2004-10-22 06:44:46 AM  
Guess he picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

/guys: can't remember their own birthdays, much less anybody else's, but we remember every line of every ridiculous comedy movie we've ever seen
2004-10-22 06:53:51 AM  
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
2004-10-22 06:56:16 AM  
Surely you can't be serious?
2004-10-22 06:56:30 AM  
You have clearance, Clarence.
Roger, Roger. What's your vector, Victor?
2004-10-22 06:58:36 AM  
My brother and I walked the Inca Trail (4 long long days over the Andes) to Machu Picchu a year or so ago, it was pretty amazing.
2004-10-22 06:59:34 AM  

guys: can't remember their own birthdays, much less anybody else's, but we remember every line of every ridiculous comedy movie we've ever seen

How sad...and yet how true.

/has Airplane just about memorized, but needs reminders for birthdays
2004-10-22 06:59:58 AM  
Let's see...they were Unger Oveur and he was Oveur Dunn?
2004-10-22 07:04:19 AM  
you are NOT your farking kakis
2004-10-22 07:04:24 AM  
My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.

When will you be back?

I can't tell you that. It's classified.
2004-10-22 07:05:22 AM  
that's sad. i've gone to sites like these in Guatemala and Belize (Mayan Ruins) and it struck me how different the tourist safety policies were. We were allowed to climb up the front face of these massive pyramids, same as the mayans did, even though the steps were fairly worn out/already crumbled, with no hand rail or any support. I asked my tour guide, and he said every once in a while a tourist tumbles down the steps, or off the edge of the top clearing, to his/her death. It was interesting given that something like this in the US would have a freakin' elevator built in just to keep people from falling and suing the locale.
2004-10-22 07:07:51 AM  
BTW -- I'm not saying they should build safety rails into the ruins or something like that. Just commenting on how it's assumed that turists take their safety into their own hands.
2004-10-22 07:11:34 AM  
Scraps is a boy dog, isn't he?
2004-10-22 07:12:23 AM  
Personally, I'll never get over my high school sweetheart...

/got nuthin'
2004-10-22 07:13:05 AM  
Well the dinosaurs died, and then the Arabs came. And they bought Mercedes Benz.
2004-10-22 07:13:12 AM  
dioscaido same deal at Angkor Wat (Cambodia) you can scramble up you choice of stairs that have foot high, 6" deep steps. There is one rail to cling on to on the way down. I found the attitude to safety/responsibility refreshing...
2004-10-22 07:15:47 AM  
Picture this part of the article in your head:

"Witnesses say he was struck by lightning just when he was on the summit," said Jose Cahua, an official at the local prosecutor's office. The incident happened on Monday.

Witnesses said simultaneous bolts of lightning had hit Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu.

Is it me or does it look like some kinda crazy pagan sacrifice? Or maybe.... bishop from Caddyshack?
[image from too old to be available]
2004-10-22 07:16:15 AM  
Macchu Piccu is damned amazing. And the Inca trail is the real deal.

Dioscaido: Great point. I couldn't believe it either. Did you look down the back part of the complex where they have [in the distance] the hydro project? Its about six million feet straight down. I thought I was going to crap my pants. A header off that sucker and not only would you be dead as disco, but they'd never find your body. They might just figure you were pretty stupid to be that close to the edge anyway and never bother looking.
2004-10-22 07:18:00 AM  
Submitted: Absolutely awesome headline. Sad to say, I think we're finally getting old...
2004-10-22 07:20:11 AM  
if i were a mayan i would have taken measure to prevent lightning strikes.
2004-10-22 07:20:44 AM  
Submitter, even :P
2004-10-22 07:25:44 AM  
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2004-10-22 07:26:50 AM  
I remember birthdays....
I just relate them to release dates of movies.

eg: My sister's birthday is two weeks from the release date of Airplane.
2004-10-22 07:27:49 AM  
2004-10-22 06:37:52 AM hogans

That's exactly why I gave up trying to cross the Andes by frog.

Where is that from? I remember it from this weird book I had as a kid.
2004-10-22 07:28:21 AM  
Flipper the Dolphin, that's Pikachu, not Pichu. Do your research.
2004-10-22 07:31:19 AM  
you have to blow the computer.
2004-10-22 07:31:46 AM  
Pilot: Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it.
Prosecutor : Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
Pilot: Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
Prosecutor : *Andy* went to pieces?
Pilot: No. Andy was the navigator. He was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued.
Prosecutor : *Howie* came unglued?
Pilot: Oh, no. Howie was a rock, the best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
Prosecutor : And he bailed out?
Pilot: No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
Prosecutor : Then Howie survived?
Pilot: No, 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.
Prosecutor : Over Macho Grande?
Pilot: No. I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds run pretty deep.
2004-10-22 07:34:04 AM  
Beautiful, TerpDon. Just what I needed.
2004-10-22 07:35:14 AM  
Machu Picchu, I choose you!
2004-10-22 07:35:28 AM  
Sh** man, that honky mus' be messin' my old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head. You know?

Hey home, I can dig it. You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you man.

I say hey sky, s'other s'ay I wan say?


Pray to J I get the same ol' same ol'.

Eh. Yo knock yourself a pro slick, gray matter live performas down now take TCB'in man.

Hey, you know what they say... See a broad, to get that booty yak 'em.

Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em

Cold got to be. You know? Shii*****.
2004-10-22 07:35:47 AM  
Wow, I didn't know that many Airplane! fans still existed. Shatner was the bomb in part 2, yo.

"Would you like something to read?"
"Do you have anything light?"
"How about this leaflet, Famous Jewish Sports Legends."

"No thank you. I take it black, like my men."

They'd never get away with that shiat nowadays.

Didn't RTFA.
2004-10-22 07:38:36 AM  
He'll always have Paris.
2004-10-22 07:39:03 AM  
"Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap, will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking and beeping and flashing - they're *flashing* and they're *beeping*. I can't stand it anymore! They're *blinking* and *beeping* and *flashing*! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug! I'm allright, I'm allright....ALLRIGHT!"

/ridiculously huge airplane fan
2004-10-22 07:39:29 AM  
Call me crazy... but this would be 'up there' in the ways that I want to die... like getting caught in the gears of a combine.

/almost Airplane

meepmeep Totally agree about Angkor... I'm glad I visited when you're still allowed to climn on everything. Judging from the development of Siem Reap, I don't think that privelege will last too much longer.
2004-10-22 07:39:41 AM  
We have clearance Clarence.
Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

Excuse me, Stewardess, I speak Jive.

I better stop now or else I'll be here all day.

Jive ass dude ain't got no brains anyhow.
2004-10-22 07:41:33 AM  
My favorite exchange in either movie:

Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine: When will you be back?
Ted: I can't tell you that. It's classified.
2004-10-22 07:41:43 AM  
elendilmir: I've only been to Tikal and Caracol. Macchu Picchu is definitely on my list!! I'll probably have to lie down on the floor as soon as I reach the top of that pyramid you mention. I love climbing the pyramids, and then have to climb back down the steps sitting down! :)

meepmeep: Oooh Angkor Wat! I was in Thailand this summer, and they had a scale model of Angkor, and it looked unbelievable, even as a model.
2004-10-22 07:41:59 AM  
Struck by lightening at the peak of the mountain? Sounds like The Quickening to me.

/there can be only one
2004-10-22 07:44:07 AM  
A hospital? what is it?

The cockpit? What is it?

Headquarters? What is it?

The fog is getting thicker.

I've got to concentrate... concentrate... concentrate...

Surely you can't be serious...
2004-10-22 07:46:39 AM  
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone.
Male announcer: The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading. Now, there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for unloading.
Male announcer: Look Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.

Allright, this has to stop.
2004-10-22 07:47:18 AM  
Okay, I have to leave this thread RIGHT NOW. I'm reading Airplane quotes and laughing my ass off.

I'll leave you with this gem before I go...

Rumack : Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur : I can't tell.
Rumack : You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur : No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack : Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur : Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack : You can't take a guess for another two hours?

I'll come back after I get some work done.
2004-10-22 07:56:23 AM  
Pozo Almonte, March 33 - I am beginning to have suspicions about my Chilean calendar.
The frog thing in its entirety:
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