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(Seattle Times)'s Jeff Bezos in helicopter crash with pilot involved in NM prison break   ( divider line
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2003-03-12 09:11:40 PM  
3 strikes your out dude....
this was so newsworthy they waited a WEEK to report on it???

/so what
2003-03-12 09:18:12 PM  
As someone who has ridden with Cheater I'm shocked that he hasn't killed himself in that helicopter by now.
We used to hire him occasionally but my old company quit using him because of fear.
2003-03-12 09:39:34 PM  
How come they waited a week to report this?
2003-03-12 09:40:26 PM  
this was so newsworthy they waited a WEEK to report on it???

They would've written it earlier, but they selected "Super Saver" reporting, so it sat in the warehouse for a few days...
2003-03-12 10:48:26 PM  
None of the passengers was seriously injured.

and they selected super saver writers and editors.
2003-03-13 04:32:23 AM  
So when does the X10 Cam CEO get in that fireball Amtrak accident?
2003-03-13 04:34:53 AM  
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2003-03-13 04:37:01 AM  
So, how long until Bezos patents crash-landings?
2003-03-13 04:37:21 AM  
2003-03-13 04:40:26 AM  
Theurge14 :)

I farking hate X10 and their creepy annoying ads. That's one company I'd never ever buy anything from. *kicks*
2003-03-13 04:40:35 AM  
I figured he'd be the first person to get injured in a Segway wreck.
2003-03-13 04:42:19 AM  
Nmhansen - They had to find the pilot first.

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2003-03-13 04:42:56 AM  
That headline makes it sound like Bezos was taking part in a prison break when he crashed.

Why does it matter that the pilot was held at gunpoint to help with the prison break 12 years ago? How is that relavant to the current story?
2003-03-13 04:54:18 AM  
"Texas is an outrage when Jeff Bezos is dead
Texas is an outrage when they pick up his head
Texas is the reason that the execuitve's dead"
/hte misfist
2003-03-13 04:55:27 AM  
Oooo, 'Executive Assistant'. Sounds like he was having a super secret love affair!
2003-03-13 05:00:13 AM  
Karmic retribution for patenting "1-Click"?
2003-03-13 05:26:22 AM  
This just reeks of an upcoming promotional stunt. Maybe Amazon will be sponsoring the next hit reality show.

/end sarcasm
2003-03-13 05:31:14 AM  
My boss bought one of those X10 cameras for our office once and within a week we were getting calls from different security companies who "understood that we just bought a security camera and were wondering if we needed anybody to help install it for us."

Gee, I wonder how they found out we had just bought a camera?
2003-03-13 05:41:54 AM  
Lousy X10..... Running around killing tanks and stuff...

2003-03-13 05:43:17 AM  
Countdown 'til his amazing tale of survival is sold on 3... 2...
2003-03-13 05:56:43 AM  
It's claimed that Jeff Bezos personally reads all e-mail correspondence sent to him. However, this is complete crap.

I quite often buy books from Amazon UK. A couple of months ago, I received a 'personal' e-mail from Jeff-baby announcing that the trial period for free home delivery in the UK had been so successful that they were going to make it permanent. I wrote back pointing out that it was pretty obvious from my e-mail address I was resident in the Netherlands and didn't qualify for free delivery. I told him his e-mail was therefore about as much use as 'a one-legged man in an arse kicking competition' and until he introduced a similar service to Cloggieland he was just 'rubbing my nose in it'.

Did I receive a grovelling apology? No. Did I receive an irate reply about my rude response? No. I got an automated reply saying 'Sorry we can not reply to you individually. Please consult our web-site'.

2003-03-13 06:00:11 AM  
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2003-03-13 06:02:26 AM's Jeff Bezos in helicopter crash with pilot, involved in NM prison break

Ahh, that's better. Oh, waitaminute.
2003-03-13 06:09:45 AM  
Must be another slow news day in Latteland and thus time for another fawning, breathless "news" piece on a local celebrity. Tomorrow it will be an item on Bill Gates' new diamond-encrusted ivory back-scratcher.

/Simpsons rip-off
2003-03-13 06:12:36 AM  
Lbn - Have you noticed the previous 2 boobie links?
Still, Aria is worth posting about :D
2003-03-13 06:18:10 AM  
Viewers of this link also ordered Black Hawk Down.
2003-03-13 06:20:10 AM  
Bozo didn't die :-(
2003-03-13 06:37:59 AM  
I hate misleading headlines and the asshats who write them.
2003-03-13 06:46:00 AM  
roflmao@ 2xhelix
2003-03-13 07:16:28 AM  
Attention, Jesus! Who the fark was Stevie Ray Vaughn?!?!? Chopped liver (no pun intended)?
2003-03-13 07:28:35 AM  
wow Korz you're getting really good at those! He looks so happy too!

Are you seriously going to come out with a website? I'd visit it. It'd be greater than!
2003-03-13 07:29:48 AM  
oh SWEET JESUS and the divine lord!!! Fark is advertising the X10 cam!!!!
2003-03-13 07:39:04 AM  
...not that hteres anything wrong with that of course...
2003-03-13 07:54:12 AM  
uhm.... did this story move to the top or is it just me?
2003-03-13 07:54:14 AM  
Helos are a dangerous business, and having multiple crahes is no surprise.

When I was in the Navy, one of the guys on our crew had been involved in 7 "mishaps", the first one was on his first flight. We were kinda' like "and it took you how long to cross over to fixed wing aircraft?"

I could deal with one or two, maybe even a third, but after that someone is trying to tell you something.

One of the worst flights I was ever on was a night mission in the Persian Gulf making sure that everything was clear for a carrier battlegroup to come through the Straits of Hormuz. I was taking a nap in the back when the other radar operator started kicking me awake, a helo had gone down and we were switching to a SAR mission. All they found was some seat cushions and the sensor operator's helmet.

When we finally landed I actually gave some thought to tturning in my wings, like I suddenly had the realization that "Holy shiat, this stuff can actually get you killed!"

2003-03-13 08:02:22 AM  
I think it's shameful the way these super-rich people behave.

They get so bored and jaded they think it's fun to patrol the border in a copter and shoot a high-powered rifle at illegal aliens.
2003-03-13 08:05:06 AM  
Maybe I'm just mean and grumpy, but it's too bad he didn't get whacked in the crash. Now he'll try and patent the act of a helicopter crashing...
2003-03-13 08:06:16 AM  
Sure it's understandable Bezos has built up really high resistance to his website's porn collection.

But taking his "assistant" for the hunting trip? That's perverted sex, dude.
2003-03-13 08:10:38 AM  
This guy crashes a lot. Launchpad McQuack.
2003-03-13 08:31:03 AM  
Jeff Bezos

We have recommendations for you in Travel:

Keep the fark away from helicopters
2003-03-13 09:13:05 AM  
Helicopters are really a bunch of parts flying in relatively close formation; all rotating around a different axis. Things work well until one of the parts breaks formation.

- Anon.
2003-03-13 09:29:09 AM  
None of the passengers was seriously injured.

But they all were seriously injured.
2003-03-13 11:18:45 AM  
Just goes to show how dumbasses associate "knowing computers" with knowing websites and business CEO's. You cna tell this guys a redneck by that one quote. "A paramedic who knows lots about computers" is hillbilly speak for "I'se be a inbred an bassackwards cousin marrying monkey". Just ask Arkieboy.
2003-03-13 12:02:20 PM  
I've met Jeff Bezos. His laugh is insane! It's so loud, I bet it reverberated the entire helicopter and caused it to crash.
2003-03-13 04:44:24 PM  
None of the passengers was seriously injured.

and they selected super saver writers and editors.

Uhh, Megain? If you're referring to the "was" in the above sentence, thinking that it should be "were", you are mistaken. The "was" refers to the singular subject "none" - the "passengers are not the subject of the sentence.

/grammar lesson
2003-03-14 02:39:12 AM  
"I think it's shameful the way these super-rich people behave.

They get so bored and jaded they think it's fun to patrol the border in a copter and shoot a high-powered rifle at illegal aliens."

Now THAT'S bizarre! I have to wonder where this information was gleaned.
2003-03-14 02:36:18 PM  
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