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Drama in the Friendly Skies.

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 2:25 pm in Uncategorized.

Finally, a trained pilot realized what I’ve always suspected: that there’s no way in hell a giant steel plane should be able to fly.

So the pilot freaked out and had to be dragged from the cockpit kicking and screaming. I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. That’s why I do my best, whenever I’m on an airplane, to try not to think about being in a big metal tube that, instead of plunging to the ground like it’s supposed to, somehow travels 500 miles an hour while suspended 35,000 feet in the air.

I’ll never get that. But I also don’t understand how the pictures get from the TV studio into the little box in my living room.

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3 Responses to “Drama in the Friendly Skies.”

  1. Danny Says:

    So if the co-pilot routinely flies and lands these giant things, what is the pilot for? Besides taking over when the co-pilot goes cuckoo.

  2. Tony Hicks Says:

    I think that’s exactly why they have more than one guy up there. You saw “Airplane” – what if the pilot eats bad chicken and starts foaming at the mouth?

  3. HeyJoe Says:

    I’m with you brother, on both counts, the suspended 20-ton tube AND the magic of television. Maybe I should go back to school or something.