So if you haven’t heard, Alec Baldwin got kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing Words With Friends while sitting at the gate. The plane was not moving. The crew felt he got rude with them and kicked him off the flight.
I’ve flown all the airlines and the only ones worth your money are Virgin and Jet Blue. People say they cost more, but it’s not much, and it’s worth every penny. I often find flights on Jet Blue that are cheaper than the other airlines so I don’t personally find them to be more expensive.
American released this statement via their Facebook page today:
“Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.”
Sounds like Alec treated the American Airlines crew the way their crews have always treated me in the past. I doubt that when they initially asked him to put the phone away it was in a polite and respectful manner to begin with. I speak from my personal experience on American Airlines in the past. Their flight attendants have always treated me like I’m stupid. When they ask me to do something, or I didn’t hear something…instead of coming over and asking politely and respectfully, I have always been scolded as if I’m a child – loudly, so that all around me can hear the scolding. I assume that is to show everyone else what they will get if they don’t comply immediately with the demands of the crew. Even an intelligent adult sometimes misses an instruction. Sometimes I’m nervous about flying and get up in my head a little bit, or have my headphones on, or a fellow passenger is making noise, or a baby is crying, or I simply don’t hear something, or I’m distracted by a smart phone app. I’m not trying to be a rebel, I’m just human.
As a paying customer their staff has treated me like a nuisance just about every time I’ve ever been unfortunate enough to fly their unfriendly skies. At this point, the only reason I fly American is when someone gives me a free ticket or airline miles and EVEN THEN I have still declined the offer and paid my own way so that I don’t have to deal with the stress of flying American. I have had similar experiences on United as well.
So I’m not buying this American Airlines press release thingie they are putting out there.
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So many things give you cancer. I feel like everything I do is going to give me cancer so I decided to come up with a list of things that will NOT give you cancer.
1. Water (Normally) – a good fresh glass of clean water has never caused anyone cancer.
1. Air (Normally) – Unless there are some kind of chemicals in the air or cigarette smoke or something, you’re not going to get cancer from air.
3. Puppies – unless they’ve been soaked in radiation, puppies will NOT give you cancer.
4. Children – they could cause you stress, which can cause cancer, but just being exposed to a child will not usually give you cancer.
5. Midgets – with the obvious exceptions, you will not get cancer from a little person.
I’m not saying one can’t kill you. I’m just saying, it won’t be from cancer.
6. Flowers – cancer free.
7. Toilet Paper – Wipe with confidence.
8. Mothers – She might GET cancer, but she’s not going to give it to you.
10. Sex – Get it on!
Don’t you feel better knowing there are a few simple joys in this life that will NOT give you cancer? I know I feel a lot better.
And yes, my mom died of cancer. Cancer sucks but you won’t get through it without laughing a little.
I am sick of hearing middle aged white dudes bitching about the emasculation of men in modern society. Really? You don’t like how you are portrayed on TV, commercials, movies, magazines and on the internet? It doesn’t seem fair? That’s not who you REALLY are? Try being a woman. We’ve had to deal with it our entire lives…since the dawn of civilization. When feminists complain they are told to have a sense of humor and get over it. Well dudes…it’s your turn.
TV shows like “Man Up,” “Last Man Standing,” and “How To Be A Gentleman” have struck a chord with American males who are insecure in their masculinity and to be honest, it’s pathetic and I’m sick of hearing about it.
Here are a few of my thoughts on the issue:
1. If, in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression you feel so slighted by society that you have to blog and tweet and write indignant Facebook status updates about how you feel emasculated by TV shows…if during a national economic disaster your slighted masculine ego takes precedence over all other troubles plaguing society…you need to get a grip. Do you have any idea what kind of incredible pu$$ you sound like? Get a sense of humor for fu¢k sake. Stop taking yourself so seriously. I hate to break it to you but your masculinity is at the bottom of society’s To-Do list at the moment.
2. Get a hobby. If you’re spending time every day thinking, worrying and feeling angry about your own personal emasculation…you need to get a job or find a passion in life. Art? Woodwork? Playing football? Cooking? Charity? Politics? Education? Social issues? Mixed martial arts? Stand-up comedy? There are so many better things you could be doing with your time.
3. Have you ever considered that it’s not an “emasculation” as much as it is the natural evolutionary cycle of human beings? Being a dandy use to be quite popular. I’m not saying that modern men are dandies because they are far from it, but I think that it’s natural for things to swing in different directions over time. If you don’t like the swing, get outta the playground.
4. Now let’s talk about video games. Don’t get your boxer briefs in a wad when other people tease you or make fun of you for playing your little games. Just enjoy it. It’s as silly as a pole dancing workout. Some women like to spend their free time pretending to be strippers and you spend your free time pretending to be a soldier fighting an imaginary war. It’s funny…it’s cute…deal with it. It doesn’t make you any less of a “man.” What DOES make you less of a man is not having a sense of humor about the absurdity of your own reality.
These are a few of the MANY reasons I’m looking forward to watching shows like “Man Up.” Thank God someone has a sense of humor about their own masculinity.
So next time you are feeling indignant about your masculinity and you want to take your hurt feelings out on the nearest sitcom…ask yourself if the lady doth protest too much. Is society making you feel emasculated or is it something inside you? Remember, John Wayne wore make-up to work every day.
This is Demi Moore‘s twitter reaction to all the tabloid and gossip buzz about her husband Ashton Kutcher banging a broad in a San Diego hotel on their 6th anniversary. Looks like some Oprah style bullshit to me.
Oh and she also plastered her Twitter page with wallpaper of her crotch.
Classy! I think Ashton has one just like it in Los Angeles though. A newer model in fact. I don’t mean to be cynical but did anybody think this was going to last? To be honest they lasted a lot longer than I thought. He doesn’t need a baby sitter anymore, he can go out on his own. Is it any coincidence that as soon as he gets a huge paying job he ditches the old model for a newer one? Not that he hasn’t been test driving newer models for years.
Why can’t Nancy Grace just admit that her nipple slipped out on Dancing With The Stars? Why is she pretending that she was wearing a Breast Petal? She might have put them on before going on stage, but what popped out the top of that dress was no “flower” – it was full-on nipple. Every nook and cranny of nipple.
That is not a “flower” Nancy, that’s a full-on nursing nipple. I’ve seen them before. That is the color of nipple, that is the flesh of nipple. That is not the smooth dull fake flesh tones of the Breast Petal with a rippled flower petal edge. Your nipple is literally hooking over the top of the dress, like a gopher peeking out of a hole in the lawn. Why are you now lying about it and pretending that it wasn’t nipple? A woman who prides herself on truth and justice is boob faced lying to America.
How can she expect TotMom Casey Anthony to tell the truth about murdering her baby, when TitMom Nancy Grace won’t even tell the truth about a harmless little nipple slip?
I’m sorry but she’s got to be pregnant. I mean she’s huge in this picture. Not for me, that would be skinny for me, but for her. She’s bulging out all over the place.
So who is it? (Click MORE to find out.)
As you all know I’m obsessed with Ruby but her status updates on FB are the worst. If Ruby wants to feel better about herself, she should stop following herself on Twitter and Facebook.
Note: I ran this story on my blog TrueCrimeJunkies.com but also wanted to run it here because it’s literally INSANE!
Woah, this is majorly messed up!
Most people don’t know that the comedy film 30 Minutes Or Less is based on a horribly true and disgusting crime that ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE. But instead of cute little Jesse Eisenberg running around mugging to the camera in an army jacket, the bomb strapped to Brian Wells’ chest in 2003 actually went off – literally blowing him up in front of TV cameras, news viewers and police who stood around helpless and/or unwilling to help. Sony Pictures seems to have forgotten to mention this in their press tour.
This still of Brian was taken moments before the bomb went off as he sat handcuffed and helpless.
Brooke Van Poppelen of TruTV turned me on to the story, “I feel that the producers displayed poor taste when they decided to do a farcical romp inspired by this man’s murder. Conversations and awareness should focus on what really happened since details about the case are still emerging even 8 years later. It’s not just a zany Hollywood pitch.” She covers the story in her TruTV blog:
The details are bizarre and quite literally horrifying… Just like in the movie Wells was at work, delivering a pizza when he had been attacked by a group of men who chained a bomb around his neck at gunpoint and forced him to rob the bank.
Brian walked into the Pennsylvania bank and passed the teller a note that read: “Gather employees with access codes to vault and work fast to fill bag with $250,000. You have only 15 minutes.” Then Brian lifted his shirt to show off the bomb hanging around his neck.
Brian didn’t get what the note asked for, but he did walk out with a bag containing $8,702 and a Dum Dum lollipop that he had grabbed form the counter. 15 minutes later, Wells was surrounded by police who threw him to the pavement and cuffed his hands behind his back.
He warned the cops that the bomb was going to go off. He was desperate. He tried to convince them that he wasn’t lying but maybe the story was too insane for the cops to believe because they were too slow to act and 25 minutes later the bomb went off in front of God and everybody.
One of the last things Wells said was,“Did you call my boss?” He didn’t want his boss to think he was slacking off on the job. Then the bomb started beeping and detonated. The bomb squad arrived 3 minutes later.
If you want to learn more about this crime I highly recommend you read this CNN story:
And this 2010 article that has amazing details. Too many details for me to cover here and they cover it better than I would so just go read it:
Hilarious right? That’s what writer Michael Diliberti seemed to think when he puked out the script for 30 Minutes Or Less. What a bummer for Brian’s family to have to see trailers for this movie on TV, in theaters, in papers, magazines… everywhere, every day… constantly reminding them of his violent murder, and letting them know that Hollywood doesn’t give a crap about his death. Film makers , actors and others involved with 30 Minutes Or Less aren’t using the film’s release as an opportunity to draw attention to this crime in hopes of solving it or finding new leads. They haven’t mentioned Brian’s name at all. All they care about is the money they can make from the hilarious comedy spoof of this man’s violent murder. I guess it’s too much of a bummer for them. Imagine how Brian’s family feels.
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