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Monday
Oct052009

Air Margaritaville 

See this?

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This is a flight strip.  In the past, air traffic controllers used them to keep track of the airplanes coming into their care.  They don't use them much anymore.  Most air traffic facilities are entirely computer-based, rendering the flight strips obsolete.  There's really no reason to print them out anymore, unless a controller wants to ask a question, clarify some flight information, or TAKE THE STRIP HOME TO HIS WIFE TO PROVE THAT HE FREAKING WORKED JIMMY BUFFETT'S FREAKING AIRPLANE.

A while ago, I told Josh The Pilot to watch for airplanes with tail numbers ending in "JB," as an even more terrifying Buffett-stalker than I has cataloged all of his aircraft.  Because whenever I sit back with a couple minutes of "One Particular Harbor," all I'm thinking is, "What's the engine thrust on Jimmy's Dassault Falcon 900B?"

Josh The Pilot did not speak to the pilot of N908JB, but Jimmy did not crash into any other airplanes, even Captain Sully's, which Josh's sector also worked last week.  So between Josh working Buffett's airplane, but not talking to him, and me being like ten feet away from Jimmy while bodyguarding his dressing room for one concert but also not talking to him, we have... we have... we have a flight strip.

Awesome.

4,080 nm at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwitted by FlaxenFunnies

WOW! How cool is that!

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHollee Chadwick

Cooler than a concert ticket —at least, paper-wise ;)

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

PS: Oh, and that Tweet about John Gleen (sic)? Utterly disturbing! @_@

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

EW The tweet about exploding main characters... didn't that end the story rather abruptly? How much interacting can one do after exploding?

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis
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