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Delta Cancels Flight In Mid-air...  
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8822 times:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/42594

it's a joke. sick humor, but some really good lines in there.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8705 times:
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Did the passengers get stranded at the sky airport, or made to disembark in the sky?

User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8687 times:

There's already a thread on this.

User currently offlineAirforum From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
There's already a thread on this.

If so, then post a link to that thread. I searched but didn't find it.

And yes, it is sick humour. Announcing 133 people to be dead is not so much fun. And btw, it ain't no 737 on that pic.

 biggrin 



What goes up, must come down. Let's hope the sky never went up.
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8181 times:

Really sick humor. Not even humor. That photo looks like the Pinnacle CRJ that crashed not too long ago. Kind of inappropriate.

Deltaguy


User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8041 times:

Somebody must have gotten bent out of shape and had it deleted. It had "Onion" in the title.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7885 times:

yes, they also say two DL 747s collided in midair during a flight consolidation, but of course DL doesn't fly the 747.

ejecting 6 overbooked passengers over the allegheny mountains is funny though.

and the fact the airline quotes don't show remorse for the loss of life, on the inconvenience to pax.

part of the point of the article is to point out that flight delays and cancelations aren't the end of the world, as there are worse things, like crashing.

Or as one comedian pointed out: "You're flying. It's a miracle. So shut the fuck up."



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineSeven3Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 317 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7810 times:

Funniest Onion article I've ever read. You people obviously arent familiar with it


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7700 times:

Quoting Seven3Seven (Reply 7):
Funniest Onion article I've ever read. You people obviously arent familiar with it

I agree it is one of the best. I laughed out loud the whole way through, as it's written like a business newspaper article rather than a sensationalist tabloid, despite the loss of 133 lives.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7649 times:

Rumor has it the for the NW FA Contract they will terminate your Employment at First Impact...It cant be true ...!?!?!?!

User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

Hmmm, being humorous on other people's account may be appropriate at times, but in the case where so many deaths are concerned, I find it extremely disrespectful, especially to those family/friends who are trying to deal with their loss. I'm actually not familiar with "the onion" so after reading the first couple lines, i thought it was a serious situation. Just sad the extent to which people would go in order to get a few laughs. Pathetic.

User currently offlineLiedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

Under the age of 25 and uptight enough so as to not have a sense of humor? tsk tsk. What fun is life if you can't laugh, especially at yourself?


If it was said by us, then it must be true.
User currently offlineKilljoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 10):
but in the case where so many deaths are concerned, I find it extremely disrespectful, especially to those family/friends who are trying to deal with their loss.

And my uncle's cousin's daughter's friend's grandmother had a drinking problem, so I don't want to hear any more "people walk into a bar"-jokes, damnit!

What's really disrespectful is how grieving family members demand that the rest of the world should stop for them. Isn't it preferable that at least someone gets some entertainment out of a tragedy? A death and a laugh are better than just a death, imho.

That said, 99% of The Onion's articles aren't funny at all, and it's even more annoying when people think it's appropriate to litter serious boards' frontpages with them.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Why people read stupid shit like The Onion is beyond me.
I don't think anybody should make fun of a plane crash, at least with the bad taste that article shows.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5920 times:
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Are you people kidding me?

The Onion is hilarious -- not always tasteful, but the funniest thing out there.

Just check out other headlines from the latest issue:
Long-Awaited Beer With Bush Really Awkward, Voter Reports
Animal Planet Reality Show To Put Bear, Antelope, Hawk, Cheetah In Same House
Area Baby Doesn't Have Any Friends
Report: North Korea Just Enjoys Nuclear Talks
Activist Wet-T-Shirt Judge Votes For Girlfriend
Anti-Homosexuality Sermon Suspiciously Well-Informed


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 13):
I don't think anybody should make fun of a plane crash, at least with the bad taste that article shows.

Went over your head obviously.

Onion is all about bad taste, but if you read the tone of the article and the matter of fact nature, it speaks directly to the complaints aviation enthusiasts have about real newspapers, how they sensationalize trivial matters.

We can all agree that normal newspapers do this, right?

Well the Onion was showing what happens if the tables are turned. They trivialize a sensational matter, like a business report rather than a newspaper showing concern for humanity. Much of business writing is devoid of compassion.

That in itself is brilliant satire that many of you seem to be missing.

Add to it the skewering of DL and their financial issues, and the customer unfriendly policies of the industry in general, and the article is clever.

Planes crash in movies, cops get shot in movies, buildings explode in movies, people are raped in movies.

Should we not have anything depicting tragedy in any form of entertainment, serious or satire, so that we don't offend? Give me a freaking break.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

Quoting the onion:


In May, Delta officials made an adjustment for an overbooked flight by bumping six passengers from Flight 400 somewhere over the Allegany Mountains.

Hilarious  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Here here Ikramerica,

Very well put. I am willing to bet that anyone not finding the article funny did not finish reading before putting his judgement down. They read the first two lines... frowning in effort. Text is hard. Then categorised it of poor taste. Sad.


User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 10):
Hmmm, being humorous on other people's account may be appropriate at times, but in the case where so many deaths are concerned, I find it extremely disrespectful, especially to those family/friends who are trying to deal with their loss

What deaths? What loss?!? The whole article is (obviously I would have thought) totally fabricated to satirize the way the airlines' financial woes have left customers getting a raw deal. Jeez, get a clue and/or lighten up!


User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Quoting Cessnapimp (Reply 17):
I am willing to bet that anyone not finding the article funny did not finish reading before putting his judgement down. They read the first two lines... frowning in effort. Text is hard. Then categorised it of poor taste. Sad.

Nope, I read the whole article and didn't find it funny at all. I can read very well thanks, just didn't think it was funny.
Is that OK with you, or would you like to recatagorise me in some other way?



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User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Quoting Killjoy (Reply 12):
What's really disrespectful is how grieving family members demand that the rest of the world should stop for them. Isn't it preferable that at least someone gets some entertainment out of a tragedy? A death and a laugh are better than just a death, imho.

Until it happens to you.



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User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
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I love how it was a 737 that crashed, yet the wreckage is of an MD-80....God I hate the Onion.


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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4709 times:
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Well said Ikramerica! It's just unfortunate that some on this board would rather be sanctimonious pontificating blowhards, rather than lighten up and enjoy the satire.

The Onion is one of the funniest publications around.



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User currently offlineKYAir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting Smokescreen (Reply 18):
What deaths? What loss?!? The whole article is (obviously I would have thought) totally fabricated to satirize the way the airlines' financial woes have left customers getting a raw deal. Jeez, get a clue and/or lighten up!

OK, stop trying to explain humor to humor-less people - it's like trying to teach a pig to sing...it only wastes your time and irritates the pig!



Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting StanstedFlyer (Reply 20):
Until it happens to you.

Wrong.

Death has happened to all of us. If we aren't dead yet, we've all lost friends and or loved ones in various ways, be they from terminal disease, accident, violence, etc. We've all been maimed or injured, emotionally or physically.

Yet the world of literature, art, and plain tasteless entertainment is full of references to death and tragedy, misfortune and mayhem.

It is human nature to make light of things, to deal with them.

And at some point, we must move on.

I highly doubt that anyone posting their "concerns" has had a friend or loved one die in a plane crash in the last year, let alone a fictional plane crash as a result of an "in-flight cancelation" or "flight consolidation".

But we've all read and seen news reports sensationalizing emergency landings and airport fender benders as if thousands died.

Please gain some perspective.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
25 Post contains images KL662 : The earlier thread (I think it had an almost identical title) seems to have disappeared... It was around yesterday.
26 StanstedFlyer : Sorry, are you typing from beyond the grave then? Humour is a very personal thing. What I find hilarious, you wouldn't, and obviously vice versa. But
27 YULWinterSkies : It's a jewel of irony. Among my favorite lines: "While Delta officials are blaming the cancellation on financial troubles, other problems, such as hig
28 Groundstop : Smallest MD-80 I've ever seen.
29 DrDeke : Hello? You read an article about a major U.S. corporation, Delta Air Lines, forcing their passengers to jump off of an airplane in flight, then havin
30 Drinkstrolley : Don't waste your time responding to that moron, you're quite right. It's about as funny as slamming your prick in a car door.
31 Cessnapimp : I'm sure if you'd have Mr. Bean doing that you would laugh... you certainly would. That guys funny!
32 DucatiRacer : The Onion is hilarious, and the plane is an Air France CRJ 100.
33 IFly4UAL : LMAO!!!! This article is HILARIOUS! My favorite quote: "These things never fail to irritate customers—especially when they're done in midair—but u
34 Killjoy : If something bad happens to me, and I start using it as an excuse to bother others, feel free to tell me I'm being an idiot. I'm not saying you shoul
35 Post contains images DLKAPA : I love how you think it's an MD-80 when it's actually a CRJ-200
36 MiCorazonAzul : Oh come on people. LIGHTEN UP! This article is OBVIOUSLY just making fun of the current situation over at Delta....no harm done IMO. Btw, I think it i
37 Post contains images Ikramerica : I love people who take part of a post and quote it so they can change it's meaning. You left out the "If we aren't dead yet" part. I am not saying ev
38 Post contains links and images Waterpolodan : For those of you that think the onion is funny, read this article on Neckbelts... http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29674 For those of you that thi
39 Amy : I think it's funny. Those who are offended by this, I'm sorry that you are offended, but surely you can see that this is just a social commentary on t
40 PA110 : I can't remember if it was Mel Brooks or Carl Reiner who said: Comedy = tragedy + time Either way, it is too true!
41 Blackhawk144 : Whine all you guys want about "Ohhh this is sick, people who think this is funny are sick". But c'mon, I bet at least one of you who made that stateme
42 Cessnapimp : Nope, not 9/11 Blackhawk144! We have to wait until 2021 for that one. As far as flying is concerned, gliding accidents got funny in 1908, 20 years aft
43 Post contains links Airforum : I didn't like the article the thread starter is linking to. This one though, is much more fun. "Black Box Reveals TWA Flight 800 Passengers Missed End
44 Stirling : I usually don't make it a habit to go round quoting Jerry Lewis, but he said something pertinent to the issue: "There is no gap between comedy and tra
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