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The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue May 26, 2015 7:48 pm

I just realized that it's been 10 years since a member tried to impress a girl he had a crush on by borderline stalking her, valiantly ignoring all advice given to him. It went over as well as you would expect. Even the snowglobe he tried to give her was rejected.

If you need a good laugh, please enjoy this legendary thread.

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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue May 26, 2015 9:34 pm

We're also coming up on 12 years ago, the "Sanitary napkin absorbency test." I wonder if SQ has improved in this area?

(see reply three)

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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue May 26, 2015 10:22 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Thread starter):
If you need a good laugh, please enjoy this legendary thread.

I. Hate. You.

I wasn't a member then but caught up on the thread since and nearly died of laughter. I couldn't help myself but read it again today since you posted it. I skipped some, I knew what I was in for, and yet once more I nearly hurt myself. Thanks for nothing!
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue May 26, 2015 10:23 pm

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 1):

I read that and OH MY GOD IS IT GOLD. I can't stop laughing. Is this guy still around? If so, I hope he's chilled out a bit...
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 12:50 am

I wasn't a member yet, but I read the forums a lot and recall reading it... I laughed ten years ago and it still is funny. I wonder whatever happened to Flairport?

Wasn't there another legendary thread that caused the OP to get a visit from the FBI?
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 1:29 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
Wasn't there another legendary thread that caused the OP to get a visit from the FBI?

You mean this one?

If A 707 Hit the World Trade Center?..
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 3:24 am

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 3):
I read that and OH MY GOD IS IT GOLD. I can't stop laughing. Is this guy still around? If so, I hope he's chilled out a bit...

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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 4:05 am

Wow, ten years - I remember reading that one as it happened, checking in each morning to see the latest. I wonder what ever happened to that kid.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 8:47 pm

I sometimes wonder what happened to flairport and others who no longer post! We had some odd ones that is for sure.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 9:32 pm

The snowglobe thread is certainly a classic. But what's really troubling is that for the first 10 replies or so, the a.net community actually acted like his antics were the most normal thing in the world and totally went along with it. I mean, "hey, how about a photo of her in the cheerleader outfit?" in reply 11? What the hell. Sometimes makes you wonder who really embarrassed themselves in this thread, FLairport or the community.

I mean, proper ribbing didn't start until reply 33.  
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 9:53 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 3):
I read that and OH MY GOD IS IT GOLD. I can't stop laughing. Is this guy still around? If so, I hope he's chilled out a bit...

I don't think he is, but his trip reports were amazing. The sanitary napkin one is #2 in my book, but the "Solid Excrement Test" one was even better:

Singapore Airlines: LHR - SIN - SGN (1st Part) (by Singapore_Air Feb 19 2003 in Trip Reports)

The amazingly OCD opening post contains the following statement, made in all apparent seriousness: "In the toilet, I only produced watery excrement and hence on this flight, there was no solid excrement test to be had."
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed May 27, 2015 11:04 pm

Oh God, such amazing memories. Legendary in every way.

My favorite lines..

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The sad thing is that IF (I emphisise IF) all goes well and we become close friends or more, we will be far away from each other next weekend. Her in Tampa and me in NYC. But, that's a minor inconvinence. (earlier in the week I would have called it a catastrophy!)"


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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Fri May 29, 2015 4:53 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):
You mean this one?

If A 707 Hit the World Trade Center?..

I never saw that one but... O.M.G.

 Wow!

Look at the date. Well, it wasn't a 707, but it was a 757 and a 767 and we definitely got our answer to that little not-so-hypothetical question.

Quoting OB1504 (Thread starter):
I just realized that it's been 10 years

Your math is wrong. 2005 wasn't ten years ago. It was only...

...Wait.

        

[Edited 2015-05-28 21:55:22]
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Fri May 29, 2015 10:01 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):You mean this one?

If A 707 Hit the World Trade Center?..
I never saw that one but... O.M.G.



Look at the date. Well, it wasn't a 707, but it was a 757 and a 767 and we definitely got our answer to that little not-so-hypothetical question.

Yep, IIRC there was a post not long after 9/11 where the OP discussed how the FBI had paid him a visit.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Fri May 29, 2015 12:27 pm

Ooooohhhh I cannot wait until I have some time this evening to read this... Just skimming those two threads, I'm laughing out loud in the office. These are going to be phenomenal.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Sun May 31, 2015 5:37 pm

Hahahaha.......the ghost of FLAIRPORT is alive!!!!!! Love it.

I hear he is a UA 757/767 F/O IAD based.  Hahahaha.



[Edited 2015-05-31 10:39:36]
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Sun May 31, 2015 5:41 pm

Snowglobe jokes are told at least once a week among my various Facebook friends.

Of course, we can't ignore awesome stuff in Civ Av - like Roy's Rustbuckets.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):

Wasn't there another legendary thread that caused the OP to get a visit from the FBI?
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 5):
You mean this one?

Yikes.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Sun May 31, 2015 5:45 pm

Oh, and here is the follow up to that MD-90 thread.

Yes, I'm MD-90. (by MD-90 Sep 16 2001 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=577229&searchid=584037&s=MD+90+FBI#ID584037
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Sun May 31, 2015 5:45 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Of course, we can't ignore awesome stuff in Civ Av - like Roy's Rustbuckets.

Old memories like this make me wish I had joined much earlier. What happened in this one?
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Sun May 31, 2015 5:53 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 18):
Old memories like this make me wish I had joined much earlier. What happened in this one?

It related to the 3 UA 777 lease rejections that were parked in the desert on ready status, that AI took. A member from India named Roy, who was notorious in his hatred of AI, said something that Emirates had looked at the planes and found them poorly maintained and refused to take the "rustbuckets."
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:57 am

When I ever see a snowglobe in a shop I think about airliners.net and Flairport, and for that reason never ever going to buy one.
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:56 am

Quoting IADCA (Reply 10):

Wow, this Singapore_air person was quite something. He had an enormous corn cob up his ass!

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
T greeted us. She was wearing an Aviance uniform and was most warm and kind. However, I was more than unimpressed at the fact that she was using a Cathay Pacific pen to write with. This unsettled me

Really... that unsettled him? ha ha ha
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:42 pm

Quoting BNE (Reply 20):
When I ever see a snowglobe in a shop I think about airliners.net and Flairport, and for that reason never ever going to buy one.

I went on a business trip with the boss a while back, and he bought one at the airport gift shop for his daughter - apparently he brings her one back every time he flies to a new city. I had to resist the urge to laugh...
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:05 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 21):
Wow, this Singapore_air person was quite something. He had an enormous corn cob up his ass!

I hear he works for a British bank now..
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:24 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 21):
Wow, this Singapore_air person was quite something. He had an enormous corn cob up his ass!

That's an understatement! I'd say he's fairly deranged...
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:58 pm

Quoting BNE (Reply 20):

When I ever see a snowglobe in a shop I think about airliners.net and Flairport, and for that reason never ever going to buy one.

Me too. LOL 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:47 am

Holy Crap... I mean, wow... The Snow Globe thread is actually almost more disturbing/frightening than funny... Yikes.  Wow!

But man are there some good lines in there... "We were all once like you, except for the stalker part."   

I wonder what happened to this kid... He'd be around my age now. Jailbird, maybe? Or mega-stud?
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:44 am

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 26):
Jailbird, maybe? Or mega-stud?

Or both?   
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:23 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 18):
Old memories like this make me wish I had joined much earlier. What happened in this one?

You wish you had joined early enough to catch this thread, like when your age range was 6-10? I lurked for a while before joining a.net, but when I was 6 years old I was still admiring 727's from the playground, and the Internet was hardly even a real thing.

 

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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:06 pm

Quoting OMP777X (Reply 28):
You wish you had joined early enough to catch this thread, like when your age range was 6-10? I lurked for a while before joining a.net, but when I was 6 years old I was still admiring 727's from the playground, and the Internet was hardly even a real thing.

You well know what I mean. I certainly didn't lurk around here at 6-10 years old      
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:00 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 29):
You well know what I mean. I certainly didn't lurk around here at 6-10 years old      

     
I'm still laughing about that because of what would've happened to you as a person if you were exposed to some of the crazy characters who float around on these forums as a six year old! Some serious therapy might have been required to simply clear your conscience and to erase all of the bad A vs B arguments that keep popping up on here from your mind. Some of them really make me feel more stupid after I've read them!
 
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RE: The Snowglobe Saga: 10 Years Later

Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:12 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 29):
You well know what I mean. I certainly didn't lurk around here at 6-10 years old

pffft.. at age 10 I ordered a bunch oh Thiokol Boosters and some J-2 engines to build an about half size space shuttle with some friends and refinance the whole thing with commercial satellite transport..... I am sure I would have fit in here just fine back than.  Of course that was more than a decade before a.net.
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