Thursday, February 12, 2009
Miracle on the Hudson
Even more ridiculous is the fact that people started calling this entire episode, "Miracle on the Hudson." Um, planes COME with inflable life vests, slip 'n slides and innertube things and unless they're just there for show to make people feel better and planes actually have no ability whatsoever to land on the water, planes can definitely land on the water and actually it's the captain's job to be landing that shit on rivers if there's no other option. In fact, two weeks ago on The Bachelor, one of the dates involved a scenic tour by helicopter (obviously) that landed on the water so I know for a fact that water landings are possible. So basically this captain did his job of landing the plane and we're calling it a miracle that someone finally did their job right. Great, well I have an idea, from now on when I stop myself from drinking a fourth margarita it will be Miracle at Rosa Mexicana or when I get a freelance job online it will be Miracle on Craigslist.
Potentially the most ludicrous part of this entire story is the fact that everyone insists on referring to the captain by his nickname, "Sully," like he's some old pal. I mean, my sisters call me Chester and Crusty and my dad calls me Robespierre, but if I landed a plane in a river and people started referring to me as Crusty or Robes all the time, I'd be annoyed and weirded out, yet everyone acts like it's completely normal to be calling him by some family nickname and this in fact may not be ok with him.