(Warning – Poor meme humour ahead!)
After a small chorus of moans about the United 787 I posted a couple of days ago, I found someone else who isn’t impressed with the United 787…
Guess McKayla still isn’t impressed about United Economy Plus on a 787.
At least Mo Farah isn’t running away from the plane… oh.
In the dim and distant past when my weekly Airplane Art section was known as Airpane p**n (yes, I’m self censoring myself… no, don’t look at me like that). And I thought I was doing OK.
Then Bloomberg comes out with this (c/o The Huffington Post)
Is this a change we like?
Hot 737 on 737 action there! (Even if the “old” United had given up running Classic 737′s for a year or so).
So Punchline time kids. Winner gets.. nothing, but come on… lets have some fun with this
It seems the Internet is powered and populated by Cats from what I’ve seen. And it seems this corner of the Interwebs will be invaded by LOLCats too.
Quick primer – Take an image of a cat. Add a few funny or appropriate comments (Ideally in IMPACT font). Add childlike language. Boom. You can haz LOLCat!
However, LOLCats have a lot to do with frequent flying. And over in the BMI forum of FlyerTalk, the LOLCats are out in force in YouCanHasBMI.moan
So lets begin the LOL’s on GhettoIFE by summing up the fight for British Midland Airways (BMI and BMI Baby) with IAG (British Airways) and Virgin…
LOLCats will feature on GhettoIFE when I feel the urge to post them, and when the cats are awake.
For more on LOLCats, head to the Wiki entry, or just head to icanhascheezburger.com
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released it’s latest list of “Odd requests for assistance. And some of these are just comedy gold.
Here’s a few requests the poor people at the FCO have had to handle
- A telephone number for Phil Collins
- Phoning the Sydney Consulate to ask what clothes he should pack for his holiday
- Asking them to sell a house in Sofia
- A lady complained to the embassy in Moscow about a loud buzzing noise in her apartment
- A man asked a consulate in Greece for information on how to go about putting a chicken coop in his garden
- A man asked consular staff in Dubai to meet his dog on arrival at customs and help it through the customs process
- A caller asked staff in Malaga in mid-September where she could get a Christmas lunch as everywhere was already booked up
- Staff in Greece were asked for tips on the best fishing spots and where to purchase good bait
- Prince Charles’s shoe size
- Another request was from a man stranded at the airport by his dominatrix.
The British consulate offers assistance to travellers who are in trouble or in distress abroad, but the warns there are some things it just cannot help with in life it can’t help with.
The FCO say
“We will always try to help where we can but there are limits to the support that we can provide.
“It is important that people understand the level of help we can offer.
“Our priority is to help people in real difficulty abroad and we cannot do this if our time is diverted by people trying to use us as a concierge service.
“We need to be able to focus primarily on helping victims of serious crimes, supporting people who have been detained or assisting people who have lost a loved one abroad.”
(and he forgot to say those who have lost their passports aboard too so they can’t get home).
More seriously in the 2 million requests made a year, they also handle requests for British Citizens including:
- Child Abductions
- Forced Marriages
As a user of the FCO/British Consulate services when I lost my passport some years ago, FCO/British Consulate support is appreciated when it happen and when it’s needed. It’s also a good idea when travelling aboard to stick in the details of the location of the nearest consulate somewhere safe – in case the worse does happen.
… or maybe some of the industry is run by a load of muppets…
But here for your IFE value.. is … the Rap.
LOLBirds on my thoughts on the middle seat…
Now…. about paying for seat assignments….
… anyone else done a Northwest Nap recently?
Hat tip: Urban Dictionary
From the highly entertaining and geek friendly xkcd.com – it’s view on the war on liquids, laptop batteries and a few other wonders that keep us travellers in constant pain…
This LOLCAT show’s what’s going on before you land…
Credit: I Can Has Cheezburger?
This is how sitting in the middle seat is… especially on a US Airways or Ryanair flight…
…. this is due to the author being stressed out at work and not getting anywhere near finishing the big Safety Demo post.
So in the meantime, Please watch the following safety demo below… Presented by Pam Ann for Qantas.