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Botox Doctors Furious?
2012-Nov-08 by Jeff Goin
video is done and I'm kicking back for a moment, relaxing, perusing the
While reading an ABC story on airlines and marveling at the wisdom of
Spirit Airlines' punishing carry-on bag fee ($100 if you pay at the gate) I
came across an ad. "Your city: Mom Makes Botox Doctors Furious". Sounds
fishy, I thought, but read on. "Mom Reveals Clever $5 Wrinkle Therapy That
Makes Botox Doctors Furious". Right. Has Quackwatch written all over it.
Of course she does. It's called Photoshop.
Fourth Of July
2012-July-04 by Jeff Goin
flying airliners of various sizes into Chicago's Midway airport for years,
including many 4th of Julys. The airport is surrounded on all sizes by dense
housing and those folks like their fireworks just as much as anyone. Problem
is, when we're on final approach, a quarter mile from the runway, our 200
feet or so of altitude BARELY clears the bigger boomers--it's a bit
I can only imagine what it would be like for a PPG pilot
flying (illegally, of course) at night on the fourth.
Thanks to Mom for
2012-June-08 by Jeff Goin
Airlines has some interesting traditions even in flight ops. One of them is the "revnap"
which verifies our revenue/nonrevenue passengers. After
everyone is boarded, the flight attendants do a count, write it on a napkin (not a form, a napkin)
then hand it to us in
the cockpit so we can check our load data. Some of them are rather creative
as was the case with an extra napkin that showed up with the revnap.
It took me a second to "get it" but then I got a good chuckle.
We probably wouldn't consider this a proper Etymology but then hey, I
suppose it's possible!
Thanks to creative Flight Attendant Katie Ron
A Packin' Captain & Getting Lost
by Jim Filgut,
The scene is
from back when cockpits had round
dials, flight engineers and navigators. The crusty
old-timer captain is breaking in a brand new navigator.
The captain opens his briefcase, pulls out a .38 and rests it on
the glare panel. He asks the navigator, "Know what this
"No, sir," replies the newbie.
"I use it on navigators that get us lost," explains the
captain, winking at his first officer.
The navigator then opens
his flight bag, pulls out a .45 and sets it on his chart table.
"What's THAT for?" queries the surprised captain.
sir," replies the navigator, "I'll know we're lost before