Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday illishness…

I think the cold is getting to me.

My head hurts, damnit!

Shit.

Anyhoo, this bitch is amazed that birds were behind that plane crash into the Hudson River yesterday. Thank Gawd everyone survived…a tip of the Afro to that pilot and crew...but who the fuck knew bird strikes were so dangerous?

Pause...Google 'bird strikes'...review results of search.

Oh.

Blink.

Note to self – don’t fuck with geese.

Toodles until a bitch’s Afro stops hurting…

12 comments:

roslynholcomb said...

Poultry is mean. That's why they call them fowl. (Sorry I couldn't resist.)

taylorSiluwé ..... said...

Yes, hats off to that pilot.

If it had gone down in midtown, we'd be singing a whole 'nother tune this morning.

It's actually great to have a feel good 'miracle' to talk about for once. I braved the cold and went down to the waterfront to take a gander (and pictures). Couldn't see much though, but I still recorded the moment from a Jersey City perspective.

Camera Obscura said...

They fire chicken carcasses at aircraft windshields to test 'em. Aircraft carrier crews walk the deck shoulder-to-shoulder to pick up the teeniest bit of fluff to keep a jet engine from sucking it in and being ruined.

Yeah, a goose in each engine could have taken out a smaller passenger jet no problem.

AngelaS said...

You need your own tv series!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I've heard that birds could cause planes to crash before, but this is the first one I've actually known about, if that makes sense.

Are you going to be able to stay up to watch Battlestar Galactica tonight? Do you have SciFi? They're running episodes *all day* leading up to tonight's season premier. Hope you're ready. ;)

Shark-fu said...

Ooooh BSG!

I'm still catching up...almost done and should be able to watch the premier this weekend.

Fantabulous!

Thank the gods for TiVo...

outrider said...

I recommend merino wool long underwear. It's the best way to deal with the cold. It doesn't itch and you can put it in the washer and dryer. That's what we wear in Alaska. Two brand names that come to mind are Smart Wool and Patagonia. I'm sure there are many more. It ain't cheap, but it lasts forever.

Drinking also works.

Cruel Hand Uke said...

This is why it's never cool to goose ANYTHING! You never know what can happen. Shark-Fu, my dear, have you thought about solar panels for da fro? Frolar Panels. Think about it during those BG commercials. Stay warm, woman! Hot drinks all around.

Sam Wise said...

The BBC hd a similar article with this interesting fact in it: According to the Bird Strike Committee, a US-based organisation, a 12lb Canada goose struck by an aircraft at lift-off would generate a force equivalent to a 1,000lb object being dropped from a height of 10ft (3m).

Ouch.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7832539.stm

Doran said...

I learned a new word yesterday:

Snarge

It comes from "snot" and "goo".

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History has a feather-identification lab dedicated to studying the stuff.

Wesley said...

No crap... check out the NY times today. They have some details about how it all went down inside the cockpit and cabin. Cah-razee!

Wesley
www.swishembassy.blogspot.com

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

OK, Fed-Ex-ing you some warm winter weather from sunny California.

And hot chocolate.