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10-04-2016, 07:42 PM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2016 10:47 AM by Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver.)
I am the passenger......
I am the passenger,
Fluorescent terminal I wait
To be one
Of a hundred or so sardines
Packed in an aluminum can.
Hurled through the domain of the gods
At almost the speed of sound.
Glass of champagne.
And a portal to view
a sea of clouds
far below the steel blue space.
The smell of recirculated air and peanuts
And that strange donut shaped ice.
Security patdowns, body scanners.
Sweater vests, badges of faux authority.
and latex gloves.
Carry ons roll over linoleum.
Tired travelers, near the end of their journey.
To Paris, to Atlanta, to Capetown, to Bangkok.
A giant churning machine moving men like schools of fish.
To all points of the globe.
Giant mechanical whales
lift off strips of concrete
and swim through the sky.
Only 6,000 miles
and 50,000 gallons
of JET-A to go.
The sun never sets.
Not with an inflight movie.
I am the passenger.

"IN THRUST WE TRUST"

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10-04-2016, 07:48 PM
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(10-04-2016 07:42 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  I am the passenger,
Fluorescent terminal I wait
To be one
Of a hundred or so sardines
Packed in an aluminum can.
Hurled through the domain of the gods
At almost the speed of sound.
The smell of recirculated air and peanuts
And that strange donut shaped ice.
Security patdowns, body scanners.
Tired travelers, near the end of their journey.
To Paris, to Atlanta, to Capetown, to Bangkok.
A giant churning machine moving men like schools of fish.
To all points of the globe.
The sun never sets.
Not with an inflight movie.
I am the passenger.

Cool.

That is exactly why I quit flying. Sadcryface

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10-04-2016, 07:57 PM
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But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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10-04-2016, 08:07 PM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2016 10:06 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: I am the passenger......
(10-04-2016 07:48 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(10-04-2016 07:42 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  I am the passenger,
Fluorescent terminal I wait
To be one
Of a hundred or so sardines
Packed in an aluminum can.
Hurled through the domain of the gods
At almost the speed of sound.
The smell of recirculated air and peanuts
And that strange donut shaped ice.
Security patdowns, body scanners.
Tired travelers, near the end of their journey.
To Paris, to Atlanta, to Capetown, to Bangkok.
A giant churning machine moving men like schools of fish.
To all points of the globe.
The sun never sets.
Not with an inflight movie.
I am the passenger.

Cool.

That is exactly why I quit flying. Sadcryface

Me too. Any way, if possible, except the sardine can.
Covered wagon ?
Can't wait for REALLY high-speed rail.

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10-04-2016, 09:13 PM
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As much as I detest flying, it IS the safest mode of transportation. Make of that what you will.
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11-04-2016, 08:20 AM
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(10-04-2016 09:13 PM)Fireball Wrote:  As much as I detest flying, it IS the safest mode of transportation. Make of that what you will.

Based on what?

I know people like to throw around "There are more car crashes than plane crashes", but, I'm pretty sure there are more cars than planes by a fairly wide margin, which would rather handily explain that.

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11-04-2016, 08:47 AM
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(11-04-2016 08:20 AM)CleverUsername Wrote:  
(10-04-2016 09:13 PM)Fireball Wrote:  As much as I detest flying, it IS the safest mode of transportation. Make of that what you will.

Based on what?

I know people like to throw around "There are more car crashes than plane crashes", but, I'm pretty sure there are more cars than planes by a fairly wide margin, which would rather handily explain that.

Take a look-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transporta...ted_States
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11-04-2016, 09:23 AM
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(11-04-2016 08:20 AM)CleverUsername Wrote:  
(10-04-2016 09:13 PM)Fireball Wrote:  As much as I detest flying, it IS the safest mode of transportation. Make of that what you will.

Based on what?

I know people like to throw around "There are more car crashes than plane crashes", but, I'm pretty sure there are more cars than planes by a fairly wide margin, which would rather handily explain that.

Based upon the total number of people moved annually vs the annual accidents.

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11-04-2016, 11:55 AM
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#sigh
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11-04-2016, 12:17 PM
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