Monday, October 26, 2015

Warbird Pr0n

The Confederate, Oops, Commemorative Air Force flew into New Orleans last weekend with their collection of warbirds and landed at Lakefront Airport (NEW) As a bonus, they brought one of the last surviving Doolittle Raiders, Col. Dick Cole, who answered questions from the audience. If you didn't know, he was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot. Here is some aviation eye candy.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

K9 - 1, Goblin - 0

A St Tammany Parish K9 unit was pursuing a burglary suspect when the suspect attacked the human in the team. Thor, the humans 4 legged partner attacked the burglar to protect his partner and was stabbed repeatedly. The 2 legged officer, having the use of opposable thumbs, shot and killed aforementioned burglar. While he lost a lot of blood, Thor was treated for his wounds, given a transfusion, and is recovering. You don't attack the police, even if he is a dog. (And where do you get the blood for a canine transfusion?)

In other LEO news, my nephew made his first arrest the other day after stopping a home invasion suspect after a high speed chase when the suspect wrecked his motorcycle.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Halloween in the Catacombs

If you happen to be in Paris on Halloween and need a place to spend the night, AirBnB will set you up with a free overnight stay, plus dinner, in the catacombs. Yup, just you, your Significant Other, and 6 million dead people. The link is here.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

How to Deal with Phone Zombies

If you fly in or out of Atlanta you will be familiar with the "Plane Train", an automate people mover that moves you from where you are to the terminal you want to be at. It's fast and efficient but the doors don't stay open too long so you have to be ready to go when it stops.

My wife and I were connecting to the final leg of our trans Atlantic return trip and we were feeling the effects of almost 24 hours without sleep. We jumped on the Plane Train to get from the international terminal and go all the way to the other end. At some point a young man got on the train and started talking on his mobile phone. He was parked directly in front of the doors but we didn't give it a thought as most people will check for departing passengers and move out of the way. We arrived at our station and stood up to jockey for position at the door. He was so intent on his conversation that he didn't even look up to see if someone wanted to pass. My wife politely said "excuse me" but he still didn't move. At this point, I used my "command voice" and called out MOVE! He looked up in shock and whimpered, "You didn't have to yell at me."

The walking dead are among us.......they all have mobile phones attached to their skulls.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Head Count

Saudi Arabia sent only 2 murderers to Allah last month in what can only be described as a downturn worse than the stock market. Their year to date total now stands at 123.