Saturday, October 1, 2022

Whatever happened to 'Flying the friendly skies'?

 
Oh, shit - where do I look? What do I say? Virgin Atlantic’s new poster boy in a skirt and the rest of this dystopian silliness is worse than deciding whether to sleep heavily or drink heavily through a 12-hour flight in cattle class.
The airline has done away with normal, accepted, male and female gendered uniforms we are accustomed to, in a bid to demonstrate its diversity credentials. So they called in some hag who works for Ru Paul’s Drag Race and some 'social media influencer' to show them how to cross-dress. Or do I just mean dress, crossly? That’s the thing; it’s a very incendiary topic. And even asking perfectly reasonable questions can provoke rage.
Is he a he/she or a wannabe she/he?
More pressingly, what happens if I decline to enter into the whole preferred pronouns palaver because I am too tired and it’s too fuckin' ridiculous? 
Make it stop. I don’t want a culture war and I sure as fuck don't want to see stewards in skirts. 
Dammit, all I want is some unidentifiable food, a $10.00 vodka I have to have a fuckin' app on my phone in order to buy it, and a blanket. And shut that screaming little jackle kid in 27B from screaming, for fuck sake...
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I didn't check my numbers yet this morning but I know this means I didn't hit it - again. Fuck. Time to get serious guys. This is life-altering money we're talking about. If you're hoping to win Saturday's $400 million Powerball jackpot, the odds are not in your favor. Winning the jackpot — the biggest since $632,600,000 was claimed in January — requires a ticket with six matching numbers from the draw. That works out to a 1 in 292,201,338 chance of winning.
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Can you get your head around being caught in something that bad? I was - in Hurricane Marilyn back in '95 on St. John. Came in as a CAT 5 and completely destroyed my house over my head while we were sheltered in the utility room below the slab. When we got out the next morning, my entire house was reduced to a gigantic pile of rubble in my driveway and backyard.
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The fast food giant announced plans this week to introduce adult-oriented meals  complete with a free toy (will it be an 'Adult Toy'?) in an initiative designed to work off of the nostalgia of the restaurant’s famous red cardboard boxes. The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box is a collaboration between McDonald’s and the streetwear brand (whoever they are), and will roll out to participating stores starting on Oct. 3.
Unlike the smaller portions and stuff included in the classic kids Happy Meal, the 'Cactus Plant Flea Market Box' will feature either a Big Mac or a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, as well as a soda and fries. Inside the box will also be “one of four collectible figurines” of McDonald’s mascots Grimace, the Hamburglar and Birdie, as well as a Cactus Buddy - none of which are what I was thinking they might be.
If they made the toys bobbleheads I might actually think about it, but in reality, toys aren't enough to make me wanna go there for anything other than the Breakfast Sausage Biscuit, which actually is pretty good. When Trump was in office, it was 99 cents. Now it's $ 1.89. Coincidence? You decide...
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Does someone you know deserve
something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.

You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
your girlfriend right here: 
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Barbara, me and my sister-in-law Caroline in beautiful 
downtown Donegal Town in Ireland. Damn near every day we were there the weather was spectacular - by Irish standards anyway...
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What kind of genius mind could conceive of something this spectacular?
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2 comments:

  1. Once the oil got changed for McDonalds and KFC their food got much worse. Also when McDonalds went from actually cooking to heating up premade food I stopped going.

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  2. I stood on a moving walkway that went past the illuminated Pieta in an otherwise pitch black room at the NY World's Fair in 1963(?). It was spectacular.

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