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Thursday, March 24, 2011


Reagan National

Should jetliners be landing with only a single air traffic controller on duty -- even if he's awake?

Federal officials are grappling with that question following the safe landing of two jetliners this week with no help from the lone air traffic supervisor on duty at Washington's Reagan National Airport. He's been suspended, and safety investigators say he has acknowledged he was asleep.
This is funny for two reasons (I hate to explain a joke.) One, nobody was hurt at all, so, fair game. Two... Reagan National Airport? Named for the guy who hobbled - nay, decimated - the air traffic control union?


[Note: The contest is still in play.]

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Author H.P. Albarelli, Jr. Signed Book Giveaway Comment Contest!

A Terrible Mistake
[Update: No more books available. Thank you!]

[Update: For the international lurkers that I'm seeing - sure, I'll ship it to you, too.]

Hank has a new book coming out this fall, and I am pleased to find myself in possession of 12 pristine, hardcover copies of his last publication, all nicely autographed by Mr. Albarelli. What to do?