Archive for October 15th, 2018

So Dumb He Takes 2-Hours To Watch 60-Minutes

Monday, October 15th, 2018

 

Read more:  http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/the-dumbest-moments

A Monday Encore Presentation

Monday, October 15th, 2018

I Refuse To Be A Flying Sardine

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My new sunglasses cost about $100. In my life I can’t remember ever paying more than $5-bucks for a pair in a Dollar Store. Why the splurge? Because I paid for them with my United Airlines Frequent Flier miles which I won’t be needing any longer.

I’ve gone to Europe to visit my family for each of the last two years. I was planning to go again this year but then I thought more about it and said ‘no.’

It’s NINE hours from New York to Paris in an ass-squishing, 16-1/2-inch seat which tilts backwards only at the risk of pissing off another passenger. Since I always choose aisle seats, I’m treated to the distink pleasure of a crowded parade of asses on their way to and from a disgusting bathroom. I thought I lost my sense of smell years before rehab – but SURPRISE!

Me after my last Paris to New York flight.

Me, after my last Paris to New York flight.

A round-trip in first class costs about 4 or 5-times more than coach. That’s in the $6000-neighborhood from America to Europe. When I traveled for business, my clients often put me in first class and I learned it really wasn’t such a big deal. A little more room, a few free drinks, a warm, wet face towel, and fewer asses. But really? For an additional $4500-bucks? Nooo – not for me.

The airlines are very profitable. Capitalism is supposed to make prices competitive and a better deal for consumers. “Crony-capitalism” is when companies and government regulatory agencies get in bed with each other to squeeze customers for every dime. Guess which one is flying in the unfriendly skies these days?

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Feeling squished together now on planes? An idea patented by airlines is the double-deck aircraft; people literally seated on top of each other. Tell me what it’s like – I won’t be there.

See my ‘Flying Is For The Birds’ https://presentationsunplugged.com/blog/blog