Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Air-Traffic Mind-Control

Brother #3116 leaves on a 16+ hour trip to the Land of Milk and Honey today. Here are a few films I suggested he see before embarkation:

Alive
Fearless
Flight of the Phoenix
Con-Air
Air-Force One
Die Hard 2

Here are some other words of wisdom I imparted to him:

Worker #3116: Oh, you should see Red-Eye before you go. That's got a scary plane ride in it.
Brother #3116: But that's terrorism isn't it?
Worker #3116: Yeah.
Brother #3116: See, terrorism doesn't really scare me.
Worker #3116: You're more scared of total mechanical failure.
Brother #3116: Yes.
Worker #3116: And turbulence.
Brother #3116: Yes.
Worker #3116: You know what scares me? The thought of the top part of the plane tearing off and people getting sucked out through the hole. That's totally scary.
Brother #3116: ...
Worker #3116: So now you've got that to think about on your trip.
Brother #3116: ...
Worker #3116: You could watch Lord of the Flies, that's got a plane crash in it.
Brother #3116: What were those kids doing on that plane anyway?
Worker #3116: What do you mean?
Brother #3116: That book was written in the '50s or '60s, right?
Worker #3116: Yeah.
Brother #3116: Air travel was really expensive back then, so what were those kids doing on a plane?
Worker #3116: Traveling to the Land of Milk and Honey.
Brother #3116: I hate you.
Worker #3116: Zing!

7 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

uh, you could always give him the newspaper from two weeks ago, where they lost pressure at 40,000 feet and froze solid before the plane even crashed. Plus, you could use that as the launching point for your new screenplay, Ghostplane.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Worker #3116 said...

Ghost Plane is definitely a good idea, although I can't work on it until I wrap up Ghost Canoe.

11:22 AM  
Blogger s. badazz said...

what about the movie where oscar winner jamie foxx battles the invisijet? your brother scared of evil planes?

3:35 PM  
Blogger Worker #3116 said...

I believe you are referring to Ray 2: Topper Gun, which does not scare Brother #3116. If anything, the idea of a totally independent "thinking" jet would reassure him.

1992's "Hero," starring Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis, on the other hand, makes him pee his pants with scared.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Brother #3116 agrees with *me* that air travel is totally unsafe. Who's the wingnut now?

-- Clown Coffee

4:00 PM  
Anonymous trevojr said...

also "snakes on a plane" will be scary

4:45 PM  
Anonymous brother #3116 said...

actually, I just ended up watching "Soul Plane," whose entertainment value sufficiently insulated me from the terrors of air travel.

6:01 AM  

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