The New York Post is famous for using punch-in-the-gut puns as headlines. But the tabloid may have finally outdone itself with the banner headline for Wednesday’s front page story about a midair mishap with a literal Las Vegas connection: “This is your captain freaking.”
Maybe people’s allergies are driving them crazy.
The JetBlue pilot is just the most high-profile example. This R-J reporter has fielded an unusually high number of calls and emails lately from the tinfoil-hat set.
Within the past week alone, complaints have rolled in from people wanting to know why we weren’t writing stories about the fluoride that “contaminates” our water or the contrails that hang ominously in our skies.
Then there was the woman who called about the cloud seeding campaign she said is now under way here and in “other NATO countries” to increase rain and snowfall. If it’s really only being done way up in the sky and over the mountains like they claim, she said, “then how come I can taste it in the back of my throat?”
It seems obvious now that what she’s tasting is pollen. A little over-the-counter allergy medication should clear that right up.
A parent submitted a serious but unintentionally funny comment to Clark County School District officials during a recent meeting to hear from the community.
“Everyone from the Macaroni Grill to my cable provider wants my opinion on their service, but nobody’s asking me how my kid’s teacher is doing,” the parent observed, drawing a chuckle from the rest of the audience.
TWEET OF THE WEEK: @MarkHarrisNYC (Entertainment Weekly columnist Mark Harris) That JetBlue pilot announced, “Things don’t matter.” Clearly the airline should start screening personnel for existentialism.