No Context For You – June 17th

While we complain about the ordeals of travel, and really, isn’t it stupid that we all have to take off our shoes every freaking time we get on a plane just because one inept terrorist tried (and failed!) to put explosives in his sneakers a dozen years ago, but having said that, isn’t it absolutely amazing that ordinary folks can get in a big aluminum tube and five hours later be in the other side of the continent, or on the other side of the planet in twelve or fifteen hours?

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  1. wcroth55

    To quote from Harry Dresden (“Summer Knight”) about airplanes:

    “Sometimes the most remarkable things seem commonplace. I mean when you think about it jet travel is pretty freaking remarkable. You get in a plane it defies the gravity of a entire planet by exploiting a loophole with air pressure and it flies across distances that would take months or years to cross by any means of travel that has been significant for more than a century or three. You hurtle above the earth at enough speed to kill you instantly should you bump into something and you can only breathe because someone built you a really good tin can that seems tight enough to hold in a decent amount of air. Hundreds of millions of man-hours of work and struggle and research blood sweat tears and lives have gone into the history of air travel and it has totally revolutionized the face of our planet and societies.

    But get on any flight in the country and I absolutely promise you that you will find someone who in the face of all that incredible achievement will be willing to complain about the drinks.”

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