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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:23 PM
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Poll question: You're a member of DU and your plane is going down in flames
despite the fact that the captain has bailed out and there's a new captain that you were hoping would be able to turn things around.

Do you:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:25 PM
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1. Depends how how much time we have until we hit the ground...n/t
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Nictuku Donating Member (907 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:25 PM
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2. Looking for Cushions/Flotation devices
Try to help others do the same.
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:26 PM
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4. Ah, a good response.
I'm gonna be needing a flotation device pretty soon myself.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 PM
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7. I'm looking for those instruction diagrams again, and a fire extinguisher! nt
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:26 PM
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3. I get out my laptop and post a poll on DU
analogizing the situation with the flaming plane to the economic clusterfuck left by the boosh administration.

:shrug:
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:27 PM
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5. I turn on the tv in the seat thingie in front of me
and am reassured by the guy on CNBC telling us that the plane is just fine.
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:27 PM
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6. .
:spray:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 PM
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8. Log on to DU and bitch about everything he does wrong.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 PM
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9. Toss any right wingers out the door to lighten the load.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:29 PM
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10. Works for me! LOL
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NOW tense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:31 PM
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11. If I know of my impending doom
I am going to go out knowing I loved my life and it kicked-ass....
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whoneedstickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:34 PM
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12. Other: Try to hook up with the hot flight attendent for one last fling!
:evilgrin:
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:36 PM
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13. New pilot's same as the old pilot...
in solidarity with the other passengers will work to take over the plane and fly in a different direction. ;)
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #13
30. Please remain seated until your delusional episode has passed
Here, have a drink and one of these tasty snacks or something. It's on my dime.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:43 AM
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45. Oh I've been this way for years... I'm quite comfortable. :)
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:37 PM
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14. I remind everyone around me I didn't pick the old pilot
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:39 PM by AllentownJake
so it wasn't my fault. Than I blame the guy who competed for the job of pilot with the old pilot for losing to the old pilot for not having a better job interview despite the fact he would have done a better job.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:42 PM
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15. let go and let god...in that order...nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:44 PM
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16. find the guy who writes these polls and
use HIM for a flotation device. :evilgrin:
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mecherosegarden Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:08 PM
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25. That was good!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:44 PM
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17. You just assume that I am flying?
Why do you hate trains?


















:hide:
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:45 PM
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18. Raid the flight attendant's drink cart for mini-bottles of booze! n/t.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:45 PM by Parker CA
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:50 PM
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19. Is this flamebait?
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:51 PM
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20. Here's another stupid hypothetical: You've written a really transparent push poll...
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:00 AM
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40. Ending a tantalizing subject line with an ellipsis and then putting nothing else in the body is...
YOU BASTARD!
:rofl:

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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:53 PM
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21. Probably end up dying.
Plane is going down in flames, then it's going down in flames. I'm not a pilot, so, that's that.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:56 PM
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22. I think it's funny that you seem to think love and devotion to the "captain" is more productive
in the nihilist scenario you've designed. Smugly thinking "wow, we're going down, but he's really giving it his all. What a great guy. I'd rather crash with him than anyone" is no saner than any other reaction.
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gabby garcia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:02 PM
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23. TWITTER!!!!!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:02 PM
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24. I would object to everyone screaming "Mother Fucker".
:shrug:
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:10 PM
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26. Then you got on the wrong flight at the airport...
You got on a private flight with Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh if everyone on the flight is screaming M-F-er at the top of their lungs!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:11 PM
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28. Did they want more iced tea?
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:10 PM
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27. Sit. Wait to die.
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:13 PM
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29. I would wonder about 'why the old captain' had bailed out?!!!!
NO GOOD COWARD! That's what *I* would think/know.

M_Y_H
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:57 PM
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31. He was tossed out for trying to drive the plane into the mountains. n/t
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:07 PM
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32. Understood n/t
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:09 AM
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35. I would wonder where the "new captain" came from. If God can stick a "new captain" on a plane,
then narwhals have no business running around pushing shopping carts at the grocery store next to the new "25 Videos!" store.
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:57 PM
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33. point out
that aiming the nose to the ground isn't going to increase our chances of survival
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Lost in CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:01 AM
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34. Are they out of Coffee? nt
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:37 AM
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36. Flames? Well, I mean first my endeavor would be to deny them their source of oxygen hopefully...
other DUer's would join me; but secondly and more importantly providing the 'captain' didn't lock the door to the cockpit I'd have a seat and try to land it myself somewhere near Sugar Smack's house so we could go out for Chinese, green tea & fortune cookies then ride in the parade that will be scheduled in my and my fellow DUer's honor waving like royalty as Fez'd up Shiners in those little go-carts all whiz around acting like Cosmic Fools...for saving the day and the economy too :) Oh...and those Williamsburg Fife & Drum dudes had better show up cause I'm pushing them out front

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQ5XM-M0t8&playnext_fro...
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:53 AM
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37. Pray that Obama's REAL middle name is Sullenberger.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:57 AM
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39. heh-heh, *that's* funny!!
:spray:
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:55 AM
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38. I think I'd try and put the fire out.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:18 AM
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41. Pray for the pilot and all the passengers. n/t
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 01:18 AM by pnwmom
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:22 AM
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42. Other
Demand that the new guy resign and be replaced by Captain Sullenberger immediately.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:05 AM
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43. All these flames and no marshmallows?
That's one crappy airline.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:09 AM
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44. I'd demand my peanuts, then bail out and search for the captain. nt
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:34 AM
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46. I would remain silent among the hysterics
privately roll my eyes at them and perhaps join in any lucid discussion that might be going on. Just like I do here in the reality that is DU.

Julie
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