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The saddest thing I've ever heard on an airplane

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Funny cartoon from The Oatmeal. Warning: Possibly challenging to the humor-impaired... also includes a couple dirty words. (theoatmeal.com) More...

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Muneeb
Muneeb Hyder 0
This is awesome ^_^
acrobat
Really funny. So true though.
calbert
calbert 0
LOL!!!!!!
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
we've got a tail wind B@#$%$#S!.....lol....classic
upchucked
Inman gives a whole new meaning to the words "Sophomoric humor".
jkabradley
He's got a few other commercial air related comics that he links to at the bottom of that comic linked in the article. Awesome stuff.
malex7
Excellent post. Hilarious and insightful comics. Definitely favoriting oatmeal.com.
zennermd
I personally like Chicken Wings.
Bcap
Bcap 0
Hilarious!
noprop
noprop 0
just like eating wheat, VERY POOR TASTE!
YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES THINKING THAT THIS WAS FUNNY!
laxlover
Stephen Brown 0
Hilarious!!!!
alistairm
alistairm 0
very funny:) If you can't laugh at this, your in dire need of a good b_owjob!!
pcow20
Phillip Cowan 0
super funny
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
I liked the first one.
mrvair
mrvair 0
Think what you want, but this site shouldn't be lowered to accept the language included in some of these jokes. I'm sure there are plenty of web sites totally dedicated to "trash talk". I was under the assumption this site was dedicated to aviation.
gaflyboy
gaflyboy 0
It says a lot about adults today. We don't have many. This is grammer school humor and not very funny.
we0209
It is funny because most of it is unfortunately too true...
wksracing
Paul Cline 0
I remember flying with a flight attendant, back in the day, between CMH and MDW...funniest SOB I ever heard (for a flight attendant)...said something to the effect that the seat cushions could be used as a flotation devices and in the unlikely event of crash, hold on to the seat cushions, "...'cuz we want 'em back..."....we all laughed like fools...dude was gone several weeks later...fired...I guess he was too funny for gawd bless AW!

The airline humor is great...we all say it...some just don't like to read it...thanks for the laughs!
delphiniumeve
delphiniumeve 0
I thought it was funny and the statement about the tailwind...it is how I have felt when some of my flights are shortened by 30 minutes or so....I have thought it, just not said it out loud!
fritolazy
ted rohling 0
the post includes a warning for the humor impared and about the dirty words... those with a reading imparement were obviously negatively impacted by the severity of the content. i personally did the sophomoric thing, read the cartoons and wet my pants.. sorry my seat must now be changed by the maintenance crew and the flight delayed.
fritolazy
ted rohling 0
the post includes a warning for the humor impared and about the dirty words... those with a reading imparement were obviously negatively impacted by the severity of the content. i personally did the sophomoric thing, read the cartoons and wet my pants.. sorry my seat must now be changed by the maintenance crew and the flight delayed.
jmasonvalcomcom
John Mason 0
I was unpleasantly surprised to find this promently promoted on this site. I certainly hope it is not a sign of things to come. There are plently of trash sites where it would be fitting.
artpauly
Art Pauly 0
If it has dirty words, then don't publish it. By the way, I did not read it.
CPCIC
Gary Young 0
"Sophomoric" is defined as "exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment" . . . sounds about right to me.
IFlyUBuy
IFlyUBuy 0
Good ones!
merenote
guy meredith 0
funnieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alistairm
alistairm 0
To all the guys who are whining about this: Do you all bathe in starch?? I ask because you're a bunch of stiffs!!!!! Loosen up a bit, take the stick out of your butts! If you all think swearing and jokes should not go together and that it is immature, get out from underneath your rocks and live a little! The best stand up comedians in the world made their livings by swearing. Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy being the best of them! You ever watch Robin Williams, Night at the Met?? Do yourself a favor and watch it. If you don't laugh, call 911 and have them check you for a pulse!
fnbanker
D. J. Duffy 0
Poor taste! Flight Aware should be grounded for posting potty humour
CPCIC
Gary Young 0
My opinion that this is sophomoric doesn't have anything to do with "potty" language. I spent 23 years in the Army and I could, with words alone, turn all your faces bloody red! No, my objection is based on the fact that this is seventh grade humor, without one ounce of sophistication. In a "Leave It To Beaver" world, Eddie Haskell would love it . . . Wally Cleaver, not so much.
jimpencarinha
Not so much....
sheka
mark tufts 0
you have to rofl on those :-)
soulmotor
Jim Chambers 0
The Oatmeal is one of the funniest web-comics around. Always something funny.
SWEATINTHSWAMP
I laughed, a little, but agree it has no place on this forum. The only thing going through my mind was the tailwind announcement. As you can see from these responses the day of this type announcement is not too far away. Hopefully it will have lost its shock value by that date and something new will arrive.
rodneyhoovercfi
Rodney Hoover 0
Ha-ha, that is hilarious, thanks for posting!
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
The most awesome thing I heard on an airplane: "We're going up!" The woman sitting behind me was blind and had never been on a plane before. This was the start of the conversation she had with the people sitting beside her, both pilots. It really warmed my heart to hear them explaining everything to the woman.

AirCadet161
Don Mills 0
Just landed in my mailbox this AM. Similar to eating peanuts, couldn't stop at just one, and spent half an hour on the site - never had seen it before.
It is pointed, everyday humour, based on fact, in language that (obviously) everyone can understand. The airline industry uses a lot of euphemisms to avoid direct statements, avoid liability issues, and decrease costs. It's great to poke it with a stick every once in a while.
Thoroughly enjoyable.
tahoe967
Whoever writes these oatmeal pieces is totally clueless!
hopper99
Fred Hopper 0
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
why so serious?
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
or they need more fiber in their diet
alistairm
alistairm 0
Which site are you talking about? No, Oatmeal is obviously not dedicated to aviation. Though, the jokes are related to aviation. I am not sure what the issue is?
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
ZZZZZzzzzz.....lighten up
jmcnelis
Joey McNelis 0
Trash? The Oatmeal is far from trash. You may not find it funny, which is fine (weird, but fine.) But, just because you don't find it humorous, does not mean it is trash.
wksracing
Paul Cline 0
Hey John...relax buddy....it's Christmas....take a Xanex and chill out!
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
I bet most of them are captains...lol....rule number 1 you never ever under any circumstances tell the captain what to do.
fnbanker
D. J. Duffy 0
Thank you for your service in the USA. I served in the USAF. It's good to know that your vocabulary has improved since leaving the military.
727clamshell
Clam Shell 0
I think the quote is actually "You are in more dire need of a b*owjob than any white man in history." ... from 'Good Morning, Vietnam' ... LOL
AaronCannata
Aaron Cannata 0
Victor, now that's cool. Thanks for sharing.
alistairm
alistairm 0
A: see my post
alistairm
alistairm 0
I think either one would help;)
mrvair
mrvair 0
Jokes don't have to include obscenities to be funny. It only shows a lack of originality.
jmcnelis
Joey McNelis 0
I believe Don is referring to the FlightAware site, not the Oatmeal.

How he thinks these things are "trash talk," though, I'll never understand. And how a few "bad words" (I put it in quotes, because I don't feel that there are any bad words, only bad people that have a problem with language) would lower this site, well, it makes no sense. Some people are just stuck "back in the day," I guess.
soulmotor
Jim Chambers 0
That comment just made my day.
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
It was very cool. It was on a trip from El Paso to Austin on SWA. I know it's rude to eavesdrop, but I couldn't help myself. And it made my day.
alistairm
alistairm 0
Tell that to the likes of Eddie Murphy... do you remember Delirious?? If you did not or can not laugh at that, your just dead.
noprop
noprop 0
thank you
wksracing
Paul Cline 0
Xanex....they need drugs...way too effing serious!
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
I agree with Don. It was funny though.