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June 22nd, 2009

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12:59 pm - Perhaps "Helicopter" would be better? "Mudflats"? "Gravity"?
Dear BBC News Editor:

You appear to have misspelled "Idiocy" as "Crocodile" in this headline:

Crocodile causes helicopter crash
A helicopter pilot in Australia became so excited when he spotted a crocodile that he flew in for a closer look - and crashed into mudflats....

I understand that causality is tricky stuff, but really.

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Date:June 22nd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
"I'm skeptical of any form of transportation in which the general public has access to the brakes. I would hate to find out that I ended up upside down in a ditch because Gus thought he saw a woodchuck."
- Dennis Miller (back when he was a comedian) on trains, paraphrased from memory
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Date:June 22nd, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Crocodiles have hypnotic eyes. They stare and stare and stare and you just can't help diving straight for their mouths. It's a fact!
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Date:June 22nd, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Date:June 22nd, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
My favorite part of this is that it happened in Darwin.

Survival of the fittest, indeed.

Please to insert appropriate disclaimer should the passenger not pull through with minor and non-lasting damage.
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Date:June 22nd, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Do you know, I hadn't even noticed. Brilliant.

And while I do hope the passenger is okay, I'm pretty sure that the ability to choose non-idiot helicopter pilots is a survival trait.
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Date:June 22nd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
The intriguing coincidence of "Darwin" aside, that's much more the sort of thing I'd expect to happen in Queensland. :)

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