I’m flying today… again. Every time I do I tell myself it would be better, more enjoyable and less stupid to just drive. But every time I consider driving 21 hours to get somewhere, it seems like a huge inconvenience and a total waste of time.
The irony of it is that it’s the airlines and their own arrogance and capitulation that make utilizing their business model so undesirable. For all the money they spend in advertising, and for all the ridiculous money they charge to fly – they ought to be able to come up with a business plan that makes something as commonplace and simple as flying appealing.
It’s supposed to be a big scary word that strikes fear into our hearts that Godzilla is about to walk out of the ocean and start eating everyone and knocking down buildings and crushing cars and eating more people.
But, we don’t live in Tokyo.
Back in 2002, the government took the official stance that “religiously insane guys taking over planes with box cutters so they could crash into buildings because the people on the plane did nothing because they’re scared sheep” was considered terrorism. Then, even though it only happened that once, terrorism became such a horrific thing that we had to fight a whole war against it. Subsequently, anyone who was classified a ‘terrorist’ became an enemy combatant – and we’re all scared to death of terrorists so we have to change all our laws to be able to deal with this new, menacing and evil threat – that’s existed since the beginning of time.
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