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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
A Simple Solution To Boeing's Travails

Simply fill those orders for the 787s, and with each plane that is delivered, place on top, but inside the shrink-wrapped User's Guide,  clearly visible, as a kind of cover letter, this note:

Batteries Not Included.

Simple, and elegant. Why didn't anyone else think of that?

Well, why did it take two centuries, and millions of miles of quite unnecessary misery for travellers,  for someone to figure out that wheels could be attached to luggage? Why did it take a Christopher Columbus to figure out how to make an egg stand up? People say that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Are they wrong. In this case, it was 100% inspiration.

I trust a check from Boeing is in the mail.

Posted on 02/06/2013 8:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
7 Feb 2013
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Chain Mail
Ah yes, my band of bunkos, the check is in the mail, just as surely as that we checked the French in their chainmail armor with our bowing while using the words of their own General Nivelle Chamberlain against them: Ils ne passeront pas!
Pass It On,
Henry V,
Agincourt, France
My check is in the Air France airmail for the ghost writing of The Pitot & The Pity.
Like Totally Tubular,
George Soros
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Owing to my two big brass balls, I was able to embark four brass guns from the Port Selda French battery.
Embarking & Biting,
Captain Frederick Marryat,
Adlestrop, England
Tags: the sorrow and the pity is that both luggage and emotional baggage will be weight listed without reservation, the rubber check in the mail goes boing, boing, the Black Prince of Aquitaine was blacklisted and, what's worse, waitlisted, for his flight from France, what was the inspiration for urban legends of "blue ice" falling from airplane toilets, perspiration, "ice-blue secret" deodorant

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