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Noted in Passing: No Virgins Left at Virgin Atlantic

“Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won’t be nothing (won’t be nothing)
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
Has crossed the threshold
And it’s overturned
The order of the soul”
— L. Cohen

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  • SoylentGreen October 1, 2022, 3:20 AM

    They might as well all have horns on.

  • bob sykes October 1, 2022, 5:41 AM

    And cloven hoofs.

    SoylentGreen, Are you still blogging?

  • Mike Austin October 1, 2022, 6:39 AM

    From 1980 – 2011 I flew regularly, to Europe a few times but mainly to and around Central and South America. I saw the female stewardesses become more and more unattractive, and then with the introduction of “stewards”—most of whom were homosexual—I found flying to be supremely distasteful. I had no desire to waited upon by old crones and sodomites. Imagine being served dinner by Pete Buttigieg and drinks by Nancy Pelosi. With the onset of the pandemic hoax, I abandoned flying altogether. No mask or “social distancing” or vaxx or Covid test for me.

    I’ll stick to my bicycles.

    • Denny October 1, 2022, 9:26 AM

      Mike, – sorry, but I’m afraid you’re much too kind.
      My personal pronouns to the hilarious oxymoron of “Virgin” Atlantic remains, F & U.

      May they take and shove my antique pronouns up whatever the changing uses of their
      orifices desire.

      Sorry also for the very unchristian explosion, but I just finished watching that hypocrite/witch Pelosi tell her immigrant friends they should immediately start picking cotton.

    • Snakepit Kansas October 1, 2022, 3:44 PM

      In the past handful of years I have flown Korean Air and Singapore Air. They don’t fool around with fags and fatties. Those are some very attractive women.

      • ThisIsNotNutella October 1, 2022, 6:09 PM

        Pretty much true of all North and South East Asian airlines. Definitely some homos but they have to keep a lid on it to keep their jobs.

        Until recently the Hainan Airlines inflight magazine would run in effect soft porn lifestyle profiles of stewardesses. What’s not to like?

        That being said the best ones get creamed off into private aviation very quickly and shortly thereafter own multiple apartments in best parts of SH and BJ. Such are the hazards of hanging around billionaires every day.

      • Mike Austin October 2, 2022, 3:39 AM

        I wish they flew to Central America.

    • Casey Klahn October 2, 2022, 8:30 AM

      I went into forced retirement in the lockdown, having spent years building my workshop teaching career to every corner of the USA, and to Canada, and Europe. I started getting invites back on the teaching circuit but have had to tell them that I will not travel again on airplanes until the minders have forgotten how to make me mind. I saw a fun vax card the other day – it said: “My Vaccine card: Go fuck yourself”.

      Another thing I’ve noticed, besides the queering of the aircrews, and the panicdemic, is that it has been 21 years since the 9-11 overturned air travel for all of us. What that means is that even the airline executives are mostly all post-9-11 employees. They cannot remember when flight was a competitive business designed to make money by getting customers. The downsized number of available flights just stuck, and they don’t even seem to notice. My friend was returning from a trip and got delayed for a day at the airport, and they had said it was weather. Then, every airport she did get to was crawling with security. She felt lied to, and as fallout from her delay her companion lost his job for missing a day of work. The vax rebellion caused numerous staff shortages, and airlines did cut a lot of services and flights, I understand. And they claim “weather”.

      I don’t know about the rest of you, but trusting the airlines is high on my list of musts.

  • jwm October 1, 2022, 9:59 AM

    Imagine having an in-flight emergency, and some transvestite Lizzo impersonator waddling down the aisle to give CPR.


    • Mike Austin October 2, 2022, 6:22 AM

      No worries. Lizzo could not fit in the aisles. And not even a 1st class seat could possibly accommodate her massive bulk. She could, however, work for Amtrak. Trains have been carrying cattle for 140 years.

      • burrodog October 2, 2022, 1:02 PM

        Why must you insult cattle?

        • Mike Austin October 2, 2022, 3:54 PM

          You are right, and I am truly sorry. I apologize. I would have mentioned hogs, but the largest among them is smaller than Lizzo. Hmm…let’s see: Manatee?

  • wildman October 1, 2022, 12:18 PM

    Yup the world is going absolutely insane. I assume the majority shareholders in virgin agree with all changes.

  • ghostsniper October 1, 2022, 1:33 PM

    Just one more thing I’ll continue to ignore.

  • jwm October 1, 2022, 2:08 PM

    I’m going to post this link as both a palate cleanser, and for some very humbling perspective. Perhaps our gracious host will make it a post of its own. From Maggies Farm. Around Cape Horn in a square rigged cargo ship, 1928.
    Think you’re tough?


    • ghostsniper October 1, 2022, 6:17 PM

      WoW! Thanks for that link John.
      Several times, while watching that, I wondered how men like that would react if they suddenly found themselves in the world of today. Completely disgusted I would imagine, then immediately they would sign up for another turn around the horn. Excellent all the way around.

    • Mike Austin October 2, 2022, 3:38 AM

      Do I think I’m tough? Not Cape Horn tough. Not four masted Barque tough.

      • jwm October 2, 2022, 7:21 AM

        The narrator says repeatedly that there is some sort of hypnosis that allows them to do what needs done without worrying about the consequences. I cannot wrap my mind around it. By our standards this is super human behavior. Yet men did it for centuries before this film. Consider Magellan. Too, I could not help but think of the shipwrights. The engineering, the level of craftsmanship needed to design, build, and maintain such a vessel are on a par with the courage and skill needed to sail it. My grandfather, born in 1900, was a Lakesman. He came from a long like of seafarers all the way back to Scotland. I have some of his notebooks on navigating the very treacherous Great Lakes. In addition to the physical tasks, consider doing trigonometry in your head. Could such folks be found at all today? Start with pencil, and paper. End with sailing around the globe.


  • burrodog October 2, 2022, 1:10 PM

    Men are pilots. Women are stewardesses.