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My money is on He and Jackie to be the final two with him being the final winner. His "Salute to America" on Tuesday was over the top.

(Yeah, I am a fan of this type of show... have been since listening to "The Ted Mack Amatuer Hour" as a child.)
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My money is on He and Jackie to be the final two with him being the final winner. His "Salute to America" on Tuesday was over the top.

(Yeah, I am a fan of this type of show... have been since listening to "The Ted Mack Amatuer Hour" as a child.)
Me too Oh, for those that missed it (scroll down to the video):

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"Stand-up seats." George Carlin would have had a ball with that one.
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"Stand-up seats." George Carlin would have had a ball with that one.
I have seen these proposed and I think I might prefer stand up seats to the saddle seats. Humans can spend an hour standing up on a bus or a train during rush hour, why not on a plane? Ignoring the potential for injury in the event of hard landings, turbulence, and crashes that is...
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But I dunno, Fuego, how much help do you really think the seat and seat belt is in a typical plane crash? I'd probably gladly stand up to save money!
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But I dunno, Fuego, how much help do you really think the seat and seat belt is in a typical plane crash?
In the 'typical' plane crash, it is probably a life-saver.

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I have seen these proposed and I think I might prefer stand up seats to the saddle seats. Humans can spend an hour standing up on a bus or a train during rush hour, why not on a plane? Ignoring the potential for injury in the event of hard landings, turbulence, and crashes that is...
Lets see. 1 hour flight. Boarding delay. Tarmac back-up. Then it storms. Plane is stuck on runway. Finally takes off. Landing delay. Gate's not open. Stuck again on tarmac. How long can you stay standing up? 5 hours? Maybe 10? Not like it hasn't happened in the past few years.

Kinda joking, kinda not. Airlines are increasing like banks in one way - their innovations seem geared toward areas where bad endings can happen and increasingly do.
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Lets see. 1 hour flight. Boarding delay. Tarmac back-up. Then it storms. Plane is stuck on runway. Finally takes off. Landing delay. Gate's not open. Stuck again on tarmac. How long can you stay standing up? 5 hours? Maybe 10? Not like it hasn't happened in the past few years.
Valid point. Maybe I could invent a "stand assist jacket" to help pack more people onto planes. Velcro jackets and harnesses that you slip into while boarding the plane. Then you stick yourself onto the vertical stand assist board. That should hold you securely in place during the duration of your flight and the few hours of waiting before and after the actual in-air time.
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Valid point. Maybe I could invent a "stand assist jacket" to help pack more people onto planes. Velcro jackets and harnesses that you slip into while boarding the plane. Then you stick yourself onto the vertical stand assist board. That should hold you securely in place during the duration of your flight and the few hours of waiting before and after the actual in-air time.

As long as those stand assist jackets have built in catheters , we're all set.
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Here you go, Fuego, start with this--the velcro wall
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Really, REW--I would think that most plane crashes leave everyone dead, regardless of the belts. But hey, you're right about the ID remains!
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Really, REW--I would think that most plane crashes leave everyone dead, regardless of the belts.
Yeah, that's what everyone thinks - but it just ain't so. The crashes where everyone dies are the ones that make the biggest headlines.
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Valid point. Maybe I could invent a "stand assist jacket" to help pack more people onto planes. Velcro jackets and harnesses that you slip into while boarding the plane. Then you stick yourself onto the vertical stand assist board. That should hold you securely in place during the duration of your flight and the few hours of waiting before and after the actual in-air time.
Better go patent this before somebody steals it. Between you and travelover it looks like you have a winner. Note - I'm not using a smiley because I think it will eventually happen...
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