Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I'm Ashamed of Myself


Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP) -- At least 200 people may be dead after a TAM Airlines passenger plane crashed into a building while attempting to land at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport. The Airbus A320 with 176 people on board was approaching Sao Paulo from Porto Alegre when it apparently slammed into a highway and skidded into the front of the building. The plane had 176 people on board; there were an undetermined number of casualties on the ground.

Sao Paulo Fire Department Col. Manuel Antonio Araujo confirms that forensic experts have already begun attempting to identify the victims, but admits that the process will be a difficult one due mostly to the fact that no one in Brazil has dental records (see below).


(Yeah, yeah I know -- "going to hell" and all that. Save it. It's a joke, albeit a very tasteless one. If it makes you feel any better, as I typed the words I winced like Tina when she knew she'd just pissed off Ike. But if you're really that offended, feel free to direct your comments here.)

11 comments:

Monique said...

Hahaha I was so close to being completely bored with this entry. Nice save at the end lol

Jayne said...

oh honey. congratulations- you've hit a new low.

Anonymous said...

Not funny... it was a horrible accident.

Chez said...

Yes it was.

Seamus said...

That, sir, was highly tasteless, and completely insensitive to the families of 176 people.

In other words, well done.

Al said...

I've flown TAM from Congonhas (Sao Paulo) to Santos Dumont (Rio) a few times and it is a pucker-inducing experience everytime. Not because of the airline - but because that airport is smack dab in the middle of dense cityscape.

That said, if you can't laugh at the horrors of life then you're in for a rough time.

Can't you just picture a carrot in Ronaldinho's hand and him saying 'what's up doc?'

RottweilerTOM said...

And we go on. And we look for the next supersaver. Fly Southwest. If you're going to perish in a ball of fire, do without classes as Elaine noted in Seinfeld when she had to fly coach and Jerry flew First.

namron said...

And . . . . the rescue of potential survivors was thwarted by the fact that first responders could only use feet to remove victims.

VOTAR said...

I just thought of a better title for this post:

ONE EXPRESS TICKET PLEASE, BUSINESS CLASS, WINDOW SEAT, NO LUGGAGE. DESTINATION: HELL. NAME: CHEZ.

Bring a snack, I hear the in-flight meal is terrible.

Oh but you'll be happy to know the movie is From Justin to Kelly.

Chez said...

That works -- you know how I love Kelly.

Lorenzo said...

I clicked the link provided to direct my comments to, and I felt like I was talking to a brick wall. . .