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Old 01-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #31
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I love that movie so I would have thought the shirt was rather amusing, but I guess with how everything in the world is today I can understand why it could make someone uncomfortable.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #32
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If all it said was "prepare to die", it would be concerning.

The entire quote is a pop culture classic, whether or not someone has seen the movie. I think 'a number of passengers' made a mountain out of a molehill.
What does that even mean? That because it is, per you, a "pop culture classic", that everyone SHOULD be familiar with it, whether or not they've seen the movie? I guess I'm just not up on pop culture, because I would have no idea what it meant.

I also don't get where you get the impression that a mountain was made out of a molehill. All we have from the story is that the shirt wearer is relaying what the flight attendant supposedly said, and that she was relaying what the passengers supposedly said to her. The fact that she never returned with another shirt, and despite the fact that he continued to wear it, it appears no passengers had a stroke, heart attack, or panic attack, or refused to fly with the wearer, so I'm guessing that means no one was overly distraught about it. They probably just didn't "get" the T-shirt and simply brought it to the attention of the flight attendant.

This is much ado about nothing, and I think it's the wearer who is more into making a mountain out of a molehill, because everything makes "news" these days; this is his 15 minutes of fame. Who put the story out? Sounds like HE did.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #33
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DH has that shirt- though the " name tag" is smaller- it's the size of the actual sticky tags - about 3"x5". DH has worn that shirt on an airplane multiple times, never had any issues, though now I've probably jinxed that!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #34
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They have a very similar one at Kohl's. The logo is smaller and on the chest where a name tag would be.

The guy should've responded "As you wish!" And whipped it off!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #35
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No I would think: where can I get that shirt?!
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #36
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People were bothered by this? Inconceivable!
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As to the op, I'd love that shirt. But I think wearing it on a plane probably not the best idea.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #37
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #38
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DH has that shirt- though the " name tag" is smaller- it's the size of the actual sticky tags - about 3"x5". DH has worn that shirt on an airplane multiple times, never had any issues, though now I've probably jinxed that!!
I bought one for my DH a few years ago too. Love that shirt. Always a conservation starter with fans.
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They have a very similar one at Kohl's. The logo is smaller and on the chest where a name tag would be.

The guy should've responded "As you wish!" And whipped it off!
Ha ha ha.

I swear, I saw a sign in a restaurant the other day advertising a BMT sandwich, and all I could think of was a bacon, mutton and tomato.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #40
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Ha ha ha.

I swear, I saw a sign in a restaurant the other day advertising a BMT sandwich, and all I could think of was a bacon, mutton and tomato.
When the mutton is nice and lean. It's so perky. I love that.

My husband has that shirt and we randomly quote that movie all the time so we would have laughed and thought nothing of it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #41
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They have a very similar one at Kohl's. The logo is smaller and on the chest where a name tag would be.

The guy should've responded "As you wish!" And whipped it off!


Now that would have gotten attention.

I do wonder about some folks these days. Where has the good pop culture knowledge gone? Princess Bride was one of the best movies of fantasy comedy. Right up there with Stardust. Both are on my "Watch During a Rainy Afternoon" Playlist.

The shirt wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'd be that passenger sitting next to him cracking up laughing and making movie quote jokes through the flight.

My guess is the flight attendant got schooled on the movie so didn't bother returning. Would have made her look woefully naive.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #42
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As a Princess Bride fan I love it ! However I can understand why people who don't know the movie would freak out. It's not like the movie came out last year !
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #43
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I can only hope that the flight attendant asked, "Anybody want a peanut?"
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #44
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I have never seen the movie but I would have thought it was funny. It was clearly a t-shirt that was supposed to be funny.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #45
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Talk about an over-reaction.

I'm sure a person about to act violently on a plane is going to advertise it on their t-shirt.

Apparently there are many people without a sense of humour.
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