T-shirt intimidates airplane passengers

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  1. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    I can't imagine being concerned about what someone's tshirt said. People need to mind their own business.

    I like the shirt and ought one for my son last year. :)
     
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  3. mhsjax

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    Well I watched the few clips that were posted. I have to say, that if the rest of the movie isn't any better, I won't be wasting another hour and 45 minutes watching it. I wasn't entertained at all. OH well, different strokes for different folks.
     
  4. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    So true. I hate lots of movies other people love. I was young when I first saw princess bride and it is dear to my heart. It is a bit quirky though.
     
  5. NotUrsula

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    Not a film buff, huh?

    FWIW, the vast majority of my extended family is in the UK, and I'm there frequently. One of my same-generation UK cousins uses Princess Buttercup as her Facebook avatar. (Based on your self-stated work history, I'd say you must be about 10-15 years older than I am.)

    FTR, the film was released in both the US and the UK in the fall of 1987, and was not a big box-office hit in either country at the time. However, it has since become a cult film.

    I know it is Belgian, but the popularity of it in France is great enough that most Frenchmen would recognize the character. I never said that Tintin was French, only that a Frenchman who didn't recognize it would be unusual. I used it as an example because it is a popular culture title that might be perceived as aimed at children, but is really fun for all ages, which can also be said of The Princess Bride.
     
  6. katrina1122

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    Inconceivalbe!
     
  7. phorsenuf

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    You can't really go by the clips without knowing the context behind them.
     
  8. mhsjax

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    I do like quirky. I have a feeling my DH would love it. I think we will have a movie night and check out the whole thing, give it a fair chance.
     
  9. Granny square

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    I wasn't meaning to say yog were boring or anything. :). It is a sweet couple movie with true live as the basis. So popcorn and a cozy husband might make it fun for you.
     
  10. mhsjax

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    Oh I know you didn't :flower3: I just meant that I usually do like quirky, funny movies. So I should give this a full run before I decide. I like to watch movies and TV to be totally entertained and to forget about all the ick in the world.
     
  11. Granny square

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    Oh good!
     
  12. EllaM

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    Now that's an order I can follow with pleasure. Just cranked it up on my TV screen. Funniest fairytale movie ever.

    I love Peter Falk and a young Fred Savage (during his Wonder Years time) doing their grandfather/grandson asides. (The grandfather reads a fairytale story to his sick grandson. The story of poor farmboy Wesley and Princess Buttercup.) The Grandson: Theyre kissing again. Do we have to read the kissing parts?
     
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    "The Princess Bride" is on TVLand at 6:30 PM Eastern, January 27(?). Today :).
     
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    One of the best movies ever!!! our whole family loves it!

    Really people get their panties in a bunch over the littlest things.
     
  15. muffyn

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    I am more amazed at all the people on here that do NOT know the movie
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    IMO, what was inappropriate was doing anything more than saying "Oh, I'm sorry it never occurred to me people wouldn't know the reference" and then putting on a jacket, a blanket, or turning it inside out and having a good laugh about it. (I would assume he knew how to read and would recognize that he had the words "prepare to die" on his shirt)

    Going to the press with a comment from another passenger relayed by a flight attendant? Really? Talk about a drama king who wants his 15 minutes of fame!
     
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    That was a pretty good eugoogaly


    Do you understand that the world does not revolve around you and your do whatever it takes, ruin as many people's lives, so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory journalist, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied along the way, just so long so you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory journalist, no matter how many friends you lose or people you leave dead and bloodied and dying along the way?
     
  19. declansdad

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    What is amazing is that people would actually take a message written on an oversized name tag on a t-shirt as an actual threat.
     
  20. Ceila

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    In all fairness, we don't know that he ran to the press, do we? Maybe he tweeted and it got picked up. Of course, if you have a link showing that he contacted the press, then I have no problem admitting that I'm wrong.

    As for the rest of your post, you are basing your opinion on some inaccurate information. He didn't just pass on a "comment from another passenger relayed by a flight attendant." He was actually asked by him/her if he could remove it. And, since he didn't have another shirt with him, he did ask to borrow one but the flight attendant never brought one. I think trying to cover up with a blanket during the entire flight is unreasonable, although I do think he could have just turned the shirt inside out, but maybe nobody thought of that.
     
  21. disykat

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    As I read it, yes, the flight attendant asked him to change his shirt but based on a comment from another passenger. She did not enforce him changing it, even when he told her he'd change it if he could have the pilot's shirt. IMO, clearly at that point she knew HE was more of a cooperation problem that the original passenger that complained and decided not to pursue it.

    Whether he tweeted it or whatever, he was the source. The airline hadn't pursued it. I hope he sees it as an amusing anecdote. IMO that's all it is. Making more of it is way too much drama IMO.

    We're all basing our opinions on a short article. My opinion is different than yours.
     

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