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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, March 11, 2010

Airports are funny places indeed. Big thunderstorms caused my flight from DFW back home to Memphis to be delayed. The plane, coming in from Detroit had to divert to Austin since they were low on fuel.

Our flight shows delayed until 2:00pm. So they make an announcement saying you could rebook by calling an 800 number. OK, so I call my travel office and they tell me the next scheduled flight to Memphis is 4:30!

So, ummm why would I want to rebook?

I guess it is more for guys like the man sitting near me who had a connection to Tampa and he ‘has to be there tonight’ – ummm hot date?

What is it with the way people dress to travel? Maybe I am really old (shut up Doc B!), but I was taught that you dress appropriately to fly. That means no flip-flops, no torn shorts and dirty clothes.

Personally, I always travel with a sports coat and button down shirt. I may wear jeans, but I am appalled how some travel now. I have no interest in sitting next to someone with hairy legs wearing shorts especially on a small commuter jet where the seating is tight…especially a female!


Corey Haim has passed away. During my waiting time with CNN on the TV, I got to hear from his agent who denies it was a drug overdose. It seems that Corey was taking a low dose of medication to help with his addiction. The agent kept saying he ‘was on a low dose of this medication’ making it seem that it was possibly some sort of methadone…

The medication was prescribed by an addictionologist…OK folks, can someone – anyone tell me WTF is an addictionologist? Bueller…Bueller?


Snickers with almonds are manna from heaven…just saying

OK, who is waiting on their new Prius? When you drive past Toyota dealerships do you make the sign of the cross? Say a prayer for those looking at cars? Laugh out loud?

I love that Popeye’s Chicken is now rebranding themselves as ‘Louisiana Kitchen’…could this be to broaden their reach?

People who yell at gate agents over weather delays should lose their right to fly


So former Senator Massa harassed male staffers? What do you call four guys jumping on you to ‘celebrate your 50th birthday’? I call it a coming out party! And grown men wrestling in the office? And tickling a male staffer until he could not breathe? But it is NOT sexual????

Seriously dude...are we supposed to buy that? I am sure that solidified his creed with the Republican Party though. And I heard he and Roy Ashburn are not Facebook friends.


So George Washington, William & Mary and other colleges are banning laptops in lecture halls because students are playing online games and checking their Facebook accounts. How is that different from kids doodling in their notebooks pre-laptops?

And I love that one professor poured liquid nitrogen onto a laptop before dropping it on the floor and letting it shatter! Maybe they should talk to the IT Nazi’s at my job and learn how to just block those sites…or maybe it is even better to just let little Tiffany and Dawson fail and deal with those consequences.


How come airports in Florida can offer free wireless internet, yet airports in other parts of the country insist on charging you $10 for 24 hours of service – ummm dudes, if I am stuck in your freakin airport for 24 hours, I am going to be throwing the laptop against the wall. Wonder if I could find some liquid nitrogen before I do that?


NYC is over the top…the NYC Health Department is making restaurants cut back on salt content by 25% in the next three years… WTF??? How can you expect me to eat a corned beef sandwich at Kat’s Deli that tastes like trash if it can not be made properly?

Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign to regulate the health of the citizens of NYC MUST be stopped!

Why didn’t Conan O’Brien decide to follow me on Twitter…then I would have 20,000 followers like Sarah Killen…Damn you Conan! I sent him a tweet telling him how disappointed I was!


I think my interview with Debbie Gabrione from Ten Year Vamp on Monday evening on Music On The Couch was really great. She is a great interview and we hit it off. I wish the band a ton of luck!

If you have not heard it, check it out from the player on the upper left of this page.

What is it with idjits who are in the gate area on their cell phones while the gate agent is calling last call and then they mention their name and they saunter up like they own the freakin airline? Close the dang door and leave their a**es behind I say!

See what happens when you make me sit in a boarding area for two plus hours…..

YAY! My plane is here!

See y’all tomorrow.

13 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. Flying is such a hassle. It used to be that people dressed up to fly, but since it became available to the masses, you get the Walmart crowd flying too.

    But, then again, we've become such a casual society that it isn't just flying where people dress like that. People go to church wearing cutoffs and flip-flops!

    I'm pretty cynical about the whole Conan "randomly" choosing that chick to follow. I'm guessing there was nothing random about it.

     
  3. Micky-T Says:
  4. Gosh Vinny, your one of those old fuddy duddy's that get all dressed up to go in public. I never would of guessed. I'll forgive you if you make sure to go vote for Bic over on my site.

     
  5. ...ANY Snickers will do for me!...

     
  6. BeckEye Says:
  7. That Sarah Killen IS one lucky bitch.

     
  8. JohnH985 Says:
  9. Hope you had a good flight.

     
  10. Lu' Says:
  11. Flip flops are great for travel easy to take off at the security station but I wouldn't wear them because it's germy. Nice random thoughts there guy. I'm sorry to hear about Corey Haim :(

     
  12. Tug Says:
  13. I'm a total comfort clothes traveller...if I see you, I'll sit across the aisle. ;-)

    Addictionologist...is that like Dr. Drew?

     
  14. Bond Says:
  15. JAY: We have gotten too casual...and you may be right about the Conan chick

    MICKEY-T: Heading over there now

    PHFRANKIE: true, but with almonds rock

    BECKEYE: You shoulda been a contender

    JOHNH: Eventually it was fine

    LU': Thanks..I do get random...

    TUGS: Keep it on your side! LOL

     
  16. Tug Says:
  17. At least I shave my legs when I wear shorts. ;-)

     
  18. Bond Says:
  19. TUG: well then move on over here girl

     
  20. Travis Says:
  21. There's no such thing as too casual.

    Wait...OK, I'll grant that nekkid in public is too casual.

     
  22. I was pissed that Conan didn't choose me, too. I'm still hoping he comes to his senses.

     
  23. I detest flying. As much as I want to see all y'all in Hotlanta this summer, I dread the flying. Ugh.

    Glad you made it home safely.

     

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