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Oct 13th 2010 4:54PM Patrice..where did Brenda say a flight attendant would sit on the pilot's lap? She's referring to the comments made by RyanAir CEO to lose the co-pilot and in the event of an emergency a flight attendant could land the plane ("hell, these days the planes practically land themselves!"...right?). And for the record, supper seed = supersede.
Aug 16th 2010 8:40AM ..."not on how many "links" they got this month"...says the guy with the link to his blog at the end of the comment :P
Aug 16th 2010 8:36AM I'm responding to your defense of Matt, not really stating why I liked/disliked the article. Many are missing the point of Mike's post, and at the heart of it are Matt's assumptions. The point still stands, we need to take care of what we write, or we lose credibility.
Aug 14th 2010 7:34PM "The fact is, Matt was obviously rushed in writing this article" I think this is one of the big issues. Don't we have more responsibility as writers/bloggers to take care in what we write? Especially people in Matt's position who have so many followers and fans? Is it fair to his readers to hastily post things without care to what's been said? Is this (being in a rush, if that's even true) any kind of excuse?
My beef with his article is the one major assumption he makes near the beginning:
"Everyone loves to travel. Yet few people end up doing more than just taking a two week vacation. In America, in the trade off between time and money, we choose money (and working long hours)." Who is "we" exactly? From this, EVERYONE is we. So no, saying that he's only talking about long-term travelers is wrong. He is talking about everyone. His premise for the whole post is erroneous.
For the simple fact that Pico Iyer pretty much wrote a perfect essay with the same name, "Why We Travel", I wouldn't have gone near that title. Read it here: http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-stories/why-we-travel-20081213/
Aug 12th 2010 3:12PM Sorry, I made the assumption that you all know what assumptions make of us, so if you don't, feel free to send me an email.
Aug 12th 2010 3:11PM Good call Mike. He lost me at "Everyone loves to travel." Right off the bat he's already made a huge error. He seems to think that the way he thinks is the way everyone thinks, or at least everyone should think. His post is rife with assumptions, and we all know what assumptions make of us don't we?
Aug 4th 2010 3:07PM Smores are sexy and great tasting. Roast a marshmallow over the fire and squish it between two graham crackers with a generous square of chocolate.
And don't forget the cards and board games!
Jul 27th 2010 12:15PM How refreshing to see someone from the "old school" with such new school perspective, who recognizes that, yes, we CAN all get along. #5 hits home oh too closely. Not just in writing/blogging, but life in general. I think too often we get caught up in static situations and hold on to things/ideas that really need to change, for the betterment of not just me (you) but for everyone around us. Because, as you said, the only constant is change. If we can embrace change and roll with things -- learn how to adapt instead of fight -- we'll all be much better off.
Jun 28th 2010 3:04PM "If you think I'm exaggerating, you're probably gnawing on your toenail as you read this. You're an animal. Read the product description while I dry heave because of you:"
Hilarious. I'll admit, I'm an animal by your standards. But as far as I know I've never endangered any ocular appendages (that's a real term by the way, I Googled it). Would Ralph's mother from A Christmas Story say the same thing had he wished for a set of nail clippers I wonder?