Wednesday, June 09, 2010

You can't make this shit up

Okay, so I'm reading the local paper yesterday morning, and there's this blurb with the heading, "Miracle on Hudson passenger to speak". And the blurb goes, "Dave Sanderson, a passenger on the "Miracle on the Hudson" US Airways flight that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River in January 2009, will be at the Barnes and Noble in (insert local town here) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday."

And I'm reading along ......

"He'll sign copies of "Brace for Impact", a book to which he contributed his story about the crash and how his life has changed since the crash."

Still reading, and here's the killer ....

"His appearance is being sponsored by the (local town name) Airport."

What. The. F*ck.

This dude survives a terrifying PLANE CRASH into an ice-filled river, and the LOCAL AIRPORT is sponsoring a stop on his book tour?

Maybe it's just me, but maaaaaaan, I just don't get that.


Don't even get me started on how the local Alzheimer's Association holds a fund-raising "memory walk" every year. Errrrrrm, "memory walk"? For Alzheimer's? That's just f*cking cruel.



What are these people thinking?

6 comments:

Holly Jane said...

They don't make the Alzheimer patients do all the walking, do they? Saddest, slowest fundraiser walk ever. :(

The worst headline I've seen was a front page spread with a big photo of a Nigerian toddler, with the caption "STARVING NIGER NEEDS FOOD". Everyone who passed the paper stand stopped and gasped in horror, then scuttled away in shame for misreading it.

the queen said...

I give you: The MS Walk.
I have dark friends. They find that name hysterical. They call it the MS Walk While You Can.

rockygrace said...

You know, the Alzheimer's patients could probably do the walk .... just don't ask them to find their way home from it.

Bridgett said...

True story: I am going to be walking at an event sponsored by a domestic violence shelter in honor of the women who've been beaten to death in the last year. It's a great event and the people who organize it have their hearts totally in the right place. It's called "Run for Help."

Yikes. I'm sure that they would have if they could.

Holly Jane said...

Awk! That's like the golf fundraiser for child abuse that put out posters saying, "Help save a child by shooting a hole in one!"

rockygrace said...

Haaaaa, you guys are killing me ....

What's next, IHOP sponsoring a walk for amputees?