January 16th, 2009

word can help write your suicide note

Plane lands on the Hudson river after double bird strike

An Airbus with 155 passengers on board gets smacked with a double bird strike, disabling both engines, moments after takeoff; pilot glides plane into the Hudson River, everyone on board survives.
Stephanie Nachman, who works in a high-rise building in Times Square, said she had seen the plane crash. "It wasn't wild or erratic but if as it was landing on a runway," she said. Within minutes, she added, people got out, doors popped out and rafts unfurled.
With video. Miracle* is right. And of course, the first reports showed up on Twitter (first pic above).

*In the sense that water landings are typically suicide. I'm quite sure this is the first time in history a water landing actually went off as illustrated in the safety brochure. Amazing work by the pilot and flight crew, he glided the plane using only rudder controls, which is in itself nearly impossible to pull off.
word can help write your suicide note

Some quotes.

- "No volveré a venir a un pais que es mas surrealista que mis pinturas." - translated: "I will not return to a country that is more surrealistic than my paintings."

- I do not take drugs. I am drugs.

- Have no fear of perfection. You will never reach it.

- The difference between me and a madman is the madman thinks that he is sane. I know that I am mad. (as on the wall of the Dalí Universe Exhibition, London, 2006)

- What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.

- The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

- Salvador Dali