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Not-so-good places for a nap

October 23, 2009

Northwest Airlines Flight 188 didn’t respond to radio calls and overshot it’s destination by 150 miles.  Some investigators speculate that both pilots fell asleep.

Trophy Wife claims that Rocky can fall sleep anywhere.  Nonetheless, here is Rocky’s list of least-favorite places for a nap:

1. Subway tracks.

2. The dotted line on the local highway.

3. An examining table at the coroner’s office.

4. Under a tree during a thunderstorm.

5. On a beach during low tide.

Rocky asks:

Is this little fellow training to be a pilot when he grows up?




  1. October 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    At the end here, I was waiting for the traditional Rocky disclosure or disclaimer. Since there is neither, allow me to suggest that perhaps Rocky’s list may come from personal experience. #1 seems unlikely, since he is still posting. I suspect #5. That would be the disclosure.
    Disclaimer: Rocky does not imply, and does not take responsibility for the fact that some sleeping children may grow up to be Northwest Airlines employees.
    Meanwhile, remind me not to fly to Minneapolis. Or somewhere near there. Whatever.

  2. October 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Fakename, #3 isn’t so bad. The problem is waking up to the sound of a Stryker Saw … http://www.thermo.com/com/cda/product/detail/0,1055,10121264,00.html

  3. October 23, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    See, if you are not a fan of “House” then you should now become one, since #3 was featured in last week’s episode. Somewhat Halloweenishly, if I’m permitted to now make up an adverb.

  4. October 24, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Fakename: Long before there was House, there was Quincy, M.E. … see opening credits at 00:29

  5. October 24, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I’m old enough to remember Quincy, but hsd forgotten the part where the police officers start dropping like flies 🙂 Thanks for the memory!

  6. masteroftheuniverse
    October 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

    What do they call it when Ben Casey meets Dr Kildare? A paradox.


  7. October 24, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh noooooo. If you listen carefully, Jeff, that sound you hear is me groaning. That sound can easily reach from Tallahassee to Miami without breaking a sweat. It might have to breathe harder to reach New York.
    Of all the things that distinguish men from women (anatomy aside), one of them is humor. No matter how brilliant and accomplished a man may be, some teeny part of his brain is still delighted by the Three Stooges. In order to prove me wrong, you will have to find a woman who likes the Three Stooges. I suggest a survey 🙂

  8. masteroftheuniverse
    October 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    My late wife was a fan of the stooges. She wasn’t as a kid, and had never even seen them until I turned her on to Moe, Larry, and Curly. But then again, she liked this movie a lot.

    For the record, my favorite stooge was Shemp.

    It takes a sick person to be around me.

  9. October 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I am unconvinced, Jeff 🙂 I need more impartial evidence 🙂 And granted, you are a bit wild but you are not in the least unpleasant to be around, virtually speaking. Quite the opposite.

  10. October 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    What’s all this talk about three stoogies? Rocky doesn’t know where you shop, but you should only need one stogie — not three. See: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/zOeBS4WvV0N/Saul+Cubacigar+Company+Repairs+Largest+Cigar/LJDVsJk6Nr5

  11. Kayla
    October 26, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Funny. I’m not sure how I feel about my pilots napping, either. http://www.newsy.com/videos/mid_air_mistake_sparks_debate_on_pilot_naps

  12. October 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Turns out those pilots were surfing on their personal laptops.

    > For the record, my favorite stooge was Shemp.

    It is “Curly” for me. Nyuck-nyuck-nyuck! Arf! Arf! Arf!

  13. October 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    New word I heard today: “Northwest Nap.” A nap so deep that you don’t hear anything: phones, radios, t.v.s, air-traffic control yelling at you asking what the hell is going on…

    In reality, we in the northwest are so wired on coffee that we hardly ever take naps. “In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.” – Jeff Bezos.

  14. October 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Why in the world did I hyphenate “air-traffic control?” Ah well.

  15. October 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Dave: Why is it a Northwest nap? Post-merger, it’s a Delta nap?
    Regarding your hyphenation …. be very careful or you may hypherventilate.

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