I was reading Cranky Chick's blog, and she got me thinking about flying, so I replied to her with this:
Here's a cheery one: Did you know that the reason you get put into the crash position is to kill you with as little suffering as possible? Seriously. When you hold your head like that, as soon as there's an impact, you get slammed into the seat in front of you and snap your head right off. No pain, just sweet sweet eternity.For me it's always landing that freaks me out. Every time, right before we hit the ground, the plane seems to tilt a little so it lands on two sets of wheels and kind of wheelies along for a second or two before balancing up on all three. I think the pilots do it to take the piss.
"Hey Clint, it's been a quiet flight, what say we scare the shit out of some of some noob passengers?"
"OMG Hank, EL EM EFF AY OH! Let's do it!"