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What Airplane II has to do with being a Geek

A quote that describes my life:

First Woman in Line:
Where is the passenger processing lounge for the lunar shuttle?

Information Agent:
Concourse lounge C, fourth level.

First Woman in Line:
Thank you.

Information Agent:
Next?

Next Woman in Line:
How long is my parking permit good for?

Information Agent:
Two hours.

Next Woman in Line:
Thank you.

Information Agent:
Yes, next?

Next Man:
What’s the fastest animal on Earth?

Information Agent:
The cheetah. Next?

Female Passenger #3:
Should I fake my orgasms?

Information Agent:
Yes.

Female Passenger #3:
Thank you.

Information Agent:
Next?

Anyone who knows this 1982 classic (Airplane II) probably remembers that scene.  Anyhow, being a networking guy I commonly find myself in the position where people think I have the answer for just about everything.  It’s random question central at my desk, and really has been every job I’ve been at for the last 10 years.

I only mention it, as somone just came up to me with the urgent question of, “What does the POD stand for in “iPod”?

Urf.

In any case, I’ve always maintained that L. Ron Hubbard‘s study technology is what’s behind being able to know things or not know things.  Specifically, clearing up Misunderstood Words when you come to them instead of explaining them away, getting them half-comprehended, or totally glossing over them altogether.

There’s a whole course you can take on just how to study, in any Scientology church.  If you’re one of those people asking, more than the one answering the “cheetah” type questions, I’d try checking it out.

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2 comments on “What Airplane II has to do with being a Geek

  1. Lauren
    February 28, 2007

    This is great!

  2. jetteroheller
    March 1, 2007

    Glad you like it. Airplane II, though extremely ’80s, still is one of my favourite flicks.

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