Category Archives: Clusterf*ck

Flight delayed over two hours after kid freaks over guy writing in Arabic

Tweet In case there was any question left about the absurd, damaging power of the media’s fear-mongering and brainwashing, please see exhibit #48,374,589: An EasyJet flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle was delayed two hours and 20 minutes after a kid on a class trip (reportedly 15-16 years old) saw another…

Worst living statue ever breaks character to menace non-tipping tourist

Tweet Don’t stiff street performers. Especially in Rome. Seriously. Back in the early 90s, I did a little juggling on the street around Europe to earn extra cash, so I can tell you with complete authority that taking a photo or video of any street performer and not tipping them…

Man takes nap during flight, wakes up in dark, empty, locked airplane

Tweet Great to know that yet another formerly irrational travel nightmare is actually possible. During his journey from Louisiana to California via Houston, Tom Wagner, apparently one of the world’s soundest sleepers, decided to rest his eyes for a bit only to wake some time later in an abandoned United…

Derpy, inaccessible lights at Heathrow to be replaced by tightrope walkers

Tweet Did you know that seemingly smart people can be idiots too? Big time. Like extravagant, breathtaking, galloping idiots. Exhibit A: The derp crew of architects in charge of designing Heathrow Airport’s fancy new Terminal Five were so focused on making their gigantic, light-festooned space that no one stopped for…

Rome bird poop emergency will mean crappy winter for tourism

Tweet I’m pretty sure there’s a screenplay somewhere in this story, though I can’t decide if the heroes, a bird expert and a bird slaying ninja, should fall in love in the end or if the ninja should die extravagantly while saving the bird expert. Oh right, the story. Welp,…

TSA’s $1 billion behavioral screening is ‘slightly better than chance’

Tweet “TSA Security Checkpoint” by billypalooza Well here’s some unsurprising news: apparently asking low-paid, famously socially deficient TSA agents to arbitrarily scan crowds of airport passengers for odd behavior isn’t particularly effective. Fortunately, they only spent $1 billion before someone pointed that out. In theory, agents were stare a hole…

Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit and run driver caught on tape in Chicago

Tweet When it comes to inept drivers, Russia may have the quantity, but the good ol’ USA still has the quality. The story goes, a 19-year-old in Chicago allegedly (I have to say that, despite overwhelming evidence) driving a stolen car, got himself into a wee bit of trouble when,…

So, Venezuelan subway etiquette is a little frightening [VIDEO]

Tweet If you were put off by the crush of humanity in the Tokyo subway or the rats and pervading smell of pee in the New York subway, hang on to your jaw, because it’s about to bonk your keyboard. This video was allegedly taken somewhere in Venezuela’s Valles del…

Alcohol may have been a factor in this car amphibiousness test

Tweet Remember life before Russian dashcam videos? Me neither, because wine. But I’ll hazard a guess that it was far less enriching. The usual scenes of poor high speed passing decisions, pedestrians avoiding near-death experiences and vehicles becoming airborne are commonplace at this stage, so the pressure for someone to…

Self-service airport security: bad idea or guaranteed clusterf*ck?

Tweet Hands up if, while running late for a flight, you’ve ever nearly stroked out watching a confused or inexperienced traveler dither at airport security, even as three TSA agents gently try to move them through the process. Now, hands up if you still routinely witness people being befuddled by…

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