My senior thesis was on the likelyhood of another terrorist bombing on US soil.
I wrote it in 1995…funny enough, I got a B+ on the paper, but of course, I didn’t care since it was enough to get out of Dodge (or Ogden, as the case happened to be…) and get my papers…
When I read this story, I found it funny, and thought it was about time that the thoughts of women were exposed. When I was in SF going to school at San Francisco State, I had the pleasure to call some sexually liberated women my friends. While I never got to home plate with any of them, there is too many funny experiences that I shared with them.
The first one that comes to mine is a time that one of these ladies has talking about how good her sex game was. Another guy from a different school ( Berkeley) talked some smack about how good he was. Alcohol, and ego was a good mix for him. They go off and explore each other, and my friend comes back. The question was posed to her, ” Hey, how was it?” to which she replied, ” Well, I was good…”
I nearly wet myself when I hear that.
The freedom that the Duke F@$% thesis, as it is called, was hilarious and liberating. It’s good to see that we all think alike.
Here was her critieria
But, now the cat is out the bag (literally and figuratively, since Karen got around) she wants to be embarrassed about it. This is the letter she sent to Deadspin…
As the ashamed author of this slide show, I am horrified at your choice to include all the names that you did. While I cannot stop you from publishing it, this item was never meant to be seen outside of a very small circle of people. Obviously, it has gone viral. However, your inclusion of the real names are causing this awful situation to escalate even further and is actually starting to affect peoples’ lives in ways that go far beyond mere embarrassment. Remove the names immediately, or I will be adding your blog post to the list of things I discuss with my attorney when we meet. If you would like to talk further, please include your number in your response and I will contact you as soon as I can. Again, including real names is simply cruel of you and you will black them out immediately.
You can find the complete powerpoint here http://jezebel.com/5652114/college-girls-power-point-fuck-list-goes-viral-gallery
October 6, 2010
Owners of Brett Farve rejoice!
(I am one of those owners who had to bench him, even though I was able to steal him in the 9th round of a ten team draft)
Traffic Cops, be afraid, be very afraid in the Twin Cities! remember “straight cash homie” is going to a city near you!
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bumping a police traffic officer with his car.
The officer tried to stop Moss from making an illegal turn, and Moss used his car to slowly push the officer along the street, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said.
Barrington said an assault charge was being considered.
The officer was not seriously hurt, WCCO-TV reported
Where is Ludacris when you need him?
Maybe we should extend an Amber warning to all the skeezers and skanks and scallywags (all better known as hoes, and like method man and redman, I mean it in a good way)
The Vikings sent a third-round pick to the Patriots in return for Moss, who becomes a key weapon for Minnesota QB Brett Favre.
The teams had not yet confirmed the trade. But Vikings S Madieu Williams said on Twitter that the deal was “official.”
Moss returns to the team where he spent the first seven years of his career. Moss caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 TDs from 1998-2004 in Minnesota.
It leaves the Patriots and QB Tom Brady without the stretch-the-field wideout who set an NFL single-season record of 23 receiving TDs in 2007.
From the Patriots position, they were on the come-up. First, they got more for the guy then what they paid for. When he was dealt from the blogs favorite team, the RAIDERS, they only got a 4th round pick, because they were happy to get rid of his contract and his dour attitude. (We still miss what could have been here in Oakland Randy) It is rare in the NFL that assets acquire more value later in their careers. Second, they did not have to give him an expensive contract extension.
Moss did not get a contract extension from the Vikings as part of the deal, NFL Network reported.
ESPN reported that Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke by phone to inform Moss of the trade on Wednesday morning. The network described their conversation as cordial.
For Favre, the trade gives him a serious receiving threat that he has long lobbied to acquire and that he has lacked this season with Sidney Rice injured. Favre, with the Packers in 2007, pushed the team to acquire Moss but lost out to the Patriots.
This is exactly what Father Time, I mean Favre needs to get the offense on a roll. Soon, they will get Sidney Rice back and that offense will be firing on all cylinders. You will have AP (not our boy tophatal, but Adrian Peterson) Headache (not the AND1 baller, but Percy Harvin) Moss, and Rice. Plus, you have Shank Em at TE, so weapons are everywhere.
The receiver will return to New England on Oct. 31, when the Vikings visit Foxborough to the play Patriots (a game that occurs only once every eight years). Fox was already scheduled to broadcast that game nationally at 4:15 p.m. ET.
Moss’ final game in a New England uniform on Monday turned out to be his only in more than three years in which he did not catch a pass. The Herald reported that Moss had asked the Patriots to trade him after Week 1, when he had an outburst about his contract following a win against Cincinnati. Moss later apologized and said he and coach Belichick had cleared the air.
Moss, whose deal expires after the season, said after Week 1 that he wanted to stay with Patriots but added he thought this would be his final year in New England.
Moss is set to appear on Monday Night Football for the second straight week when the Vikings travel to play the New York Jets next week. He’ll likely be matched up again with Jets CBDarrelle Revis, who hasn’t played since tweaking his hamstring on a TD pass he allowed to Moss in Week 2.
Moss will be just second player to appear on MNF back to back. Keith Browner played for the San Francisco 49ers against the New York Giants on Oct. 5, 1987, then played for the Los Angeles Raiders against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 12 (viaESPN and Elias Sports Bureau).
Since the Vikings have already had their bye and the Patriots’ is Sunday, Moss could become the sixth player to play in 17 games if he plays in the rest of the Vikings’ contests.
This is another bonus to fantasy players who got jobbed this week by his unusual lack of effectiveness. It is the functional equivalent of the “do-over” in backyard sports. I guarantee that Favre will target him early and often…he is sure to be a “hit”!
Kassim Osgood jumps from 2nd story window to avoid gunfire…had you listened to us on the Steve McNair story, you would know to avoid side pieces!
September 30, 2010
I guess the life of a professional athlete leaves you with a lot of time on your hands. You definitely train and go to practice, but once that is done, you are left to your own devices. If you have you head on straight, you make sure your body can recover from the brutal pounding you take in practice and in games.
Some players take ice baths to help stimulate recovery faster. Your body is a temple that you want to be able to operate at peak performance. Jumping out of windows like you are Superman is not going to help.
Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
aguars WR Kassim Osgood had to jump for his life on Monday night when he leapt out of a second-floor window to escape a armed intruder who attacked him and a 19-year-old Jaguars cheerleader, according to police.
Okay…I don’t want to minimize what happened, but a second story window is about ten feet off the ground. He didn’t jump from a ten story window, just ten feet. Growing up, I used to have to do that all the time, as I had to sneak into my girlfriends room occasionally without being seen.
The Boston Herald gives some details about the alleged attacker
Julian Armond Bartletto, 20, of the 10500 block of Running Oak Court has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment, armed robbery, burglary and violation of an injunction, police said. He was booked into the Duval County jail ineligible for bail, according to jail records.
Second issue is that Kassim, you are thirty. Now, I am not an age NAZI, since love doesn’t measure age in the equation. But, what are you doing with a girl fresh out of high school? You are a professional athlete, with thirsty hoes, groupies are available everywhere.
Osgood was watching television late Monday night with Mackenzie Rae Putnal when the armed intruder, Putnal’s ex-boyfriend, entered wielding a gun. The intruder pistol-whipped Osgood in the head after pulling Putnal by her hair and hitting her with the gun and his fists.
Putnal escaped to her parents’ home downstairs and grabbed a gun. Putnal exchanged fire with the intruder but shots from both guns missed.
Okay, I will be the first to admit that I want a woman who is down for gangster ish like this. Having the wherewithal to absorb some beating, then escape to get the piece and fire off some caps trying to hit dude is cause for me to give you dap, Mackenzie. Even more amazing is in the details. The Herald continues
By the time it was over, police said the armed intruder had traded gunfire with the woman after sticking a gun to her head, saying, “What did that football player say to his girlfriend, ’It’s a good day to die,’ ” misquoting ex-Florida Gator Chris Rainey’s recent text message to a former girlfriend after an arrest.
The fact that she was mentally tough to take some beating, and the psychological torture that her ex attempted to inflict… Pro Football Weekly picks up the story…
Osgood jammed a chair under the door and jumped out a window to the lawn below. He ran to a neighbor’s house to call police. Osgood sustained minor bruises during the attack and while fleeing.
In the words of Riley Freeman, that is a real b*&$# move…you left your girl.
How are you just going to leave her like that? Plus, you don’t have a cell phone that you could have used to call the police from the house and made sure your jump-off was okay? I mean, you are leaving her to fire back and defend herself! But, on the other hand, you are proving that women are equal to men. No patriarchal rhetoric here! It’s okay for you to bring home the bacon and fire the guns in the house. N.O.W. would be proud… The Herald gives a little more light to the story than PFW, since they are more concerned with the fantasy aspect of the story. (I am bet that Osgood is benched or probably chilling on the FA wire in your league)
Mackenzie Rae Putnal and Osgood, 30, were watching television in a second-floor game room just before 11:15 p.m. when a man walked in with his face covered with a plastic bag and pointed a gun at them. Exclaiming that “I can’t believe you’re with that guy,” he pulled Putnal around the room by her hair and hit her with gun and fists before hitting Osgood in the head with the weapon too, the arrest report said.
I wonder what ex was referring to, his age, or the fact that outside of special teams, he is not that good? Maybe Kassim cost him a victory in fantasy football…the dude was talking ish about Kassim though….
The gunman took the woman’s cell phone and tackled her when she tried to flee, holding the gun to her head as well as Osgood’s and also hitting her dog several times. When ordered to sit on the floor, Putnal escaped down a hall and leaped over the balcony to the floor below, the report said.
The gunman ran after her, so Osgood jammed a chair under the game room door handle and jumped out a window to the lawn below, running to a neighbor’s house to call police. Meanwhile, Bartletto and Putnal confronted each other downstairs with guns. The woman targeted him with her laser sight before both shot at each other and missed.
I gotta again give dap to the parents for having the laser sight, but how do you miss then? Sometimes a higher force is looking out for fools. Plus, this is a girl you might want to have in the foxhole. Notice the story doesn’t mention her bruises or any injury, but we know that Kassim got lumped up? She jumped out the window too to the ground below. I wonder do her parents know that a thirty year old man is beating the coochie up of their nineteen year old daughter?
“He’s fine,” Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. “I’m aware of it. I really can’t comment on that whole deal. He’s doing OK.”
Osgood is in his first year with the Jaguars after signing as a free agent this past offseason. He has made three Pro Bowls as a special-teams player — all with the Chargers — and has a 24-yard TD catch this season.
Maybe this is why teams don’t allow or frown on relationships between players and cheerleaders. I started this missive as a warning about jump-offs and side pieces. That message is still an important one to carry on. Steve McNair got caught up with a young tenderoni (shout out to Bobby Brown) and he had his life ended due to the drama surrounding her. While the side piece was not the main culprit ( and in fact, she is the hero in the situation) in of the scenario, hanging out with her was. Listen to Wu-Tang Kassim…protect your neck!
p.s. This is not a small dude…
Osgood, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, caught the game-winning touchdown in the Jaguars’ home-opening win against the Denver Broncos. He played seven years for the San Diego Chargers before signing this year with the Jaguars.
August 3, 2010
Now, if it stopped before the grocery store, you would have simply thought that I was talking about a porn shoot, or maybe giving you too much information about my private life. But, this happened in public. At a grocery store. What was this dude thinking?
GAITHERSBURG, Md – As a woman was leaving a Giant store a man sprayed liquid on her back. An examination revealed the liquid was human semen.
It happened at the Giant store located at 842 Muddy Branch Road on July 15, 2010.
Thanks for the investigative reporting. I will not be going to that store…
Witnesses saw the man get into a gray vehicle and drive away.
On July 29, 2010, the Gaithersburg Police Investigative Section arrested 28-year-old Michael Wayne Edwards, Jr. of the 17000 block of Downing Street in Gaithersburg. Edwards was charged with second degree assault with additional charges forthcoming.
After his arrest and interview it was learned that there are additional unidentified victims. If you believe you have been a victim of such a crime and have seen Edwards please contact Detective Corporal Word at 301-258-6400.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Edwards. Edwards was released on a $4,000 bond.
Well, at least he is not totally shiftless, as he had enough money(or friends and family) to bond him out on the ten percent tip.
She must be the best barterer (which seems like I am making words up, which I do from time to time) EVAH! Much better than this dude.
Kyle MacDonald had a red paper clip and a dream: Could he use the community power of the Internet to barter that paper clip for something better, and trade that thing for something else — and so on and so on until he had a house?
After a cross-continental trading trek involving a fish-shaped pen, a town named Yahk and the Web’s astonishing ability to bestow celebrity, MacDonald is getting close. He’s up to one year’s free rent on a house in Phoenix.
Not a bad return on an investment of one red paper clip.
Now, a free year of rent is awesome. But, Karen Cunagin Sypher is a lot better. She will use anything at her disposal to get the job done. We warned you last year to KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS. But, people didn’t listen. Everyone kept getting caught up in drama. The facts are coming out fast and furious. You might wonder why I think that Karen is talented at the art of bartering. First, you got down with Coach Pitino. Whether it was the wine or the neck and chin, he willingly beat up the box hatless. Second, she got money for an abortion.
Tim Sypher, 49, testified that he called clinics in Indiana and Ohio before taking the woman, then known as Karen Wise, to Cincinnati, where she terminated the pregnancy on Aug. 29, 2003. Tim Sypher said he paid for the procedure from $3,000 Pitino gave to Karen Sypher for medical care.
She was able to get medical services out of it. For Karen, this worked two fold. It allowed her some measure of control over Rick Pitino, and it got rid of the evidence at the same time. There was a better than average chance that kid was part of some other persons DNA. But, she will always be able to say that they had a lovechild that he forced her to get rid of. She was like a sleeper cell.
Six days after the meeting at the condo, Tim Sypher drove Karen Sypher to a women’s clinic in Cincinnati, where she had an abortion. Jurors saw records from the clinic on Thursday indicating she was about five weeks pregnant. As Karen Sypher came out of the clinic, Tim Sypher said he extended his hand, prompting “a look I’ll never forget.”
“Sir, I’m not lying to you. We hit it off. It was quick,” Tim Sypher testified. “I’m not lying to you, I’m not lying to anybody here. We clicked.”
Once back in Louisville, Karen Sypher asked if she could see Tim Sypher again. The two began dating and were married less than a year later. Over the next five years, Karen Sypher attended functions around Pitino without problems, Tim Sypher said.
Until the codeword was released. Once that happened, the plan sprung into attack! Pitino started getting calls. The box and/or head game skills were so good, that she managed to get someone else caught up in her plan.
Jurors earlier in the week heard from Lester Goetzinger, a longtime friend and sometime sexual partner of Karen Sypher. Goetzinger said he made the calls after receiving sexual favors from Karen Sypher. He testified as part of a deal with prosecutors.
So sexual favors led him to get involved in a crime? (and by sexual favors, they mean that Goetzinger was getting domed up for making the calls.) You would think that an attorney would see right through that and not get involved…right?
Karen Sypher’s former attorney, Dana Kolter, also testified Friday, telling jurors he and Sypher had sexual relations three times before he wrote a letter to Pitino on March 22, 2009, demanding $10 million and threatening to file a lawsuit accusing Pitino of rape and forced abortion.
I guess not…
but seriously, it was about time that this disparity got fixed. We here at Too Old are not pro crack, but at least make the sentencing fair between two similar (if not equal) drugs. Although after watching this video, maybe we should make crack harder to get, or raise the punishment for having it. Ignore the singing in the beginning, but the rest of the video is hilarious…
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed a historic bill Wednesday that narrows sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine convictions, which civil rights and civil liberties experts say contributed to the disproportionate imprisonment of African-Americans in recent decades.
Now, I want to clear something up here. the people getting arrested are crackheads, and/or crack dealers. Let’s not make it seem like they were caught up in a police sting through entrapment. The one thing to remember is that they would have been in jail for dealing powder cocaine as well. So, the numbers would have been similar, minus the people who would not have gotten involved in the coke game due to finances and connections. It’s not like with coke they give you a free pass or anything…
The Senate passed its version of the bill in March. President Barack Obama, who during the 2008 presidential campaign said the current legal disparity “cannot be justified and should be eliminated,” is expected to sign the legislation.
By voice vote, the House altered a law implemented in 1986 during the early phase of the crack cocaine epidemic. It required anyone convicted of possession of 5 grams of crack to be sentenced to at least five years in prison.
Many lawmakers and organizations such as the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union complained for nearly a quarter-century that the law was unfair because someone convicted of crack possession got the same mandatory sentence as someone convicted of possessing 100 times that amount of powder cocaine, a drug more popular among whites.
Then keep your crack in powder form, until it is time to smoke up!. Or, just don’t do crack. Because we all know crack is whack!
A 2009 report by the Sentencing Project, a liberal advocacy group, found that drug use rates were similar among racial and ethnic groups, but that sentencing among the groups for cocaine violations was vastly different, in large part because of the disparity between sentences for crack and powder cocaine.
In 2006, 81.8 percent of crack cocaine defendants were black, 8.8 percent were white and 8.4 percent were Hispanic, according the Sentencing Project report. For the same year, 57.5 percent of powder cocaine defendants were Hispanic, 27 percent were African-American and 14.7 were percent white.
Well, Crack is cheap and who doesn’t like a bargain!
“African American drug defendants have a 20 percent greater chance of being sentenced to prison than white drug defendants,” the Sentencing Project report said. “Between 1994 and 2003, the average time served by African Americans for drug offenses increased by 62 percent, compared to an increase of 17 percent for white drug offenders.”
The House bill raises the five-year mandatory minimum sentencing trigger for crack possession from five grams to 28 grams and eliminates mandatory minimum sentencing for simple possession of crack. Possession of 500 grams of powder cocaine carries a mandatory minimum five years in prison under the bill.
“In passing the Fair Sentencing Act today, the House sent a bill to President Obama that is a step forward in addressing the fairness of our sentencing laws,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “This legislation reduces the disparity between sentences for crack and powder cocaine – a step long overdue.”
Civil rights groups applauded the House vote and urged Obama to sign the bill quickly.
“Because of the mandatory minimum jail sentence for those convicted of possession of 5 grams of crack cocaine or more, people of color are being put in prisons at much higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts, and the judges have no discretion to mitigate the sentence for first-time or nonviolent offenders or special circumstances,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said. “This legislation is just the first step in eliminating disparities in sentencing, and we will continue to push for the elimination of this racially discriminatory sentencing disparity.”
How about we push to get people off crack? I know the law had a racial bias to it. But, let’s not celebrate like this is Brown vs. Board of Education or anything. The specter of drugs is something that the communities need to work on. This might be a first step, but keeping the kids off crack might be something to work on as well.
July 13, 2010
The Boss is finally gone. Will the Yankees win anymore without the fire exhibited by Steinbrenner? He was beloved by some, mocked by others, but he had only one goal, which was to win.
The USA Today, today explains…
The New York Yankees have confirmed that owner George Steinbrenner is dead, at the age of 80.
The New York Daily News, citing a Yankees team source, said Steinbrenner died at about 6:30 a.m. ET today in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack last night.
A family statement said: “It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80.”
WABC reported Steinbrenner suffered a massive heart attack last night and was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tampa.
Steinbrenner last week told the AP he was “feeling good” after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees’ spring training complex.
During Steinbrenner’s ownership, the Yankees have won 11 pennants and seven World Series.
The Yankees website is acknowledging that there are reports about Steinbrenner suffering a heart attack, but makes no further comment, as of 9:55 a.m. ET.
When Steinbrenner celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4 at his home in Tampa, he said in a press release through his spokesman Howard J. Rubenstein:
“I want to thank everyone who has sent their good wishes. I am very fortunate to have the love and support of a great family and many, many friends. The Yankees and their fans are a large part of what keeps me going. It means a lot. And I remind everyone that the Fourth of July is also the birthday of our country. We are all lucky to be Americans.”
Steinbrenner will be remembered for many things. Among them:
He hired — and fired — Billy Martin for five separate managerial stints. He also made a Miller Lite commercial with his favorite manager.
His five-year, $3 million contract with Reggie Jackson in 1977 ushered in the era of big-time free agency money, and proved worth it when Jackson went on to earn the name of Mr. October.
During the 1981 World Series Steinbrenner contended he had broken his hand while punching out two abusive Dodgers fans. Those alleged fans never were found, and it was widely suspected that The Boss had injured himself by punching an elevator wall because he was angry about a Yankees loss.
When Dave Winfield failed to produce significantly for the Yankees, Steinbrenner belittled him as Mr. May. In 1990 he was suspended for life — but late reinstated — for hiring someone to dig up dirt on Winfield.
His failing health became obvious at the 2008 All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, when Steinbrenner was driven onto the field in a golf cart. He met with former players and broke into tears. Later that year, he gave control of the team to his sons.
The understanding of fragility is a hard pill to take. It must have killed him to turn over the team to his sons and in some ways led to his death. He put all he had into the Yankees and the team should be proud.
Doesn’t that assume that you have some talent?
I bet that most of you don’t have any idea who she is, or what her talent is.
No, she is not on American Idol, although that would have been my first guess. The LA Times explains why…
Rescued teen sailor Abby Sunderland has hired a talent agent and will use her public profile to “inspire others to follow their dreams,” her spokesman said.
Sunderland, 16, signed, head of an Australian-based public relations and talent management firm, to handle her business affairs. Mercer had been serving in a pro bono capacity as Sunderland’s spokesman for the last few weeks.
Public fascination over Sunderland’s aborted attempt to sail around the world by herself has raised her profile significantly, Mercer said in a statement released this week.
“Abby is very marketable,” he said. “She is popular across the world, has followed her dream, overcome challenges and survived. She is an inspiration.”
Why is she marketable? Is failure a selling point these days?
Mercer debunked media reports that Abby is on her way to personally thank her Australian rescuers. The teen is resting at home with her family and a new baby brother after a “huge few weeks,” Mercer said.
A future trip to Australia is possible, he said. Other than a media conference, Abby’s only public appearance since returning to her Thousand Oaks home was at a Fourth of July parade in Duarte, he said.
Sunderland was plucked from the Indian Ocean by a fishing vessel last month after her 40-foot-sloop Wild Eyes was hit by a giant wave and lost its mast. Supporters hailed the girl’s adventurous spirit, but detractors criticized her parents for allowing her to take the trip.
— Catherine Saillant
So, even after reading this, what is her talent? Getting lost? Having to be rescued by other sailors? I just don’t get it. The story is not fascinating, it is a sign of someone who was over her head. The message should be, Kids, don’t follow you dreams if they are going to get you killed.
Columbian Police Find World Cup MADE OF Cocaine! In other news, Maradona is distraught at not winning…is this why is became a coach?
July 6, 2010
Now I understand why Maradonna was so upset and why he took the job as coach in the first place.
The Colombian soccer team didn’t make the World Cup, but the country’s police made a great save to intercept a replica tournament trophy made entirely out of cocaine.
The painstakingly engraved statue was painted gold with green stripes on the base to match the real trophy. It was bound, along with several team jerseys packed in the box, for an address in Madrid when it was intercepted in a warehouse inside the airport.
Colombian National Police said the “bad condition” of the gold paint on the trophy’s surface is what tipped them off.
The real World Cup trophy is almost as valuable — cast in solid 18-carat gold — but weighs about ten pounds less.
You have to applaud the creativity of the drug smugglers. Necessity is the mother of invention…
Wow, really? Maggots? Who is rolling on planes with spoiled meat?
Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta ATLANTA — Maggots falling from an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat forced a US Airways flight to return to the gate so the bin could be cleaned. Passenger Donna Adamo said she noticed a couple of flies on the Monday flight when she got to her seat but didn’t think much of it. Then, as the plane was taxiing, she heard a passenger behind her causing a commotion and refusing to take her seat. “Then I heard the word ‘maggot’ and that kind of got everybody creeped out,” she said. “All of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the back of my hair and on the front of me came a maggot, which I flicked off me.”
A passenger had the container in a carry-on bag and brought it on Monday’s flight heading from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., said US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher. The pilot announced that they were returning to the gate because of a “minor emergency on board” and the flight attendants told everyone to sit down and be calm, Adamo said. “I felt like they were crawling all over me because it only takes one maggot to upset your world,” she said. “And as they’re telling us to stay calm and seated, I see a maggot looking back at me and I’m thinking, ‘These are anaerobic, flesh-eating larvae that the flight attendants don’t have to sit with.'” A shaky cell phone video shot by Adamo as passengers deplaned shows a small white maggot wriggling across a seat. Once the plane returned to the gate, the passengers were asked to get off, and a crew boarded to clean up the mess, Lehmacher said. The flight then continued on to Charlotte, where the plane was taken out of service and fumigated “out of an abundance of caution.” The passenger who brought the spoiled meat on board did not get back on the plane and was put on another flight, Lehmacher said. Other passengers were told their connecting flights in Charlotte would be held for them, said Adamo, who was traveling home to Syracuse, N.Y., and made her connection. It’s unclear why the spoiled meat was brought on the plane, and Adamo said she didn’t notice a foul smell at any point. “You can buy meat anywhere,” Adamo said. “I don’t know what special piece of meat was in Atlanta that needed to get to Charlotte, but it affected hundreds, if not thousands … of passengers, and is a health risk.” Associated Press Online Video Producer Myra Lopez contributed to this report.
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