Up, Down And $3,000

I never understood the female point of view of how a man leaving the toilet seat up was such an inconvenience. I can’t image it would be any more an inconvenience for the woman to lift it again when she was through. If this is the kind of convenience you need, then you will have no trouble flying Japan’s All Nippon Airlines. Beginning this month, there will be a women only designated restroom on the airlines international flights. 90% of the women polled said this was a great idea. The facility will be available to all women from all classes in the plane, and to men, only in extreme emergencies or when there are very few women on the flight. A special note, the airline had previously suggested passengers take a few minutes to “void” before boarding to reduce the overall weight of the plane and help minimize fuel usage.

From the born loser department: A Russian man had been ordered to pay the equivalent of $3,300 in rubles to the parents of a 7-year-old girl who he fell on when he jumped from a ninth story window in his botched suicide attempt after an argument with his wife. To his chagrin, the argument was most likely about money. Or maybe he left the toilet seat up. Who knows?

Coincidental to yesterday’s return of Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show, 33 years ago today he made his first appearance as a guest with host Johnny Carson. That entire debacle, in my opinion, was just a sham to hike up the ratings of an otherwise uninteresting show. And speaking of uninteresting, this past weekend, I happened to turn on Saturday Night Live. Sad. Very Sad. It’s not what it used to be and the biggest reason, I feel, is that in the Gilda Radner days, everything was new, some things still had shock value. Nowadays, everything is instant. Everything is in your face, so nothing comes across as fresh. Even innuendo doesn’t mean anything anymore.

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?  Now THAT‘s funny! 


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