Karma

By lex, on October 26th, 2011

What goes around comes around:

A group of several dozen “Occupy Las Vegas” protesters camping on Clark County land located under the final approach to Runway 19 at McCarran International Airport today narrowly missed being injured when a 50 lb. slab of “blue ice” reportedly landed within feet of their tents.

According to witnesses, the slab fell to earth seconds after Air Force One passed overhead while landing.

Blue ice is the frozen material formed by leaks in commercial aircraft lavatory waste tanks, a mixture of human waste and vivid blue liquid disinfectant that freezes at high altitude. The ice generally dissipates long before the aircraft lands, but there have been documented cases of blue ice clinging to aircraft surfaces until the aircraft reaches warmer air on approach to landing, then the ice may separate from the aircraft and fall to earth.

Clark County Director of Aviation Randall Walker was immediately notified and dispatched airport personnel to the campsite, but witnesses report that the blue ice had melted by the time officials arrived leaving only a smelly brown residue.

I’m glad no one was hurt.

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Although unfortunately I came across Neptunus Lex after his accident, one of the pleasures – for Lex and the readers, was the lively conversations from the readers and Lex. I wanted to leave this – the original comments from the defunct web site, for posterity – Ed .

October 26th, 2011 | Tags: Small Stuff | Category: Small Stuff

47 comments to Karma

  • virgil xenophon“Karma”
  • My VERY first thought. when I first heard the news..
  • October 26, 2011 at 6:54 am
  • AdvokaatThe mind reels at the places the comments are likely to go on this one…I’m gonna get some popcorn and just sit back and enjoy…
    • virgil xenophonWell I was contemplating making the “observation” that perhaps the Won was simply delivering liquid refreshment (albeit in frozen form) to his supporters–after all, they’re used to eating his shite with both hands, aren’t they?
    • October 26, 2011 at 8:28 am
  • October 26, 2011 at 6:57 am
  • SurfcasterMakes you wonder if the AF1 pilot was trying to keep current on manual dumping method accuracy and delivery.
  • “Sgt, prepare to Jiggle Handle….. “
  • October 26, 2011 at 7:09 am
  • SK1I am glad that no one was injured. Agreed. A chunk of ice falling like that could take someone out…I think more appropriate words would be “serendipity” or “irony” – The guy who they support almost causing them to be permanently “messed up”
  • Then again, Obama has been crapping all over most of the American public for years (even before he became President) – Why should this time be any different?
  • “Karma” is defined as the totality of a person’s actions in any one of the successive states of that person’s existence, thought of as determining the fate of the next stage – Getting killed (even accidently in such a manner) would not be “karma” but more of “wrong time, wrong place for the wrong reason”
  • October 26, 2011 at 7:20 am
  • Joe in N Calif

October 26th, 2011 | Tags: Small Stuff | Category: Small Stuff

47 comments to Karma

  • virgil xenophon

October 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

“Karma”

My VERY first thought. when I first heard the news..

  • Advokaat

October 26, 2011 at 6:57 am

The mind reels at the places the comments are likely to go on this one…I’m gonna get some popcorn and just sit back and enjoy…

  • virgil xenophon

October 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

Well I was contemplating making the “observation” that perhaps the Won was simply delivering liquid refreshment (albeit in frozen form) to his supporters–after all, they’re used to eating his shite with both hands, aren’t they?

  • virgil xenophon

October 26, 2011 at 8:33 am

Not to mention eagerly gulping down all that WH leftist Kool-Aid…they’re in good practice..

  • PeterGunn

October 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Certainly Kool-Aid… and with a good helping of ice, in slab form.

  • Surfcaster

October 26, 2011 at 7:09 am

Makes you wonder if the AF1 pilot was trying to keep current on manual dumping method accuracy and delivery.

“Sgt, prepare to Jiggle Handle….. “

  • SK1

October 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

I am glad that no one was injured. Agreed. A chunk of ice falling like that could take someone out…

“Karma” is defined as the totality of a person’s actions in any one of the successive states of that person’s existence, thought of as determining the fate of the next stage – Getting killed (even accidently in such a manner) would not be “karma” but more of “wrong time, wrong place for the wrong reason”

I think more appropriate words would be “serendipity” or “irony” – The guy who they support almost causing them to be permanently “messed up”

Then again, Obama has been crapping all over most of the American public for years (even before he became President) – Why should this time be any different?

  • Joe in N Calif

October 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

Interesting that, if it did indeed come from AF One, that The One did in actuality what he has been doing figuratively.

  • Surfcaster

October 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

I would argue that The One was in fact doing The Two.

  • Sarge

October 26, 2011 at 7:45 am

Arg, Joe beat me to it…

Events in Oakland over the last couple days are starting to take the funny out of this whole episode. The Lowest Common Denominator has decided to violently oppose the police after being warned to disperse. Clearly, they are trying to provoke a Kent State moment, which they have been openly declaring as a goal since the inception of this whole fiasco.

Civilization is at risk here.

  • Joe in N Calif

October 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

SK1 beat me by several seconds. If I hadn’t stopped to edit out the line about irony before posting…

  • Mike M. (of the UAVs)

October 26, 2011 at 8:31 am

They might be trying to provoke a Kent State moment, but I think the real result will be a Democratic National Convention in 1968 moment.

In other words, convincing the general public that they are troublemakers who should be dispersed with “a whiff of grapeshot.”

  • chalkboard

October 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

Bomb nav system needs work…

  • Airmail

October 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

SHACK

October 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

…and the wimps at Occupy London are leaving their tents at night to go sleep in a warm bed.

  • Thursday

October 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

Another victory for trickle-down economics.

October 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

How is the investigator supposed to tell the difference between that smelly brown residue and the rest of the protest?

  • Warthog

October 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

That’s not blue-ice, it’s Obama Kool-aid.

  • kalel666

October 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

We know a smelly brown residue was left behind, but what was left when the ice melted?

  • Mike Myers

October 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’ve been reading Paul Fussell’s book on WW II. In the WW II RAF being called to the C.O.’s office for a reprimand was referred to as “being shat on from a great height”.

Pip pip, Tally Ho and all that Old Chaps–we’re back at it again. The Bamster loves to criticize those who don’t agree with him. Needs a better aiming system though–and considering the fact that he’s said he’s in sympathy with the OWS groups, this would be a case of “blue on blue” or friendly fire fatalities.

October 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

“…leaving only a smelly brown residue.”

All of which oozed back inside their tents after the excitement died down.

  • RonF

October 26, 2011 at 10:19 am

At one city or another I was listening to a report that action was being taken to remove “Occupy ” because the site was becoming a health hazard. A young female protestor complained that the reason was because the city had not provided porta-potties, etc.

She just doesn’t get it. It’s not the job of the city to do that. It’s not the job of the city to spend money to enable your protest. The First Amendment gives you the right to peaceably assemble. It does not give you the right to taxpayers’ money to fund the needs of said assembly, whether that be porta-potties or handwashing stations or even land to hold it on.

  • G. McCoy

October 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

This is too good…

  • comatus

October 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

After all these years: WHO KNEW we still had a working Norden?
“Into a pickle barrel, from 20,000 feet.” Still, god dammit, ticking.

Your glasses, Gentlemen, to Our Fighting Air Force: Bless ‘em all.

Forrestal said that flag on Iwo Jima guaranteed the existence of the Corps for 500 years. This ought to at least breathe some new life into the B-747 project.

October 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

So the Occupiers were, essentially, hit by an Icy B. M., is that it?

  • Joe in N Calif

October 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

((throws rotten cabbages and tofu at Tim))

October 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

Tim wins the Internet for today.

  • Surfcaster

October 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

AGREE!!!!

  • Sarge

October 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

(mumble mumble) Spider Robinson fan… (mumble mumble) Callahmn’s Crosstime Saloon

  • Jim Collins

October 27, 2011 at 5:59 am

Great book.

  • Jim Collins

October 27, 2011 at 5:59 am

Great book.

  • Advokaat

October 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

We have a WINNAR!!!!

  • John

October 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

+1!

October 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Thank You. I just spit on my monitor.

  • grizzledcoastie

October 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

He shoots…he scores!

Nice they had to dodge a Smurf icee!

  • PeterGunn

October 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

+1 … nominating you for the “Retort Race”.

October 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hand the 50 lb chunk of human waste a sign and it will blend right in.

  • mikesixes

October 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

They allow encampments under the approach path of Airforce 1? Seems like a security problem.

  • Snake Eater

October 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

…Nota Bene…”it’s infinitely better to be pissed off than pissed on”. Best

October 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

Huh. Guess the O isn’t just full of hot air, eh?

  • Teri

October 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Is there anything left for a DNA test?

  • Walt C

October 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I can imagine the obit had anyone been killed. Hit on the head by a B.O.cicle. The won has dropped a two on u.

Well at least it landed on the toxic waste site. No need to pollute clean parts of Vegas.

  • Dust

October 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Good code name for Captain Zero- “Blue Ice”.

October 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

“According to witnesses, the slab fell to earth seconds after Air Force One passed overhead while landing.”

Now I know why it was 50 lbs !

  • LJ

October 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

On a more professional note, the maintenance guys at Andrews are no doubt in the s**t this evening for there being a leak, no matter how routine such things may be on this part of the aircraft.

Things Falling Off Aircraft indeed!

  • SicSemper

October 27, 2011 at 2:42 am

So close, and yet so far.

Don’t you know they scrambled and fought over the ice and contents, to add to their private shrines?

  • Paul L. Quandt

October 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I don’t see how it could possibly be smelly; I’m sure I’ve been told that its (that communist ***hole) s**t doesn’t stink.

Paul

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