Firsthand excitement

I got to see this airplane a couple of hours after it went down:

I've got pictures that I took myself, as well; some of them even turned out fairly well. I'll post those soon.


Out of the mouths of babes....

An actual exchange I had with some guy on the street just a few minutes ago:

He:Trenchcoat mafia! (I'm known locally for wearing my trenchcoat at pretty much all times.) You're not gonna shoot us, are you?

Me: (Already in a rather cynical mood, and having heard this kind of crack a zillion times before) That's so clever and original.

He: (pauses) No I'm not.

Me: OK, you're right, you're not.

Who am I to argue with that?