Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

November 24, 2008

Flight 200 delayed

Captain Hoppo Bumpo

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking.

I wish to advise that due to fog in the Noggin region, Flight 200 has been delayed. The estimated time of arrival is now 1200 hours, local time, on Tuesday 25 November.

On behalf of Air Blog-A-Lot we do wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused by sitting in a confined space for an extra 15 hours ... banking sharply every three minutes ... as we continually circle in the air space above the airport. Round and round ... and round. Oh ... and yes, that probably is your house you can see down there. So near yet so far, eh?

In the meantime please enjoy our complimentary in-flight entertainment. Thank you for your understanding and we trust you will fly Air Blog-A-Lot again soon.

(In all seriousness, my apologies for the delay in the draw, but I forgot I was going to Brown Owls this evening and won't be home. Do hope to see you again soon. If you have entered the 200th blog post draw, good luck!)


  1. Should I be concerned about our sudden loss of altitude? Say hi to all of the wonderful brown owls for me. Tell them a very short Sydney faraway says hi.

  2. Yay, I'm brown owling tonight too - I'll get to meet you in real life! Well worth a flight delay.

  3. Having made a cursory observation of the in-flight entertainment I feel sure that the delay won't even be noticed.

    Have fun tonight, I'm back off to flick through more of those hilarious (and somewhat disturbing) pictures.

  4. I love photoshop disasters. That and The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Keeps me procrastinating for hours.

    I should really get to brown owls one of these days.


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