Friday, 7 October 2011

They say the Americans don't understand irony.

Yet in this case, the dope is most definitely British. Just look at the teeth.

An environmental activist was sent back to the UK after arriving at a New York airport over fears that he had threatened the life of President Barack Obama. 

Forget the Barry O'Blimey connection. He flew from the UK to America because...

Mr Stewart, who was due to participate in an anti-airport expansion talking tour, 

He campaigns against air travel so he flew all the way to America to campaign against air travel. What an utter, utter dick. America has loads of people. Loads. More than even Birmingham although they aren't quite so tightly packed in most places. They don't need to import anti-air activists by air.

Besides, America is even bigger than Scotland so to get from one part to another overland takes days. It sometimes does in Scotland too, but that's usually because there's snow blocking the quick roads and sometimes because there aren't any roads.

If we couldn't travel by air within the UK it would be an inconvenience, no more. Now that we have to spend so long hanging around airports, travelling by train often takes about the same time anyway and the cost isn't much different. If Americans couldn't travel by air it would be debilitating.

Anti-air-travel activists now fly halfway around the globe to tell people they shouldn't travel by air and they expect us to take them seriously.

This is straight out of Monty Python. If only they'd thought of this one, it would have been right up there with the Parrot Sketch.


13 comments:

Angry Exile said...

The TSA and other airport security theatre performers do far more to discourage air travel than this hypocritical cock swab.

Leg-iron said...

Angry Exile - the real anti-travel crowd caught him, and he can't see that.

No wonder his hair left his head. Nothing in there to hold onto.

Richard H. said...

Ah, the parrot sketch, one of my favorites.

Perhaps this environmental activist is not really a dolt, perhaps he is just pining for those 'simpler times'.

banned said...

What a twat.

It's the same point I make to fellow travellers who complain about too much traffic on the roads, "so why don't you get out and walk?"

JuliaM said...

"He campaigns against air travel so he flew all the way to America to campaign against air travel. What an utter, utter dick. "

Can't see screen for laughing!

Woman on a Raft said...

No wonder his hair left his head. Nothing in there to hold onto.

I'm laughing like a drain, I am.

mad mad world said...

Climate conferences for global warming scammers are always in remote locations requiring lots of CO2 to get there. CO2 is a harmless gas essential for plant growth but the global warming scammers think it's dangerous despite emitting as much as they can to get to their conference.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Definitely a logic-challenged bunny. Still, he kept us entertained for a few minutes, so that's his life mission completed. ;)

Chalcedon said...

You got a real LOL for that story. Poetic justice for a change!

Zaphod Camden said...

I remember reading about someone who was attending a conference on something or other, and was asked on the way in how he had travelled there. He was told it was because the conference wanted to be "carbon-neutral". So, he replied he had came from Australia in an anthracite-powered steam ship.

Sadly the drone asking the question was put straight by his wife, but not before he'd asked "how do you spell anthracite"?

andy5759 said...

Wonderful! However, reading the DM article makes me think that their may have been a tip-off from Heathrow to the US authorities. If so, it's nice to know that the 'special relationship' is still going strong.

PS, my word verification is unspi. I can assure you that I am not.

Junican said...

Another 'Bartlett' moment in my opinion - reputation shattered.

Anonymous said...

He got what he wanted. Media attention. That 95% is critical isn't the point. He's after the 0.01% who think he's wonderful and - much more to the point - make donations.

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