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Pat Oliphant

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    I was on that flight – that’s me in the back at the left….

  2. pavlov

    pavlov said, about 6 years ago

    Great cartoon

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    South or southeast Asia?

  4. BillOpusGarfield

    BillOpusGarfield said, about 6 years ago

    My new love is a flight attendant; I wonder if she’s ever had a day like this? LOL Thanks, Mr. Oliphant, for another great laugh!

  5. myming

    myming said, about 6 years ago

    bus or plane - it’s just the same…

  6. Andragogue

    Andragogue GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Oh, yeah… OH, yeah! (Pssst! Those are not really animals, just people acting like animals. And to think I used to put on a coat and tie for the experience of flying.)

  7. HowieL

    HowieL said, about 6 years ago

    Andragogue - you must also be burdened with the memory of air travel being fun, efficient, and easy!

  8. myming

    myming said, about 6 years ago

    no more - “fly the friendly skies”…

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 6 years ago

    Buses are getting better than planes now…however, I’m sympathetic to the JetBlue flight attendant, and I think the customer who stood up illegally and whacked the attendant with his bag needs to get hauled off before the cameras and into jail for a while, too… Speaking as someone who flies a LOT, there’s not a US airline that I like anymore. When I can, I take Virgin America. Midwest got bought by someone else, alas. Most of the rest treat passengers like cattle and have planes that are dirty and poorly serviced.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    There’s always the train. ViaRail in Canada is still pretty good. Not fun for trips across the country, but from Toronto to Montreal, say, it’s perfect.

  11. WILLIAM RISINGER

    WILLIAM RISINGER said, about 6 years ago

    I’ve never had a bad travel experience in Canada. It is the civility of the natives. Why can’t we be like the Canadians?

  12. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, about 6 years ago

    ^Cause we’re ahmurcans!

  13. lindz.coop

    lindz.coop GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    I don’t fly anymore for all of the same reasons stated above. And I can’t wait until the “open carry” folks start fighting for their rights on the airlines too. I mean – who could say no?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    You actually prepare lectures? I just get up there and wing it. Not.

    I’ve got a new book coming out in the fall, so I’ve spent the summer working on last details – proof reading and index and such. It’s actually quasi-philosophic – you might find it interesting.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    Well, I’m discussing a philosophical question – or at least a question philosophers have discussed – but from a literary point of view – that is, the nature of the self. I start with Descartes, and stories built on a Cartesian view of the self; then Hegel, and stories built on a Hegelian view of the self (and I throw in Aristophanes’ view of the self as represented in Plato’s Symposium) and stories built on that model; then a “Freudian” view of the self and stories built on that model; then George Herbert Mead’s social self – and in the second part of the book I work through Mead’s model using the concept of what’s called case grammar in linguistics, which allows me to give accounts of the various positions of the self in society – all with examples from literature. Partly I’m trying to show that the binary conceptions of the self that are so common – self and other, subject and object – are insufficient to describe the variety of experiences of being a self, and partly I’m trying to show how thinking can be done through literature.

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