The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for October 15, 2018

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Hence the term, “feather the engine”…

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “How far can we get on just three engines?” “All the way to the crash site..”

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    duplin  over 2 years ago

    On both U.S. commercial carriers that I worked that would actually be no. 3 engine. Not sure about foreign airlines or the military though.

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    MrFixit  over 2 years ago

    I used to work for a jet engine manufacturer and would take walks at lunchtime around the grounds behind the test stands with a couple of coworkers. Every so often they would have a cage set up to trap some birds. The birds would forced into the front end of a running engine to pass safety tests that the engine wouldn’t have damage that forced it to quit. Sounded cruel but “real” birds was the only way to be sure that in real life that the engine would survive flying thru a flock of birds. Fake birds wouldn’t have worked. They also used chunks of ice to test. Of course too many birds or something bigger could still take out the engine. Remember that plane that was forced to land on the Hudson River after taking off from LaGuardia airport?

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Am I the first one that doesn’t get the joke about birds wearing pointy hats?

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    Stevefk  over 2 years ago

    Witch engine did you say it was?

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    NoSleepTil_BKLYN  over 2 years ago

    Witches Be Loco!

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    Dani Rice  over 2 years ago

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    The Brooklyn Accent  over 2 years ago

    “It’s strange, so strange.

    You’ve got to pick up every stitch;

    Whoa, must be the season of the witch."

    —Donovan Leitch

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    uniquename  over 2 years ago

    They need John Lithgow.

    (Twilight Zone movie, in case that’s a little too obscure)

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    e.groves  over 2 years ago

    She must have been texting while flying and didn’t notice the plane.

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    jless  over 2 years ago

    R.I.P. Broom-Hilda.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Witches Union will sue the airline.

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    Indianapolis Smith  over 2 years ago

    That’s pretty good altitude for a broom! Is it the new “Comet 3000”?

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    hangedman  over 2 years ago

    That sucks.

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    hogpop.padula  over 2 years ago

    BroomHilda is gonna be really, really P/O’d

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    bookworm0812  over 2 years ago

    Are you near the Hudson? Better make an emergency landing!

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    Lablubber   over 2 years ago

    We’re sorry about the bump ladies and gentlemen. We’ve had a malfunction in one of our engines but we can still make our destination of Emerald City Interdimensional. As always, thank you for choosing Oz Airlines.

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    gorbasche2  over 2 years ago

    Uh, sorry. That there is Engine Three.

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    iggyman  over 2 years ago

    I am ex-Air Force, we would call this FOD (acronym Foreign Object Damage)

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    Kind&Kinder  over 2 years ago

    So…while it’s raining witch, everyone is making fowl jokes?

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    danketaz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Just fly through a rain storm and the problem should melt away.

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