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  1. I love the Runways and can't wait! I may miss out on most of the fun because the funeral is on Monday
  2. I'm so sorry you guys my great aunt died yesterday. If I could go next time I would appreciate it.
  3. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Shut your dumb logical face! My sharing a birthdate with Sarah Paulson MEANS SOMETHING!!
  4. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Ok but was it like parchment parchment paper or ye old parchment paper? Because our boy could just be a baker. I think I even have some scraps off the last roll in my aluminum foil/ pot holder drawer I had from the cookie baking banaza I I went into for a library tea a few years ago.
  5. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Gee thanks I really needed this anxiety!! Lol I'm kinda of kidding? I do know I was pulling stuff from 2005 up and mostly wanted to get you guys the most recent info. I was *hoping* that maybe there had been some changes since the older ones had been written but it doesn't look like it's been advanced much. A lot of the articles were on whether or not it should be funded via congress or this newish idea of a private sector thing that fell through. I don't know there were so many acronyms and letters I got very confused very fast.
  6. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    I'm now convinced this guy just had a psychotic break most of this movie never happened and he wonders JFK and the surrounding crash pad hotels in a pilot's outfit. Just muttering about time and scribbling on things
  7. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    So based on all this evidence do we think he just walks around in a pilot's outfit he bought somehow? Is he trying to go full Secret here and manifest to the universe his dreams?
  8. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    You obviously have never lived with a environmentalist grandma who believed in washing and reusing aluminum foil,
  9. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Look sometimes you live in a red flag factory
  10. gigi-tastic

    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Don't tell June but our Air Traffic Control system as a whole is deeply fucked. It's apparently outdated, understaffed, and underfunded. Many employees have been fired and it's only gotten worse since the pandemic. I read this truly terrifying blog post that was written last year during the shutdown of last year when LaGuardia shut down because people called out sick in protest. Here are some of the highlights (aka the moments when I wondered if i should ever fly which is something I love. I honestly feel safer and happier in a plane than in a car which I'm terrified of.) "You see, the ATC is a bit of a mess. Underfunded and at times badly managed, the FAA's NextGen air traffic control began replacing older systems more than 10 years ago in 2007. It's not scheduled to be completed until 2025, and that was before Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, which includes a 2 percent FAA's budget reduction. At the same time, Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), which has been in the works since 2000, is slowly completing its rollout. It's scheduled to finally be in place at the end of the year. Then, and only then, will the US finally have a single national software and hardware ATC system." "As for those TV shows and movies showing advanced equipment suited for a starship? That's fantasy. So are -- fortunately -- death-defying crashes, as a controller dies at the mic and planes collide in mid-air. Air traffic control, especially at the airport level, is still very low-tech. Nothing beats the good old, mark-one eyeball when a plane is within visual range of a runway. This, of course, requires bright, alert workers with their wits focused on their job, rather than, say, how they'll make their next mortgage payment. There are currently about 14,000 FAA air traffic controllers. But, with their great responsibility and the sheer scale of their work, it only takes having a few not at work to cripple the country's air traffic." Knowing the crashes are not something that happens often made me feel better but I'm still not sure how I feel knowing that it's all pretty much manual eyeball work ! I like the comfort of thinking it's Star Trek up there. Give me this false sense of safety please. I read several other articles a while ago about how the TSA actually hasn't done much of anything to improve our safety and is also a security blanket that just makes us FEEL safer but that's another story for another time. https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-the-air-traffic-control-system-works-and-fails/ Here are a few older articles on how deeply fucked we all are: How we are understaffed: https://money.cnn.com/2015/10/14/news/economy/air-traffic-controllers/index.html apparently at their lowest in 27 years at the time of this article but that was 2015. I imagine it's only worse now. https://www.economist.com/international/2019/06/15/air-traffic-control-is-a-mess a really interesting looking article from the Economist that I can't read because I refuse to give them my email. But if one of you jerks is fancy and smart and have access somehow and would be so kind as to copy and paste it to me in a dm I would love you forever as only a nerd who loves free articles can! Is this ethical? no. Do I have a bone to pick with the Economist for being to expensive for me to ever afford a subscription after my uncle told me to get one to help me with my ACT's? Yes.
  11. gigi-tastic

    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    100%! And in a special pocket!!! Why would you even bring your real passport?!? It's the equivalent of "Oh I can't come out to play my mom says I'm grounded"
  12. gigi-tastic

    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    This is UPSETTING. i just ate McDonald's I already don't feel good. I feel UNWELL now.
  13. gigi-tastic

    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    But as mentioned on this podcast he is the one Danny Trejo fears most. Plus he's related to the superior Cusack Joan. And not to toot my pop punk past but he has a pretty decent Fall Out Boy song written after him... Like that first album of their's was really good and I cannot stress how much I miss their original sound but I'm getting off topic. Does this make him a good actor? No but it DOES make him vaguely interesting.
  14. I'm so excited!!!
  15. gigi-tastic

    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Oh he is 100% soft. She also totally spilled tequila on him as someone in the Facebook group mentioned. That can't be pleasant