Friday, January 16, 2009
Hudson River Hero.
By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with the plane crash, and familiar with the fact that the pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, is a hero who kicked death in the ass. Irrationally, I am especially proud of Sully Sullenberger because he is a University of Northern Colorado grad.
That's right, people. If you are in a plane and it is plummeting to earth, you don't want some Harvard a-hole sitting behind the stick. UCLA frat boys sitting there, doing keg stands in the cockpit? Pshaw. Thee Ohio State University? CU? Kansas? Nope, nope and nope. If your pilot graduated from any of those places, or any place other than UNC, you better hope you have your life insurance forms filled out in the event of an emergency.
Nope, if you want to live, you get on the plane with Sully Freaking Sullenberger. Those passengers are just lucky Sully didn't roll that bird onto it's back and give the devil the finger (it's a Top Gun reference, and if you don't get that, your probably a Chinese Communist) before safely guiding it into the river.
God Bless Sully Sullenberger, and God Bless UNC.