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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Still A Sully Fan!!!

Today's post can probably fall into the "Fun Facts About Orah" category, but that is not the focus today, and frankly, who cares about Orah.

I AM A NEWS JUNKIE!

I will read, listen to and watch anything news related. And it makes no difference to me if the news in question is just a passing story, or a completely intellectually stimulating Pulitzer Prize worthy piece.

I will read the newspaper and other periodicals. I will locate news stories online. And I will watch CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, local news stations, Dateline, Primetime, 60 minutes, 20/20 and Nightline.

Oh, and of course "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report". (They make news so fashionable.)

I can not get enough, and this is why, ladies and gentlemen, I am known to be full of useless information. I have been compared to "Cliff Claven" the know it all mailman on "Cheers". (If you are not familiar - doesn't matter.)

I am like a cap on your Snapple bottle. I am like the little boy in "Jerry Maguire". I am just full of mostly non-essential news material.

Today, I got a huge chuckle while listening to the news on the radio as I drove my carpool. (Yes I mentioned carpool, but I am being positive on a Tuesday for a change.)

I already posted my tribute to
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger
and I expressed how I do not believe for one second, that it is JUST a coincidence that, THAT man was the one to help bring the plane down safely. And the most recent news I have heard about him just reiterates this sentiment.

Apparently, after Sully so bravely landed an airplane full of people, safely into the Hudson and made sure all the passengers and crew were off the airplane pretty much completely intact, he failed to retrieve his library book that was sitting in the cargo hold. That is obviously not surprising.

It seems, since the unfortunate circumstances that became Sully's moment of heroism, Sully also did not want to forget his responsibilities to the California library that allowed him to checkout the book.

He called them and asked them if they would be so kind as to waive the late fees on the book. They not only told him that all fees and charges for the lost book would be overlooked, but that the library would also like to take it upon themselves to dedicate the replacement book in his honor and name.

And the subject of the book that Sully had checked out and left behind on the sinking plane - "Professional Ethics".

Some of you may have heard this circulating story today, but just in case you did not, I HAD to share it here.

I for one, am a HUGE, Sully fan.

8 have shown Orah a little love:

Anonymous said...

Well I am not as noble as you, I usually forgo the intellectually stimulating stuff and go for the completely outrageous, nonsensical trashy headlines and news stories.
However, even that "Sully" dude captivated my attention. Did u seem him being honored at the Superbowl? He seems like an amazing person, putting everyones safety and well being way before his own. A book on Professional Ethics that he left behind...WOW, how fitting!
-Miss S.
PS How much does the human head weigh?

Orah said...

According to the little boy in Maguire it was 8 pounds. But frankly, I think it is more.

Anonymous said...

By the by, that was a rhetorical question, I know that movie line for line....and I think ur head may way more...not mine ;)

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

That is really cool. It's always nice to hear about good things on the news, there are too few of those stories going around.
I hadn't heard anything else about the plane since the original story.
I am not much of a news gal. If there is anything really importantgoing on in the world, my husband will fill me in. (I hope)

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

I was going to be the first to wish Ro a happy 5th birthday at midnight (east coast time) but I am super tired so I will wish it a bit early and you can share with her when she awakes. Because I'm sure birthday wishes from complete strangers are something she is waiting for...right?

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Happy Birthday Ro!...again now that it's actually her birthday.

elisha said...

Wow, what an amazing story! I usually don't know what's going on in the world so thanks for sharing.

Brie said...

wow, look at you getting some more commentors!