My name is Carol Pinchefsky. You wounded my soul when you asked Wynand Mullins to remove his t-shirt. Prepare to cry. At least, that’s what I wanted to do when I had read the following tale: It seems that a man aboard a Quantas flight last week was asked to remove his t-shirt because it bore an unsettling quote.
Ever since 2001, many of us have come to recognize New Zealand as “the place where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was filmed.” Now even more people know it as “the place where I took my vacation.”
In-flight instructional videos are a boring yet necessary part of air travel, and if we didn’t watch them, we would never know that the seat cushion doubles as a flotation device. But AirNZ recently managed to jazz up a standard safety video with one that doubles as in-flight entertainment. Instead of flight attendants showing us the ropes (and the seat belts), flyers are now being treated with helpful hints from characters from Lord of the Rings.
When I told my friends and family that I was going to Moffett Field, California, to take a journey on Airship Ventures’ zeppelin, each and every one of them said, “Oh, how cool! Hey, waitaminnit. Don’t they blow up?”