‘An Alaska Airlines plane struck a brown bear on landing at Yakutat Airport.’ Now there’s a headline ripe for a satiric take off!

Living The Wild Life?

I'll never again fly Alaskan Air,
Not if you made me a millionaire,
If the flight alone wasn't a nightmare
The crappy landing was too much to bear.

Dicey icy touchdowns in the middle of nowhere?
Alaskan Airlines happy landings are mighty rare,
But there was nothing on that safety card to prepare
Us for seeing a bear using a runway as a thoroughfare.

So I'll be demanding a total refund on my fare,
Plus costs for trauma, shock and new underwear,
And could we spare a thought for that gristly bear?
A wing ding of a departure; poor bear hadn't a prayer.
                       
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Wanna make our hero an anti-hero?
Try the four lines below as the opening verse.

The wife's nagging drove me to despair,
There are no burning embers lingering there,
So I hooked up and lit out with the air-headed au pair
But red-blooded animal behaviour crushed our holiday affair.

©Obbverse

6 thoughts on “‘An Alaska Airlines plane struck a brown bear on landing at Yakutat Airport.’ Now there’s a headline ripe for a satiric take off!

  1. I can’t help but wonder how Sarah Palin was involved in this transgression. Because you know she was.

    I am measurably tempted by your invitation to flip-flop, but I fear that NaNoWriMo remains my cruel mistress for the moment…

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  2. NOW I know who the bear was running from!
    Write write write till the words and numbers tick over. You have my respect and sympathy, as more than a page has me wanting delivery from something above. No, not an airplane.

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  3. Poor bear! Kind of puts me in mind of an old ‘Far Side’ cartoon… can’t remember the specific quote but there was a TV screen with a bird holding a microphone in the foreground and a crashed airplane on fire behind it… and the bird was saying “we’ve yet to be able to confirm the identity of the bird…”

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