First of all I have to credit Planck’s Constant for the heads up on this humorous item (and PC got it from Sean Kennedy’s Journal). From Planck’s Constant:
You’re trying to read the in-flight magazine or just quietly enjoy listening to The Jim Dorsey Band’s rendition of “Green Eyes” [NOTE FROM CARL: I probably would be listening to Madness, Jimmy Buffett, The Meters, Bowling For Soup and a whole host of other artists rather than Jimmy Dorsey -- I like big band music but not enough to put on my ipod] on your iPod when the guy sitting next to you on the plane starts talking to you, won’t shut up or stop yammering.
So what to do? Well, with a tip of the turban to Sean Kennedy’s Journal for the solution:
Simply follow these easy directions:
1 very calmly open your laptop case
2 quietly and calmly get the laptop out of your case
3 power the laptop up
4 make sure that your neighbour can see the screen
5 close your eyes
6 lift your head to heaven
7 move your lips as if you are praying
8 Click Here
Now I think this is quite funny but I seriously and sincerely don’t recommend actually doing this on a plane. Although it’s technically not illegal, I can imagine the passenger completely freaking out causing the stewards to freak out causing the pilots to freak out causing the plane to be diverted to the nearest airport causing the person pulling this little stunt to be detained, featured on cable news and other unpleasantries. Plus if the plane lands in Boston, Boston police would probably blow up the plane with you in it (based upon their recently history of overreactions to various items).