Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Subject of Air Travel....

On Saturday night I was listening to Reshet Bet when the announcer broke in with a special report on a dramatic saga currently gripping the United States: that of the balloon boy. An Israeli living in the US had been drafted to provide the update. As of the time of his report, the balloon had recently landed. The boy was not inside. There were reports of a portion of the balloon disengaging and plummeting to the earth. Millions of Americans had watched the drama live and were praying for a miracle. The announcer solemnly thanked the guest reporter and added her own prayer for a positive resolution. And now, back to the music.

The song they chose to follow up the report? Fly Away Fly Away Fly Away. (Happy-clappy version from the 70's which does not appear to be on Youtube).

Gotta love Israeli radio. I changed the station. One, that was bad taste even for Israeli radio and two, I hate the song.

In other flight related news, I am coming to the States! I have a ticket and everything--November 13-28. Philly, Maryland and Florida...here I come!

10 comments:

RivkA with a capital A said...

woo hoo!!

So, do we get more details???

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, after all the song wasn't exactly misplaced. Although I totally agree on the bad taste, as it was displayed at the moment.

Florida? Oh well... enjoy ;-)

Mara and Dario said...

By the way, the news here in the US reported that the whole thing was a publicity stunt. Crazy parents!

Shira Salamone said...

Not only that, but the parents may face criminal charges.

Mongrel said...

Being into the invasive species I have to warn you, there are some giant invasive snakels on the loose in Florida.

badforshidduchim said...

omg! Have you warned National Security?

Tzipporah said...

Hmm. I would have gone with 99 red balloons... ;)

Gila said...

RivkA--Friend, family and Anne Taylor Loft and DSW. :)

Snoopy--It's like CSI Miami, right?

Mara/Shira--We heard about that as well. People are insane. Seriously bonkers.

Mongrel--thanks for the warning

Bad4--apart from my plans to wipe out the inventory at a few Anne Taylor Loft outlets, I am mostly harmless. So, no.

Tzipporah--I heard that song today! The German version! Blast from the past....

RivkA with a capital A said...

Didn't know what DSW was, so I looked it up.

Do you know they have a "Roxy" boot:
http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/catalog/product.jsp?index=24&sort=price&category=dsw12cat550005&prodId=173116&brand=

I don't really think it's your style, but I thought you'd get a kick out of the boot's name!

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