Jul 14, 2007
Up Up And Away
I don't like the feeling of being in an airplane. It's worse if the in-flight movies are "The Astronaut Farmer," and the dumb buddy movie with John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Tim Allen as a motorcycle gang. Ouch. I forced myself to draw the same dumb drawing I always do on airplanes. Somehow mine never comes out the way James Jean airline drawings do. I just have to try, try again.
The other morning there was a huge rainstorm in New York. It knocked out all the subways. The city was in chaos. I walked over to 6th avenue. Bus after bus went by packed with people. There was no way to get uptown. I managed to finally squeeze onto one. There was an MTA worker with a bullhorn standing next to the driver. He was telling people to squeeze in. He said this morning there could be no complainers, we all had to get along. Then he announced he had good news and bad. He said the bad news was that all the trains were shut down, even ones going in and out of brooklyn, queens and the bronx. The bus fell silent. About a minute passed and someone on the bus yelled out,"hey what's the good news?" Without missing a beat he says,"I just saved $200 dollars on my car insurance." The whole bus exploded with laughter. It was a great New York moment in a bad situation.