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Can a Jet Get Jet Lag?

Randomness is a wonderful thing.

‘Silicon Valley’ is a brilliant show, even without T.J. Miller. Although, admittedly, we do miss the on-screen hilarity of the obnoxious yet somehow likable Erlich Bachman of “Bachmanity” and “Aviato” (spoken in that very specific manner).

The off-screen and behind the scenes T.J. Miller is another story altogether. And it was reportedly not a good one as revealed by castmates and executive producers/directors of the HBO show.

Regardless, there are so many fantastic characters who do make ‘Silicon Valley’ one of the best written and acted shows on television. One of these aforementioned characters is none other than Matt Ross who plays equal parts tech giant and megalomaniac, Gavin Belson.

(FYI – There is one f-bomb in the video below)

That’s his character’s signature mentality. He has another signature–I’ll save that for another day when laughter is needed.

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I Am…

As a refresher, below is the “Where Am I?” riddle from yesterday’s blog post.

It’s no ordinary day, that’s for sure,
for when you arrive, there’s an airy lure
After a while, it can feel mundane, just another routine,
been there, done that: The same old scene
Our imagination springs to life, where else?
‘Wait, do I still have my belt?’
You’ve dreamt about it, thought about it, realize time is running fast,
oh, here and there would be a blast in this world so vast
My seat is comfortable, everyone around me focused and calm,
all before I sink into reality, yet my mind is stuck on Guam
The final clue is all that awaits, for it’s up to you to cope,
with that board staring back, winking at you with some entertaining hope… 

Where am I?

I am…

sitting at a gate waiting to board a flight to a destination all too familiar and regular. All the while I’m finding myself locked on the departures screen, day-dreaming about a new and exotic destination at the Hollywood Burbank Airport, which is most famously regarded as Bob Hope Airport.

Image result for bob hope airport

And yes, there are flights from Bob Hope Airport to luxurious beach resorts in Guam.

David Spade’s Middle Seat Observations

Wherever David Spade is being David Spade is where you want to be. Unless it’s Macy’s or a Southwest flight.

David Spade’s conversational comedic timing and delivery are why he is a legitimate SNL legend. His punchlines are cleverly disguised for a hilarious impact that works like the Energizer bunny.

Or like the unrestricted turnstile ticket sales strategy for any Southwest flight. Either one keeps going and going and going.

Speaking of which…

A Chef, an Actor, and a Mute Walk into a Cabin…

United Airlines.

After audibly sighing in disgust, remember that not all airlines are the same. Most airlines may feel the same and may seem the same, but there some airlines that truly rise above the rest and genuinely believe its passengers should enjoy their flight in the friendly skies.

And British Airways, for example, wants to take you into friendly skies with a laugh or two in the form of a safety video with unlikely safety instructors…

promoting a heartwarming cause.

Also, Mr. Bean for the win! Or, as Mr. Bean would say (enter 10 hilariously entertaining seconds of silence).

Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean, the magical comic, the more you see him in a seat, the more you hoot (with laughter).