The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 November 2003

So move it already

In an effort to discourage people from leaving the car running at curbside, Will Rogers World Airport charges zero for the first hour in the Hourly Parking Lot. Which is fine unless you arrive early and the person you're supposed to pick up is late, late, LATE.

Actually, I slid by at the 60-minute mark. Sometimes the Fates (Bob and Wendy Fate of Great Neck, New York) are almost kind.

Posted at 8:36 AM to City Scene

Speaking of cars and airports, check this out.. Man, and we thought the middle east was a hotbed of trouble.. Eastern Europe is coming back in a big way. Read this over at The Onion..

Vulgaria May Possess Flying-Car Technology
WASHINGTON, DC—State Department officials are "deeply concerned" by a newly released report that Vulgarian despot Baron Bomburst has acquired Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the fantastical flying car created by zany, limber inventor Caractacus Potts. "Vulgaria is already a leader in the fields of child abduction and wife-beating," Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday. "If they can reverse-engineer the Potts device and discover the tactically crucial, splendiferous technology of airborne, turn-of-the-century Grand Prix racers, the global balance of power could potentially be altered forever."

I'm moving to a compound in Montana next spring.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 2:50 PM on 26 November 2003

Hmmm. Fairbanks International had the same policy, perhaps still does. And considering that in the wintertime some people would, if they could, leave their cars running until late April, I guess the motivation is similar.

Sort of.

Posted by: McGehee at 5:02 PM on 28 November 2003