Friday, May 06, 2005

To Nashville

19 comments:

french/new/wave/nerd said...

D-RAM-A!!
it's one of those few times where you don't have to ask yourself "where's a camera when you need one?" -fuck the soaps, I should just go the airport more often for great drama.

-taxiplasm
http://gnitseretni.blogspot.com

Josh Leo said...

Holy Crap! I work in a hotel an dI have had some really rediculous customers who complain and complain and are just flat out rude, I thought I had it bad. But this guy....oh my goodness! If I was there...I might have been compelled to talk to him tell him that he should not speak to a nother person like that and that the way he is acting is completely irational....nice video evesdropping...I wish we had his e-mail adress so everyone who saw this could make him feel like he made that nice woman feel.

Matthew said...

Wow, wow, wow. He really let it all out, didn't he?

I find Josh's comment interesting, though, jumping as it does between "I might have been compelled to talk to him" and "nice video eavesdropping". At what point do we put the camera down and step in when something like this happens? Do we step in and not put the camera down? Or do we not step in and just keep on filming? I don't know, maybe I'm just rambling.

ryanne hodson said...

these are interesting thoughts.
i had them as well. should i say something? i dont want him to talk to me like that and also, screw him.
so what to do? vlog it? seemed like the most logical thing to do, i was recording right then as it was happening. i wasnt about to stop.

Baird said...

SCORE!!! Now that was fucking wicked!!!
I bow to your covert cam skills...

was the camera on first? or the conversation?

Anonymous said...

"Ma'am my seat seems to be stuck in the non-upright position"
"Honey, I don't have TIIIIIME for YOU"
"We are getting ready to take off though..."

Seems like he got a NICE airline employee, and to subject her to such abuse.....

(Kourtney)

Aaron said...

Its interesting how diffrent lives collide because of a seriously stupid situation. We blame with faults, some blame with lies. The we find the consequences of our actions affects the lives around us, directly and indirectly. We try to justify things, yet we cannot move.

Just human nature, its all really action and reaction from the moment of our birth.

Hey Ryan! I love your vlog, Ive been watching for a while, actually ever since I first heard of a vlog. Haha, I just wanted to say that people are listening to what you have to say. When more people get together and do the same(blog, vlog, or some other form of two way communication online) I think no one in the world would be afraid or threatened by each other. Its because people fear what they dont understand.

Great stuff! haha.

Phil Hamilton said...

Wow....risky business. I was worried that they might turn on you with the camera and flip out.

My other comment is that David Mamet is so amazing. The whole dialogue here is something straight from a David Mamet play. If you've heard of David Mamet, his themes tie in incredibly well with this airport drama. (Themes = bringing family into a business deal in order to gain sympathy but in business there is no feeling except for yourself, zero-sum game, his last attempt to get his ticket is excessively violent, etc...) I would continue but i'm trying to keep it short. Very excellent post.

.Phil

bottomunion said...

Ryanne...you're a very dangerous woman.

Doug said...

I see behavior like that every time I go to work in the ER. Right now I just can't say anything positive after watching that guy make a total ass out of himself.

croquetbroom said...

They filmed Columbine. How can this be unjust? The guy was in one of the most public of public places. If he's going to verbally assault some woman in public, well..

Chuck Olsen said...

holy fuck. great video.
i was enjoying it enough just listening to you talk about shoes, and seeing your new shoes, and thinking how funny it is Jay is getting his shoes shined.

then that dickwad goes off, and you captured it.
yes, we will be exposing more dickwads i imagine.
i think it was smart to stay out of that.
and not get caught.

(so did people show up for your session?)

adam said...

That guy shouldn't have taken his anger out on that lady, but he did say something about "not being able to feed his family", so maybe that flight he missed was the last chance he had to get a job in whatever city he was flying to and now his family is going to starve and have to move into the forest and survive on berries and small pebbles and probably be eaten by wolves or sasquatch. Or he's just a cock. We'll never know.

Matthew said...

"We'll never know."

Vlogging: The Ultimate Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Story

Kerry said...

Dam that woman told that guy off,lol.It would have been great to have seen the guy getting taken away by security in handcuffs.

R said...

Just turn a camera on and something is bound to happen. It's amazing you were able to keep your composure!

Chris Daniel said...

That guy behind you really sounded pissed! That's cool you were able to catch it.

jonny goldstein said...

Makes me want to go out and get a job at an airport.

backinblakk said...

if I was in nashville I would definitely go to your talk - Dave Winer who?