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October 24, 2006

Jim: A Plummeting Market

The Chairman of the Board fixed Leonard with an icy stare and said, “We need to discuss the jetpack you invented.”

“Personal Levitation and Propulsion Un…”

“Whatever you call the damn thing,” interrupted the Chairman. “We’ve sold fourteen million of them since releasing them this week.”

“That’s good, right?”

“It would have been great except for the three thousand deaths so far.”

“That’s impossible!” Leonard declared. “The jetpack’s perfectly safe. The engines cannot fail and the gyroscopic sensors make it crash proof. We thought of everything!”

“Maybe you should have thought some more about having the straps fasten with Velcro.”

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Strange... there are high-quality Velcro connectors that are stronger than the normal-grade stuff. Maybe something about cheap velcro?

Posted by: Laurence Simon at October 24, 2006 2:47 PM · Permalink

Geez, Lair.

I wouldn't care if it was the Lord King Emperor of all Velcro connectors. I STILL wouldn't want to be suspended fifteen hundred feet in the air and held in place by Velcro.

I think my Velcro insecurity is pretty common, too. That's why you never see it used in parachute or hang-glider harnesses. Always buckles.

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at October 24, 2006 10:47 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!