It’s a battle of the classes. Rich vs. Regular. The 1 percenters vs. the other 99. Alec Baldwin vs. American Airlines. And it all started with Words with Friends.
You see, this week, Alec Baldwin was distracted on an American Airlines flight while playing the popular phone app, Words with Friends. Undoubtedly, a triple word score was involved which would make the whole incident understandable. And Alec didn’t put down his iPad 2 when the flight attendance warned him, promptly causing the mammoth airline to eject Baldwin.
If you haven’t been on a plane in a decade or so, you might not be aware that a jumbo jet can be taken down by using anything electronic. In fact, reading Oprah’s book club on the Kindle is the electromagnetic equivalent of rocket propelled grenade. So, the sheer panic of the American Airlines flight crew of a passenger playing a wannabe scrabble app is perhaps justified. Although, ironically, moments after Baldwin was escorted off the plane, every other passenger discreetly tweeted on their cell phones that Alec Baldwin was kicked off their plane for using electronics.
The Baldwin Bomber is just the latest embarrassment for American Airlines which declared bankruptcy last week, and I think it’s just a matter of time until Alcoholics Anonymous sues for the exclusive use of the acronym AA.
Do you know the difference between American Airlines and Alcoholics Anonymous? One is a desperate group of people who have hit rock bottom. And the other is Alcoholics Anonymous.
But, looking up from the unprofitable, abyss of American Airlines, the flight attendance surely didn’t just see someone potentially spelling “QI”. They saw a really rich guy and an opportunity to strike back at the richest three million people in the nation. An opportunity to Occupy the Air.
Now, just 2,999,999 people to go.