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Airline passenger boasting 'Prepare to Die' on his chest is asked to change
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Posted on 01/24/2013 6:13:39 AM PST by RummyChick

'My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.'

The infamous line from 'The Princess Bride' has been repeated the world over by fans of the cult classic but some Aussies on a Qantas flight on Sunday didn't appreciate the humor.

Wynand Mullins boarded his Sydney flight wearing a T-shirt with the movie quote and was asked to change his attire after his fellow passengers complained that they felt threatened.

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IDIOT.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:13:44 AM PST by RummyChick
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2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:15:40 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

My dad has almost the exact same shirt. Except the name tag is “name tag sized”.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:31 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: RummyChick

Who is the idiot? The guy with the funny t-shirt? Or the limp-wristed jackasses wetting themselves over it?


4 posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:44 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: RummyChick
was asked to change his attire after his fellow passengers complained that they felt threatened.

Did they kill his father? Unless they had six fingers, they had nothing to fear.
5 posted on 01/24/2013 6:24:47 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: RummyChick
Yes this guy is a fool. But that aside, the Aussies have sure turned into soft pussies since they allowed their guns to be confiscated by the govt. Someone felt threatened by a shirt. If the guy was going to do harm, I doubt he would announce it like that. Get over it people. There are fools, and there are libs.
6 posted on 01/24/2013 6:26:35 AM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: RummyChick

Did they check the passenger list to see if Count Rugen was on the flight?


7 posted on 01/24/2013 6:28:15 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Dead Corpse
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

(Because nobody wants to die alone)

8 posted on 01/24/2013 6:28:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

Heck, they wouldn’t LET me change when my two y.o. threw up on me when I was carrying him to our seat. They threatened to throw us off the plane when my husband tried to get a shirt out of our carry-on.

The guy next to us jumped at the chance to deplane for $100 and the next flight. ;)


9 posted on 01/24/2013 6:30:42 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Dead Corpse

In this environment it is not wise to wear a shirt talking about killing people on plane.

I am sure there are many people who have no clue that is a quote from a movie.

I didn’t know it.

I suspect he wore it on purpose .

It’s just dumb when people are still worried about being killed when boarding a plane.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:32:25 AM PST by RummyChick
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So if he removes the shirt the passengers will not feel threatened any more? In other words, they were threatened by the words on the shirt, not by the person who consciously put on the shirt carrying the words?

How stupid. If there was a threat, it would be from the person. Shirts can’t kill anybody.

This is important, because it shows how stupid the public is. They have the same attitude towards guns. They are afraid of guns even in the hands of police officers! How stupid can they be? You can be in a room with 50 armed police officers and you are safer than anywhere else in the world!

But then I never expected the public to think clearly.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:32:50 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: RummyChick

He couldn’t wait till he got to the Outback Grill to wear his shirt?


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:32:55 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: RummyChick

I agree completely.

While we can debate about the over reaction of those on the plane. It is understandable given the continued desire of terrorists to bring down commercial aircraft.

We live in a global culture that promotes extreme narcissism and I too believe he wore it on purpose to get attention. Many people walking around today have the emotional maturity of 5 year olds. In a child’s mind even negative attention is good attention. We are living in a world occupied by children walking around in adult bodies.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:23 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: I want the USA back

My name is Jack. When people that know me say: “Hi, Jack!”, I have to remind them not to greet me like that if they ever run into me at the airport :)


14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:45:00 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: RummyChick
He wasn't talking about killing people on the plane. His t-shirt made a funny reference to a movie from the 1980's.

Hyperventilating morons are what are killing all common sense these days.

Don't be one.

15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:48:50 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: RummyChick

Here’s a ploy - an unarmed terrorist wears a “scary” t-shirt like the guy in the photo. The passengers and crew get all in a tizzy and focused on that guy. Meanwhile, the real bomber (wearing a Bambi t-shirt) goes unnoticed. Or something like that. It’s too early in the morning....


16 posted on 01/24/2013 6:50:57 AM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: longfellowsmuse

So you are scared about some words on a shirt.

And you allude that this guy is the one that needs to grow up?

Really?


17 posted on 01/24/2013 6:51:28 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

You miss the point.

MANY MANY MANY people have no clue it is a quote from a movie.

I have never watched the movie.
Never heard the quote.

Would you still feel the same way if it was a cleanly shaved Muslim on the plane next to you wearing the same shirt who says Allahu Akbar as he sits down????


18 posted on 01/24/2013 6:55:36 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

He’s not “boasting ‘prepare to die’ “ ... it’s a funny shirt with a movie quote on it. Good grief.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 6:59:40 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: RummyChick
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20 posted on 01/24/2013 7:00:37 AM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Dead Corpse

No where in my post did I say I was scared of this guy. I said that given the desire of terrorists to bring down planes it might be understandable that some people were. ( clearly I wasn’t scared... I wasn’t on the plane!)

And yes REALLY.... he does need to grow up. Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t mean you should.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 7:03:11 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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And how would people who have never seen the movie or heard the quote know that???

So can a Turban Wearing Muslim wear that shirt on a plane and sit next to you now and you think nothing of it??? Not even for a second.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 7:05:33 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

No. I didn’t miss the point.

You are a perfect example of people who hyperventilate over nothing.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 7:06:44 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse
I'm making some shirts and bumper stickers.

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24 posted on 01/24/2013 7:07:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dead Corpse

So it’s okay for a Muslim wearing a Turban chanting Alla Akbar to wear that shirt and board a plane while you are on it????

And you will not have any problems with it.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 7:09:25 AM PST by RummyChick
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I’d like to meet the guy who thought this was a really good idea.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 7:13:28 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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Was the guy chanting? No?

If not, then your analogy doesn't fit.

I'd be more concerned about the thugs running around wearing the TSA monogrammed shirts before I was anywhere near concerned about some dude wearing a t-shirt with a silly slogan on it.

Question is, why aren't you?

27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:14:03 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: RummyChick

It is inconceivable that a subset of words in a longer quote set off such a panic. The people who created the problem are probably stupid enough to start a land war in Asia.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 7:15:59 AM PST by Blue Devil Reaganite (A Professor is someone educated far beyond his or her own intelligence)
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To: RummyChick

I’ve never seen the movie ... only bits and pieces and only after I was familiar with the quote. I would’ve laughed outloud at the shirt.

So by your same logic ... is it okay to make a Muslim remove his turban because a passenger feels threatened?


29 posted on 01/24/2013 7:17:29 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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It is inconceivable

You keep using that word ...

I don't think it means what you think it means.

30 posted on 01/24/2013 7:19:59 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: cripplecreek

You should make one with a pink bubble gun that says, “fear the bubble.”


31 posted on 01/24/2013 7:20:54 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Dead Corpse

It does fit.

Nothing wrong with wearing a Turban.

Nothing wrong with a chant to god.

Nothing wrong with a shirt that says Prepare to Die.

Therefore, you shouldn’t have a problem with it

But you would ,wouldn’t you.

And if a Muslim Turban Wearing person sat down next to you and didn’t say a chant to God with that shirt you would still have a problem with it, wouldn’t you.

So it all boils down to it is a WHITE GUY with the shirt.

Well, again, many many many many people do not know that is a movie quote and people who kill others come in all persuasions.

JUST BECAUSE ***YOU*** know it’s movie quote does not mean there isn’t someone on board who DOES NOT KNOW . Soemone Who is already fearful of flying.

The guy is an idiot for wearing that shirt in this environment. Of course, there are people that might get uneasy.

And he is a jackass for choosing that shirt. Like he didn’t have any others to wear for his flight.

He did it on purpose.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: AppyPappy

He probably wasn’t even thinking about it.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: bgill

Or maybe one with a cross that says “Prepare for life after death.”


34 posted on 01/24/2013 7:24:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL! Good job. :)


35 posted on 01/24/2013 7:24:57 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: al_c

But you have already admitted that you know the quote.

Can a dark skinned Muslim get on a plane with “YOU KILLED MY FAMILY. PREPARE TO DIE “on his shirt????????

He can leave off the name because it is still a movie quote, isn’t it.

ANYONE who gets on a plane with a words PREPARE TO DIE is an thoughtless idiot.

How about children who don’t know that is a movie quote. Who can read. Who can know terrorists take down planes.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 7:25:32 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: longfellowsmuse; Dead Corpse

Long I find your post threatening; you must remove yourself from posting and apologizes to all on this thread. After all it only matters that someone feels threatened. Not that a threat happened or not, only feelings.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 7:36:35 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: RummyChick

Really, as one person said in the comments...do you think he is going to attack you with cotton fibers and ink?


38 posted on 01/24/2013 7:44:56 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: RummyChick
Can a dark skinned Muslim get on a plane with “YOU KILLED MY FAMILY. PREPARE TO DIE “on his shirt????????

This argument seems really silly to me. I know of zero occasions where anybody who has ever hijacked a plane, committed an act of terrorism, murdered someone, robbed a bank, or committed any felony has EVER worn a T-Shirt announcing his intentions.

Ok...I'll give you the fact that somebody may have been off-put. I'll also give you the fact that wearing the shirt was probably intentional and in poor taste.

However, the fact that he was simply asked to change his shirt and then was allowed to continue about his business is what convinces me that everybody involved here was dumb.

1. Guy wears shirt in poor taste on plane.
2. Passenger complains.
3. Guy changes his shirt.
4. Plane is now safe from any threat of terrorism. Passenger feels much better now.

Does that not seem like a silly chain of events?

IMHO your argument would carry WAY more weight if we were talking about him wearing this shirt into a movie theater....since, as you know white guys HAVE been shown to shoot up a theater now and then.

If we are really serious about protecting people for scary slogans on T-Shirts, the only true way to do it is to ban them entirely and force people to wear clothing that appeals to everyone.
39 posted on 01/24/2013 7:47:51 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: I want the USA back

50 armed police? You might be safe, but don’t bring your dog!...(sorry)


40 posted on 01/24/2013 7:49:40 AM PST by jag.drafting
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To: Ratman83

what specifically is threatening about my post?

I have not argued the right of the man in question to wear his shirt...only the wisdom in doing so. Again just because we have the right to do something doesn’t mean we should do it.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 7:50:14 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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So by your same logic ... is it okay to make a Muslim remove his turban because a passenger feels threatened?

The pearl clutchers would make a Sikh remove his turban if a passenger felt threatened.

42 posted on 01/24/2013 7:52:02 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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But you have already admitted that you know the quote.

Yep. And I would've told others on the plane about it had I been on it.

Can a dark skinned Muslim get on a plane with “YOU KILLED MY FAMILY. PREPARE TO DIE “on his shirt????????

He can leave off the name because it is still a movie quote, isn’t it.

Is it? What movie? Is it a comedy? Are you refering to the particular quote in question? If so, it is complete only with the name. W/O it, it changes the entire idea.

ANYONE who gets on a plane with a words PREPARE TO DIE is an thoughtless idiot.

Probably. But like I said in a post to another FReeper, he probably wasn't even thinking about the situation ... just put on a funny shirt.

How about children who don’t know that is a movie quote. Who can read. Who can know terrorists take down planes.

A simple explanation would've helped.

43 posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:07 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: RummyChick
The complainant had probably never seen the movie. If he had, he might have gotten the joke. However, liberals tend to be generally humorless.
44 posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:07 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: longfellowsmuse
what specifically is threatening about my post? That you would post it at all.

I have not argued the right of the man in question to wear his shirt... post only the wisdom in doing so. Again just because we have the right to do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Fixed it for you.

Feelings according to you out weigh everything else.

45 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:34 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

not looking to hire an editor at this point but thanks anyway

you may think it unwise for me to continue to post on this thread but I have the right to do so

your feelings regarding my threatening post may be misplaced but you are still entitled to those feelings regardless


46 posted on 01/24/2013 8:12:04 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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He did it on purpose.

Sure he did Kreskin...

I wasn't taking you seriously before. Now I'm certain you are an idiot.

47 posted on 01/24/2013 8:20:22 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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Hehhe...

“Feelings, nothing more than Feeeeellings...”


48 posted on 01/24/2013 8:21:18 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: RummyChick

Nice to know the TSA’s war on shirts is proceeding in earnest!


49 posted on 01/24/2013 8:22:08 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Oztrich Boy

The pearl clutchers would make a Sikh remove his turban if a passenger felt threatened.

If a Sikh was in the seat next to me on a plane I would strike up a conversation with them about the history of their people. Especially their early military victories against the Moguls. I love stories where the Bad guys get their butts kicked by a righteous people who have had enough and created a religion of knights to beat back the savages.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 8:25:59 AM PST by GraceG
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