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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You’re not famous until you’re Drudge famous.

Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater? You know the story by now. Accounts say a passenger was doing what too many do by getting their bag down from the overhead before they were allowed to. Mr. Slater asked him to sit, but not before said bag hit him in the head. When he asked for an apology, he was *allegedly* cursed at, prompting this outburst:

“To the passenger who called me a m—-f—er, f—- you,” flight attendant Steven Slater ranted over the intercom, passengers said. ... I‘ve been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That’s it.”

Open door. Grab beer. Inflate chute. The rest is internet history.* Even though he was later arrested at home for the outburst, I’m with others here supporting Team Slater. I bet this gets knocked down to a misdemeanor and probation, followed by Letterman and a book deal. As for the dude who started it all? Congrats—you just moved ahead of Snooki in total votes for D-bag of the week. A close second? The trend of *reporters* using Twitter as the social media equivalent of yelling questions at suspects being led into the police station. Stay classy!

*At least for this week.

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