Meeting the cost of a Sandra Bullock movie, starring a Leary who constantly draws breath between his teeth, is sky high, but what you get when you have Germanwings close out the year of waiting for Malaysia Airlines to pay out.
On 8 March 2014 a little blip of Malaysia Airlines MH370, a Boeing 777 carrying 239 people, turns into nothing when the whole plane disappears over the Indian Ocean. Two pilots, let's say, riding that cockpit into the maw of the sea. A mystery still. (Like thinking a 13-year-old has any type of intelligence to base the Turing test on.) They haven't blamed that one on a Carrington event. Yet.
Tick tick 382 days later and we get Germanwings 4U9525 flying 150 onboard a Airbus 320 which goes down 24 March 2015 over some ski area in southern France. The pilot frantically trying to get back into the cockpit, but to no avail as the co-pilot put that thing on lock and deliberately flies the airplane into a mountain.
Germanwings taking a dive isn't terrorism (since only ethnic people are terrorists (and high schoolers who boarded the wrong Contiki tour)). It is mass murder with a slump of suicide. Either way, the masses not yet murdered are rather apoplectic.
Fundamentally, when you count the cockpits of Malaysia Airlines with Germanwings it's pretty clear what you get when sitting high upon a tower.
One, if by land, and two, if by sea
Overall when paired by a year like this, it looks like a sheer act of poetry.
Written on Friday, 27 March 2015