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Saturday, April 17, 2010

More Online Comment Hilarity!

I wrote earlier about a hilarious comment posted by someone in response to a news article on the internet. This is not a hilarious comment for its content, but for its total anc complete cluelessness! In any case, this was a news article about the crash of a small crop-dusting plane in Russia. The original article can be found here. The text of the article is below:

Pilot asks tractor driver for directions, crashes

MOSCOW – A Russian news report says a small plane has crashed when the pilot lost his bearings and decided to ask a tractor driver for directions. No one was hurt. RIA-Novosti news agency quoted a local police spokesman as saying the accident happened Friday in southern Russia's Stavropol region.

It said the pilot lost his way, saw a tractor below and decided to land to get advice from the driver.

Oleg Ugnivenko, a spokesman for the regional branch of Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry, said the An-2 agricultural plane grazed the tractor while landing in the field and broke its landing gear. He said no one was hurt but gave no further details.

For some reason, a commenter named Shelly decided to post the following comment about the article. It is obvious that he/she had not read anything except the headline of the story, or had such bad comprehension skills that he/she did not understand a single word of the story. Anyways, here is the comment he/she posted:

This pilot wasn't professionally trained, if that is correct up there. Stopping to ask for directions from a tractor driver, never heard of anything like it in my life!

Did those that went on this flight, know they were going with someone imcompetant to do this? I think not!

How did this happen, that they had all these important people on the plane and the pilot was inexperienced for traveling and didn't know how to do it, obviously. Who did the pilot work for, who employed him in doing this job, they need to be questioned about the safety of all the passengers, it's a shame it all comes down to this guy wasn't qualified to fly over there, didn't know what he was doing, I can hardly believe this myself.

I feel so bad for the country and people , find out who's to blame for this and charge them with murder of all these people!

As can be imagined, several people posted replies to her message, and none of the replies were very complementary! Most of them would not pass muster in polite conversation!! Anyways, I have attached a screen-shot of the news article with Shelly's comment below it for your enjoyment.

The other interesting thing I noticed is that the news article says "2 hrs 14 mins ago", but the comment header says it was posted "4 hours ago". I have no idea how that happened. But that would explain why the comment appears so brainless: perhaps it was posted before the article had been written, explaining why it was so out of context!

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