What not to say at the Airport - revisited.

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    What not to say at the Airport - revisited.

    If this wasn't so sad (in regard to the stupidity of ALL involved) it would be the funniest thing I read today...

    I'm not exactly sure how the word "pilot" came to mean "initial episode of a TV show," but it's definitely a part of the general lexicon by now. "Did you watch that new series called People on an Island?" is what I might ask you, and your response very well could be "Yeah, I watched the pilot but I couldn't get into it." So you understand the word "pilot" in this context, right? Good. Maybe you should get a job at Los Angeles International Airport.

    It's funny because I'm kind of surprised it hasn't happened before: Director Mike Figgis was going through security at LAX when he was asked the reason for his visit. "I'm here to shoot a pilot," was his response. Obviously he meant "I'm here to shoot the first episode of a TV series that may or may not be picked up for broadcast distribution," but what the immigration official thought he meant was "I'm here to shoot an airplane pilot with a gun." Yikes! The director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode and Internal Affairs was then detained for about five hours until immigration officials could get online and figure out that, yep, "pilot" has more than one meaning.

    Good thing the immigration officers didn't ask him about his body of work. Figgis' answer might have been "I recently made a huge bomb."
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    Sadly - utterly believable ... but thru the crazyness, gotta chuckle.


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    I guess if your occupation is in the airport field, "pilot" has that meaning for you. But honestly, who would admit they were going on shooting someone if that truly was their plan? I think it's funny.
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    If it happened at SFO or an airport somewhere else it wouldn't be so funny, but can you imagine anyone in LA not knowing what a pilot is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    If it happened at SFO or an airport somewhere else it wouldn't be so funny, but can you imagine anyone in LA not knowing what a pilot is?
    Exactly!!!

    He was talking to the only person in the whole of LA who isn't a struggling actor, what's the chances?

    He should write a show about it...

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    I know I shouldn't laugh but
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    I know I shouldn't laugh but
    Agreed. I busted out laughing though.

    The poor guy. I'm sure he'll choose his words more carefully from now on.

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    I don’t care who you are that’s funny!
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    Just the times in which we live. Poor guy.
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    Funny. My former mother in law was at the Mac bridge walk on Memorial Day. The U.S. President (was there as well. She told her husband, "I can get a good shot from here" (meaning with a camera.) she said all she saw after saying that was suits.
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