Lobby Bar – March 21: Charlie Brown, Elvis Sightings, Nirvana, and Fat Chargers

March 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Vote early – and often!  Polling for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun.  Vote once (unless you live in Chicago where all bets are off).

Hang on Snoopy.  Christian Stampfer dons a scarf and goggles and flies Lufthansa to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, named after the Navy’s first flying ace.  In other news, the German flag carrier added a piano bar on its 747s, featuring a small toy piano and a little boy with a blanket named Linus.

Stranger in My Own Home Town.   Jeremy Del Nero checks into the Affinia 50 and uses Jesse’s time machine to hang out with the 80-year-old actor who lives there, albeit in his youth. Jeremy, you did read Jesse’s instructions on how not to upset the space-time continuum, right?

Button, button, who’s got the button.  In a variation of a popular children’s game, the Malaysian government says it cannot find the button but is certain it is somewhere.  Where is Courtney Love when you need her?

Weight Watchers.  The slow-moving European Parliament picks up where it left off in 2009 and drafts legislation calling for standardization of mobile phone chargers…just as induction charging products are starting to come onto the market.  At least your backpack will be lighter without having to carry six different chargers around.

Gone Striking – Be Back in Five Minutes. Air-traffic controllers went on strike earlier this week all over France as part of the French Tourism Board’s new “Meet the Real France” promotion. In other news, the French Tourism Board is expanding the campaign by hiring people to insult American tourists at French airports.

This Lobby Bar included attempts at humor from Jonathan Spira, Kent Fremon, Jesse Sokolow, and Paul Riegler.

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