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August 28, 2007

THE FABULOUS OPA-LOCKA TRAILER-ON-DUMPSTERS AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL TOWER

Tragically, its days are numbered.

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Redneck airport. Remind me not to fly there.

The top building official in Miami-Dade is named 'Chuck Danger'??

Hopefully the local Hysterical Society will swoop in and save this classic example of Floridian architecture. All it needs is an old Cessna parked out front...up on cinder blocks of course...in tall grass. And maybe a coon hound.

The Air Traffic Controller Song

Opa-locka, Opa, Opa
Opa-locka, Opa, Opa

I can't stop this feeling
Deep inside of me
We're lacking in some modern
air traffic technology

The trailer just won't do now
33 feet in the air
I can't even see the whole airfield
or the planes flyin' everywhere

When I'm perched up
on this cargo box
I get jeered at
and the folks throw rocks

CHORUS

I, I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
In a permanent tower, you see

Opa-locka, Opa, Opa
Opa-locka, Opa, Opa...

NICE one, Cat!!! Haven't thought of that song in eons.

Thanks, Diva!

Now I gave myself that darned earwig...

Hey - there are WAY worse earworms out there. Just try not to think of them. :)

Useless trivia of the day: While she actually started in Oakland CA, it was on her stop at Opa-Locka where Amelia Earhart announced that she was attempting to fly around the world.

Good one, Cat! That's what I thought of, too, when I saw Opa-locka.

fivver: Really? Amazing. As was she.

Heya fiv and Ducky!! Hope y'all are still around. Though I might not be when you get back. I'm trying to avoid getting a cold. I really can't afford it when I'm singing for the Lyric, but I came home early from work and slept the afternoon away, so now I'm wide awake - or I was. Now that I've typed that, I'm yawning....

Opa-locka...isn't that a Hawaiian fish?

Lookie, papa - it's Joe Palooka! Get the Kaopectate.

*turns on coffee pot*
*sets out danish and fruit*

Executive Airport??!!?
Do they have an Executive Washroom at the Executive Airport?

Sorry DPC, I'm not privy to that information.

It looks like FEMA has taken over the FAA ("you're doing a heck of a job, Brownie")

At least they don't have Nagin inspired submerged evacuation buses

.....secured $4.2 mil to build an $11 mil structure. I need to apply for a loan.

and they wonder why "some people" refer to south florida as a third world country....

Thanks for the coffee and danish, DPC!

Morning all! First day of school here. Though I had no one to put on the bus, my window was open and as the bus pulled away, the group of about 12 parents out there all started cheering and clapping! Made me smile.

off topic post. check out this video /news clip about global warming and climate change. The story itself is rather generic, but notice the expression of the woman anchor at the very end.

Orcel, maybe she caught a peek at the trailer in the sky?

OPA LOCKA DOCKADEE DOO
I'VE GOT A PERFECT PUZZLE FOR YOU
OPA LOCKA DOCKADEE DEE
IF YOU ARE WISE YOU'LL LISTEN ME
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU GUZZLE DOWN BEER
DRINKING TOO MUCH AND SITTING ON YOUR REAR
WHY IS YOUR TOWER TERRIBLY FLAT
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL COME OF THAT
I DON'T LIKE THE LOOK OF IT
OPA LOCKA DOCKADEE DAH
IF YOU ARE GREEDY YOU WILL GO FAR
YOU WILL LIVE IN A TRAILER TOO
LIKE THE OPA LOCKA DOCKADEE CONTROLLERS DO
OPA LOCKA DOCKADEE DOO

*wipes tear from eye*

Mornin'!!

I can't believe they're tearing up Bubba's Air Traffic Emporium & Trash Dump! Where are all the drunken redneck pilots gonna fly into?

*snork* @ Cat! love it...

*Waves peripatetically @ Hammie*
Now, STOP IT.
(furst day of skool hear, two.(

*WAVE&SNORK @ Hammie!!!*

I'm waiting for Stevie or Ducky to come up with...


OOOOOOOOOOOOO palocka where the trailers look out for the planes....

etc. I'm not awake enough to finish.

awwww...Annie.

We've had school for almost two weeks now. (see the dark circles under my eyes???)

*makes mental note to avoid travel to Opa Locka*
*even if they are the last people who have beer*

*Waves @ AWBH and Siouxie!!!*

fivver: I believe that Amelia Earhart's last known radio transmission was her saying, "Eh, we shoulda made a left at Opa-Locka".

...where the trailers park,
and coon hounds bark,
and everyone shares the same last name!

LOL perfect Annie!

Hey DPC, Sen. Craig touched my toe in that Executive Washroom!

well done siouxie and annie! pops the top from a canned beer in ya'lls honor.

Hey - get a couple of straws and we'll share that beer with you. Never too early for dat - It's 5:32 somewhere.

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have a perfect puzzle for you:
How tall does an Oompa-Loompa tower have to be,
if the airport only flys wierd poeple who are wee?

Doh! I wouldn't have posted that if I'd read Hammond Rye first. Sorry.

Thanks, cg!

5:32??

Annie, in Opa-LOCA...we got beer & breakfast joints.

*slurrrrrrrrrrrp*

*burrrrrrrrrrrrp*

Siouxie has breakfast joints? Save a couple for fer Happy Hour, it's too early for me. I have to drive 'n' sh!t.

random - they got a 'Drive 'n Sh1t' in Opalocka, too. Just past the Burrito Buffet.

*snork-alocka*

Beer and breakfast joints with Souxie. It can't get much better than that.

I'm just wondering if the far right edge of the trailer (that's sticking off the edge) is where the bathroom's located? BOMBS AWAY! *SPLAT*

Adds i to Siouxie's name.

ot I see were CBS is sending the Perky One to 'tour' Syria and Iraq. *snork*
/ot

LOL fivver and ewwwwww for that lovely visual.

Hey Patrick - don't go smokin' my i's! ;-P

Moon over Miami Opa-Locka, Sio?

yipes, fivver! and looking at that photo again and from what you said - they would have to have a weight limit to use the toilet.

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