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Squeezy the Python flees!

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

* Good riddance to the snake

Qantas had its own dramatic ‘’snakes on a plane'’ episode when a three-metre python joined passengers on an early morning flight to Papua New Guinea.

But unlike Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 fictional Hollywood blockbuster in which a nest of vipers causes death and destruction on a jet, this reptile was concerned only with self-preservation.

QF191 was about 20 minutes into its 6.15am flight from Cairns to Port Moresby on Thursday when a woman pointed outside the plane and told cabin crew: ‘’There’s a snake on the wing … There’s its head and if you look closely you can see a fraction of its body.'’

While some passengers scoffed in disbelief, she was correct.

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- Posted by Rich Miller        


43 Comments
  1. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    The jokes write themselves…


  2. - Roadiepig - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 9:58 am:

    I guess he was sick of being the butt of the pension “reform” joke and decide to get as far a physically possible away from Springfield?


  3. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 9:58 am:

    Follow me … Follow me to Freedom!


  4. - Fans Of Squeezy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    Just taking a few days off for some sun, fun and rodents after session…


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:01 am:

    “Squeezy - on a Wing and a Prayer!”


  6. - gb - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:01 am:

    Looks like they both met their untimely doom, severed my an unstoppable hydraulic machine.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:04 am:

    “Governor, are you sure that is YOUR horrible cartoon idea of a meadphor out there?”


  8. - Bigtwich - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    From Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy by Dredg.

    Somebody somewhere is laughing
    Somebody somewhere knows
    Somebody somewhere is laughing
    Laughing cause they know.


  9. - Diogenes in DuPage - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:11 am:

    Squeezy decides to take a long vacation in the South Pacific. Legislature gives him long time off before next legislative deadline for pension reform in late May.


  10. - Colossus - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:12 am:

    Did she deliver the news a la William Shatner?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dar2HKImK-0


  11. - dupage dan - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:19 am:

    Squeezy the Pension Python, having disappeared shortly after being fumigated by Illinois Gov Pat Quinn for failing to solve the huge debt problem there was recently seen during an episode of the reptile reality TV show “SNAKES ALIVE” featuring their most popular stunt - jumbo gulp contest!

    Squeezy has reportedly filed suit against the show for failing to pay into his pension fund.


  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:20 am:

    Squeezey had been staying with the Governor, and was hungry after he realized there was nothing in the refrigerator. Since he was also very tired from working with the Governor night and day, Squeezey decided to take a vacation.


  13. - Northsider - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:23 am:

    It’s … Monty Python’s Flying Circus!


  14. - Wensicia - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:29 am:

    Squeezy is just piling up frequent flyer miles. You’ll never know when you may need them, like after he’s squeezed the last penny from this state.


  15. - Esquire - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    Squeezy to Pat Quinn: You forgot that my motto is “Don’t Tread on Me!”


  16. - WazUp - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:46 am:

    This may be somewhat undignified but…YUK!


  17. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 10:54 am:

    Since his pension has been squeezed, he has to fly economy.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:02 am:

    There’s a big snake on the plane, Pat!

    Oh, that’s just my pet snake Squeezy.

    I hate snakes, Governor! I hate ‘em!

    Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!


  19. - SAP - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    Squeezy Python’s Flying Circus


  20. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    Next time, on “Raiders of the Lost Pensions”…

    There’s a big snake on the plane, Pat!

    Oh, that’s just my pet snake Squeezy.

    I hate snakes, Governor! I hate ‘em!

    Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya!

    Sorry. There. Better.


  21. - Phil - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    Perhaps the Governor would like to follow Squeezy to Port Moresby? It would get him about as far away from Springfield as you could possibly get on this planet.


  22. - thechampaignlife - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    Squeezy gets deported


  23. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:25 am:

    Gov. Quinn: If you don’t get in that plane you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life… Last Session others said a great many things. Squeezy, you said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re getting on that plane with SB1 where you belong.

    Squeezy: But, Patrick, no…

    Gov. Quinn: Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in the Rules Committee, with no chance of passage. Isn’t that true, John?

    President Cullerton: I’m afraid that Speaker Madigan would insist.

    Squeezy: You’re saying this only to make me go.

    Gov. Quinn: I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong in “The Jungle Book” with Mowgli. You’re part of his story, the thing that keeps the plot going. If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not going to Mowgli, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

    Squeezy: But what about us?

    Gov. Quinn: We’ll always have Paris (Illinois. Sorry - soccermom, I stole it from you!). We didn’t have, …we lost it… until you came to the State Capitol. We got it back the last night of the 97th Session.

    Squeezy: When I said I would never leave you.

    Gov. Quinn: And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Squeezy, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of a governor and his kooky made-up snake don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now…

    Here’s looking at you kid.


  24. - Anonymour - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:30 am:

    OW wins the award again this year!


  25. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:31 am:

    Upon landing, Squeezy called a cab and headed to the Motel 6.


  26. - BehindTheScenes - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:31 am:

    So now there are two Squeezys?


  27. - IL Gov, Leaders of House and Senate guest on Leno!‏ - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    I think this was on the flight to LA, for the appearance on LENO.The clip featured Quinn, leaders from the House and Senate and Squeezy, the pension python.

    http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/animal-expert-dave-salmonis-snakes/n31363


  28. - SAP - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    Next on Stupid Pet Tricks we have Pat and his pet snake Squeezy, who will show us how they can squeeze $17 million out of Illinois taxpayers in a single day.


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    So that explains why the Lt. Gov. was seen playing the banjo and mournfully singing “Leaving on a Jet Plane” this morning.


  30. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 12:29 pm:

    Squeezy will be back soon, but had a previous engagement booked at the annual Michael Rockefeller Cookoff in New Guinea.

    Rockefeller — it’s what’s for dinner!


  31. - Stones - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 12:34 pm:

    Squeezy can’t afford a seat with the rest of the passengers. He is resigned to riding on the wing.


  32. - Stones - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 12:36 pm:

    On a side note, how would you like to be the poor sap who is walking around somewhere and this huge python comes falling out of the sky? Disgusting!


  33. - Newsclown - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    Pat Quinn still isn’t over the Macho Grande Pension debt


  34. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 1:54 pm:

    - Anonymour -,

    Thanks for the Props!


  35. - Norseman - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 2:11 pm:

    OW - this is for you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqNoRNJSXx0&sns=em


  36. - Norseman - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    Be careful Squeezy, following is a link to a video of someone unhappy with your presence:

    (This should be the TV edited version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4t6zNZ-b0A&sns=em


  37. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 2:49 pm:

    - Norseman -

    Thanks! Awesome!


  38. - soccermom - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 3:17 pm:

    OW- I literally laughed out loud. Literally. (And sometime, please remind me to tell you about the first time I saw Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam…)


  39. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 3:43 pm:

    Willie - Thank you. A true classic. Rich, have you ever thought of publishing a “Best of…”?


  40. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    - soccermom -,

    I am glad you enjoyed that. Thanks.

    I will remind you, I bet its a good story.

    We will always have Paris (Illinois!) - Hat tip to - soccermom -


  41. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 3:58 pm:

    - Commonsense in Illinois -,

    Glad you enjoyed it! It’s nice to get feedback, so thanks.


  42. - Excessively Rabid - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 6:05 pm:

    Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? I hate snakes!


  43. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Jan 10, 13 @ 8:37 pm:

    I may not have ears, but I just cannot stand listening to that man go on about soy.


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