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Monday, September 22, 2008

Any fan of 80s cinematic cheese no doubt fondly remembers "Summer School," starring Mark Harmon, a thin Kirstie Alley and a very young Courtney Thorne-Smith. It's a classic tale of a gym teacher who gets trapped into summer school duty. His main purpose is to babysit the miscreants during the summer session but of course he winds up teaching the wayward youth a few things while at the same time learning something about himself.

(And might I interrupt myself to point out that IMDB is one of the best sites in the history of the Internet. How else would I have known that the guy who played Dave died the year the film came out. Anyway...)

One memorable scene in the film occurs when Chainsaw's sunglasses break and Mr. Shoop has the class write letters to the company to express dissatisfaction with the product. The class writes its letters and a few weeks later a box filled with new sunglasses arrives, and everyone learns a valuable lesson about the power of the written word.

And why does this warrant a mention...

Dear Jersey Girl,

Earlier this month, we announced that OnePassĀ® members will earn the actual miles flown rather than a minimum of 500 miles per flight for tickets purchased on or after Nov. 15, 2008.

We've listened, and our Elite members think this change unfairly dilutes the benefits of the OnePass program. Therefore we are exempting you from this change, and Elite members will continue to earn the 500 mile minimum on all segments flown under the current policy.

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

Mark Bergsrud
Sr. Vice President, Marketing Programs and Distribution

Now, if we could only do something about those pesky baggage fees and policies...


  • At 9/23/2008 3:07 PM, Blogger Brooke said…

    Wow. That's impressive, especially from an airline. Nicely done.

  • At 9/25/2008 10:39 AM, Blogger freakgirl said…

    The guy that played Dave (Chainsaw's friend) died? That's so sad.

    I didn't realize until a few months ago that the blonde punk guy from Square Pegs was dead, too.


  • At 9/25/2008 8:04 PM, Blogger ClarkKent said…

    Mark Harmon's not technically dead, but isn't NCIS as close to being dead while still drawing a paycheck?

  • At 9/26/2008 2:57 AM, Blogger SJPSandman said…

    Dude, you can't rip Mark Harmon. He was in one of the most underrated movies of all time, Stealing Home!

  • At 9/26/2008 10:57 PM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    If my choices were NCIS or Fat Actress, I'm picking NCIS every time.


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