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Snakes on a plane

Posted By Sunny On 14th February, 2007 @ 2:02 pm In Humour | Comments Disabled

As it’s Valentines day today and the atmosphere is supposed to be all romantic and cuddly, I thought of finding some pictures of teddy bears and chocolates for our readers. To set the mood you know.

Actually I didn’t. I saw this story and thought it would be more relevant: [1] Is sex on a plane legal? Surely that is the big question? It’s one of those trivial questions you need to know and Valentines day seems the apt time to ask it. No? Ok maybe that’s just me then.


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#1 Comment By Tim Worstall On 14th February, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

Is sex in public legal? No? Well then.

Another way of looking at it is to point to the fact that the plane is the property of the airline. There place, their decision (although I’m aware that does not impact upon the legality or not).

#2 Comment By Leon On 14th February, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

Is sex in public legal? No? Well then.

And over international waters who’s law counts?

#3 Comment By Sunny On 14th February, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

Does having sex in a toilet constitute as public? And can they ‘prove’ you had sex inside the toilet?

#4 Comment By Billy On 14th February, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

“And can they ‘prove’ you had sex inside the toilet?”

Discharge?

Condoms?

#5 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

Over international waters surely it depends on the jurisdiction dealing with the airline? So KLM, probably safe but Saudi Arabian Airlines probably less so.

Still, it would need to be a big toilet to fit in all the witnesses they apparently need.

#6 Comment By Captain_Savaho On 14th February, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

snakes on a plane was a cool film..

#7 Comment By ZinZin On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

Does having sex in a toilet constitute as public?

Not if you lock the door.

#8 Comment By Owen Blacker On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

Sex in public isn’t illegal unless someone makes a complaint; that’s pretty much the point of the article. (So you can have sex in public, so long as noone sees and is offended.)

And there are four potential jurisdictions: where you flew from, where you’re flying to, where you’re flying over and where the plane is registered. I’m so glad I’m not a lawyer ;o)

#9 Comment By sonia On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

Quite! I saw that article as well..

Happy Valentine’s everyone - what’s the world upto?

#10 Comment By sonia On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

Of course if it is illegal surely that only serves to make it more exciting right?

#11 Comment By Owen Blacker On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

Little Black Sambo: “If it is a public lavatory it is legal for shirtlifters.”

Not since the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Indeed, it was *more* legal before then. Now sex in public is fine, but sex in a public lavatory isn’t; a bit of a double-standard and the opposite intention from the Bill as introduced.

And, it must be said, when did you last read about a straight couple being prosecuted for consensual sex? The offence of “gross indecency” was a male–male only offence; you heterosexuals never needed to worry about having your name, address and photo printed on the front page of the local newspaper when convicted of what is (in the scheme of things) a relatively minor crime.

I’m not advocating people having sex in places where it would cause a public nuisance, but it’s never been “legal for shirtlifters”, just poorly policed (for a variety of reasons, some of which make quite good sense, but that’s definitely another argument entirely)

#12 Comment By Tim Worstall On 14th February, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

I believe that on US planes it’s US law that applies. That extra-territoriality thing again.

#13 Comment By Anas On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

It would have been funnier if you’d called this thread Trouser Snakes on a Plane.

#14 Comment By Tim Ireland On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

Because lesbians never have sex on aircraft.

/pedant

#15 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

Speaking of planes, anyone see this footage?

[2] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/mos/skydiver.html?in_article_id=435694&in_page_id=1990&in_a_source=

(Please, how do you do that thing where links just comes out as ‘this’? Is there a site which explains all that html stuff to morons?)

#16 Comment By Anas On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

writing that will be underlined

Without the spaces between the

#17 Comment By Anas On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

OOps let me try that again,

[a href=”www.yoururl.com”] some writing [/a]

But with angular brackets instead of square ones.

#18 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 5:56 pm

Anas,

Thanks for trying, but I said to morons. I didn’t understand any of that.

#19 Comment By Vikrant On 14th February, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

but Saudi Arabian Airlines probably less so.

If anybody has been on a flight out of KSA they’d know what i’m talking about. As soon as the plane takes off from KSA, soil, almost every Arab chick on the flight strips her burqa off to reveal skimpiest of outfits that’d give Celina Jaitley a complex!

#20 Comment By Sid On 14th February, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

Like this:

<a href=”URL”>this<a>

where:
URL = your web page path
“this” = any text that shows up in the link

#21 Comment By Sid On 14th February, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

oops, need to close the tag.

More like this:

<a href=”URL”>this</a>

where:
URL = your web page path
“this” = any text that shows up in the link

#22 Comment By Vikrant On 14th February, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

Correfting Sid:

[3] this

where:
URL = your web page path
“this” = any text that shows up in the link

well Sid the tag

#23 Comment By Leon On 14th February, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

It would have been funnier if you’d called this thread Trouser Snakes on a Plane.

Oh dear and there was me enjoying the almost subtlety of the title as it is and along comes some one to make it beyond obvious…

#24 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

So this random link should come out as random

#25 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

Well, it’s blue but it doesn’t work. I am too thick to live.

#26 Comment By Sid On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

it doesn’t work because you missed out the href=”URL” attribute inside the first <a> tag.

gosh this is an interesting thread.

#27 Comment By Vladimir On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

[4] this

#28 Comment By Vladimir On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

Yay it works! Thanks Sid and Vikrant, I been wanting to know for some time.

#29 Comment By Clairwil On 14th February, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

Don,
To my eternal shame I’m in the same boat. Though I have been experimenting. I was trying to post a link to site I’ve been learning bits off but for some reason I’m not allowed to!

The product of a wasted afternoon and the proper link are here

[5] http://clairwilsparebits.blogspot.com/2007/02/pointless-html-fannying-for-idiots.html#links

As you will see I have made the effort to learn how to do all sorts of annoying stuff with text but can’t to a proper bloody link without blogger.

#30 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

‘you missed out the href=”URL” attribute ‘

Aaaaargh

I shall be sending future comments by cleft stick.

#31 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

Clairwil,

Stop that, that way madness lies.

#32 Comment By Vikrant On 14th February, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

HTML is such a passe, even for 6 yr olds.

#33 Comment By Vikrant On 14th February, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

[6] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/HTML_Programming/Hyperlinks

#34 Comment By Vikrant On 14th February, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

Clairwil your blog entry nearly gave me an epileptic fit.

Don check out:
[7] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/HTML_Programming/Hyperlinks

#35 Comment By Don On 14th February, 2007 @ 9:21 pm

Vik,
Thanks, that looks possible.

#36 Comment By Leon On 14th February, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

Hmmm Valentines Day and what do the picklers do? They turn into a bunch of geeks! How would’ve thunk it…? :D

#37 Comment By Leon On 14th February, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

Talking of geekery, Sunny is this yours:

[8] http://www.sunnyhundal.com/

#38 Comment By Sahil On 15th February, 2007 @ 12:45 am

^^ Oh that’s funny! By any chance Leon, were you secretly geeking away and creating a dorky page for Sunny this afternoon ;)

#39 Comment By Leon On 15th February, 2007 @ 1:06 am

Er! I erm fixed the vandalism on his wiki entry…I never knew anyone took any bloody notice of me!

*dons secret spy hat and coat*

I’ll be more careful in future though…:D

#40 Comment By sonia On 15th February, 2007 @ 10:28 am

vikrant - no. 19 - i hear you!

:-)yep it’s a good disguise

#41 Comment By sabinaahmed On 15th February, 2007 @ 10:28 am

Hi Sunny and all you knowledgeable Picklrs

Is there something wrong with the Asians In Media page? Am unable to log onto it, even stored links in my 2favorate places2 dont work. Am getting a message to say that address is not avaiable?

Is there a big change going on or is it just my incompetence? Please enlighten!

#42 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th February, 2007 @ 10:39 am

Hi Sonia - I just tried and got a ‘Server not available’ message.

#43 Comment By Tasneem Khalil On 15th February, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

Does having sex in a toilet constitute as public? Not if you lock the door.

Even if you lock the door, having sex in a public toilet can be considered public. And I don’t see anything wrong with that. Looking forward to join the club :-)

#44 Comment By sonia On 15th February, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

hey tasneem :-)

i have to say that i don’t think people would be so keen to ‘join the club’ unless there was something slightly shifty about it! personally i can say there is really no room inside an airplane cubicle to do anything much..it’s a pretty tight squeeze with two people.. ;-)

#45 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

I’m smoked smack on a plane toilet. I had it hidden up my arse

(insert pile high club gag here)

#46 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

Are [9] www.sunnyhundal.com and [10] www.leon.com affiliated? It’s true. The geeks shall inherit the earth :-)

#47 Comment By sonia On 15th February, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

kismet :-)

#48 Comment By Leon On 15th February, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

Are [11] www.sunnyhundal.com and [12] www.leon.com affiliated? It’s true. The geeks shall inherit the earth

Me thinks it’s time to sue someone…er soon as this illness stops and I um get some money. Leon.com has nothing to do with me (unfortunately!)…

#49 Comment By AsifB On 15th February, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

At last (Sonia (43): A basic practical observation about aircraft toilets. Its hard enough to get one person in there to ‘ swing a cat’ let alone two.

Surely it says something though that there has been so much discussion about sex in toilets - when there are better places on any large but not full aircraft (cue cockpit gags etc.)

In answer to Sunny’s original question though - of course its not illegal (Virgin Upper Class sells itself on its beds after all ) - but noise restrictions
don’t help unless you’ve got everybody else plugged in to a few good movies.

#50 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

Asif you silly. You can’t take a cat onto a plane. Or a dog. I’ll still never know how Tintin took Snowy to places like Tibet and stuff. My hero journalist lied to me

#51 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

Also, if Tintin was such a hotshot journo, how come he always found out the news by reading the paper or listening the radio? Typical out to lunch on a blag skiver journo. He ruined me

#52 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

Any artists out there? Let’s start a cartoon strip called Hundal in Blogosphere. Sahil & Anas could be the Thompson Twins, Jagdeep Captain Haddock, Rohin Professor Calculus, Chairwoman Bianca Castafiore and Rohin as Rastapopulous. The villains could include the evil Straw Man. I wanna be Snowy, yapping but cute and very frequently drunk on Haddock, sorry Jagdeep’s whisky.

We could be millionaires

#53 Comment By sonia On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

i can’t see what’s so exciting about it personally. seems to me it’s yet again one of those “oh you haven’t joined our exclusive club, my dear..?!” type things.
and of course the ‘we musn’t do it’ naughtiness.

let’s look at the nitty gritty :

if you are with a regular partner - well you can wait till you land, i’m sure. unless you want to say you did it on a plane.

if you meet some random stranger, well you can do as much sitting next to them as you can in the toilet - probably more - assuming it’s, dark, everyone else is asleep and you have blankets. or you could get their no. and arrange a hot date when you land. or if they’re going someplace else and you might never see them again - well that’s the only thing that makes some sense.
if it’s about ‘illicit sex’ in general - hell it’s hardly as if planes are the only place that happens!! so where the fascination with the having sex/sexual activity on a plane i can’t really tell. as it is there are too many old slobbering men on flights who seem to want a bit of groping here and there - they must be really desperate is all i can think.

#54 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

Soory AMIR as rastapopulous

I’m obsessed with Rohin

(am I right in thinking no one cares about this?)

#55 Comment By Sid On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

Sonia’s 43?

#56 Comment By AsifB On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

Kismet (49) ‘You can’t take a cat onto a plane. Or a dog.’

Well, as John Lennon said “Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my monkey.”
(aeroflot, noisy engine, 30 hour flight, we were a lot a thinner then…)

no. 50 : Tintin is just another example of it not being what you know, but who you know. Woodward and Bernstein also relied on a covert Captain Codcake and albino dog informant team, but paranoia made them change the name of Deep Boat.
used

#57 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

‘Ahem’

*clears throat*

‘la la la la lalalala’

#58 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

Please don’t put this down to advancing years, but all I have ever wanted on a plane is a valium, a large brandy and benedictine, and a safe landing.

#59 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

Kismet - please imagine me singing my comments from now on.

#60 Comment By justforfun On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

Kismet - I have all the Tintin comics - Rs18 each when I bought them 30 years ago. I shall have to dig them out.

Justforfun

#61 Comment By sonia On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

some airlines used to let you take your pet with you on the flight itself - i.e. not locked away in the hold. air france did in the old days - dunno about now..

#62 Comment By Anas On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

Lol, Kismet. You’re spot on, Jagdeep would be an excellent Captain Haddock. Just like CH, Jagdeep manages to come up with the most wonderful and arcane insults. Like for example, monomaniac.

#63 Comment By ZinZin On 15th February, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

TinTin.
His hairstyle was imitated by Cameron Diaz in Theres something about Mary.

Anas, I can just picture Jagdeep exclaiming “Blistering Barnacles”.

#64 Comment By Anas On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

ZinZin, is your name in tribute to TinTin?

#65 Comment By Anas On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

Sid could be Nestor the Butler.

#66 Comment By TinTin On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

Funny that you ask as that is what Jihad and the city have christened myself. Maybe I should take the hint.

No. My nom de plume is taken from Zinedine Zidane. Fuck it, I’m changing it.

#67 Comment By Anas On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

Like Bob Dollally says, in an A-Z list of all the great world football players, Zidane would come near the bottom.

#68 Comment By Sid On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

Nestor Bastard? This is the name I should have been born with.

#69 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

ZinZin changed your name to TinTin cos I put the idea into your head? Wow my magical powers. Wonder if Sunny ‘David Cameron reads my articles, Guardian’s best blogger in the world award winner’ Hundal might change his to Ego the Giant :-)

#70 Comment By Don On 15th February, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

Sonia #52

Could be a subconcious awareness that death is a mischance away on a plane. That raises the libido considerably.

Or maybe a sense that normal rules don’t apply when you are not actually on the planet?

Trains are very arousing. My daughter was almost given the middle name ‘Langkawi’, after the Express.

#71 Comment By sonia On 16th February, 2007 @ 11:12 am

don - :-) that makes some sense.


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