Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Guy on the Block? - Folk Hero or Second String?

It appears that there is another gentleman taking the limelight and receiving quite a bit of the nations attention. But even with a growing following on Facebook and a punch line of WWSSD (What Would Steven Slater do?), the new slinger on the block does not share quite the same style as Colton.

Flight Attendent Steven Slater was working on a flight landing at JFK airport that had traveled from Pittsburgh. When a passenger stood up as the plane was approaching the gate, Slater told the passenger to remain seated. The two exchanged heated words. A physical altercation ensued with Slater somehow getting hit in the head with the passenger's bag. Slater then grabbed some beer from the airplane refrigerator, and deployed the emergency inflatable slide to exit the aircraft. Slater was arrested at his residence in Queens on charges of criminal mischief, trespassing and reckless endangerment.

Although stealing a Beer was definitly in line with the "barefoot bandit," Colton never condoned violence; and until the inevitable day when Slater hijacks a JetBlue plane and slides out mid-air, lets leave him as second string. Not to mention, Slaters response sounds a bit more in line with a "bitch fit" than an "I Quit."


  1. I vote second string! Great site. Cheers.

  2. Agreed. Colton has definitly earned his stripes and I even heard that they reported that Stevens altercation was with a woman. It will be interesting to see what happens with Colton.

    THank you for keeping this site going.