Stand-up comedian Robert Hawkins has a bit in his act about the Blue Angels, the militarys daredevil jet team. He says they should be fired -- because they dont do anything, expect set off car alarms. I dont know how theyre supposed to scare anybody. Run for your life, before they do a loop-the-loop! Then he got a call from the aerial squad, which invited him to go up in one of its planes. I might be the first person whoever puked just hearing he will fly with the Blue Angels, he says.
When hes not hurling 8,000 feet in the air, Hawkins says he spends a lot of time contemplating religion. I think God must be in prison, he quips. Because thats where everybody finds him. Still, Hawkins cant get his head out of the clouds. Hes still soaring from his jet ride -- which has prompted much musing lately about airplane safety. Its getting crazy to fly now, he says. Youve got to put your weed and your Visine in your underwear. Its getting crowded in my briefs.
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