Friday, November 11, 2011

Ryanair Is In The News Again

Quite some time ago I wrote about a no frills European airline carrier called Ryanair. As I wrote about previously, this is the same airline carrier that's threatened to introduce pay-per-use lavatories on all of its flights.
Now it appears that Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is at it again.

In a report written by Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY:

The Sun, one of London's splashy tabloids, on Tuesday reported O'Leary is intrigued by the idea of an in-flight app that would let his passengers pay for streaming entertainment options such as games and movies.....and gambling and porn.
It appears that Mr. O'Leary subscribes to the opinion that any attention or "press" , whether it be good or bad, is better than no attention or "press" at all.
For more details on what is possibly just another attention grabbing publicity stunt by Ryaniars CEO, please click on the following link... Ryanair Considering In Flight Porn

For some reason these ideas that CEO Michael O'Leary comes up with remind me of a song from the 1973 Emerson, Lake and Palmer album titled Brain Salad Surgery.
The song is titled Karn Evil 9 and there might be a few of you out there that might remember some of these lyrics:

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

Come inside, the show's about to start
guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth.
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo.
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll ....

Soon the Gypsy Queen in a glaze of Vaseline
Will perform on guillotine
What a scene! What a scene!
Next upon the stand will you please extend a hand
to Alexander's Ragtime Band
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

Performing on a stool we've a sight to make you drool
Seven virgins and a mule
Keep it cool. Keep it cool.
We would like it to be known the exhibits that were shown
were exclusively our own,
All our own. All our own.
Come and see the show! Come and see the show! Come and see the show!
See the show!

If I close my eyes tight enough, I can actually visualize Mr. O'Leary singing these lyrics and motioning his arms as he welcomes his flying customers aboard one of his planes.
Well played Mr. O'Leary. You got our attention.........again.
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