Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How do you find a lost millionaire?

Yesterday I came across something that irks me. Every day our real heroes die and it often makes for little news. Usually nothing more than a passing thought, or a footnote in the paper when someone serving their country, or community passes. Yesterday, it was brought to my attention that you too, can add to the massive resources being expended to find the millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who disappeared in his small plane on September 3rd. From your personal computer, you can log onto Amazon.com (Amazon Mechanical Turk) and assist in the review some 100,000 aerial photos, in an attempt to spot Mr. Fossett's plane, presumed crashed somewhere in an area of Nevada desert twice the size of New Jersey.

Don't get me wrong, I feel for the guy's wife and I don't believe he deserves any less assistance, or coverage than say, the loss of a fireman, accountant, mother, brother, son, or daughter, but he deserves no more. either. When researching this somewhat amazing development, I created an account with Amazon, logged in and because I'm not really a prick, I reviewed about 2 dozen photos of the Nevada desert, to no avail, before signing off. Am I really a prick? Does this guy deserve this kind of attention and effort?

8 comments:

Heidi said...

Are you a prick? Probably, but not because of this. I agree, why the hell are they getting everyone to help when there are people that go missing every day who can't pay people to do so.

The Pirate said...

Yup, you got me-
I'm a prick for a lot of other reasons, for sure:)

Fyremandoug said...

Dude You are what you are
your the whitetail killing, music jammin' alcohol drinkin,

Seismic Pirate

and if Fosset was dumb enuf to take off without a flight plan
Oh well, Not a prick

Heidi said...

And please don't call the grammer police on me. That sentence was all messed up.

The Pirate said...

Doug- Even I file a hunting plan with the family before walking into the woods. Not too smart for a guy like that.

Heidi- I'm sure there's a law somewhere that doesn't allow people like me to call the grammer police:)

The Pirate said...

Looks as if that extends to the spelling police grammAr.

Heidi said...

Thanks.

The Pirate said...

OH SHIT! I meant me. I didn't even notice you spelled it wrong, too:)