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Ted Jackson jr. TOJACKSO at HAWK.SYR.EDU
Thu Jun 13 14:01:09 EDT 1996

> >
> > It seems that a guy had somehow gotten hold of a JATO unit (Jet
> > Assisted Take Off - actually a solid fuel rocket) that is used to give
> > heavy  military transport planes an extra "push" for taking off from
> > short airfields. He had driven his Chevy Impala out into the desert
> > and found a long, straight stretch of road. Then he attached the JATO
> > unit to his car, jumped in, got up some speed and fired off the JATO!
> For some reason, I'm reminded of one of my favourite films, "The Big
> Bus", about the world's first atomic-powered bus. One of the guys hired
> to drive - I mean pilot - it, has the unfortunate tendency to faint at
> the wheel. He's nicknamed "Shoulders", not because of his broad
> shoulders, but because of his other unfortunate tendency -- to drive on
> the shoulder of the road.....  :)
> Anyone else see that film?
> Dave
> "Watch out!!! He's got a broken milk carton!!"

Yeah!  Great flick.  Totally toasts all the Airplane and Naked Gun

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