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Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2007


Of course, there's not a single iPhone coming to the entire valley, so I won't even get to see one until the next time I next visit civilization, but it's still kind of exciting for a total Apple Whore like me.

But the iPhone is not the only thing that's starting to ship today. Now that the new merchandise is starting to arrive, Artificial Duck Co. orders are going to start shipping too...

Artificial Duck Co. Package

I'll be working through the orders as quickly as I can... but with nearly 300 of them, it will take a while before everything is shipped out. Wheee! Good times! At least I know what I'll be doing in my spare time for the next several days. Still, it's nice that people will finally be getting their stuff. Hopefully everybody will find it worth the wait.

So suck it, iPhone!

And in local news... last night an airplane trying to land at Cashmere's airport came up short and crashed into the High School's parking lot instead...

Cashmere Crash Map
Map taken from Live Search because Google Maps doesn't have satellite for us!

Unfortunately, the pilot was killed. Luckily, nobody else was hurt.

As you can imagine, when something like this happens in a small town, it's a topic of major discussion. Was the pilot a local? Was it an emergency landing? People heard his engine sputtering, did he run out of gas? Just where did that plane come from? AL QAEDA!!

There hasn't been this much local hype since cherry harvest started!

UPDATE: I am now hearing that the pilot killed in the accident was the former CEO of Alaska Airlines. No word on what he was doing in the area, or why he crashed.

UPDATE: It now seems as though the pilot clipped a tree on the way in, which may have contributed to the crash.

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  1. Avitable says:

    I’m excited to get my order! I’ll take naked photos of myself posing with the items and send it to you for your website.

  2. Bre says:

    My goodness! I can imagine how something like that would shake a town up!

  3. ms. sizzle says:

    that’s sad. 🙁

    i gotta get my order in!

  4. Hilly says:

    I tell you what…I promise NOT to send you naked pics for your site as a “thank you” for being so nice to my nephew 🙂

  5. The Chad says:

    We had a fighter jet crash just a couple blocks from my apt during an air show last summer. It blew up a house.

    Oh, and there’s iPhones down here. I might just go get one… 😉

  6. Lewis says:

    Okay, so in order for me to do naked shots (like Avitable is going to do), I’ll first need two things: (1) merchandise that I didn’t even order and (2) to be naked. Oh, and #3 would be a camera.
    I just heard about the airplane crash this morning. Unfortunately, way too close to me…long story, and I just shot you an email.

  7. diane says:

    Oh boy, do the shipments come with a Dave Seal of Approval Sticker on the box? If so, I might have to rethink having not ordered something…
    The recent killing in Canton OH–where the guy murdered his pregnant girlfriend or mistress or whatever–was only 15 minutes from my (itty bitty teeny tiny) home town. Big and awful news.

  8. Rick says:

    WTF? I can’t joke about dead pilots. What’s wrong with you?

  9. Tracy Lynn says:

    And I was just thinking to myself, Gee, I hope I get my Artificial Duck T shirts soon, otherwise I’ll have to do laundry.

  10. bogup says:

    The pilot who crashed and died was Bruce Kennedy, the ex Chairman & CEO of Alaska Airlines and he built the company from a small regional entity into a large air carrier. After twenty-two years he left the airline to devote a large portion of his life in support of several humanitarian (e.g. World Relief) and charitable endeavors. He was a good man who lived his faith. We could use more CEO’s and business leaders like him. May he RIP.

  11. ChillyWilly says:

    It’s 10:40pm and I’m seriously thinking about jumping in the car (downtown is too far from where I live on the scooter) and at least going to check out an iPhone.

    Guess that means I leave my credit card at home…. cause something may happen if I take it with me.

  12. Wayne says:

    Yeah, and AT&T supposedly upgraded EDGE (their data access protocol) yesterday just to help out the new iPhone users, and my blackberry now gets 1297 kbits/sec on data! That’s pretty darn good throughput.

  13. Karl says:

    Um, how smart is it to place a school near the end of a runway? I don’t know. City planners? Anyone? Anyone?

  14. Baak says:

    Seems like a lot of folks doing good in the world are “checking out” in droves… :-/

  15. Carla says:

    …at least they STILL have cherry harvest. Where I grew up in Idaho, the Cherry Valley to be specific, has maybe 5 acres of cherry trees left. Ahhhh, progress!

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