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Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2008

Dave!While I was at SeaTac airport waiting for my flight, they announced that there was marginal weather in Wenatchee, and we may have to turn around and come back to Seattle if the pilot couldn't see the runway. After a week of being unable to get home, I really didn't want to go through that again, so I was pretty bummed out.

As I was looking for a seat, I noticed a guy praying the rosary, which I found a little strange because he was kind of young, and I didn't know that Catholics really did much of that outside of church anymore. Not that I was complaining... every little bit helps in these situations... yet it still seemed odd to me.

But then I noticed that he was a priest, which explained everything.

After two more warnings about the weather getting worse and several annoying delays because Horizon Air was understaffed and trying to cram too many flights through a single gate, we boarded the plane. At which time we got even more warnings about weather problems in Wenatchee. But there was a priest on-board, so it's not like I could scream " GAAAAAH! NO SHIT! JUST FLY THE FUCKING PLANE, DAMMIT!!!"

And yet... we landed without incident. The runway was perfectly clear.

If I would have known having a priest on-board was the answer, I would have joined up last week...

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave dressed as a priest.

Of course, I wouldn't be satisfied with just being a priest, I'd have to fulfill my ambition of becoming Pope...

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave dressed as the Pope.

Except I don't think I would have room for my pope hat on the plane, which explains why the Pope never flies commercial.

Oh well. I'm home now.

For a month.


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  1. Peter says:

    Dave, welcome home!
    You look good in a dog-collar* and as a pope others pay for your fare…

    *we in the Netherlands call them dog-collars, I’m not sure if they are called that in the US too.

  2. Glad you made it home!!!

    I like the priest’s outfit, more than the pope one, makes me think of preacher from DC comics…

  3. Mik says:

    Glad you finally made it out, friends of ours were at Seatac three days waiting to fly home to Alaska,we’re five minutes away from the airport we could’ve brought care packages except I was sicker than a sick dog.

  4. Maybe my favorite DaveToons EVER! Glad you’re home 🙂

  5. Poppy says:

    Timewise and connectionswise I think you might need to wait for your next life to become Pope.

  6. Blessed be the religon of the “Please God let our plane land and get where we need to go”!!

    I bet you heard those prayers alot in the airports.

  7. sizzle says:

    Home! I bet it’s never felt so good to be there. Glad you made it.

  8. ajooja says:

    I was really disappointed a couple of years ago when the “Dave for Pope” t-shirts didn’t get printing approval from the masses. Those bastards!

  9. Jeff says:

    All hail Pope Dave!! When you are elected to office, could you loosen up some of those religious restrictions like no gay marriage and not killing dumbass drivers? I understand you will be keeping the no meat eating during Lent thing though. Glad to see we will have someone with clear decision making in the Vatican for once. Long live Dave the INFALLIBLE!!!

    Welcome home!

  10. Randy says:

    So then Pope Dave could be the one giving the Inauguration Invocation…and there would be NO controversy at all…

    “Dear God bless this special event, thank you, amen”

  11. yellojkt says:

    You don’t want to be the pope. He has to work Christmas and Easter.

  12. Sarah says:

    Glad you finally made it home. Hopefully you get to stay there for awhile.

  13. Crail00 says:

    If you were Pope, would that make you even more pope-ular.

  14. Walt says:


    I think the adjoining seat should be purchased for the hat and therefore making the Pope a little more like the average person. I realize he is the Pope but the “Holier-than-thou” travel arrangements are wearing thin these days. I mean the economy being what it is and the extra luggage fees are cutting into the “happy giver” donations. He just needs to understand that sometimes commercial flights are a part of God’s greater plan.


  15. Will you change it to the “Davatican”?

  16. welcome home! hope the next month is peaceful and uneventful.

    although i am cracking up that a priest kept you from screaming “just fly the fucking plane” because i am pretty sure jesus knows your thoughts. why hide them from his priests?

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