This week, we're reading about the connection between travel pants and personality, a new romantic-comedy produced by the Virgin Group, and other fun stuff. Here's a round-up of some of the best travel stories we've stumbled upon lately.
A Travel Writer Excoriates 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
According to The Everywhereist, when people learn that the blogger is a Seattle native and that her husband owns a tech company, they respond by referencing the popular smutty best-seller, Fifty Shades of Grey. (One of the book's main characters shares these traits.) As a person who once lived in New Jersey, I understand this curse. And no, I am not orange or in the mob.
Perhaps as a way to cope, The Everywhereist came up with a list of 50 reasons why she won't read Fifty Shades. Some of my favorites: "It started as Twilight fan fiction. Yes, really. For the record, this should never, ever be the inspiration for a book. 'I ate a really good sandwich' would be better," and "I can't actually stress this enough: You cannot sign over your sexual rights via a legal contract. No lawyer in their effing mind would draft that up, and no judge would even consider enforcing it." To read the whole lot of perfectly valid and hilarious complaints, check out The Everywhereist.
Coming to a Cabin Near You
The Virgin Group has produced a 30-minute narrative film set in the interior of a Virgin plane, reports Travel Kit on msnbc.com. It's basically a commercial for Virgin disguised as a rom-com, which will be available for passengers to watch in the air. We can't say whether the promotional film, starring, among other actors, Janeane Garofalo, will be worth watching. But it wouldn't have to reach far to be a better in-air option than, say, whichever movie featuring Channing Tatum is playing on the seatbacks these days.
What Do Your Travel Pants Say About You?
Click on over to McSweeny's to check out their list of "Airplane Passengers Explained By Their Pants" and find out. Skinny jeans connote "will develop deep vein thrombosis;" wool suit pants say "will board before you." You get the idea.
Did McSweeny's get your plane personality right? Share your thoughts in the comments.