Of airlines and Emmys

Aug 26, 2014

You might think the Emmys were today's top watercooler story, but no. Instead it's this AP report that a flight was delayed and cops were called after two passengers fought over the right to recline a seat on a United airplane (1,063 shares). NBC News' Kasie Hunt muses, "If there ever was evidence airlines should stop putting seats closer together ..." Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich concludes, "I think I’m on the side of the person who wanted to recline. I use reclining as a deterrent: talk a lot, I recline." At TechHiveSusie Ochs begs, "Please make this story, in which two strangers have a plane-diverting spat, into the next Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan film?" But Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy couldn't help but note, "The bozos whose seat fight led their United flight to be diverted were sitting in Economy Plus." For what it's worth, we were staunchly #TeamRecliningPassenger up until she threw her water at her opponent. That's where we draw the line, guys.

But yes, there is still Emmy news, and The Washington Post has you covered with this wrap-up (852 shares). WaPo's Mark Berman observes, "The most surprising thing about the Emmys was the lack of surprise, as previous winners won every major category." And then Buzzfeed's Spencer Althouse had a revelation about Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's apparel: "OH MY GOD."

And from NYT's Farhad Manjoo, a plea to save the fav, Twitter's digital body language (1,170 shares). 

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