In the meantime, a couple of folks have asked me to link the following videos to the blog.
They are a tribute to some very good friends of mine who work for that bastion of PR and "everything is just fine" operation that is Emirates Airlines.
Some of the one liners you won't get, I suppose, because you don't work there - but for sheer entertainment purposes, they are well worth a look.
They are in widescreen so I cannot embed them here, but just click to link to the first one and then follow the episodes from there.
(More space program-type blogs coming soon, just as soon as I get back again)