Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Comparing two waterborne heroes

Two American heroes caught my eye today. I think they are pretty much the same. Let's take a look.




















Michael Phelps: Has earned 14 Olympic gold medals in swimming.
Chesley Sullenburger: Landed a plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of 150, all of whom had to swim (or float) to nearby boats.

Michael Phelps: Appeared in many commercials following the Olympics, most while wearing a Speedo.
Chesley Sullenburger: Appeared at the Super Bowl while wearing a suit.

Michael Phelps: Busted using a bong at a frat party. Probably using his celebrity to get out of any consequences. Lauded for his honesty.
Chesley Sullenburger: Unable to return a library book (it was in the cargo hold on his plane, now in the Hudson). Probably using his celebrity to get out of any consequences. Lauded for his honesty.

Pretty much the the same guy, right?

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1 Comments:

Blogger beth said...

Phelps: Young and pretty.

Sullenburger: Old and distinguished.

And therein lies all the difference to the press. Welcome to life! (And also very close to the point of my article today!)

7:57 AM  

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