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Minute 009: Snow Desk!

August 11, 2016

Guest Host: Brian Fies

Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist who created the award-winning graphic novels Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, as well as the Eisner Award-nominated webcomic The Last Mechanical Monster. He’s been a newspaper reporter, environmental chemist, science writer, husband, and dad to twin girls. He also saw “Airport” in a theater during its first run. He lives in California.



The MelMobile arrives at Taxiway Echo, next to the stuck Trans Global Flight 45. Tanya helps passengers get on the nice, warm bus. TGA’s mechanic, Jack Ingram, explains to Mel about how they’ll be able to use pneumatic bags to lift the wings — tomorrow. Mel wants the runway cleared tonight.  “Tonight?” asks Jack. Mel asks Jack if it would be okay to bring in Joe Patroni — if Mel can con TWA into borrowing Joe’s expertise. Jack has no objections. “Joe can have all the tries he wants.” Then comes an important call: “SNOW DESK!”

In This Minute:

Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld
Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
William Boyett as Jack Ingram
Unknown actor as Snow Desk Telephone Call Announcer



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