Over drinks and trivia questions the other night, myself and several other Dopers were discussing the recent invasion of the Blue Angels precision flying team to the Seattle area. Stupidly opening my mouth, I commented that any respect I might have had for the pilots’ abilities was unfortunately negated by the fact that every time I heard the name “Blue Angel,” all I could think of was drunken university students, lying on their back, holding a lighter to their ass.
Instead of the anticipated slight chuckles and murmured agreement, I was somewhat concerned to discover that all of my companions’ faces bore looks of complete and utter incomprehension.
“You know,” I stammered, “lighting your farts. Blue angels. What every self-respecting drunken student does when the evening starts winding down.” The looks went from incomprehension to concern as everyone’s assessment of my sanity began to go from bad to worse.
Obviously, they had absolutely no idea what I was blathering on about and I was completely gobsmacked to find that the term “blue angel” was not universal. Being an immigrant to this country, most opined that it was a “Canadian” thing. ‘Cuz y’know…that’s what we do up there. Sit around guzzling maple syrup, lighting our farts and naming them after American stunt pilots.
At any rate, it was decided that this was a perfect topic for discussion on the boards. Help me out here, folks. What do you call a lit fart? And is this a regional thing? Help me regain the respect of my fellow Seattle Dopers!