What’s the Average Air Speed Velocity of an Unladen Vulture?

Posted on December 6, 2012 8:00 am

A state senator from Michigan said that if Detroit files for federal bankruptcy, “vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit”.

So… when did crumbled concrete become classified as a precious gem?

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14 Responses to “What’s the Average Air Speed Velocity of an Unladen Vulture?”

  1. Iowa Jim says:

    I’ve been to Detroit. It was thirty years ago, and, even then, the vultures would have been an improvement.

  2. James says:

    Blue state vulture or red state vulture?

  3. Mr D says:

    They can now make gems from dead cats.


    Take you can you from that…

  4. Dodsfall says:

    Detroit is a shining example of how liberals and unions given free reign for a handful decades can create a people’s utopia.

  5. DamnCat says:

    Vultures? Dung beetles is more like it.

  6. Jimmy says:

    “air speed velocity” ?

    Speed is a scalar and velocity is a vector. Which one do you want?

  7. rodney dill says:

    European or African?

  8. DamnCat says:

    @Jimmy – “Which one do you want?”

    “Huh? I… I don’t know that. Auuuuuuuugh. “

  9. Brutus says:

    Well duh! When A=air and S=speed and V=velocity it is easy to compute. V = S/A and S = AV. Of course, it is muddied by H which is both humidity and headwind and one of them must be squared. Science!

  10. SCIENCE! says:

    As a Michigan resident, I would like to point out that if Detroit has jewels, they’re probably stolen.

  11. zzyx says:

    It was a rough place – the seediest dive on the wharf. Populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. It’s worse than Detroit. ~ Ted Striker

  12. Manolo says:

    I hear that in Lansing the people teach their kids to always flush twice just to make sure it reaches Detroit.

  13. plentyobailouts says:

    Satan: I will kill you saddam
    Satan: saddam, you’re back
    Saddam: Where am I going to go! Detroit?

  14. Peter says:

    Some blue state vulture could swoop down and steal Detroit’s municipal pension system for, um, for, um What the hey, we’ll make sure some red stater capitalists get stuck with that one.

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