The two Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they were too busy playing on their laptops had their licenses revoked today.

I believe that Northwest offered each of the 144 passengers of the wayward airplane a $500 flight voucher in compensation for the travel inconvenience and for having to be on a flight piloted by Idiots. However, I am pretty sure, if offered the alternative, at least half of the passengers would trade in their vouchers for the opportunity to give Capt. Timothy B. Cheney and First Officer Richard I. Cole one swift and mighty kick in their respective asses.

I also would like the chance to double-or-nothing bet my voucher that the pilots were not engrossed in looking at a new scheduling system on those laptops, but some kind of porn involving elephants, a magician's assitant, and a teeter-totter.