} The Oracle sends its sympathies, noting only that the Oracle is its own
} mother, daughter, uncle, cousin, bazootie (which, given the number of
} illnesses that an entire family can have, not to mention the number of
} commas in this sentence, hurts).
} Flying is always safer than driving, taking the train, or being shot
} out of a cannon, if you believe the statistics. These days, though, it
} depends on your country of destination, city of destination, country of
} nationality, financial condition, skin color, quantity and location of
} facial hair, gender, headgear, bagginess of bodywear, revealingness of
} bodywear, footgear, ease of removal of footgear, passport photo
} quality, passport paper wear level, breath odor or lack of same, facial
} expression, chest-waist-hip measurements, willingness to indulge in
} "With a soundtrack by ANTHRAX, I bet that film was a BOMB!" jokes in
} the check-in line, phase of the moon, wind currents, jet stream,
} presence of ground-to-air missile bearers at destination airport, and
} financial condition of airline.
} You owe the Oracle an airsick bag imprinted with "My mother had a
} stroke on the other side of the country and all I got was this stupid
} barf bag!".