Facing sequestration-related budget cuts, the Navy has canceled all appearances of its popular Blue Angels stunt-flying team for the rest of the year, officially grounding the elite pilots and their iconic blue-and-yellow jets. What do you think?


“There goes my plan to load up the microbus and follow the Blue Angels around all summer.”

Walter Robling • Elephant Keeper

“I never thought it was right for children to see fighter jets flying in such close formation anyhow, what with their gyrating around and climactic soaring and fuel-discharging.”

Isabel Bierbaum • Political Scientist

“To honor them, I’ve been doing a lot more barrel rolls.”

Jack Merz • Casualty Actuary