This part of the article, in particular, got me going:
In other government news, the Federal Communications Commission meets to consider allowing airline passengers to talk on their mobile phones in flight, as it has been shown that this does not interfere with navigational equipment. Other activities that do not interfere with navigational equipment include blowing air horns, throwing knives and beekeeping, so WHAT THE HELL LET’S ALLOW THOSE ACTIVITIES ON PLANES, TOO.
Yeah. I nearly passed coffee through my nose over that one.
Though to be fair, I believe that the FCC only ruled on phones on that narrow technical issue. Airlines are free to continue to ban their use for other reasons along with banning air horns, throwing knives, and beekeeping.