I’ve never even fantasized about choking anyone in my life…please. And I would certainly be appalled if I saw a plane passenger choking another for any reason at all. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t derive a certain…uhm, faint satisfaction from the Southwest choking story, which appeared today on all the news outlets: “A Southwest Airlines jet was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at LAX Sunday night after a male passenger allegedly began choking a woman because she reclined her seat, witnesses said.” I’ve long advocated a much more restrained and civilized response to seat recliners, which is to “accidentally” spill scalding black coffee on their head and then profusely apologize and offer to get napkins. And then repeat if they won’t take the hint.