Steven Slater's Top Viral Ventures

Captain Sully was the biggest badass of the skies--until Steven Slater joined him in the pantheon of airline gods. Sully brought down a jet. Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who dramatically quit his job this week after being set off by a passenger, nearly brought down the Net. Whether because of his self-proclaimed HIV-positive status, his cancer-stricken mother, or his own struggles with alcohol addiction, the sassy Queens resident has double-fisted a couple of cold ones and slid down the inflatable ramp into our hearts. In hours, he shot to viral superstardom: His Facebook page reached some 120,000 fans; his name and story topped the trends on Google and Twitter; and a PayPal Steve Slater Legal Defense Fund was launched.

More importantly, in the age of the quick-clicking, Web-savvy entrepreneur, Slater's righteous resignation has presented a business opportunity. (Not to mention, somewhere, right now, someone is pitching this movie as Howard Beale in Network meets Clooney in Up In The Air with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Slater ... or, of course, a buddy flim with Christian Slater.)

Here are the most interesting or hilarious pieces of Slater swag to hit the Web. Collectors' items, all!

Slater...Slater...
This roster of raw talent screams box office gold. If we could just add Sully to the mix, the Oscars would be in the bag. Plus the tagline--Prepare To Go Ballistic!--fits like a JetBlue-sanctioned flight attendant uniform.
Steven-Slater.com
Sure to be a popular domain name for years to come. If you act quick, you can make it yours for only $2,000,000.00 from this seller.
Legal Defense Fund
Steven Slater's bail was set at $2,500. Soon, a Legal Defense Fund had been started in his name--and quickly raised thousands in his honor.
Sotheby's Calling
For those looking to support Slater -- and the arts -- check out the Steven Slater JetBlue Attendant Benefit Art Auction. The bid at the time of this posting was about $250.
Steven Slater Bookmarks!
You read. You fly. You love Slater. Done.
Steven Slater Fan Club Pins
I'm sure JetBlue is happy about this.
That's It. I'm Done.
Four words that say it all. A $15 mug from Zazzle or Amazon. Won't quite hold two beers, though.
Team Slater
No one is questioning Slater's style--except the police. Only $20 at Donkey Tees.
Free Steven Slater
Cafe Press hoodie.
And the inevitable...
Freedom thong, also from Cafe Press. What, no dudes version?
Take This Job and Slide It!
Here's a free one for T-shirt makers. What can we say, we're huge fans of David Allan Coe, Johny Paycheck, and Steven Slater.

Two Beers, One Slide: The Steven Slater Pop-Up Cottage Industry

Captain Sully was the biggest badass of the skies--until Steven Slater joined him in the pantheon of airline gods. Sully brought down a jet. Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who dramatically quit his job this week after being set off by a passenger, nearly brought down the Net. Whether because of his self-proclaimed HIV-positive status, his cancer-stricken mother, or his own struggles with alcohol addiction, the sassy Queens resident has double-fisted a couple of cold ones and slid down the inflatable ramp into our hearts. In hours, he shot to viral superstardom: His Facebook page reached some 120,000 fans; his name and story topped the trends on Google and Twitter; and a PayPal Steve Slater Legal Defense Fund was launched.More importantly, in the age of the quick-clicking, Web-savvy entrepreneur, Slater's righteous resignation has presented a business opportunity. (Not to mention, somewhere, right now, someone is pitching this movie as Howard Beale in Network meets Clooney in Up In The Air with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Slater ... or, of course, a buddy flim with Christian Slater.)Here are the most interesting or hilarious pieces of Slater swag to hit the Web. Collectors' items, all!

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