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When flights to Austin (and SXSWi) were grounded in Dallas yesterday, one man saved the day. The creative and demented cartoonist Hugh MacLeod — who initially raised some eyebrows with his boisterous plane banter— turned out to be the best entertainment during six hours stuck on the runway. By the time the plane took off, the same people who'd asked him to keep-it-down-please were offering the man a ride to his hotel. This is the cartoon I told him I'd run to thank him for getting us here and being such a lovable and loud bastard. (Photo: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.)