Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by optimusprime42, Nov 28, 2007.
good thing no one got hurt in this
Molly Brown: still unsinkable.
Western musical referrences FTW foster.
And the great thing is it was environmentalists there on a global warming tour.
wasn't like the titanic
MS Explorer Crashes. Outlook Not Good
And that's great because... you'd like to see them all at the bottom of the sea?
Unbelievable how no one died. They spent 5 hours in a life boat...some "cruise"
No that they went to see melting icebergs and wind up hitting one. Also there is now a huge "carbon footprint" because of them going there and the boat sinking..
That sucks. I really want to go to Antarctica but this freaked out my girlfriend.
That is indeed ironic
And actually ironic, unlike rain on a wedding day or lots of forks.
I don't see the point of a cruise ship to Antarctica. Its ice! Same thing I see out my window every winter. If I go on a cruise, its going to be warm, so I can see the ladies in bikini's, not parkas.
Bah! You beat me to this joke! Well played sir!
No, it's not ironic. Ironic would be if there were no icebergs. They went there specifically because that's where the icebergs were.
Imagine how the damn penguins feel.
The crew musta been too busy watching them tap dance, and that's why they crashed. I tell ya, those flightless bastards probably planned the whole thing!
Beware the Penguins....
I see it as their visit was because they wanted to observe the effects of global warming--like melting icebergs.
Since they're worried about a lack of icebergs, it's ironic that an iceberg ruined the trip.
Antarctica's still got a whole shitload of ice, and the main effect right now seems to be an increase in the speed of the ice sheets from the meltwater. That would imply, to my mind, that the rate of iceberg calving would increase, even if the bergs themselves might not last as long.
So it might indeed be ironic if they expected fewer icebergs. If they didn't, it's just unfortunate.
Also, the ship was designed to operate in the Antarctic about 40 years ago, and was supposed to be able to withstand light ice damage. But that's about as ironic as a battleship being sunk by a torpedo.
For maximum irony, have the same ship, same crew & passengers, but let it be sunk by an iceberg off the coast of Jamaica.
Now that's a cruise!
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