Thursday, February 2, 2012

Grim humor

Another friend sent this.

Doubtless you're familiar with the tragic accident involving the Italian cruise shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany.

But not everyone knows that the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, began his new job as a bus driver yesterday.


  1. And speaking of the Italian cruise ship Captain...

    With regard to allegations that the Captain and crew abandoned the Italian owned ship Costa Concordia and their duties prematurely after
    hitting the rocks, it appears that Winston Churchill may have been correct in his description of Italian cruise lines.

    Upon losing the election after WWII, Churchill did what every other defeated politician does, he went on a paid speaking tour. He was
    nervous about flying, and as a result, he always took cruise ships to speaking engagements abroad.

    Curiously, he always sailed on Italian owned cruise ships rather than the British run Cunard Line. When asked about this by the British
    media, he replied:

    Well, there are two reasons for this.

    One, the food, wine and entertainment is much, much better, and two,...

    ... in the event of sinking there is none of this women and children
    first nonsense."


    P.S. My husband finished his deployment last Sunday!!!!! :)

  2. So sad about the cruise ship. The "captain" probably abandoned the poor kids, too!

    On a random note: I am a city slicker with the opportunity to get some goat and horse manure for my compost pile. I want some, what I call, muck-about boots. What do you wear out in your barn area and fields? And where do you purchase them? You have shown several ridiculous city foot wear options but I need to know about the sensible stuff!! Thanks.

  3. Brenda, I usually get my mud boots at our local feed store. Depending on how big your city is, look in the yellow pages under "feed dealers" or "farm supply" and see what pops up. Some gardening supply stores may also carry them. Even some Wal-Mart stores carry mud boots, though that may be seasonal.

    - Patrice

  4. Almost a million people in San Jose, CA! Horrible!! But, we do have a feed store. I'll check it out! Thanks! Have fun on the radio tonight. You will do great.

  5. Oh, that caught me totally off guard! I really did LOL!