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(News.com.au)   Ship goes 20 miles with no crew -- survives waters where many manned ship have sunk   (news.com.au) divider line 47
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2004-08-05 10:58:01 AM  
"'Unmanned?' Be ye sure about that? MUAHAHAHAAA!"
 
2004-08-05 11:13:50 AM  


ZOINKS!!
 
2004-08-05 11:37:29 AM  
The manned ships had a captain who couldn't resist shooting the albatross.
 
2004-08-05 11:48:22 AM  


"Goodbye, One-Eyed Willy, Goodbye!"
 
2004-08-05 12:55:48 PM  
Hopefully they got the rich stuff out of it first.
 
2004-08-05 12:56:03 PM  
just goes to show: man is dumb
 
2004-08-05 12:57:25 PM  
If that ship's mast fell in the water, would it make a sound?
 
2004-08-05 12:58:12 PM  
arrrrrrrrr, matety

the Black Pearl is nigh uncatchable
 
2004-08-05 12:58:40 PM  
The black pearl sails again.
 
2004-08-05 12:59:00 PM  
the SS Michael Jackson?

No seamen
 
2004-08-05 12:59:10 PM  
let me be the first to say...

mankind has been thoroughgly own3d.
 
2004-08-05 01:00:05 PM  
Should not that be:

Ship goes 20 miles with no crew - survives waters where many a manned ship have sunk, arrrr

?
 
2004-08-05 01:01:29 PM  
"It has managed to go from Parsley Bay, past the shallow waters of Dead Horse Bay, the shallows off Little Wobby, past Juno Point, through Flint and Steel Point and then around Lion Island, miss the reefs and breaking waves at West Reef and East Reef and on to Terrigal."

"It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope at his home at Killcare"

With the names of the points and bays (minus Parsley Bay), and the weird circumstances surrounding its discovery... my vote is definitely for the undead pirate crew.

/was disturbed by the bear-bile ad right in the middle of the story.

/can't wait until an after-school special is made about the sick guy.
 
2004-08-05 01:01:41 PM  
Oh, man, I hope this doesn't result in another Celine Dion song. "My Heart Will Go On, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo !"
 
2004-08-05 01:02:04 PM  
It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope at his home

Shouldnt this guy be in bed or something?
 
2004-08-05 01:03:03 PM  
It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope...

Damn peeping ocean perverts.
 
2004-08-05 01:03:39 PM  
Crew last seen on 3-hour tour!

 
2004-08-05 01:04:38 PM  
The north, south, west,central coast, I'm confused.
 
2004-08-05 01:05:03 PM  
Perhaps it was manned by the ghost of Mr. Eral!!

 
2004-08-05 01:05:46 PM  
I'd like to grab MaryAnn by the pigtails and...

/wakes up fapping....
 
2004-08-05 01:05:56 PM  
Lordargent,

Nice Coleridge reference.
 
2004-08-05 01:06:01 PM  
"Really it was just the wind and the ghosts that took it. Since Sunday we have had pretty much northerly winds but last night [Monday] the winds changed to a westerly and that was probably enough to break it from its mooring," he said.

Also the spiritual forcast called for a 70% chance of ghosts in the evening, followed by Imp showers Tuesday morning.
 
2004-08-05 01:07:38 PM  
Yarrr!!
 
2004-08-05 01:09:08 PM  
vernonFL

If she's still alive, she's kinda, well, old.

/shrinky-dink
 
2004-08-05 01:10:36 PM  
There! calls the Mariner, There comes a ship o'er the line
But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide


/Maiden (Coleridge)
 
2004-08-05 01:11:40 PM  
 
2004-08-05 01:12:25 PM  
"It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope"

He was really watching the topless beach, when the ship got in the way, that sick bastard!
 
2004-08-05 01:13:25 PM  
In other news, Compendium of Reproach still missing.

(/obscure?)
 
2004-08-05 01:14:18 PM  
It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope at his home

This guy?

 
2004-08-05 01:17:54 PM  
but can it hunt sarah connor?
 
2004-08-05 01:19:25 PM  
puckhead: /Maiden (Coleridge)

late

;)
 
2004-08-05 01:27:37 PM  
Four posts for a Goonies reference. Awesome.

"Sweet Mary, Mother of God! Would you look at that!"
 
2004-08-05 01:37:58 PM  
EmilyK

This guy?

Thought the same thing, except of course it was the Simpsons version with Bart watching that guy through his telescope.
 
2004-08-05 02:14:07 PM  
So this is not considered ironic???

blahpers - Maryanne is still alive and looks pretty good for her age.
 
2004-08-05 02:20:53 PM  
TemporaryExpedient
This guy?

 
2004-08-05 02:24:45 PM  
Maybe the same prankster that yelled "abandon ship" took this one for a little ride...
 
2004-08-05 02:28:41 PM  
"$28,000 yacht"

Unless I'm missing something, sounds more like a boat than a yacht.
 
2004-08-05 02:43:01 PM  
"It has managed to go from Parsley Bay, past the shallow waters of Dead Horse Bay, the shallows off Little Wobby, past Juno Point, through Flint and Steel Point and then around Lion Island, miss the reefs and breaking waves at West Reef and East Reef and on to Terrigal.

What is this place, the Uncle Wiggly game?
 
2004-08-05 03:43:47 PM  
Too bad those Swift Boat Veterans for Republican shilling and Spreading Lies about John Kerry weren't on those boats. They could have given testimonials about how Kerry was on a boat in the area.
 
2004-08-05 03:49:24 PM  
"Too bad those Swift Boat Veterans for Republican shilling and Spreading Lies about John Kerry weren't on those boats. They could have given testimonials about how Kerry was on a boat in the area."

Too bad Michael Moore wasn't there. He could have whipped up a quick movie that showed us how Botox guided the ship to safety using only the power of his mind.
 
2004-08-05 05:14:49 PM  
For those who didn't RTFA, it was a 28-foot wooden sailboat which was blown away from its moorings by a sudden change of wind direction, and was found 20 miles away.
By sheer luck, and the fact that it seems to have drifted with the main current, it didn't hit one of the local hazards (even the dreaded Little Wobbly).
 
2004-08-05 05:16:58 PM  
I agree with Yeti

Did he get in his $28.00 luxury car and drive down to recover it?

And I thought it was finders keepers if you found a lost boat...ummm sorry "Yacht"
 
2004-08-05 07:33:04 PM  
It is because it's pronounced "throat-wabbler-mangrove"...
 
2004-08-05 08:13:08 PM  
Well, that settles it. I'm gonna pack my bags, and go visit that ship. I'll bring a notebook, and nothing else (except perhaps a seemingly meaningful artifact, which won't serve any purpose).

Wish me luck with the boiler room puzzles.

...

Or maybe I should go in armed with a pistol?...

No, this really seems more of a mystery type, and I don't think I make a good shooter hero at any rate.
 
2004-08-05 11:16:31 PM  
It was spotted by a sick man watching the sea through his telescope at his home at Killcare

Note to sick man: MOVE OUT OF KILLCARE! THE NAME ALONE SUGGESTS YOU'LL NEVER GET BETTER
 
2004-08-05 11:29:39 PM  
Aye, maties, she be the Flying Dutchman, doomed to sail the Horn for eternity, AVAST! And cast a shy eye away, for doom follows the eye known to sight that wraith of the bounding main. Arrrrrrrrrrr.
 
2004-08-06 01:27:14 AM  
No Mary Celeste references? Farkers, I am ashamed.
 
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