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(LA Times)   Crippled cruise ship Triumph finally docks in Mobile, Alabama. Upon realizing they were in Alabama, passengers demand to be put back out to sea   ( divider line
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2013-02-15 09:48:27 AM  
8 votes:
In the future, passengers on the Carnival Triumph will look at the ice buckets in their rooms, and think to themselves, "I bet somebody pooped in that once."
2013-02-15 10:47:05 AM  
6 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Jesus. I'm glad Americans of today weren't born in 15th century or we'd still think the world was flat because no one would be able to take the boat ride without biatching themselves to death.


log excerpt:

15 Feptember 1620 A.D.

Winds are very ftrong and feas quite high. Whilft lying at hull, awaiting calmer weather, John Howland announced he could no ftand voiding his bowels into buckets and threw himfelf overboard. Mary Chilton faid the meals, confifting only of bread with no meat were wholly un-eatable and refufes to leave her cabin. The decks are awafh with pifs and fhit and the ftenche--O the foul ftenche--is moft terrible! Many paffengers complain moft grievoufly over thefe conditions. We have refolved to heave to and return home, left mutiny occur. Fcrew the New World!

--Captain Chriftopher Jones
2013-02-15 09:44:29 AM  
5 votes:

BoboRod: Of course it's Lent now, so you may have a point.

The passengers can give up "pooping in buckets" for Lent.
2013-02-15 12:39:35 PM  
4 votes:
Comment from LA times is genius:


I was on this ship and I want to comment on a story you will not hear on Fox or CNN!

 Okay, so we had to use those little red bags to go to the bathroom in. After the first 24 hours, all the Asians were complaining that the big fat Americans continued to gorge on huge amounts of red meat (cheese burger bar remained open 24/7) and filled the ship with putrid fumes of bodily waste. The Asians even videotaped one 300 pounder dude who wore the same Hawaii shirt x 7 days and needed 2 bags per bowel movement! The Asians then showed what looked like little rabbit pellets of their waste and compared it to the buffet lizard Americans that filled the arniva wheelborrow in just 3 or 4 cabins! This almost started a riot until the Captain decided to separate the Caucasians from the Asians...If you were Vegan, you were allowed to stay on the Asian side. I am vegan so I switched rooms with with a family from Houston Texas -All averaged 275 including the 3 kids. I just sat in my cabin watching Das Boat (the sub titled version) on my DVD player popping Zanex and eating steamed broccoli and white rice..I also smoked some cannabis I smuggled aboard in Cozumel. By the end of the cruise, I could speak decent German and I lost 12 lbs.
2013-02-15 12:08:58 PM  
3 votes:
Watching the video of the passengers on the deck, or getting back to land, I realize that I have not seen than many sad, fat, dumpy white people since Romney lost the election.
2013-02-15 09:51:47 AM  
3 votes:
...and then they drove them to new orleans.

/when will the nightmare end for these people
//the carnival triumph is a wonderful ship
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2013-02-15 10:33:02 AM  
2 votes:
Jesus. I'm glad Americans of today weren't born in 15th century or we'd still think the world was flat because no one would be able to take the boat ride without biatching themselves to death. Oh noes! The luxury cruise ship stinks a little and the people have had to smell it for a couple of days while they get pulled to land. This is indeed a tragedy.
2013-02-15 10:00:34 AM  
2 votes:
Considering that the ship originated out of Galveston, Texas, the majority of the passengers were probably overweight, redneck, alcoholics from Houston so Mobile probably seemed a bit like heaven on earth.
2013-02-15 09:53:20 AM  
2 votes:

Farce-Side: As far as Alabama goes, Mobile might be the best place for obvious pansy yankee libs like subby.

Only city with a dentist?
2013-02-15 09:52:20 AM  
2 votes:
"I want a hot shower and a daggum Whataburger"

Thank you, Mrs. Thurston Howell III
2013-02-15 09:50:04 AM  
2 votes:

BoboRod: Ever been to Mobile subby?  It's not really so bad.

"It's not really so bad" would be a great advertising slogan for Mobile.

Of course, it would also be a rather blatant example of false advertising.
2013-02-16 01:41:52 PM  
1 vote:

chewielouie: In before poor Farkers, who have never been on a cruise (or only cheap ass lame ones) comment about how cruises suck, the ships are overcrowded, the food is terrible, etc., and how they would never go on one. We get it, you're poor and it sucks being you.

That's funny...!  pretty sure it's the opposite. People with money go off by themselves, rent cars/planes, hop Hyatts and take their time at relatively isolated and gorgeous destinations under the auspices of a personal guide.  People who don't have money get herded with thousands of other people through tacky, tourist dependent coastal areas; they're just middle class people who are made to feel rich when they're granted simple luxuries like unlimited drinks and a free breakfast.  Of course, when you take these luxuries away they quickly realize they're with a thousand other poor people sitting in a gaudy boat covered in sh&t.
2013-02-15 01:27:24 PM  
1 vote:
After seeing this pic of how much intelligence went into spelling out the word HELP.

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I am far less inclined to put much stock into the passengers claims of the horrible conditions.
2013-02-15 01:16:01 PM  
1 vote:
Even better - one of the 'rescue' buses broke down on the way to New Orleans & the passengers had to wait for another bus to come pick them up.
2013-02-15 01:12:22 PM  
1 vote:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: StrikitRich: Maybe Carnival could put the passengers up in the Superdome?

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They'd at least have some beer to drink.....

that picture makes me laugh every time.  definitely my favourite internet pic of all time.  the beer in his back pocket is what does it for me i think
2013-02-15 11:13:35 AM  
1 vote:

DysphoricMania: What I don't get... How is this ship so messed up? I spent 4 yrs on a ship (Thank You, US Navy) and we never had anything close to the troubles cruise ships have. Do they not have repair crews or damage control crews aboard? Seems like you would want those...

Unlikely. Those ships are run with crews cut to the profit-margin bone, and most of their crew is going to be of the housekeeping and service-industry variety whose emergency training will consist of lifeboat duty and maybe CPR.

A warship, meanwhile, has to be able to take battle damage and keep fighting, and will have systems redundancies no civilian owner will pay for.
2013-02-15 11:07:42 AM  
1 vote:
I took a cruise on the Triumph when it was a new ship. I've heard it's gone to shiat since then.
2013-02-15 10:46:52 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-15 10:46:42 AM  
1 vote:
I find this whole story just fascinating, and cannot wait to read more stories about how people responded to things as they unfolded.  A study in human social behavior if there ever was one ... people fighting, or coming together in groups; people taking leadership roles, or removing themselves to follow the leader ... and let's not leave out the possibility of a massive orgy while the band plays on
2013-02-15 10:01:44 AM  
1 vote:
It was a nasty experience, but compared to what it could have been...have you seen the class of people who take cruises these days? It isn't the Queen Mary. It's college kids and hen parties heading for the 24 hour buffets. The people biatching about the lack of food were the ones who could live off their body fat for a month. Cruising is for the lazy. Take a sea kayak and paddle the mangroves.

/Feeling mean because I haven't had my tea yet.
//Maybe I'll give up sympathy for Lent
2013-02-15 09:57:48 AM  
1 vote:
Human Achievements : Split the Atom ☑  Put a man on the Moon ☑  Evacuate people from drifting cruise ship :  Too difficult.
2013-02-15 09:48:13 AM  
1 vote:

BoboRod: Ever been to Mobile subby?  It's not really so bad.  They do a bang up Marti Gras. Of course it's Lent now, so you may have a point.

Have you been to any place but Mobile?  Because it is boring to hell compared to everywhere else on the planet.
2013-02-15 09:43:21 AM  
1 vote:
"Absolutely we kissed the ground when we got off!" she said afterward.

I guess after you've spent a few days pooping in buckets and inhaling aerosolized sewage and eating dodgy food from kitchens with no refrigeration, kissing the ground is probably is the least unsanitary thing you've done.
2013-02-15 07:20:40 AM  
1 vote:
I was in Mobile a couple of times about twenty years ago.  Nice town, there was a little seafood restaurant on the Dauphin Island bridge road that served the BEST freakin lobster I think I've ever had.
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