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(ABC)   Passengers on norwalk-hit cruise ship describe hundreds of people "vomiting into buckets" as the ship is put into port in New Jersey and left tied up there as an early tailgate desination   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 86
    More: Followup, New Jersey, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwalk, bayonne, norovirus  
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2014-01-30 01:20:51 PM  
Came in here to make the "they were just vomiting because it was New Jersey" comment, glad to see a half-dozen others had it covered.
 
2014-01-30 01:22:18 PM  

stuhayes2010: This is reason #1245 I will never be caught on a cruise.


I'll limit my chances to contracting dysentery to Oregon Trail, tyvm.

Being cooped up on a boat for a week or so does not sound like my idea of a good time. Besides, when/if the sewage system at the hotel failed, I'd enjoy being able to...leave.

I'm also not a huge fan of open water. So there's that.
 
2014-01-30 01:28:35 PM  

gweilo8888: sobriquet by any other name: I sea what you did there

What a Desi Nation might look like:


What a real Desi nation might look like:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-30 01:31:01 PM  

theBigBigEye: skinink: When the cruise is heading home and the galley's full of foam, diarrhea (cha-cha-cha!), diarrhea (cha-cha-cha!).

FTFY.


This is well done, but it would have been better if you'd substituted "head is full of foam".  Head is the nautical term for toilet.  Galley is the kitchen.  Which I guess could work too.
 
2014-01-30 01:33:45 PM  

Langston: H31N0US: Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.

Buddy, you'r in LA. That's NJ with palm trees.

Let me get this straight, you're trying to sell me that somehow New Jersey is better than LA? New Jersey is an unfortunate transit point on the way to someplace more interesting. I'll keep the sunshine and the good weather, the beaches, the museums, you can keep your toll roads and your undefined smells and your steroid-addled orange guidos.

At least we have palm trees. You guys put oil derricks along the roads instead.


Do you know what an oil derrick is? They are those horsie looking things you see on the way up to bakersfield, and there used to be plenty of them in LA. We don't have any here. Refineries, yes (think Torrence), wells and derricks, no.

Depending on the year, NJ is either #1, 2 or 3 in average household income. Half of your movie stars are from here. There is a reason there are so many pop culture references about NJ: people from NJ are awesome. Those orange guidoes you reference are generally from SI and Queens. Not all, but most.

I like LA, but we have less smog and more water...in addition, our beaches are cleaner, and the water isn't so got damn cold all year. You can keep your Alaska current, I'll keep the Gulf Stream.
 
2014-01-30 01:34:43 PM  

Prey4reign: Fun fact -- vomit is the official state bodily waste of New Jersey.


I've spent enough time on New York subways to know the official bodily waste here.

/sniff, sniff
 
2014-01-30 01:35:16 PM  

skinink: When the cruise is heading home and the galley's full of foam, diarrhea, diarrhea.


Linda, stop.
 
2014-01-30 01:37:51 PM  

nullptr: What a real Desi nation might look like:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x199]


Nice! I discarded that as too obvious, but in hindsight it works just as well for half the effort. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a photo of Desi Arnaz signing autographs!
 
2014-01-30 01:42:02 PM  
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Someone got a hold of Frank's rum ham
 
2014-01-30 01:42:51 PM  

H31N0US: Langston: H31N0US: Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.

I like LA, but we have less smog and more water...in addition, our beaches are cleaner, and the water isn't so got damn cold all year. You can keep your Alaska current, I'll keep the Gulf Stream.


Gentlemen, please.  Both of you are pretty.
 
2014-01-30 01:43:47 PM  
Who the hell would sign up for a cruise at this point?

Isn't that about like buying a raffle ticket for a ruined vacation?
 
2014-01-30 01:45:33 PM  

SpectroBoy: Who the hell would sign up for a cruise at this point?

Isn't that about like buying a raffle ticket for a ruined vacation?


Instead of refunds they are getting 50% off their next diarrhea filled cruise.
 
2014-01-30 01:50:11 PM  

SpectroBoy: Who the hell would sign up for a cruise at this point?

Isn't that about like buying a raffle ticket for a ruined vacation?


A friend and I are taking a cruise to Alaska in September. We're looking forward to just sitting on the balcony and relaxing. Water is calming to me and I'm petrified every time I have to fly so...it seemed like a fun way to see someplace new.
 
2014-01-30 01:54:48 PM  
Cruise ships have buffets. People get sick and have poor hygiene. Then there's the ventilation system, which is basically recycled air so everyone shares when people are sick. Compound that with the fact that you will be on this ship with these sick people for days on end, so with each passing moment, the probability for transmission gets higher.

That's not even including food poisoning and other ship-specific issues. That's just the passengers.
 
2014-01-30 01:56:15 PM  
"I've never wanted to go home so much in my life," Waite said. "I've never slept so much in my life, and I've got no suntan."

"WAAAHHHH!!!  I got sick, threw up a dozen times, was confined to my room, thought I was going to die...but the worst of it is: I couldn't darken my skin color to fulfill my need to look as vain and superficially beautiful as I need to in order to seduce men into giving me lots of money and material possessions in return for me putting out like the whore that I am!!"
 
2014-01-30 01:58:25 PM  

H31N0US: Langston: H31N0US: Langston: The first time I stepped off a plane in New Jersey, I vomited into a bucket. I was told that it's a traditional custom there, and not doing so would be an insult to my hosts.

Buddy, you'r in LA. That's NJ with palm trees.

Let me get this straight, you're trying to sell me that somehow New Jersey is better than LA? New Jersey is an unfortunate transit point on the way to someplace more interesting. I'll keep the sunshine and the good weather, the beaches, the museums, you can keep your toll roads and your undefined smells and your steroid-addled orange guidos.

At least we have palm trees. You guys put oil derricks along the roads instead.

Do you know what an oil derrick is? They are those horsie looking things you see on the way up to bakersfield, and there used to be plenty of them in LA. We don't have any here. Refineries, yes (think Torrence), wells and derricks, no.

Depending on the year, NJ is either #1, 2 or 3 in average household income. Half of your movie stars are from here. There is a reason there are so many pop culture references about NJ: people from NJ are awesome. Those orange guidoes you reference are generally from SI and Queens. Not all, but most.

I like LA, but we have less smog and more water...in addition, our beaches are cleaner, and the water isn't so got damn cold all year. You can keep your Alaska current, I'll keep the Gulf Stream.



Thanks...that needed to be done and I didn't have the energy.
There are lots of nice places and things to do in NJ.  For those folks who aren't aware of them - that's just the way we like it.  And we're not responsible for "Guidos", we dont know how that happened but we're pretty sure it had something to do with NY/Staten Island.  And I'm guessing those places are nice too in their own way.
 
2014-01-30 02:01:36 PM  

H31N0US: Do you know what an oil derrick is? They are those horsie looking things you see on the way up to bakersfield, and there used to be plenty of them in LA. We don't have any here. Refineries, yes (think Torrence), wells and derricks, no.

Depending on the year, NJ is either #1, 2 or 3 in average household income. Half of your movie stars are from here. There is a reason there are so many pop culture references about NJ: people from NJ are awesome. Those orange guidoes you reference are generally from SI and Queens. Not all, but most.

I like LA, but we have less smog and more water...in addition, our beaches are cleaner, and the water isn't so got damn cold all year. You can keep your Alaska current, I'll keep the Gulf Stream.


Yeah, I'm sure your beaches are very nice. That's why people come from all over the world to see them. I can't tell you how often people stop me in the street to gush about the pristine white sand beaches of New Jersey. Like the old saying goes, "Win the lottery, move to New Jersey".

Honestly, though, I don't even hate New Jersey. It is what it is. The very best part of New Jersey is that without fail, whenever someone says anything slagging Jersey, I can guarantee you that someone from Jersey is going to come into that thread and get into it to defend the state's honor. For all you claim to boast about the state, I hope some researchers have a breakthrough soon to develop some kind of treatment to help people from New Jersey develop the thicker skin they so desperately need.

I'm not gonna pretend LA is great. We've got horrible smog, brutal gridlock, annual wildfires, random rioting, more gang activity than a Russian prison, homeless people, high taxes, no water, and we all live on top of a gigantic farking fault line.

And people still prefer it to New Jersey.
 
2014-01-30 02:05:13 PM  

danpanic77: Typical farker: "New Jersey, something, something, awful place."

Same Farker: only seen NJ on TV or been in the Newark airport and lives in a bastion of awesomeness like the Midwest.

/left NJ 11 years ago
//lived in Philly too
///let's talk about Eagles fans throwing snowballs at Santa in 1968


The problem is that there are two New Jerseys, and the part of it that these folks are going to certainly conforms to the stereotype.
 
2014-01-30 02:06:59 PM  

Langston: H31N0US: Do you know what an oil derrick is? They are those horsie looking things you see on the way up to bakersfield, and there used to be plenty of them in LA. We don't have any here. Refineries, yes (think Torrence), wells and derricks, no.

Depending on the year, NJ is either #1, 2 or 3 in average household income. Half of your movie stars are from here. There is a reason there are so many pop culture references about NJ: people from NJ are awesome. Those orange guidoes you reference are generally from SI and Queens. Not all, but most.

I like LA, but we have less smog and more water...in addition, our beaches are cleaner, and the water isn't so got damn cold all year. You can keep your Alaska current, I'll keep the Gulf Stream.

Yeah, I'm sure your beaches are very nice. That's why people come from all over the world to see them. I can't tell you how often people stop me in the street to gush about the pristine white sand beaches of New Jersey. Like the old saying goes, "Win the lottery, move to New Jersey".

Honestly, though, I don't even hate New Jersey. It is what it is. The very best part of New Jersey is that without fail, whenever someone says anything slagging Jersey, I can guarantee you that someone from Jersey is going to come into that thread and get into it to defend the state's honor. For all you claim to boast about the state, I hope some researchers have a breakthrough soon to develop some kind of treatment to help people from New Jersey develop the thicker skin they so desperately need.

I'm not gonna pretend LA is great. We've got horrible smog, brutal gridlock, annual wildfires, random rioting, more gang activity than a Russian prison, homeless people, high taxes, no water, and we all live on top of a gigantic farking fault line.

And people still prefer it to New Jersey.


We've got Wawa.  End of discussion
 
2014-01-30 02:10:22 PM  

Funkyourdaughter: We've got Wawa.  End of discussion


You do make a compelling argument.
 
2014-01-30 02:11:02 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: I can't think of a worse vacation for an introvert than a 10-day cruise. Maybe an 11-day cruise.


As an introvert who went on a 5 day cruise back in 06, I agree.

/now camping?
//fark yeah
 
2014-01-30 02:14:55 PM  

Langston: Funkyourdaughter: We've got Wawa.  End of discussion

You do make a compelling argument.


I didn't even mention Porkroll, that just wouldn't be fair.
 
2014-01-30 02:15:36 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Vomit or NY style pizza...that's a tough choice.

/amidoinitrite?


NY Style pizza !!!

ok Im not fussy, but Chicago and Hawaii style make me vomit.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-01-30 02:20:21 PM  
At this point, I wonder how Carnival Cruise lines is still in business.

I am sure only 1 in 10 cruises are ill fated death traps but when you fork over a couple grand to possibly get stuck on a ship with no power, food, running water and projectile vomiting you might rethink clicking that "Book Now" button.
 
2014-01-30 02:32:40 PM  

Funkyourdaughter: I didn't even mention Porkroll, that just wouldn't be fair.


Hahahaha
 
2014-01-30 02:45:10 PM  

Langston: And people still prefer it to New Jersey.


Having woken up to 10F, I would not turn down a weekend in LA right now. I give you that.

Funkyourdaughter: We've got Wawa.  End of discussion


Can you imagine if Wawa sold beer? It would be like...like...Florida!
 
2014-01-30 02:49:21 PM  

H31N0US: Langston: And people still prefer it to New Jersey.

Having woken up to 10F, I would not turn down a weekend in LA right now. I give you that.


It's overcast here right now, but not too bad. I'd like a bit of that warm Gulf Stream water of yours this weekend, though, I'll be near the beach and it would be nice to go in and not have my outie become an innie. :-/
 
2014-01-30 02:55:33 PM  

Langston: H31N0US: Langston: And people still prefer it to New Jersey.

Having woken up to 10F, I would not turn down a weekend in LA right now. I give you that.

It's overcast here right now, but not too bad. I'd like a bit of that warm Gulf Stream water of yours this weekend, though, I'll be near the beach and it would be nice to go in and not have my outie become an innie. :-/


I was out in Redondo/Torrance area a few weeks back.  Hands down I'd rather live there than NJ.  The whole keeping a job out there though with 75 degrees and sunny skies thing would be impossible.  The people are way nicer, but def run on a slower pace than here in NJ.
 
2014-01-30 03:11:57 PM  

Funkyourdaughter: I was out in Redondo/Torrance area a few weeks back.  Hands down I'd rather live there than NJ.  The whole keeping a job out there though with 75 degrees and sunny skies thing would be impossible.  The people are way nicer, but def run on a slower pace than here in NJ.


There are days where it's difficult to stay focused on work, I'll admit. I don't know enough NJ people to compare against CA people, but I suppose it's sort of hit and miss, just like everywhere. Some people are cool, others are insufferable assholes.
 
2014-01-30 03:14:36 PM  

Langston: Funkyourdaughter: I was out in Redondo/Torrance area a few weeks back.  Hands down I'd rather live there than NJ.  The whole keeping a job out there though with 75 degrees and sunny skies thing would be impossible.  The people are way nicer, but def run on a slower pace than here in NJ.

There are days where it's difficult to stay focused on work, I'll admit. I don't know enough NJ people to compare against CA people, but I suppose it's sort of hit and miss, just like everywhere. Some people are cool, others are insufferable assholes.


Nah, were basically all assholes.  Witty assholes at least though.
 
2014-01-30 03:45:02 PM  

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2014-01-30 04:23:34 PM  
Explorer of the Seas?
More like Exploder of the Seats.
 
2014-01-30 06:51:46 PM  
Welcome to the Princess Norwalk.of the Sea Here is your bucket.
 
2014-01-30 08:49:09 PM  

Funkyourdaughter: Langston: Funkyourdaughter: I was out in Redondo/Torrance area a few weeks back.  Hands down I'd rather live there than NJ.  The whole keeping a job out there though with 75 degrees and sunny skies thing would be impossible.  The people are way nicer, but def run on a slower pace than here in NJ.

There are days where it's difficult to stay focused on work, I'll admit. I don't know enough NJ people to compare against CA people, but I suppose it's sort of hit and miss, just like everywhere. Some people are cool, others are insufferable assholes.

Nah, were basically all assholes.  Witty assholes at least though.


Vouch. We are assholes, every last one.

People from NJ defend this place because it's like defending your nerdy little cousin. Yeah, you know he's a nerd, but he's your cousin, so fark any other asshole who tries to make fun of him. Then when you go home, you and your brother torture the poor kid, because he's a farking nerd.

That's what being from Jersey is like.

And there are parts of Monmouth county that are beautiful. Colts Neck, I mean you.
 
2014-01-30 11:05:12 PM  
NJ has its downsides, but that reaction is a little over the top.
 
2014-01-31 07:50:22 AM  

H31N0US: Funkyourdaughter: Langston: Funkyourdaughter: I was out in Redondo/Torrance area a few weeks back.  Hands down I'd rather live there than NJ.  The whole keeping a job out there though with 75 degrees and sunny skies thing would be impossible.  The people are way nicer, but def run on a slower pace than here in NJ.

There are days where it's difficult to stay focused on work, I'll admit. I don't know enough NJ people to compare against CA people, but I suppose it's sort of hit and miss, just like everywhere. Some people are cool, others are insufferable assholes.

Nah, were basically all assholes.  Witty assholes at least though.

Vouch. We are assholes, every last one.

People from NJ defend this place because it's like defending your nerdy little cousin. Yeah, you know he's a nerd, but he's your cousin, so fark any other asshole who tries to make fun of him. Then when you go home, you and your brother torture the poor kid, because he's a farking nerd.

That's what being from Jersey is like.

And there are parts of Monmouth county that are beautiful. Colts Neck, I mean you.



Amen!
 
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