Slow News Day

It’s been a busy couple of days, and I haven’t had much of the solitary time that brooding and writing requires. Today, for example, we spent gallivanting around the city, and at one point we found ourselves harborside in the out-of-the way Brooklyn neighborhood known as Red Hook.

The weather was splendid, and we took a little stroll along the waterfront. There appeared in the harbor a truly colossal cruise-ship, the biggest I’ve ever seen. I snapped a photo of it. I have no idea what ship it is, or where it was going. Here it is:

Not much of a post, but it’s the best I can do for today.

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  1. JK says

    Well if you’ll look a bit closer you’ll see the NewsCorp logo amidships. About the O-3 deck.

    Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  2. the one eyed man says

    I was hoping at least for a post congratulating Kim Jong-Il for his son’s ascension to power. I’m sure the Dear Leader was equally crestfallen. However, he can take comfort in the fact that his name is an anagram for “Joking Mil.” How do I know this?

    The Internet is truly God’s answer to people with too much time on their hands.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Send in your receipt, and we’ll send you a full refund.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink
  4. Given his youth, Kim Jong-un may prove to be Kim un-Jong.

    As for that colossal cruise ship, just remember that the universe is expanding, so the ship is getting smaller all the time.

    Just to keep things in perspective . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted October 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Actually, that Kim Jong-un situation, which will probably proceed as a kind of multi-party regency, could turn into rather a messy business.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  6. Let’s hope so . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted October 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Permalink
  7. the one eyed man says

    Regrettably, the dictators of oddball Communist countries all seem to die of old age. First Enver Hoxha, and soon Castro and Kim. It would be so much more gratifying if youtube carried video of marchers carrying their heads on a pike.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Not the Ceauşescus: they were chased around a courtyard and machine-gunned.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
  9. the one eyed man says

    Fair point. My favorite, however, is Leon Trotsky being killed with an ice axe. It has that je ne sais quoi quality which a courtyard machine gunning lacks.

    Posted October 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Permalink