Friday, June 20, 2008


  • SailBoston is the Boston TallShip™ event. But it doesn't happen on a regular basis as a full-scale spectacle. So they cobble together SailMassachusetts, which is ostensibly an annual "event."
  • SailBoston only happens when enough corporate sponsors can be cajoled into thinking that they can still ride the Pirates of the Caribbean frockcoat tails to banner-and-brochure success.
  • I think the public is a bit more taken with comic book movies this cycle. And Iron Man doesn't sail a TallShip™. Although that would be just like Stark.
  • So SailBoston is next year and this weekend Boston gets the steel Uruguayan Navy training ship, Capitan Miranda and the French barque Belem. Except for the most important real Navy ship evah, U.S.S. Constitution, that's what you get.
  • The hope is still that the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will be operating in full swing on the waterfront by then.
  • And that means that I'll have to wait until next year to replace my much beloved SailBoston'92 pint glass.Simple? well, yes...(shown here in simpler times) Of course, it won't be the solid heavy glass one with the cool Constitution logo on it. Thin promotional and novelty pint glasses is what they'll remember the first decade of the 21st Century for. You watch.
  • On the other hand, there's this:

1 comment:

karie said...

I hope Hunter S. is looking down at us and laughing his ass off ...afraid he's not, though, and "the truth" is the reason he decided to leave. Tell you what - Janis was right, "It's all ths same f*ckin' day, man!" The fade from Bush to Nixon is brilliant.

Thanks for the "Jedi of the Carribean." That adds some rediculous humor.