Thursday, November 11, 2010

News Story Of The Day: More Trouble For Carnival

From The Borowitz Report.

November 11, 2010

Somali Pirates Refuse to Board Carnival Cruise Ships

Cite ‘Unsafe Working Conditions’


MOGADISHU (The Borowitz Report) – In yet another public relations setback for the beleaguered cruise ship company, Somali pirates today said they would no longer board Carnival Cruise ships, citing “unsafe working conditions.”

“If Carnival thinks that it’s going to be business as usual between them and the Somali pirates, they need to have their heads examined,” said Somali pirate spokesman Sugule. “We Somali pirates may be bold, but we’re not crazy.”

The pirate said that the recent fire that crippled the giant cruise ship Carnival Splendor “has sent a shiver through the pirate community.”

“We Somali pirates face enough risks without dealing with decks bursting into flames,” he said. “And don’t get me started on the nonfunctioning toilets.”

When asked if the Somali pirates might attempt to board Carnival ships in the future, he responded, “I am telling me hearties that if they were thinking of pillaging a Carnival ship of its booty over the holidays, they should make alternative plans.”

Carol Foyler, a spokesperson for Carnival Cruises, said that the company “would be working overtime to win back the pirates’ trust.”

In the meantime, Ms. Foyler said, Carnival would be unveiling a new slogan in the weeks to come: “Come for the fun, stay for the raging inferno.”

4 comments:

  1. HA! You can't blame the pirates. They are just looking out for themselves. They probably have a strong union too. :)

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  2. Just another reason for me to stick to road trips and plane flights. And some occasional donkey rides.

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  3. In yet another public relations setback for the beleaguered cruise ship company, Somali pirates today said they would no longer board Carnival Cruise ships, citing “unsafe working conditions.”

    Wow. That's a bit like getting turned down by rapist isn't it?

    That seems like it could be a public relations nightmare, but I see the silver lining in all this. Carnival can honestly say that unlike other cruise lines they have no danger of being boarded by pirates while at sea.

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