Another fun Costa Concordia fact:
"A Spaniard... yelled, 'There’s no other option! Let’s go!' And then he jumped." (Vanity Fair, May 2012)
That guy is definitely a Spaniard, if ever I've seen a Spaniard.
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Mandrake the Magician is right! Jumping overboard is the only option, especially if you are on a ship drawn by Joe Giella.Will we see the weeping "Mama" waif again, or was that an "Oh, the humanity" moment?
How did that guy spring up and over the railing? It looks like he used a trampoline to jump so high.And what happened to the lost little blond girl from yesterday? Are we going to have random passengers every day, without following up on them?BTW: I'm going on a cruise soon, and will keep far away from fat men in green suits and whining 30-going-on-12 girls in purple!
[Panel 1] Why does Wilbur say they're not going to make it? There are only a handful of people in front of them.[Panel 2] Who in their right mind would listen to a guy who looks like THAT?
@Peggy: most cruise ships are equipped with trampolines these days. It's a safety measure.
@Fraser, please don't be misleading. Everybody knows that cruise ships are equipped with tiny catapults for projecting their passengers into the sea!
That gentleman looks suspiciously like some Austro-Germanic type leaving furtively for a place like Argentina!
Judging by the size of that splash in the second panel, someone Wilbur's size has already jumped.Geez, if Wilbur had opted for the Luxury Car Rental in Italy (see the ad on the main page of MW & Me) instead of listening to Giorgio, things would have turned out differently.
@pq: but passengers are so much easier to launch if they think it's a trampoline
Hey look, it's Manuel from Fawlty Towers.He's even wearing a bow tie.
Let me try again. Sigh.I thought the guy was Floyd the Barber.Now we know where Dawn gets her Flair For Hyperbole. Wilbur is overwhelmed by SIX people waiting for a lifeboat. Instead, he will fling himself overboard after the gondolier, following the directions of a Tonsorial Artiste.His judgment is brutal.
Wilbur looks at the Joe Giella designed lifeboat davit, and realizes that there is no physical way for it to work. As a public service, I have included a link illustrating what a modern day lifeboat and accompanying davit actually look like.http://www.colourbox.com/image/lifeboat-on-a-davit-at-a-modern-ferry-ship-image-3215897
At first glance, I thought the Spainard slapped the high-flying guy overboard.
Is it possible that Giella hates this storyline, too? He could be making his drawings as ridiculous as possible, just to be subversive. At least we're all having fun again, at his expense.
My amusement with Moy's incompetence is turning into utter contempt.
Forget women and children first. It's every man for himself. Jump!!!Oops. JAWS.
Giella is clearly tired of not drawing in his usual leitmotif/idiom. Mr. Stripeyshirt is clearly wearing one of those forearm thingies that declares to the world, "I am a superhero of mind-bogglingly impossible physical proportions." So, he either IS a superhero, in which case he is flying (or perhaps more likely, super-leaping) over the railing, or he is another of the poor souls succumbing to mental derangement under the stress of this situation, that he has leapt over the railing under the power of his adrenalin super-charged fear.Either way, that's an awesome left forearm.--wheelhead
Is it possible that Wilbur is in real danger?Moy wouldn't kill him off, would she?Dawn -- I don't care so much; BUT NOT WILBUR!!
I thought the 'only option' guy had a bit of a J. Jonah Jameson look, and that means Spiderman isn't far behind to save the day.That water level is awfully high. I'm betting Wilbur is wishing they'd gone to Branson instead right about now.
If Wilbur does get killed off, I assume there will be a memorial service at Charterstone. Think of all the past characters that could come back! Maybe it will be like a soap opera, and Wilbur will come limping into his own funeral, after having survived the sinking, by being rescued by a kindly fisherman and his daughter, who nursed him through his near drowning/amnesia in a remote cabin in the woods- or maybe, the ''Wilbur'' that we see on the cruise with Dawn is actually Wilbur's evil twin, Wilfredo!
RE the Spaniard, don't forget: When you jump off a sinking ship, your tux coat should always stay buttoned. Important safety tip.I'm back. Couldn't stay away.
And, oh yeah: Like the gondolier, whenever I jump off a sinking ship, I jump as high as possible. I want as much air as I can get between me and the water's surface, so I can hit it with maximum velocity.
I was totally thinking Howard Sprague from Mayberry RFD.Wilbur and Dawn are putting no effort into their own rescue. Not even a lifejacket?Belly flop passenger is going to be really sorry in about seven seconds.
BTW, exceptionally funny comments today, thanks for all the laughs!
Always be sure to jump in head first in order to introduce your cranium to any debri which may be in the water i.e., deck chairs, smokestacks/funnels, (every Titanic movies has a few of those floating around), or Wilbur.This still reminds me of Dave.
Hold it. I haven't been paying a lot of attention to what's been written, BUT, all of a sudden I realise that MOY is using the exact wording from the VF article in her strip.Is that true? She's getting her dialog from VF? If so, she's even worse than I thought.
Yes, phoebes in santa fe, Moy is cut and pasting elements of the VF article into her "story." Draw your own conclusions about plagierism and lack of imagination.
(The high diver is probably Moy's shout out to the Olympics!) If I were Wilbur I would sooooo unfriend Giorgio from Fleshbook after this!! First he reneged on the "empty villa" they could stay in, then recommended this cruise from Hades!
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