After 17 years, luxury hotel lifts ban for man whose pepperoni brought disaster to his room


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/02/pepperoni-seagulls-and-a-luxu.html


#2

Someone better make an Oscar-winning short film of this incident.

Ok Oscar-nominated. There might be a better film nominated that year.


#3

Maybe the 17 year ban was really meant to be the lifetime of the seagulls

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#4

Or at least a music video


#5

No such thing as too much pepperoni brought disaster .


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#7

He may have been given a lighter “sentence” if he had been a huge rock star (with his entourage) and had completely trashed the room.


#8

That is as funny as Neal Stephenson’s description of Randy Waterhouse’s ride in a Philippines Jeepney in Cryptonomicon!


#9

I feel like it should be directed by Guy Ritchie, a la Snatch or Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, where the last act is where the story goes off the rails and its just chaos.


#10

“That Burchill included a pound of Chris Brothers pepperoni with the letter as a peace offering may have had something to do with it too.”

Honestly, after that bit of trolling, I’m surprised they didn’t ban him for another 17.


#11

the movie short better include the line “Mistakes were made,” too, because while he didn’t say it (according to the story, anyway), it’s just too perfect.


#12

I think the phrase shitstorm is also apt for this story


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#15

agreed. that could be the name of the movie!


#16

Shitstorm At The Fairmont Empress Hotel

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Who gets the starring role? I’d prefer it to be played with a straight man a la Leslie Neilsen vs someone playing up the absurdity of the story.


#17

There was also this:

Burchill tried to dry the shoe with a hairdryer, and when his phone rang, distraction caused the hairdryer to plunge into a sink filled with water.

“I don’t know how much of the hotel’s power I knocked-out, but at that point I decided I needed help,” Burchill wrote.


#18

It seems odd to mention that he’s a naval reservist.


#19

Whats odd about a reserve seamen?


#20

Obviously you haven’t met too many Canadian Navy reservists.