Classic Gary Larson setup has happy ending


#1

Good show all around, but just think how disappointing this could have turned out if the Navy pilot had thought the message said “KELP.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/3-men-rescued-from-pacific-island-thanks-to-help-sign/2016/04/09/b5949e94-fe92-11e5-813a-90ab563f0dde_story.html


#2

I heard about this from my spouse this morning and we thought the same thing. Great minds, and all that. :laughing:


#3

Was there a boat named SS Minnow involved?

Please say yes :wink:


#4

They were damned lucky: not a lot of islands in that area, deserted or otherwise.


#5

I have no idea why, but I love lost at sea stories. For two that are like the extreme opposite stories - one of the world’s greatest navigator and one of the world’s worst sea captain, read:

In The Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - the true story that inspired Moby Dick

And

The Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century

Each book is fantastic, but together they form a real story about leadership.

I’m glad these people were smart enough to make a sign; that always seems like the best approach to rescue.


#6

Me, too! Actually, any human endurance/disaster book sucks me right in. Anyway, I read the first one years ago but I haven’t read the second. Thanks for the tip!


#7

I checked the Amazon reviews and they were really spotty on that book, but I loved it. I would love to turn it into a movie; every person in it would make a great character, and the narrative is so unpredictable. The painting element added a lot for me, but that particular painting fascinated me even before I knew that it was an actual historic event.


#8

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