Watch soothing waves roll past a ship’s porthole


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/20/watch-soothing-waves-roll-past.html


#2

That really was just what I needed.


#3

My current entertainment is watching a live ticker + comment forum on a certain bizarre ceremony on an Austrian newspaper’s website.
That newspaper is usually one of the serious, dignified ones, but the stuff the journalists are writing is almost pure snark, and I have never seen the people of Austria so united on a political topic. It is truly uplifting and calming.


#4

Ordinarily calming.
Seeing this today just reminds me of the Titanic.


#5

/turns a little green


#6

On fire and heading towards an iceberg?

Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
(Auden: 1st September 1939.)


#7

Seasickness is a step up


#8

Five years at sea as a young man, and that never can get old to me.


#9

Lovely, but right now I feel like I want to be under the waves.


#10

Lucy Bellwood’s site is amazing, especially if you like nautical stuff.

Or just definitely-not-filthy sailing terminology.


#11

I don’t know. I think it will be fun to watch his followers meltdown as it becomes apparent that this presidency isn’t going to play out like think they think it will.


#12

“…and the stormwatch brews
a concert of kings
as the white sea snaps
at the heels of a soft prayer
whispered.”

Excerpted from ‘Dun Ringll” (Jethro Tull)


#13

MappintheFloor.

I love it!


#14

Well Played


#15

I thank you, sir!


#16

I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there -
I wonder if they’re dry?

-Spike Milligan


#17

Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell
And the profit and loss.

A current under sea
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
He passed the stages of his age and youth
Entering the whirlpool.

Gentile or Jew
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.

~ T.S. Eliot


#18

“It was a tewwible stowm. The boat wocked and wocked. Up one wave and down de other…” /Tweety


#19

Ye landsmen, all pray list to me,
While I relate a terrible tale of the sea,
Concerning the screw steamer “Storm Queen”
Which was wrecked, alas! a most heart-rending scene.

From Sebastopol, with a cargo of grain, she was on her way,
And soon after entering the Bay of Biscay,
On the 21st of December, they experienced a fearful storm
Such as they never experienced since they were born.

…from The Wreck of the Steamer “Storm Queen” - W.T. McGonagall


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