Thursday, November 11, 2010
American Splendor 2: The Reckoning
So the picture of the stalled Carnival cruiseship, the Splendor, being towed into port is certainly a good one -- and there's nothing wrong with the cable networks milking it for all it's worth.
What's really annoying, though, is that you know that the second the passengers on-board the ship clear the gangplank and step onto dry land, they're gonna be descended on by reporters from every media outlet in the United States -- all of whom will breathlessly pelt these people with the kind of questions that make it seem as if they've just come out of a Chilean mine after 69 days.
As if, after a couple of days at sea with no power on a luxury-liner, it turned into Lord of the Flies-style savagery, with horny college kids beating pensioners to death with the arms of slot machines, then eating them for sustenance. Like the clean-up crews are gonna board the ship and find that the dark interior state room hallways look like what the Colonial Marines found at Hadley's Hope in Aliens.
If nothing else, it'll be entertaining.