It’s amazing how our attitude changes toward alcohol: as a teenager you go, ‘I don’t like the taste of it but I wanna look cool’, then in your twenties you’re like, 'You know what? This gives me confidence to talk to the opposite sex', and then in your forties you’re like, 'You know what? This is the only thing I like about being alive.’
—Jim Gaffigan (via kateoplis)
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
Peter Lauria on the crossroads at which the cruise industry currently finds itself:
Ask anyone who hasn’t been on a cruise before to explain their hesitation and the responses are as predictable as they are universal. The structure and scheduling seem oppressive. The port visits seem too short. The only people who go on cruises are retirees, which is followed naturally by the rhetorical question, “Why would I want to be stuck on a boat for a week with a bunch of senior citizens?” The Wi-Fi at sea is terrible, making Instagramming photos and watching Netflix impossible. The risk of getting sick or stranded at sea is too great. There are sharks in the water! And you have to pay for alcohol!
I’ve never been on one of these massive cruise ships. And I find it hard to imagine ever being on one. It’s just not something I understand at all.
I lived on cruise ships (Carnival) for nearly 5 years (1999-2004) as a crew member. I should write more about it before I forget it all.
Y’know people say shit about social media along the lines of ‘OMG no one cares what anyone had for breakfast’ and like.
I do? I care. I’m pretty sure a lot of people care. I want to hear that the people I care about are having delicious breakfasts or saw something odd at…
As someone who prefers to look good where possible, naturally a primary consideration going into this project was “WHAT WILL I WEAR?!” Consequently, for Episode 2 of Twenty Seventy, I got my friend and colleague Mel Campbell in to talk about fabrics, fashion and fit.
Get amongst it, ears!