Fancy Helping Rearrange The Deckchairs On The S.S.Nation?
August 19, 2002 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Fancy Helping Rearrange The Deckchairs On The S.S.Nation? Witness the lavish excesses of Newport's "gilded age" as you visit the summer cottages of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgans; relive the fairy-tale wedding reception of Jacqueline Bouvier at her childhood summer home, Hammersmith Farm... Got a few thousand dollars to spare? Fancy a luxury cruise, leisurely discussing the evils of globalisation and the Bush administration with the likes of George McGovern, Howard Zinn, Katha Pollitt and the editorial gang of The Nation? Welcome aboard! Or perhaps Sir or Madam would feel more at home rubbing elbows and spilling eggnogs with Kenneth Starr, Milton Friedman, Dan Quayle, Tom De Lay on the S.S.National Review. What?! Still too left wing? Well, go ahead and join Oliver North, the NRA and other soft-spoken voices of moderation on their Freedom Cruise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the glorious liberation of Grenada! Your own private tour of the island, conducted by Ollie himself, is included.
posted by MiguelCardoso (8 comments total)
can i just stay home and pray for icebergs?
posted by zoopraxiscope at 9:52 AM on August 19, 2002

Freedom Alliance and National Rifle Association invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Grenada.

I can't decide if this is sad or funny. Or both.

Thank God we saved Grenada from those Marxists. Or the dominos really would have started to tumble and we would have lost a really important country to the commies, like Saint Lucia.

*rolls eyes*
posted by pitchblende at 10:31 AM on August 19, 2002

It seems that the ms Rotterdam has no shuffleboard courts. Count me out.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:47 AM on August 19, 2002

I saw the Nat'l Review ad and had a terrible thought--that it was a good candidate for friendly fire.
posted by goethean at 10:55 AM on August 19, 2002

I was young, but I'll never forgive Oliver North for ruining my name during the Iran-Contra hearings. The fact that I out-Googlerank him is some comfort.

"OJ" was another nickname I had. Thank you, Mr. Double Homicide.
posted by owillis at 11:21 AM on August 19, 2002

There was a story in Mother Jones about this a few years ago. (Also see The Nation's response)
posted by emptyage at 11:31 AM on August 19, 2002

oh, you're killing us tonight, mr. willis!
posted by y2karl at 12:01 AM on August 21, 2002

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