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Enjoy your vacation more by--whatever the cost--not going to the Washington Post and glimpsing an article by a columnist who shall not be named.

I actually thought it was Courtland apologizing in his bumbling, non-apologetic manner. And I love to pieces those women who took him on a ride.

Yeah,surprised the Courtland ride hasn't appeared here.


Thats's a lot of watching Frozen. That's what happens when you reproduce. Someday she (?) will be arguing with you about public policy (daddy, why do we need density now that we can upload half our minds to the matrix?) so enjoy now.

I managed to only watch it once so far, but we followed that with a discussion of the economics and logistics of the historical New England ice shipping industry, why a refrigerator used to be called an ice box, etc.

My girlfriend watched it and I became annoyed with it so fell asleep. Mileage obviously varies.

Note that sailing vessels remained in use well after WWII for routes in which speed was less important, and supplies of coal etc were harder to come by. e.g. Hauling bulk commodities.

True SJE, but IIRC (from just one viewing :) ) the sailing vessels in Frozen transport passengers, and high ranked passengers at that. So no, Frozen is not steampunk. Definitely medieval setting.

or at least pre-industrial.

The first passenger steamship was 1807; the first ocean-going steamship was 1818. It would be nothing notable for high-value passengers to travel by sail as little as two centuries ago or less. Baron von Drais's two-wheeled (steerable) walk-bike was 1817, although pedal bikes were decades later, and recognizably modern bikes around the turn of the 20th c.

So, yeah, definitely anachronistic.

If that's the biggest logical flaw you can find in that movie you're really not paying attention. I applaud your ability to block out the unpleasant.

There is still one last commercial sail fleet left. It's in Indonesia. At least, that's what our Jakarta tour guide told us when she pointed it out.

Sail freight might be making a (slow) comeback:


Just saw Sharknado 2 last night. Very stupid. But in one scene, several characters are stranded in NYC because the Statue of Liberty had just smashed the dump truck they were riding in (don't ask). So they continue on Citibikes, which they rent from one of the stands. Then some shark-related mayhem ensues.

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