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Moby Monday — A Farewell Fit for a Cannibal by MegDC
March 29, 2010, 8:47 am
Filed under: Book review, Moby-Monday, new media | Tags: , , ,

It’s SkyMall’s moment. On the heels of Nina Katchadourian’s infectious "Sky Mall Kitties," a tribute in song, comes new attention to the 2006 parody book SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane. Among the book’s pages of “Reality-Cancelling Headphones” and “Adultery Detectors” you’ll find the "Moby-Dick Hamster Coffin, a “hand-carved mini-coffin” designed to give your fluffy friend the burial-at-sea he deserves—or the life-buoy he so desperately needs.

Margaret Guroff is the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

Tall ship Amistad is still making waves after 10 years! by Peter A. Mello
March 25, 2010, 8:44 pm
Filed under: maritime heritage, tall ships | Tags: ,

Amistad by Voytec Wacowski

Today’s Amistad’s 10th birthday!

Her berthplace, Mystic Seaport has a good post with some photos of Amistad under construction.

Today also marks another major historic milestone for Amistad: she’s the first US flagged vessel to make an official call in Cuba.

Amistad flying US, UN and Cuba flags

Congratulations and Happy Berthday!

Hear to Help! UNICEF’s Tap Project Radio by Peter A. Mello
March 25, 2010, 7:23 pm
Filed under: Leadership, life, social media | Tags: , , ,

Awesome indie web radio for a great, important cause. Only up for one week so tune in before it runs dry. And of course, donate!

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Student Survival Story from High School Tall Ship Concordia Sinking (video) by Peter A. Mello
March 24, 2010, 10:51 am
Filed under: life, maritime | Tags: ,

George Stroumboulopoulos, the host of the popular CBC tv show The Hour, did a terrific interview with Natasha Carruthers, a sail trainee/student aboard the high school tall ship Concordia when it sank off the coast of Brazil on February 17, 2010.  The video is a little jumpy but the audio does the job. Carruthers tells an amazing first hand account of what happened.  She’s joined by Class Afloat instructor Ryan Cleland who had recently gotten off the ship and tells what transpired in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada, the ship’s homeport.

You can find lots more on the Concordia sinking here.

Come on! Let’s Trash the Beach! by Peter A. Mello
March 23, 2010, 11:00 am
Filed under: Environment, Oceans

Water, water everywhere but only 0.08% to drink by Peter A. Mello
March 22, 2010, 9:37 pm
Filed under: Environment, life, Oceans | Tags: , ,

World's Water Content InfoGraphic

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The Story of Bottled Water by Peter A. Mello
March 22, 2010, 9:20 pm
Filed under: maritime | Tags: ,

In honor of World Water Day today you should must watch this video and then go out and buy a reusable bottle. Better yet, rinse one out and use that!

Amazing amount of energy wasted on making and ship bottles of water that we consume in 2 minutes! Yikes! Shame on us.

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