Jan 13th 2011 3:31PM The article was not about the dead person! It was about a good samaritan who happened to be a well known actor. You may not like him as an actor, but he did the right thing which is more than the possibly hundreds of people who drove by and ignored the corpse for three days did! Give the man credit. He didn't do it for publicity. Don't confuse his actions with all the publicity starved skanks in Hollywood who are constantly in front of the papparazzi with their panties down.
Oct 3rd 2010 9:28AM One of my favorite movies. It was fun, entertaining and made me smile throughout. Most movies made these days are boring, unintersting and devoid of any story. Hollywood has no imagination anymore. If it isn't a remake of a movie that didn't need to be remade, it's a comic book made into a movie. Nothing original! What a pitiful generation they have become.
Aug 28th 2010 9:11AM Get back in your Yugo and go away...
Jun 5th 2010 3:47PM Why blow 22 million getting it back in the air, just for show? It was always intended to be a commercial airline. If not, I'd rather see the SR-71 Blackbird fly at airshows. It is STILL the fastest plane ever built, holding that record since its inception in 1963!
May 15th 2010 7:23AM The cruise industry has done more for port towns than any other industry ever has been able to do. Every Caribbean island with a port has benefited from milllions of dollars in port charges and tourist dollars each year. If Charleston wants to remain the quaint backwards seaside community it always has been with its ugly little commercial port, so be it. The cruise industry should concentrate on ports that welcome them. Additionally, not one of the cruise lines I have ever used can or will discharge any untreated wastewater to the sea according to thier own rules and regulations. I have toured the internal work spaces of both Carnival and Royal Caribbean ships, and both have multi-million dollar waste water treatment plants much more effective than the ones in old port towns such as Charleston. The "waste water" they discharge is cleaner than the drinking water in most city water systems! Whoever created this sensationalist article should do the research before attempting to alarm uninformed readers.
Apr 14th 2010 1:34AM The Titanic was one of poorest designed ships ever built. It was also small by todays standards, considering the worlds largest ship, The Oasis of the Seas is a full 5 times larger than the titanic. The point is lost on someone who has never experienced sea travel. My suggestion? Book a 3 or 5 day cruise on an affordable, smaller ship and see what YOU think about it. Don't guess, or assume anything. Find out for yourself what the buzz is all about. You will be amazed. I highly recommend anyh Royal Caribbean ship leaving from the port nearest you. If you can drive to it, you save a lot of money on air fare. You can park your car in any long term parking while you are away for about $10.00 per day, and your car is waiting for you when you return to explore the sea port and surrounding areas before going home. I do this a lot.
Apr 14th 2010 1:28AM You are right on the money. When Carnival lowered their standards to drop the dress code in the dining room, and push drinks on the "FUN SHIPS" they attracted a whole new level of ugly Americans. We found this to be true only on the smallest, oldest and cheapest cruises. What started out being a really good deal turned out to be a long week with some people who acted exactly like you described. We like Royal Caribbean, but are going to try Celebrity for the Panama Canal next year.
Apr 14th 2010 1:22AM Carbon footprint? Someone must have bought Al Gore's book in a garage sale! Stay green and stay home. You will never see any smoke coming off the high tech cruise ships of Royal Caribbean's fleet. Like submarines, they are propelled by electric motors. The diesel generators that power the motors and the rest of the ship are more efficient than the ones supplying power to your home. If you want to cruise ultra-green charter a sail boat and have fun. You hate cruises, but you've never been on one... Who could argue with that?
Apr 14th 2010 1:11AM My wife and I booked the Oasis for September of 2010, before the ship was launched. We were able to save about 55% by booking so early. Our balcony suite cost us $900 per person for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise, and currently it is over $1900 per person. This will mark our 18th cruise (15 with Royal Caribbean), and they are a cut above the rest in service and fun. There are much better prices to be had on ships that are at least 5 years old. Don't worry. They are kept so well they always look brand new and they get refurbished about every three years anyway. The Allure is the sister ship to the Oasis, so there will be a mad rush to book that one. You may find some better prices on the Oasis if you were to book now for 2011. Loyalty pays as well. RCL issues their own VISA card and you earn points towards free cruises with every purchase. We have a couple of free ones to take this year and the next. Oh yes, and to those nasty people who say cruises are just for "fat Americans who want to eat all day and night and be entertained.." I say, since you obviously have never left your trailer, just stay home and watch TV.
Nov 12th 2009 11:15PM I have seen 32" LCD TV's at Best Buy for under $320. If you can't afford that, they have a one year interest free payment plan that will allow you to pay about $30/month (with taxes) for a year while you enjoy your new TV.