August 09, 2007

Well, they obviously aren't Cornatees.

Via NASA rocketologist and noted boat skipper Steevil, this opinion from a sailboater about proper sailing foodstuffs.

Personally, I think the guy was being sorta unkind to Inscrutables in their role as seagoing food. He goes on and on about preferring such things as "energy bars" (whatever THOSE are), but let's face it--if he were a REAL sailor, he'd go at it the right way with pickled beef, ship's biscuit, and grog. It certainly would go a long way toward helping better define what "vile" really means.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 11:45 AM

Weevils. You forgot to mention the weevils. It ain't food for sailors without weevils.

Posted by: Tillerman at August 9, 2007 12:21 PM

Nothing like live protein, I always say!

Especially here at the home of the Axis of Weevil!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 12:29 PM

On MY boat, Saturday night midrats (midnight rations) was stromboli with scratchmade dough crust. Mmmmm!

And the Uncrustables thing reminded me of the Commodore we had in Scotland - a grown man (and a two-star admiral) who insisted that the cooks cut the crust off his sandwiches. He also looked a lot like Dennis the Menace's Dad. The TV one.

Posted by: skillzy at August 9, 2007 01:26 PM

He didn't by chance always carry around a couple of ball bearings and mutter about strawberries, did he?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 9, 2007 01:28 PM