Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Here on gilligan's isle

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip.
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man, the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour..."

Do you know the rest of the words? No, I don't either. Did you know that for a mere $90,000 that you too can own the famed S.S. Minnow from the Gilligan's Island television series? Thanks to the person who sent me this link from CNN.Com talking about this story.
The twin-diesel, 36-foot (11-meter) mahogany Wheeler Express Cruiser hit a reef in Hecate Strait as the former owner was taking the vessel down the coast from Alaska. Scotty Taylor of Parksville said the owner sold the 46-year-old boat to him for salvage on condition that he promise to restore it.

Schultz, a boat broker, estimated Sunday that the work cost more than $180,000...

Taylor is selling the storied vessel because he is tired of it.

"He's going on 70 now and doesn't want to bother with it anymore," Schultz said. "It would make a great investment for a three-hour tour."
Likely story. I heard that this guy just got sick of all the Gilligan's Island jokes. Wouldn't you? I don't blame him. Give this guy some cider. I think that will definitely make him feel better.


HP said...

I think I must be the only person on this planet who has never seen Gilligan's Island!

Dr. A said...

That's ok. You didn't miss much.

Anonymous said...

you had to ask, we at Shrink Rap know everything:

....a three hour tour.
the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed,
if not for the courage of the fearless crew,
the minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.

the ship set sail on the shore of this unchartered desert isle,
with gilligan,
The Skipper too,
the millionaire,
and his wife,
the professor and Marianne, here on Gilligan's Island...

And after the show:
So this is the tale of our castaways,
they're here for a long long time
they'll have to make the best of things,
it's an uphill climb!
No boat, no light, no motor car, not a single luxury,
like robinson caruso,
it's primative as can be.
so join us here each week my friends,
you're sure to get a smile,
from 7 stranded castaways,
here on Gilligan's Isle!

Anything else we can help you with? And, Dr. A., I have to ask, what about this story provoked you to write a post?
--Dinah of Shrink Rap.

ladybug said...

you forgot...

"...the moviestar...
the professor & Maryann...."

ohh how could you forget GINGER!

Anonymous said...

I knew I forgot something, I thought it might have been a whole verse....

Michael C said...

Maybe we should all buy it together and then use it as the future permanent meeting place for Blogoholics Anon. Of course if it ever ran aground again, we'd all go crazy without our internet connections!!

Although if we land on an island with coconuts, we could just make a computer.