The PJ Tatler

You thought Anthony Weiner made dumb decisions?

Boat owners have elaborate rituals steeped in superstition about boats.   You don’t give questionable names to boats, and don’t start voyages on a Friday, particularly Good Friday.  If you’ve ever been at sea in 45kts and 15 foot seas, you know why.  “What cares these roarers for the name of a King?” (Tmp. 1.1).

Consider Mark Wilkinson of England.  He chose perhaps the stupidest possible name for a boat, and took it out on an ill fated maiden voyage, 99 years after another maiden voyage, when  a “large hole opened up in the vessel’s fiberglass hull on his way back to the harbour.”