A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2017 Nov 1, 18:20 -0700
I retract my earlier statement that we shouldn't pile on in a rush to judgement. Not because it's not a bad thing to do that ...but because everyone else is having just boatloads of fun coming up with ways to describe all the problems with this story! And also because every time those two sailors open their mouths, they manage to come up some new ridiculous embellishment ...like the giant sharks attacking their boat. O, how I wish they would say something about celestial navigation.
For an example of the great fun folks are having tearing into this now very, very tall tale, read here:
My favorite line in this takedown: "Sharks can’t smell you through a fucking boat, you fucking shitweasel." I was going to mask the salty language, but that's part of what makes it so hilarious. Sorry if anyone is offended.
I have to agree with Bill Lionheart that there may be some mental illness involved. Some people just can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy after a while. And the shark story is just so strange. It doesn't sound like a lie. It sounds like a fantasy.