I don't know if you've heard, but there was a ship of global warming scientists studying the melting ice in Antarctica - and they got stuck in the ice. It gets better: apparently, after they were rescued, the rescue ship also got stuck in the ice. This is too funny. I mean, yes, of course it's sad too, but it's also funny. Especially when you consider that this is all happening during Antarctica's summer. Some people would say the jokes write themselves, but really this is too hilarious even for jokes!
I've been pondering what my five captains - Korep, Eneng, Winterblade, Snowhawk, and of course Shartalla - would say if they knew about this interesting little debacle. Particularly Eneng and Shartalla, since Eneng is an expert navigator and Shartalla an expert helmsmarteness. (Okay, making up words is fun!) Now, if either of those two captains had been aboard that "scientific" ship, no one would have gotten stuck in the ice. Although, the captains don't particularly like having landsbeasts aboard their ships, so I don't think they'd agree to go on a venture like this. Zuryzel and Dejuday are the exceptions.