Monday, April 18, 2016

The People Have Spoken

This is why we can't have anything nice:

The internet has spoken -- and "RRS Boaty McBoatface" is the people's choice to name a $300 million state-of-the-art polar research ship.

Over 7,000 names were submitted to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) poll which closed April 16, but "Boaty McBoatface" won easily with 124,109 votes.

    It all began when the NERC invited the public to christen the 129-meter long icebreaker, the largest and most advanced British research vessel to date.

    They asked for names that were inspirational, such as a historical figure or a landmark.

    However, after former BBC presenter James Hand cheekily suggested the Boaty moniker it quickly became the crowd favorite over more traditional names like "RRS Henry Worsley" after the British explorer who died in January while attempting a solo, unaided mission across the Antarctic.

    You can't leave anything up to the Internet. It's a foul, ravaged place where everything is covered in shit and nothing makes sense. Even crappy blogs like this are allowed to exist. Name the damned thing after something proper and stop pretending there is anything decent or normal that will come out of leaving it up to "the people." Decent people have abandoned the Internet, what with all of the Rickrolling and the goobers and the cantaloupe sex out there.

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