Thursday, April 02, 2009

Just Ask Tillerman

And so the learned judges of New York State, after an epic legal battle lasting a couple of years, have finally decided that "CNEV" is not a real yacht club and so can NOT be the Challenger of Record for the next America's Cup.

Why didn't they just ask Tillerman? You heard it here first ... in October 2007. And I decided the case based on overwhelming evidence that was not even considered by the eminent justices. Comic!

Bring on the cat fight.

8 comments:

Greg and Kris said...

One of my favorite Tillerman quotes:

...multihulls are faster and more exciting than big monohulls with all those tons of spent uranium or whatever metal they use now in their keels to slow them down...

:)

Tillerman said...

Not to mention when aforementioned keels fall off... though that would be pretty exciting in the middle of an America's Cup match.

Gerald said...

I don't think a keel falling off would be exciting at all during a race, at least from a viewer's standing. All of a sudden one of the boats just falls over while the other takes off and finishes unchallenged. I guess it would be exciting for the crew members of the de-keeled boat.

Tillerman said...

You have no soul.

PeconicPuffin said...

I think "Just Ask Tillerman" would make for a nice weekly feature. You could select from readers questions and hold forth on a submitted topic each week, and pass judgement from on high

tillerman said...

Thanks for the suggestion Puffin. I did actually run a series of Ask the Tillerman posts about three years ago where I also offered medical advice and relationship counseling as well as showing off my vast knowledge on every aspect of sailing. Maybe it's time to re-launch this franchise?

Pat said...

Of course, if sweet reason and amiability rule the day, it might be a Mutual Consent Match instead of a cat fight.

Pat said...

Shhh! It's a neptunium in a tungsten alloy-framed keel but no one's supposed to know!

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