A sad day for Democracy (This is a joke)

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  1. morlll

    morlll Member

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    That's too bad. Boaty McBoatface so aptly captured the essence of, well, boatiness.
     
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    I think the UK Science Minister needs a more suitable name than "Jo." Sounds like a waitress in a diner.
     
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    Why have a contest to name a ship only to say "we don't like that name" and we'll pick another? Some contest.
     
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    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    I vote for J.A.E.F.B.

    Just Another Expensive F--ing Boat
     
  8. morlll

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    MiniJo McScienceface. Let's all vote. It doesn't matter, because the do whatever they want, with no thoughts of what the people really want. The people have spoken and so have the overlords.
     
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    So this is how democracy dies...not with a shout, but with a Boaty McBoatface.
     
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    I love that name. its too bad, they should have kept it.
     
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    marktweedy In Transit® Silver Supporting Member

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    Is this a variation on the "who will speak for the Boaty McBoatface" theme?
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    As I pointed out in the first thread, and it's worth pointing out again (at least I think so) the boat already has a name anyway.
     
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    i guess The Minnow wasn't even in the running? or JoJo's DreamBoat? i wanna see the list.
     
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    Heard the chant on the BBC:

    "Leave the man in a boat alone!!"
    Sounded Cockney it you ask me

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    Personally, I would have voted for "RRS It’s bloody cold here" but that name only came in 4th... :(
     
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    The Jaws one got me.

    Does UK National Health cover the treatment for having a stick up one's arse?
     
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    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    They are actually missing a perfect opportunity. If they had followed through and named it Boaty McBoatface, it would have turned into a part of pop culture and held some relevance moving forward, thereby actually helping them raise awareness of their endeavors. It's actually genius.

    As such, they'll name it something boring and next week no one will give a ****. Whereas, the other way, the news stories write themselves..."You'll never guess what Boaty McBoatface is up to now."
     
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    Perhaps they had motives for avoiding the public eye. Follow the money.
     
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    I always wanted to name a boat "Conch Sucker". Wife torpedoed idea.
     
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