Monday, March 13, 2017

Boaty McBoatface goes to work

Not having the stones to name the actual research vessel Boaty McBoatface after a big national contest said they should by a huge margin, the spineless weenies compromised by giving the little yellow submarine that name, after naming the big red boat "Sir David Attenborough," cough.

Here he is, the baby boatface. 

And now, the little yellow Boaty is off on his first real mission to investigate water flow and turbulence in the dark depths of the Orkney Passage, a 3.5km deep region of the Southern Ocean. 

Good luck, Boaty!  Don't come back and torpedo the ship that should have had your name!  Although that would be justice.  Sweet, sweet justice. 


  1. Revenge is a dish best served cold and it's very cold in the Orkney Passage.

    Ok, I stole that from the Wrath of Khan, but I couldn't help myself.

    1. The English just didn't want to give their new ship a Scottish name. They're like that sometimes.

  2. They could probably use it at Oroville.

    "Is there too much water behind Oroville Dam? Critics say Army Corps standards unsafe."

    Read more here:

    1. I don't know what went wrong there. Ho hum.