What sort of idiot would torch down the CUTTY SARK?!?

21 May, 2007 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Fire on Cutty Sark ‘suspicious’

I hope this was “only” an accident, and not really some idiots with too much time at their hands and too much booze in their tank. It would still be bad, but not in the “urge to use blunt instrument” category of bad. A good thing a lot of the original timber and the masts had been removed for restauration and were safe, but still:

“(…) Speaking to BBC News, the chief executive of the Cutty Sark Trust, Richard Doughty, said he feared what would be lost in the blaze.

“When you lose original fabric, you lose the touch of the craftsman, you lose history itself,” he said.

“And what is special about Cutty Sark is the timbers, the iron frames, that went to the South China Seas, and to think that that is threatened in any way is unbelievable, it’s an unimaginable shock.”(…)”

I bet it is. What’s next? BBQ on the “Victory”?

For more information on the Cutty Sark, please go here.

Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark

Talking about idiots – any suggestions for a suitable punishment for the kids who applied tags on the walls of the Anne Frank House? The Anne Frank House! Because they were bored. I have no words (at least none that aren’t expletives).

The gods must love idiots, that’s why they made so many of them.
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