Neil Gaiman has an upcoming novel, Anansi Boys. In this novel there is
a cruise ship that Gaiman hasn't named yet. Naming
rights for the ship are up for bid on eBay. Proceeds to benefit the Comic
Book Legal Defense Fund.
via Emerald City
DANGER, Neil Gaiman! You have no idea what you're letting yourself in for. You'd better put up a disclaimer that you can reject out of hand any unsuitable name, no matter how high the bid, or the Fark gang will pool their beer money, win the auction, and name it the S.S. Milf. (Not long ago, Fark bought (temporary) naming rights for the Boston Fleet Center, and named it, for one day, the "Fark.com UFIA Arena". What UFIA means.
Even as we speak, ruxpin_exe is probably calling in donations from his posse to bid for the right to name it the S.S. Goatse.
Just noticed: Gaiman mentions this issue on his blog, but doesn't take it seriously: "I think we can burn that bridge when we come to it." He's still thinking that the auction will be won by a single wealthy individual and hasn't considered the pooled economic power of the millions of monkeys at keyboards that is Fark/Something Awful/B3ta/Free Republic/MetaFilter/Etc. And apparently hasn't heard of the Fleet Center affair. Can you imagine DailyKos winning it? The S.S. BUSH=HITLER. *sigh*
== choukai == (noun) discipline, punishment, reprimand
|Originally a pictograph of two hands holding a halberd. (The right/upper radical is the 'halberd' radical.) Henshall suggests bottom right elements, originally the 'two hands', taking them as 'two tens' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Twenty halberds enforce command.'|