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Sam Brannigan

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Hmmm!

Isn't it strange how familiar our dream ship is becoming!?

Tracey - hardly a dream-ship, the Californian. Where's the glass dome!

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Sam Brannigan

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I do, and a grand staircase that is so extravagant it only just stays within the bounds of the ships structural integrity!!

Perhaps we could agree on a bottle of Cheval Blanc '61 to get the maiden voyage under way, Tracey and we should insist on a number of vintages of Dom Perignon ... on tap.

Anyone else care for a glass?

And an absolute must for the staterooms are Replicators from Star Trek, in case I run out of extremely rare truffles at night!!
 

Sam Brannigan

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Absolutely!!!

I'm going to eat caviar by the shovel load and wash it down with the cheapest lager imaginable.... because I can!!!

If I'm going on this voyage I want to be "new money" and proud of it!!
 

Tracy Smith

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Sam, my sins lie elsewhere.....I don't drink at all.
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I do agree on the replicators, though.

And, on that note, too bad they're not building a replica of Deep Space Nine instead of the flimsy little space station they are now building.
 

Sam Brannigan

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Totally agree.

40 billion on a camper!
It certainly doesnt look very impressive .... still, small steps.

So what would be a must on your dream ship?
 
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Er... back to the Family Channel- I like the Cunard funnel color best- the buff and black tops of White Star looked great when new but after a little steaming they became not so sharp and pristine. Nothing like that Cunard red with a jolt of orange throw in !- even that discolored after a few voyages-love those saucy black bandings too! Axminster rugs that you can sink into right up to the well-turned ankles! Great artwork, dazzling mirrors, intricate woodwork, comfy chairs- intimate nooks for conversation, fabulous flower arrangements, potted palms, a Winter Garden with caged birds, stewardesses in starched uniforms and bib aprons with a ruffled cap, someone to call me Madam, brass fittings, teak decks, shining brightwork, the smell of salt air and lemon oil and coal smoke, expensive perfume and duck a l'orange! Mrs. Robb remembers the swish-swish of silken trains on ladies' dresses coming down the Grand Staircase. Hear the clink of champagne flutes?- the sound of gulls following in the wake, the mournful ship's whistle, the rushing hiss of water as the bow cleaves the waves, the bugler's call to dinner, the click of heels on the deck. I love the line in SOS Titanic when Cloris Leachman says- "You can hear the soft rap on the door- somewhere the door opens..." I want someone to polish my shoes that I leave outside my door, turn back crisp sheets at night, lay out a frothy peignoir, bring me morning Earl Grey on a silver tray lined with an Irish linen doily- and inquire how I slept. There must be a hairdresser's salon aboard to give our crowning glory 100 strokes, and arrange our diamond tiaras! What else?
 

Sam Brannigan

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yeah!! Come on shelley, you cant let Tracey tease us all like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Your prose is to be commended!!
 

John M. Feeney

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I'm really beginning to wish I lived in South Carolina! Tracy, you're absolutely incorrugible -- and I love it!

Frankly, I'd like Violet Jessop for my personal stewardess, masseuse, and, er, um (pant, pant) ... friend!
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"... stewardesses in starched uniforms and bib aprons ..."
"Out of" would be nice, too.
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(It's Tracy's fault -- she got me started!)
 
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Mr. Brannigan- you may meet me for afternoon tea in the Cafe Parisian. We will listen to the string quartet, have scintillating conversation-improve our minds and then, I will press you to a cucumber sandwich. Mr. Feeney and the Naughty Miss Smith shall frolic mischieviously and get up to high jinx with the rogues, roues, gamblers and saucy types.
 
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My dream ship must also have a black hull- the only civilized color- none of that silly red for me- let Disney have its big red ship. White looks like a hospital ship- and that awful mint green Cunard tried out-(Franconia, Caronia, etc.) ugh-some. Grey looks like a war ship - and the Norway's blue looked good on her but so COLD. Let's have crisp white superstructure, her name in gold letters 12 inches high. Now what to name her? The RMS Lethargic for those wanting to relax?
RMS Paranoia for those afraid of sea travel?
 

Sam Brannigan

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Shelley - that sounds delightful, and may I suggest the quartet refrains from playing Bartok etc. As refined people we must insist on Haydn!

You realise that I shall be keeping a close eye on naughty Miss Smith and the caddish Mr. Feeney
in case i miss any fun! :)

Yes - black hull, and to keep it practical the ship must be coal powered. Bring on Rea's Coalies!
 

Sam Brannigan

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Hello all!

Sorry to digress, but my dream date on my dream ship would have to be the Countess of Rothes and my dream date from the dream film of the sinking of my dream ship (phew!) would have to be Honor Blackman (she never looked better than in ANTR)!

What about yous (as we say in Belfast!)?

Dreamily

Sam
 
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My vote's on the black hull too. That ghastly green Cunard tried out is something they can keep.

Gotta have the Library too. Internet connections would be nice so we can keep in touch with our chums on the beach.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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No Internet! No casinos, slot machines, telephones, cell phones, laptops, electric razors, hot curlers, blow dryers, toaster ovens, curling irons, - we are true Romantics designing the real dream here- with no contemporary distractions. No boom boxes, televisions, tape recorders, discos, floor shows Vegas Style( GAG), noisy distractions, ship photographers (double ugh),micro, mini, ultra suede, hip-hop beebop, rap, punk, vinyl, plastic, instant potatoes- cheapie pseudo, semi, bulletproof polyester anything. No dayglo, easycare, drip-dry, permanent-press, fake, phoney, cubic zirconium, styrofoam, synthetic, low-cal, no-cal, substitute, Sweet and Low, artificial, simulated, reproduction, canned, rehashed, refried, dehydrated, imitation, NOTHING! And that's my 2 cents worth here aboard the RMS Romantic.
 
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So Mr. Brannigan- I am to be displaced by the Countess of Rothes? ! WELL (highly indignant with chignon quivering)- I will dine with Mr. Gracie who can be relied upon in an emergency- just ask Mrs. Candee.