Dear Blue And Gold Fleet: Please Cut Out The Captain Nemo Crap

I just wanted to say to the Blue and Gold Fleet, please stop with the Captain Nemo shit.  I’m just saying.  They’ll know what I am talking about.  For everyone else, I will explain.

You see, I went on a San Francisco Bay cruise yesterday.  One provided by the fine folks at the Blue and Gold Fleet.  And, for the most part, it was pretty neat.  The weather was good and I got to see some really good views of the bay, the area in general, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and so on.

However, there was one down side.  The entire voyage was narrated by some guy pretending to be Captain Nemo (along with a few historical voices).  Believe me, it was pretty stupid.

First off, I don’t see what connection Captain Nemo had to the tour.  I don’t believe he was supposed to be from San Francisco.  He was Jules Verne’s fictional captain in 20,000 leagues under the sea.  He lived on a submarine, the chambered nautilus.  There was just no reason to pretend like he was narrating the tour.

I mean, the only reason you would do that, since he was stupid, was for the kids on the tour.  That alone would be a problem since they didn’t say they were going to do stupid stuff for kids, or I wouldn’t have gone.  But, none of the kids had any fucking clue who Captain Nemo was.  Thus, they were pretending some character was narrating the trip who had no connection to the tour and no reason to be there.

Worse, the voice had nothing to do with Captain Nemo.  It was utterly out of character.  Other than a few references to the chambered nautilus, it could have been Orville Reddenbocker without any significant differences.

All in all, Blue and Gold Fleet, it was just stupid.  Please cut that shit out.  Also, please watch the volume.  You don’t need to blast people’s eardrums with a stupid badly done character narration when they are busy trying to look at the natural beauty they paid you to see.  Nuff said.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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