Monday, February 11, 2013

Ezra Levant's Freedom Cruise: I Sense A Disaster Of Hysteric Proportions

Last year,  the Sun News Network managed to con a few pathetic souls into forking out $1,050 for a $400 weekend up in Muskoka, the extra cash bestowing the privilege of hanging with the likes of Ezra and Brian Lilley.  Here's a picture from Sunday morning, as the guests attempted to escape into the surrounding forest:
Apparently none of them got out alive, or at least nobody has been willing to speak of  this "Freedom Weekend" in the months since.

Now Ezra and the gang have dreamed up a sequel that is even more fiendishly evil--a whole week on a boat with Ezra, Brian Lilley, and Pam Geller who, lets face it, is not as hot as she once was.  Imagine seven days in a dentist's chair, and then throw in sea-sickness to boot.

Personally, I can see no strategy that would get me through such a week.  Drinking every night until the darkness claims you--like you do with the in-laws at Xmas--might work, but a lot of those cruise companies make it hard to smuggle booze to you cabin, and charge 7$ or 8$ for a rum and coke.  So achieving the peace of unconsciousness each night would be an expensive proposition.  This being Alaska, I suppose you could end it all by throwing yourself on the horn of a passing Narwhal...

In any case, the date is early August, and if the CRTC refuses to give Sun News mandatory carriage in April, it may be all over by then.  Your ticket money might wind up paying for Ezra's bus back to Lethbridge.  I sense, therefore, that this "Freedom Cruise" will eventually disappear beneath waves of misadventure, and sink to the very bottom of the Flop Sea.

11 comments:

Dr.Dawg said...

Hahahaha! I feel an adumbration of Schadenfreude already!

Holly Stick said...

On the other hand, if they do have a full load (of passengers, I mean) perhaps a strategic iceberg could be arranged. Who do you suppose would be first into the lifeboats?

Lars said...

It would have to be onto the horn of a passing narwhal, BCL. Belugas don't have horns, although I am sure that they are capable of making a derisive parping sound when called upon to do so.

bigcitylib said...

Right, Lars,a Narwhal it is.

SoAl said...

I believe Mike Huckabee did a similar fund raising event on a cruise ship, also Newt Gingrich has a plethora of fundraising tricks. If we didn't let these radical right-wingers in our country, as well as their FOX News, maybe our own radicals wouldn't get these scamming ideas!?!?!?!?

Terrence said...

I wonder if they'll have a discussion session on the topic of "why brown people don't like us."

That seems to have been a popular topic on the National Review cruise.

rightprog said...

I continue to be absolutely baffled. Despite Lerant's blinding drive to become the most defamation sued citizen in the country , SubNews continues to laud pleasure upon pleasure.

That said I hear he has to bunk with Michael Coren in an inside single bedroom....I'd pay to have a pin spy camera for that

Rotterdam said...

You can always cruise with fellow limousine liberals.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/10/20/luxury-liner-liberals-nation-magazine-hawks-its-cushy-cruise

Nitangae said...

If Ezra does go the Lethbridge, from what I hear he will have to stick to the east side and even tnere he might find that he is less than loved. Can't we just send him to Medicine Hat? The one silver lining about him working in Toronto is that I could pretend that he wasn't an Albertan really.

double nickel said...

The Lud Boat?

Lars said...

Nitangae, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge are both rather nice places. Wouldn't Fort McMurray be a more appropriate venue for Ezra? A very ethical sort of town, I'm told, although on my one visit I got the distinct impression that it was an excellent place to get your teeth kicked in