Enough!

Would the chief for the love of god stop watching infomercials? Anti-aging skin cream isn’t going to do a god damn thing for him.

Annoyances from the lounge you care to share?

[QUOTE=z-drive;97761]Would the chief for the love of god stop watching infomercials? Anti-aging skin cream isn’t going to do a god damn thing for him.

Annoyances from the lounge you care to share?[/QUOTE]

It seems that on most drilling rigs I attend, the TV is locked on CMT. . . .

Or stuck on BET. My chief watches the western channel all day. The whole boat had seen every western known to man 3 times.

The guys also like their cheap a$$ country music but not CMT…they like the over the air antenna one… “more skin” they say. Only engineers in my experience. Nothing against country but get a goddamn ipod and keep it out of my galley. I’m still irritated from this morning’s infomercial session :mad:

[QUOTE=ElCapitan;97773]Or stuck on BET. My chief watches the western channel all day. The whole boat had seen every western known to man 3 times.[/QUOTE]

Every western? You state that like it is a problem. . . . . .

Aliens…

Every time I get up for watch the Chief has on a show about aliens. Apparently they are responsible fore EVERYTHING!!!

Had a guy once program the sat box to turn on the sopranos everyday at 1400 or whatever it is. Always walked in the galley when he was home wondering wtf…too much coincidence here.

Promptly programmed in some Spanish soap to come on around 1405 once I figured out what was going on. Guy couldn’t program a number in his phone but sure as hell could run a cable box. Great entertainment watching him flip out blaming his relief.

[QUOTE=Jemplayer;97862]Aliens…

Every time I get up for watch the Chief has on a show about aliens. Apparently they are responsible fore EVERYTHING!!![/QUOTE]

You mean that they aren’t???

I had a engineer that loved the “Madea” movies… Madea gets welfare, Madea has her 27th kid, Madea gets audited by the IRS… One more Madea movies an ill go ducking postal in the galley.

Wanna watch a flick if things are slow, finish your days work(which can never completed) and complete your paperwork, and I really don’t give a damn. Just don’t make it a everyday thing. But stick Madea on the tube and the asshole will come out in a hurry.

[QUOTE=cmakin;97792]Every western? You state that like it is a problem. . . . . .[/QUOTE]

Don’t you dare touch my blazing saddles or I might do something very bad.

Back before Sat TV we had a cook that HAD to have the TV on no matter what. He was the pet of the Captain so he could do no more. I just about lost it when one day we were out in the middle of the GOM and I walked into the galley and here is the cook sitting there staring at the blue screen on the TV. You just can not fix Stupid!

[QUOTE=Tugs;97888]Back before Sat TV we had a cook that HAD to have the TV on no matter what. He was the pet of the Captain so he could do no more. I just about lost it when one day we were out in the middle of the GOM and I walked into the galley and here is the cook sitting there staring at the blue screen on the TV. You just can not fix Stupid![/QUOTE]
I had an Asst Eng that made a trip to Peru with me around 2000. He was a walking Jerry Springer episode. In fact he brought a years worth of Springer on tape for the trip and watched it at all hours.
We were anchored off Colon for a few days. I’d come out the the E/R and he’d be glued to the TV watching the local novelas. I said “I didn’t know you spoke Spanish”. He replied that he didn’t. I asked why he spent so much time watching novelas. “Because it’s the only thing on!”, he relplied…On the way back, I was awoken by the engine alarm. I waited a couple of minutes and the alarm was not silenced. As I got up and passed through the galley, the asst was standing next to the TV watching Springer. I guess the alarm was interfering with his hearing the TV. As I passed by into the fidley, he said he was about to go down and check it out… He was perplexed why I didn’t take him back for another hitch.

[QUOTE=injunear;97893] “Because it’s the only thing on!”, .[/QUOTE]

I was on a small coaster (with capt Doug) tied up in Dutch Harbor. I got up early one morning and went to the galley for coffee. At that time Dutch TV didn’t start till 0600(?) and the cook had the TV on and was sitting watching nothing but snow. I flipped him some shit about it, he grumbled something and got up and went to work. I was sitting there with nothing to do, no reading material and without realizing it I began to stare at the screen, just trying to wake up… I’d been ok if the cook hadn’t caught me and paid me back, with interest.

K.C.

Worked on a tug towing on a regular container run in the southeast. I was convinced if the tv turned off the boat might shut down. I don’t think it ever was turned off. The Internet & tv have ruined many a deckhand & engineer.

On that lonely stretch of water between San Diego and Panama I had a chief auto-search for tv channels about every half hour…unless he found something in spanish. give it up! please! Guys at the yard here used to fight over ‘spots’ to tie up so they would get better reception for the football game etc. Got interesting and heated once in a while especially if it was their “[I]NIGHT OFF[/I].”

I swear to god if the TV does go off something is wrong though.

Seatel satellite system is the most important piece of equipment on the boat. I’ve been called on my time off because the TV has been out for days and no one can figure out what’s wrong.

[QUOTE=Kennebec Captain;97896]I was on a small coaster (with capt Doug) tied up in Dutch Harbor. I got up early one morning and went to the galley for coffee. At that time Dutch TV didn’t start till 0600(?) and the cook had the TV on and was sitting watching nothing but snow. I flipped him some shit about it, he grumbled something and got up and went to work. I was sitting there with nothing to do, no reading material and without realizing it I began to stare at the screen, just trying to wake up… I’d been ok if the cook hadn’t caught me and paid me back, with interest.

K.C.[/QUOTE]

That is so funny and true. I get-up early, 0600, start a fire in the fireplace, coffee pot all ready, get my first cup and with all the lights turned-off, me and my dogs sit on the couch and I stare at the flames as I enjoy my coffee. No one else is up yet, just the dogs and me and silence. In the Montana mountains it gets very dark outside without a moon, and very quiet. City friends visit and they find that, well the word they use, spooky.

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I feel your pain!

I’m ok with CMT but infomercials? wtf!?

That said I’d take infomercials over what most people watch on the rig: FOX News. Not that I have a political agenda against FOX (I dislike CNN and MSNBC just as much), I just don’t want hourly updates about how messed up this world has become (which causes stress!).

[QUOTE=john;97958]I feel your pain!

I’m ok with CMT but infomercials? wtf!?

That said I’d take infomercials over what most people watch on the rig: FOX News. Not that I have a political agenda against FOX (I dislike CNN and MSNBC just as much), I just don’t want hourly updates about how messed up this world has become (which causes stress!).[/QUOTE]

John, whiskey helps ~