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Rimas is immortal. This thread will never die. Hollywood will memorialize him. Robert Redford will star.

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8 hours ago, Cal20sailor said:

Exactly.  It's like that scene from Apollo 13 where during reentry they lose comms, supposedly for three minutes, but after three minutes, nothing.  They didn't gain communications again until four minutes.  During that one minute stretch, everyone thought they were quite literally toast.  Rimas is just between his 3rd and 4th minute.  Failure is not an option.

Bwahahahahaa...I'm just waking up with my first cup of coffee....

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1 hour ago, Bitter Gnat said:

I'm still in the Anthony Hopkins camp for the movie lead. 

I wish Burgess Meredith were still around.

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2 hours ago, Grey Dawn said:

Rimas is immortal. This thread will never die. Hollywood will memorialize him. Robert Redford will star.

The other Anthony....

Anthony Perkins 

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I've set a couple of Google Alerts up for Rimas.  I want to be the first to know when they find Rimas' limbless torso on a beach, rolling around in the surge with his eyes being pecked out by seagulls. 

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15 hours ago, thereefgeek said:

Honestly, I hope he made it and continues onward around the globe (but I seriously doubt it based on his state of mental competency) . 

Im getting bored with the origami boat thread....

We'll try to spice it up a little for you on the origami thread until we hear from the Rim

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36 minutes ago, Somebody Else said:

It really fits, don't it?

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He is too cerebral for the part. Maybe keanue reeves. Or one of those guys from dumb and dumber.

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There is but one actor manically incomprehensible enough to play Rimas: Roberto Benigni.

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18 minutes ago, SailBlueH2O said:

a modest proposal

 

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That being to set Clean (I assume that is the pictured proposed victim) adrift in a Craigslist 4ksb and see how the kontiki gods smile on him?

 

For the movie I'm more in the Anthony Hopkins camp. Although the recent suggestion of Benigni has potential...

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1 hour ago, Grey Dawn said:

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Nah... 

He looks like Weed  not Rimass

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16 hours ago, We are Rimas! said:

Technically, this is the 'how not to sail thread'.

This is the perfect.

 

 

On other news, it's funny how some people are saying, "gee, how sad." And it is sad. But having read a good chunk of this thread (or at least parts throughout), I can also say with certainty that Rimas' demise is alot like my uncle eventually getting a DUI. By the end he was cruising for it so hard that it was like he wanted it, and I'm mostly just relieved he didn't hurt anybody else in the process.

If anything, the fact that he acted so foolishly so many times and lived, while so many good, smart people who genuinely want to stay alive die every day through sheer bad luck, is a reminder of how cruel the world can be.

I won't say good riddance, but Rimas, you finally got what you spent so long asking for.

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21 hours ago, Blitz said:

I'm with you, part of me says he is shark shit, part says he will show up like he always seems to.  He didn't earn the aquatic cockroach badge for nothing.  After a few more weeks of no contact I'll hoist one in honor of our hero.

yep I'll have one with you but lets let the smoke clear before we claim its a kill.

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On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 6:02 AM, Sail4beer said:

Hopefully Bfloyd will give this thread a break when he wakes up today at some point.

BFLOYD, GIVE IT A BREAK ALREADY! YOU ARE KILLING US WITH NOTHING!!

There. I said it and I'm glad. I even yelled it out which is not uncommon for me

And you think your inane statement was something?

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30 minutes ago, RKoch said:

Who's gonna play the chicken?

I wanna know whos playing the Mahi

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I wanna play the harbourmaster of Monterey.
He seems to be the only one in this shitshow that didn't put up with Rimas grifting for months on end.

-_-

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1 hour ago, ModernViking said:

I wanna play the harbourmaster of Monterey.
He seems to be the only one in this shitshow that didn't put up with Rimas grifting for months on end.

-_-

How about the Russian mobsters or mechanics or whatever they were? I think there were three of them. In the movie, at least one should be female and smokin' hot in a Slavik way.

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6 minutes ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

How about the Russian mobsters or mechanics or whatever they were? I think there were three of them. In the movie, at least one should be female and smokin' hot in a Slavik way.

Maybe so...
Anyways I just heard that the harbourmaster role is no longer vacant...

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47 minutes ago, RKoch said:

I nominate Tom to be Jim Furnish. 

I was hoping for Russian mobster with hot love interest but that's an upgrade from playing myself. That's not acting.

In the climactic scene, someone has to choke on buttery ashes. I was hoping to be back at my trailer with the model by then.

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6 hours ago, ModernViking said:

Maybe so...
Anyways I just heard that the harbourmaster role is no longer vacant...

Awww.... I wanted to play the Harbormaster.  I envision the scene where I buck my management by towing him out.  I explain to Rimas that I make my own rules and have "my own brand of justice", just before I kick his extension ladder down. Then I take a long draw from my cigar, exhale, and tell him through the smoke, "Batten down the hatches, motherfucker.  You're going for a ride." 

The next day the boss chews my ass about it, telling me I'm a renegade just like my old man was.  That I was never the same after my partner's death that insist on blaming myself for and was the main reason for my drinking problem and intolerance for Russians. 

Then I throw my badge down on his desk.  (I have not worked out the rest of that scene yet.)

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1 minute ago, benwynn said:

Awww.... I wanted to play the Harbormaster.  I envision the scene where I buck my management by towing him out.  I explain to Rimas that I make my own rules and have "my own brand of justice", just before I kick his extension ladder down. Then I take a long draw from my cigar, exhale, and tell him through the smoke, "Batten down the hatches, motherfucker.  You're going for a ride." 

The next day the boss chews my ass about it, telling me I'm a renegade just like my old man was.  That I was never the same after my partner's death that insist on blaming myself for and was the main reason for my drinking problem and intolerance for Russians. 

Then I throw my badge down on his desk.  (I have not worked out the rest of that scene yet.)

:lol:
You deserve that role!
Mr. Eastwood, please step aside

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We might have a candidate over here for the Chicken from a kids TV-show.
But it might be cruel to seperate it from best friend Teddy Bear, for which I don't really see an obvious role

 

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Jean will be a pivotal role. Maybe the film would be told from his pov. Maybe ewan mcgregor or ?

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21 minutes ago, We are Rimas! said:

Jean will be a pivotal role. Maybe the film would be told from his pov. Maybe ewan mcgregor or ?

I nominate Richard Dean Anderson, former Macgyver, as the actor for Jean.

The right temperament, casting is close, ability to put shit together, fixing up Rimas's fouls, gosh darn charity. Recent photo.

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/919616762415ea4ccaddccfff3f423da

 

 

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Thread Drift with Topical Reading.

Something to add to the Rimas' waiting room online library.

Another Great Adventure in the same Pacific theme, the manuscript is from the University of BC.

The Endeavor, with a page by page viewer of the original writing, or a text file to read.

Journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's ship, the Endeavour - UBC Library Open Collections

 

From a woman's perspective, this is another in the UBC collection.

I quote.

"

  Manuscript (handwritten) journal of Susannah (Hack) Weynton during her voyage on board the Hudson's Bay Company supply ship Cowlitz (captained by her husband Alexander John Weynton), travelling from London to the Pacific Northwest via Cape Horn and Hawaii, and back to London again. The account dates from August 4, 1849 to March 22, 1851. It contains observations on weather encountered, places visited, and people met, including members of British Columbia's First Nations communities and Governor James Douglas and his family, and contains headings (written vertically) in the margins to guide the reader to specific sections of the account. The account ends before the ship reaches port in England (April 26, 1851) as the writer gives birth on board the ship. The account is followed by the partial journal of Susannah's sister Clarissa Hack, during a voyage on board the ship Mary Ann, travelling from London to Sydney, Australia, in the company of Susannah, Captain Weynton and their child. Clarissa's journal pages date from March 8, 1852 to June 21, 1852, whereas the ship arrived in Sydney on July 9, 1852. Also included in the volume is a handwritten prayer, unsigned but presumably transcribed by one of the two sisters.

"

Journal of a voyage to the Pacific and American shores - UBC Library Open Collections

 

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4 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

The end has to be a big turd swirling in a bowl and then flushed down.

I think that's another movie with a very small audience .. :unsure:

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One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

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8 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

I agree somewhat... I blame peer group pressure and the very real fact that we just don't know.

His enablers actually think he may still be alive.

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4 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

I originally had nominated Sir Anthony Perkins for the RImas role,

I'm gonna fight you on this one, Rasputin.

I have to find my original post on this thread and make a screenshot of it which includes the time-stamp. You do the same.

Loser buys the drinks at The Brown.

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Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking
What are you feeling
Why won't you talk to me
You never talk to me
What are you thinking 
Where do we go from here

It doesn't have to be like this
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking
 

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3 minutes ago, Trickypig said:
13 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

I agree somewhat... I blame peer group pressure and the very real fact that we just don't know.

Lord of the Flies with an adult cast, eh?

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2 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

Lord of the Flies with an adult cast, eh?

No less absurd than Rimas and his cast of enablers.

We may be satirizing their actions but Rimas and his enablers were there doing it.

Theirs is a weird modern equivalent of killing the pig with their dreams.

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And a note to those of us selecting actors for the various roles in Rimas: The Movie: Make your selections based on physical appearance, not on some particular role an actor has played. They're all actors; they can act whatever part you ask of them.

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28 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

This is SA, I would expect no less. 

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34 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

That is a fair point indeed.
Tell us what you have done to save Rimas

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47 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

Everybody dies. Not many people work harder at making death happen than Rimas. For example he actively refused to learn to sail and control his boat despite many offers.

Second would be turning off  his sat tracker right when his guardian angel Jean is calling for a tow. If he drifted into that reef and sank, it's because he avoided all  the efforts people made to make his voyage successful. He deserves almost every joke at his expense. I'd be happy if he kept drifting around for years, but I knew he was always going to die at sea unless he was forced ashore by authorities or lack of enablers.

I tend to think that his failing eyesight would make this his last trip anyways unless it   was something easily correctable like cataracts.

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3 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Thread Drift with Topical Reading.

Something to add to the Rimas' waiting room online library.

Another Great Adventure in the same Pacific theme, the manuscript is from the University of BC.

The Endeavor, with a page by page viewer of the original writing, or a text file to read.

Journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's ship, the Endeavour - UBC Library Open Collections

 

From a woman's perspective, this is another in the UBC collection.

I quote.

"

  Manuscript (handwritten) journal of Susannah (Hack) Weynton during her voyage on board the Hudson's Bay Company supply ship Cowlitz (captained by her husband Alexander John Weynton), travelling from London to the Pacific Northwest via Cape Horn and Hawaii, and back to London again. The account dates from August 4, 1849 to March 22, 1851. It contains observations on weather encountered, places visited, and people met, including members of British Columbia's First Nations communities and Governor James Douglas and his family, and contains headings (written vertically) in the margins to guide the reader to specific sections of the account. The account ends before the ship reaches port in England (April 26, 1851) as the writer gives birth on board the ship. The account is followed by the partial journal of Susannah's sister Clarissa Hack, during a voyage on board the ship Mary Ann, travelling from London to Sydney, Australia, in the company of Susannah, Captain Weynton and their child. Clarissa's journal pages date from March 8, 1852 to June 21, 1852, whereas the ship arrived in Sydney on July 9, 1852. Also included in the volume is a handwritten prayer, unsigned but presumably transcribed by one of the two sisters.

"

Journal of a voyage to the Pacific and American shores - UBC Library Open Collections

 

Great thanks for the links

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Two Legged I mostly feel sad, angry and appalled at Rimas's possible demise.

Dreamy people encouraged a deluded old man to risk his life without him understanding that this was in fact the case. I'm surprised he got away with it so long.

If I see any humour, it is at the foolishness of the enablers and the powerlessness of anyone using reason with them or Rimas. This thread and FB actually contains some excellent advice for enablers and Rimas himself, none of which appeared to be heeded.

The noble sentiment from Rimas's supporters is his `freedom'... idiots!

So let the humour continue at their expense, they deserve it; and more.

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49 minutes ago, Trickypig said:

Two Legged I mostly feel sad, angry and appalled at Rimas's possible demise.

Dreamy people encouraged a deluded old man to risk his life without him understanding that this was in fact the case. I'm surprised he got away with it so long.

If I see any humour, it is at the foolishness of the enablers and the powerlessness of anyone using reason with them or Rimas. This thread and FB actually contains some excellent advice for enablers and Rimas himself, none of which appeared to be heeded.

 

I agree. I hope the people that enjoyed beating up on the obviously mentally impaired old man like class room bullies will learn from this saga. I think Jean in his message on fb regarding he wanted one more ping from rimas then he would call in SAR assets made that comment because he felt responsible. And in my opinion he was. At that point rimas was less than three hours from the reef if he stayed on course. Jean is not dumb he knew what lie ahead for the Rimas

anyway its over and done and I hope the old guy who is considerably younger than me pops up again like he has done in the pass.

 

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12 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

One of the many advantages of a v lightly moderated forum such as SA is that it provides a chance to see who would make fun of a man's death.

Answer: more people than I would have hoped

You've never heard of Darwin awards?

Most people get a post. Rimas gets a 20,000+ post saga, but it's the same sport. When someone dies in a way that's crying out to be mocked, some will answer the call.

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4 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

You've never heard of Darwin awards?

Most people get a post. Rimas gets a 20,000+ post saga, but it's the same sport. When someone dies in a way that's crying out to be mocked, some will answer the call.

And some will always whine and feel superior.

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Dreams of heroes...

 
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I have to tell you about my dream. I dont usually dream and never dream about being at sea...but as I was deeply slumbering I dreamed I was at one of my favorite anchorages from the old days...I knew I was there because from an angle The Cape looks like the profile of a goat's head. The sea was flat and slick like glass-not a ripple...it was kind of foggy when all of a sudden out of nowhere comes this sailboat going fast- the sails were billowing and full of wind but it was dead calm as she glided past me--and it was Rimas at the tiller, he waved and yelled at me-gave me a thumbs up and was gone in an instant. then I awoke-the dream seemed so real it startled me. Im trying to figure out what it all means. I think it means, or I should say I feel it means that Rimas is okay and safe somewhere and that everything is fine

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Tom Ray You say this sailboat was going fast? Are you absolutely sure it was Rimas?

 

 

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Im trying to figure out what it all means.

It means Jim, and you don't have to be Freud to figure it out, You've killed him.

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Licke he crostovere to the orther side?

Charon is giving Rimas his final, futile seamanship lesson.

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I think he has slipped through the reefs to the North and is bound to Guam to set up a protest/picket line to keep N Korean nukes from threatening all the Japanese tourists there. He has a history on Guam and his translation skills will reassure politicians on both sides of that conflict. That may even earn him a US ambassadorship to North Korea with Dennis Rodman as his Naval Attache.

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7 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I think he has slipped through the reefs to the North and is bound to Guam to set up a protest/picket line to keep N Korean nukes from threatening all the Japanese tourists there. He has a history on Guam and his translation skills will reassure politicians on both sides of that conflict. That may even earn him a US ambassadorship to North Korea with Dennis Rodman as his Naval Attache.

A picture of the two of them together would be interesting. Which eyes convey more crazy?

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31 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I think he has slipped through the reefs to the North and is bound to Guam to set up a protest/picket line to keep N Korean nukes from threatening all the Japanese tourists there. He has a history on Guam and his translation skills will reassure politicians on both sides of that conflict. That may even earn him a US ambassadorship to North Korea with Dennis Rodman as his Naval Attache.

It would be Rimas to do that, stubborn enough to cut off the Delorme feed after no FB-CG tow arrangement, just sail out as easy as he came in.

Unless someone is going to dive Texas reef and tell us there are broken cherry jars and a concrete keel, then Rimas has long since left the building for an epic port on his last journey.

Australia, Guam, Japan or Alaska.

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4 hours ago, Varan said:

He ain't dead, he's just asleep.

He just went home.

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