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would this be more appropriate

 

DO NOT WATCH THE VOID HO VIDEO UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SCARED FOR LIFE

 

though I have been tempted to

 

Sadly, not one of us has been able to resist looking/momentarily blinding ourselves. Forget 'curiosity killed the cat' and think 'curiosity blinded the fools who dared to peek!'

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I haven't heard of this type of cruise before, if it is in real then i would like to go for it. It will be very adventurous and even i want to know that how this experience will be, I have some friend

Why is it that you demand that other people prove their assertions to your satisfaction while you spout oft bizarre theories that utterly defy reason and expect to be taken seriously?.   Stowe isn't

Translation ... "Sorry dude, no names and/or locations because I made it all up."   Reality ... Reid "supporters" rise up in direct opposition of "rabidity" of Reid bashers.   For instance, look a

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It's cancelled for October. Says so on the front page: http://1000days.net/home/

 

 

 

Thanks for noticing. I arrived at Planetarium page via another route.

 

Just curious, was it cancelled some time ago or recently after we noted and expressed interest in possibly attending and asking R&S a few questions.

 

Too bad.

 

This festival probably won't last until November.

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COLLISION WITH A TANKER: THE REAL STORY

 

On the picture for the 1000 days of hell blogsite, there is a picture of the Schooner Anne. Notice that there is a delicate wooden carving, about 10 feet long which is attached to the end of the bowsprit, and points forward.

 

If you hit a 70 foot 60 ton Anne with a freighter, with sufficient force to break off the steel tube bowsprit, then you would expect the carving to be smashed to pieces as it would have to be broken before the end of the bowsprit could touch the freighter.

 

Well then, how is it that it is shown in another picture in this thread, laying on the starboard deck, against the cabin ?

Somebody else asked the question "What is that in the bottom corner of the picture".

Apologies but it took a bit of detective work to identify it.

 

In Reid's site, one of his crew says that the carving is demountable, and what an ordeal it is to remove it, and how dangerous it is to do so. There is no mention in his log that he removed it prior to the impact.

 

The fact that the delicate carving has been retrieved intact and complete, tells me that the bowsprit tube failed structurally, and not as a result of an impact which would certainly have seen it smashed and lost..

 

MORE HOLES IN REID'S STORY THAN SWISS CHEESE..

 

True....

 

Nice detective work and pretty convincing further evidence.

 

And I had no doubt, as earlier as discussed, if any boat (even if it does only make 3kt) is to come that close to a flying wall of steel then they are going to be sucked in. Call it bernoulli's or effectively the same as squat and the same interactive tendancy for ships to pull to a near side of a narrow channel (and that's when not doing 20k+ kt). Fast moving fluid = low pressure.

 

Basically had the boat hit any moving ship, it will bounce and tumble and I think they'd really be lucky to still be floating.

 

Now sailing into a giant stationary object... probably wouldn't be beyond him.

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COLLISION WITH A TANKER: THE REAL STORY

 

On the picture for the 1000 days of hell blogsite, there is a picture of the Schooner Anne. Notice that there is a delicate wooden carving, about 10 feet long which is attached to the end of the bowsprit, and points forward.

 

If you hit a 70 foot 60 ton Anne with a freighter, with sufficient force to break off the steel tube bowsprit, then you would expect the carving to be smashed to pieces as it would have to be broken before the end of the bowsprit could touch the freighter.

 

Well then, how is it that it is shown in another picture in this thread, laying on the starboard deck, against the cabin ?

Somebody else asked the question "What is that in the bottom corner of the picture".

Apologies but it took a bit of detective work to identify it.

 

In Reid's site, one of his crew says that the carving is demountable, and what an ordeal it is to remove it, and how dangerous it is to do so. There is no mention in his log that he removed it prior to the impact.

 

The fact that the delicate carving has been retrieved intact and complete, tells me that the bowsprit tube failed structurally, and not as a result of an impact which would certainly have seen it smashed and lost..

 

MORE HOLES IN REID'S STORY THAN SWISS CHEESE..

 

You have to post this!!! I have made you author... Post this with pictures!!! Excellent!

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So a few thoughts on day 160 of 1000 days of hell. :ph34r:

 

Please people, lets keep some perspective.... Don't kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg.

 

If we go too far and kill off his site right away what will we do for the next 1000 days? :(

 

On cheese and subtlety.... Unlike SA I think the point of the Blog is more generally subtle humor; Rather than hitting people over the head with a cheese wedge. ;)

 

After the new developments today on the 1000days.net: Day 159, rest, bad fishing, and no sprouts... I have posted my prediction for the end of the voyage, that is if the boat doesn't come apart beneath them first.

 

1000daysofhell.blogspot.com

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The Bon Voyage video is much more disturbing...if you can get through it.

You referring to this:

 

Warning, I am not responsible for the lost 30 minutes of your life - I can't return it to you - Reid can, but only if you eat the special moldy cheese

 

It takes a specially disturbed person to make it to the end of that cluster fuck - Welcome to the Club....

 

I found the bald guy in the suit to especially worrisome - I wonder how much time he spends hanging around parks and playgrounds - If ya catch my drift here.... The video production technique is right out of something from Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters -

 

If you also want to have a nice experience taking ice picks to your eardrums - I give you: The Reid Music CD

 

Assuming they don't get eaten by the barnacles, the oldest one should be three by the time they hit land...

The oldest barnacles will be at least 5 or 6 if they last the full 3 years and reid does not attack them with the snow shovel

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Just curious, was it cancelled some time ago or recently after we noted and expressed interest in possibly attending and asking R&S a few questions.

 

LOL - good question. I think it might be a bit much to credit SA with that much influence. Nice thought. The show itself is still on, according to the planetarium website, so it's likely just the call to Anne that won't happen. One has to wonder why... Maybe after last month's show, Dr. Emmart was forced to return everyone's admission after the angry mob turned on him for subjecting them to the inane ramblings of a strung-out IDIOT.

 

It may have gone like this:

Dr. Emmart: "We are now going to connect with the Schooner Anne and its captain, Reid Stowe, who are currently sailing in the South Atlantic. Hello - Reid? Are you there?"

Reid Stowe: ---

Dr. E: "Hello Reid?"

RS: "Yes, yes, hello."

Dr. E: "Hello Reid! Where are you?"

RS: "Hello! Hello Dr. Emmart. We are sailing, out into the ocean, on my boat."

Dr. E: "Uh, yes, you are in the South Atlantic, correct?"

RS: "Yes." <pause> "Yes, that's right, we're in the South Atlantic, sailing on my boat."

Dr. E.: "Well, Reid, what are you able to tell me and the audience here about the night sky where you are?"

RS: "You see, the stars are everywhere, out here on the ocean, which is where we are, on the ocean, and so when the sun sets, giving those wonderful sunsets that are so pretty to look at, and the sky goes dark, I get sleepy, real tired from working and sailing like I do, all day long."

Audience Member #1: "Who is this guy?"

RS: "But sometimes, I do get up, sometimes I have to get up, because apparently you should, especially to keep an eye out for ships, big ships, that could hit us, or to make sure not too much wind comes."

Audience Member #2: "What the FUCK?"

RS: "When I do get up, I like to see the moon, it's like a good old friend, the moon, and I always associate a full moon with a change in weather..."

Child Audience Member #1: "Mommy, this man is an idiot."

Dr. E.: "Ah, Reid, what can you tell us about the stars where you are, perhaps the ones to aid you in navigation?"

RS: "That's correct."

<pause>

Dr. E.: "Hello, Reid?"

RS: "Yes, yes hello!"

AM#1: "Screw this! I want my money back!"

 

etc. etc. etc.

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Can't resist one more quote from that journey. I wonder if Soanya read this before she signed on.

 

0900 - 25 January 2001 - Knockdown

 

.....Having no choice, and noting that the boat was still happily making her way toward Bermuda, we hunkered in. The next day, the storm reduced to a gale again, but this gale lasted two more full days with no signs of abating. We were now nearing Bermuda and we started taking fixes twice a day, trying to push the damn mark closer to Bermuda. We started having dreams about Bermuda. Each dream, the Laundromat was in a different place, the shower was up the hill, or down to the right, or behind that building. We made plans for a pint of Guinness at the local watering hole....

 

Who dreams of Guiness while sailing to Bermuda? I'm going to fix myself a Dark n Stormy just to get that out of my head.

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WARNING: SPOILERS

 

If you have not seen the above video, then do not view this post. <_<

 

 

 

Spoilers commence here:

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I like how they keep their priorities straight with the "important" announcements.

 

"...as far as I know, maybe this is like a celebration announcement for David Bowie because... its four months after his birthday, so, that's very important..."

 

Quote from the purple-haired, silver-gloved space-cat.

 

 

Bonus spoiler:

 

This one failed Slogan Placard Creation 101

 

FailedSPC101.jpg

 

OK... OK... whatever...

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Well, that was like listening to William Shatner's singing & spoken verse.

 

That is to say that it was EXCRUCIATING!

 

Fuck all . . . . that ws bad . . . I think my eyes and ears have stopped bleeding!

 

Anyway, who was the "Ho" in "Ho's Void"?

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Dear Selling Anarche,

 

Barrister Freddie Mugu here again representing Butch Baba Rebock, a marine salvage specialist. Mr. Baba Rebock has continued to search through the sailing ship Orange II. He has made another discovery. In addition to a number of AKC puppies that will be included with the sailing ship at no additional cost once you send the processing fee of USD $30,000, he has also found ten Chinese orphans. Mr. Baba Rebock states that all the orphans are cute as a bug, physically healthy and mentally sound. He has obtained health certificates for all the children from the world famous doctor Hannibal Lector. Dr. Lector stated if you, Mr. Anarche, don’t want the children included with the sailing ship and the puppies, he would be happy to raise them into a delectable future.

 

Please respond soon Mr. Anarche. We also have feelers out to Mr. Hobbiecat Company and Mr. Larry Ellison. Both have expressed interest in the orphans.

 

Mr. Anarche, to confirm your interest, please forward via Western Union USD $30,000 to Mr. Baba Rebock’s agent. His information is:

 

BENEFICARY: Reid Stowe

ADDRESS: Royal Monrovia Yacht Squadron

BANK CORRESPONDENT: Standard Charter Bank – Liberia

SWIFT ADDRESS: BESPEBRSPO

SECURITY PASSWORD: iboinkyoungchicks

 

May God go with you,

 

Barrister Freddie Mugu

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WARNING: SPOILERS

 

If you have not seen the above video, then do not view this post. <_<

Spoilers commence here:

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I like how they keep their priorities straight with the "important" announcements.

 

"...as far as I know, maybe this is like a celebration announcement for David Bowie because... its four months after his birthday, so, that's very important..."

 

Quote from the purple-haired, silver-gloved space-cat.

Bonus spoiler:

 

This one failed Slogan Placard Creation 101

 

FailedSPC101.jpg

 

OK... OK... whatever...

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Spoilers end here.

 

For further spoilers see post #575.

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Someone asked, "who's the ho in the void ho video"

 

From post #900,

Sept 26

 

som said:

 

"Carter you won my trust. Robin I did not write the post called "We love Robin". That was actually my friend Lauren who introduced me to Reid and still feels quilty over it. Everything she said is true and then some. To tell you the truth I haven't a clue who this Jessie is. He was definately not a cult follower until after May 2005 because I would of known him. When you are with Reid it's like being in a cult. You are never alone. You are isolated except for the true believers and those he is trying to insnare. When I came back from Boston I tried to right the wrongs that my being there caused. The video "Void Ho" the girl is me, the cat is my cat. The album again me. The oatmeal, pasta, optima batteries, and Manila Cordage all me. I was so guilty that I had procured the items that I wrote the sponsers I had gotten to explain. When articles came out in papers I tried to make them aware of the situtation. I was made to out to be a disgruntaled girlfriend. I even came here back in Jan 2006 to try and get help and you again treated me like a disgruntled girlfriend. I am enclosing the letter I wrote to the 1st newspaper article in hope of shedding some light."

 

 

Be nice. "void ho" is off center. The "bon voyage" video" is ... well .... Let's see what Suzanna (som) says when she tells us what it's about. If she'll still talk after all that's been said about the video, of course.

:-)

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Dear god.... Frank and Reid in the same thread. This much concentrated idiocy surely is a sign of the End of Days.

 

If you read all of this thread in one sitting you may experience "rapture" and find yourself drawn inexorably into the VOID!

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This is starting to remind me of one of those bad movies that was meant to be deeply meaningful and serious. Only to have the audience rolling on the floor in utter hysterical laughter................

 

You could not be more right. Did you ever see my super ex girlfriend? Imagine you start dating someone who claims to be a super hero and turns out to be just psycho instead, or as your editor referred to her, "Chief Absurdist"? What would you do if such a woman moved onto your boat and threatened to blow it up if you asked her to leave? This is the story here unfortunately, more tragic than funny, as witnessed by a friend, guest and host of theirs for many years. Even if half the things she declared were true, does that not make this voyage all the more amazing because it DID succeed against all odds? You try building a boat and equipping it and sailing off for 1000 days with a only a little help from your friends, and then get back to me! This is coming from one sailor who knows he is neither man nor woman enough to survive the experience, must lest dedicate my life to making it happen.

 

This is a story of unrequited love. A sad tale where a lost, mentally unstable woman invited herself onboard a man's boat and refused to leave. It is a sorry of broken promises and relentless, pathological lies. Has anyone checked out Suzanna Bowling on http://www.google.com http://www.un.org/ http://imdb.com/ or http://www.theatredb.com/ ???? You may be surprised that that you will find no mention of her, what so ever, out side of the time she spent living his boat. To date, I have seen absolutely zero evidence to support her curriculum vitae, much less her incessant boasts of being a broadway star, UN choral leader and film producer. ZERO. What she she does prove, all to willingly, is her desire to strike out and attempt to hurt willingly in cold blood, again and again, years after this relationship is over, the only man who ever tried to help her. I mean, would any of you do this yourselves? Has she no self respect?

 

She will most likely never get over this, for at this age, she continues to prove she cannot escape herself. Her list of dirty laundry is more appropriate for The National Enquire than a cool site like this. This is a tale of what happens when what Shakespeare called "that green eyed beast," Jealousy, consumes someone entirely, and becomes the chief motivating factor in someone's life. I really believe that she just cannot accept or get over the fact that another woman sailed with Reid for a 1000 Days on "her boat." I witnessed nor harm here except those inflicted by her. I witnessed no cult, just an overwhelming number of good friend's from all walks of life. A resource she sadly lacks. So before inviting this one over for coffee, be afraid, be very afraid... we still can't get rid of her fatal attraction years later!

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fuck off oberon pin head

 

this ain't about the suzanna woman, it's about an insane fraud bobbing around the ITZ eating cheese and claiming some kind of adventurer status. Oh yea - his GPS coordinates seem to put him at anchor in Monrovia.

 

You are a blind ass

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So before inviting this one over for coffee, be afraid, be very afraid... we still can't get rid of her fatal attraction years later!
This thread is the gift that keeps on giving. I can't wait until Christmas to see what's in our stocking.
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fuck off oberon pin head

 

this ain't about the suzanna woman, it's about an insane fraud bobbing around the ITZ eating cheese and claiming some kind of adventurer status. Oh yea - his GPS coordinates seem to put him at anchor in Monrovia.

 

You are a blind ass

 

 

Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

 

Most of what Suzanna has claimed seems to be verifiable true. The only thing verifiable that comes from reid is that he is an idiot who has very poor seamanship skills. We already have documentation of his DEA arrest, trial, and jail time; we expect to find more as time goes on. May I recommend watching for updates on... 1000daysofhell.blogspot.com

 

Cheers Mate

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Most of what Suzanna has claimed seems to be verifiable true. The only thing verifiable that comes from reid is that he is an idiot who has very poor seamanship skills. We already have documentation of his DEA arrest, trial, and jail time; we expect to find more as time goes on. May I recommend watching for updates on... 1000daysofhell.blogspot.com

 

Cheers Mate

 

The point here is that we are in America, not East Germany, with a much of mad women and nazis spreading rumors that may or may not be true. Why is that he managed to do this against all odds (and is succeeding) so offensive to you? Does it make you uncomfortable?

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I needed to and deserved to take a day off from the way I've been working and sailing the boat. Few, if any, much younger marathon athletes could keep up with me for 158 days straight. Learning to live on the sea could take a lifetime.

 

I did 248 days in Iraq, no days off, working 12-hour shifts, eating MREs, wearing body armor, getting shot at, and living in a tent. We washed our clothes in plastic buckets, hung them to dry on our radiation hazard lines around our satcom dish, and sometimes went weeks without a shower. AND I am a female. Reid's pansy ass could not make it for a day. I am also a "marathon athlete". Compared to crappy-ass deployments I go on, cruising on my boat is like staying at a 4-star resort. But, then again, the hubby and I worked our asses off to restore our boat by ourselves- with our own money. When something breaks, we fix it right away- our boat is no shit box. No, none of us (except our old buddy, SailFastandFree, who has a homosexual infatuation for Reid) could put up with Reid's lazy ass for 158 days- let alone 5 minutes.

 

Reid (aka Michael Jackson) wouldn't last 10 minutes doing any REAL manual labor. Hence, why he never had a job. It shows in his "craftsmanship" on that leaky POS he attempts to sail.

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The point here is that we are in America, not East Germany, with a much of mad women and nazis spreading rumors that may or may not be true. Why is that he managed to do this against all odds (and is succeeding) so offensive to you? Does it make you uncomfortable?

 

They appear to be succeeding primarily at starving themselves to death.

 

Cheers.

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

 

You fuking moronic piece of putrified sand eel excretement. Please return to the underwater slime and shell encased burrow beneath the waves that you came from.......

 

Unless, just maybe, you are Reid or his retarded twin brother? Or another blind sycophant from the planet Myndlis. Either way, you are insane. Get a boat and a girl and go sailing? Phuk, why has no one else thought of that idea? You should really start an advice columne, but in that interim period, please read up on the fine art of Sepuku. It's a gut wrenching subject...........

 

Rick.

 

Boat owner AND girl-gotter

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

Another groupie sucked in by Reid. Those people who enter into a cult, as Reid's followers have done, are very lost souls and need something to believe in...thus their need for Reid.

Come on, Oberon-wah, who are you really? Swandick, sff&f, jesse? You hit below the belt, like Swandick! Maybe we'll find out from Suzanna, who, by the way, I seem to be able to find with no problem when I google her! But I'd think that being able to google 'Suzanna Bowling' na dget many results is one of her top priorities, whereas Reid LOVES all the ink and attention -- he needs it to feed his massive ego!

Oberon, this is about Reid, not Suzanna. Leave her out of it. Try to pick on us, if you can, but leave her alone. :angry:

And what exactly is Reid doing except floating around wherever the wind can blow that barnacle encrusted 60 ton tub of epoxy, living off the donations of the people he has scammed? Is it not true that he owes $20,000 child support to his daughter? is it not true he has a a record (which may have been expunged because he's a rat who squeals rather than face the music).

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

We write about our sailing experiences all the time, right here in this forum and in other places. It's because we HAVE sailing experience that we recognize Reid's misadventure so clearly as an attack on common sense. He's dangerous to himself, to Soanya, and to other people. If he's a threat to himself, it's merely unfortunate. If he's a threat to Soanya, it's much worse, but still isolated. But in regard to other people who visit his site and watch his videos, the irresponsibility hits a whole new level; he doesn't just represent a potential physical threat to other people, but worse he is setting an example to thousands of others who would see his attempt as thorough, competent, honest, and - most repugnant of all - as something to emulate. He is therefore an object lesson in incompetence and social irresponsibility, an insult to the institution of sailing. As such, the only thing he has achieved is our scorn.

 

Layer on the fact that the motivating reasons for this trip are various and vague, he becomes something bordering on vile. You admit that this trip is a 'couple breaking away together." I thought it was supposed to be the Mars Ocean Odyssey, in the name of science, with Soanya documenting the trip (and a fine job she's done so far... <_< ). Or was it supposed to be a message of peace and love to the world? Yeah, with the big heart in the South Atlantic, remember? Glad that worked out so well.

 

No-one's manhood is being offended here, and it wouldn't be because 'he can do it,' because he so clearly isn't doing it, whatever 'it' is supposed to be. I strongly suggest reading this entire thread and filtering out the objective analysis of the MANIFOLD problems with this whole enterprise - and there's a lot of it - and then start praying for the safety of your friend because the only thing that can save his (and Soanya's) ass is providence. Or a sudden infusion of reason.

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We write about our sailing experiences all the time, right here in this forum and in other places. It's because we HAVE sailing experience that we recognize Reid's misadventure so clearly as an attack on common sense. ...

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... Or a sudden infusion of reason.

 

 

Well said, Daniel.

 

To the admins: If any news programs come sniffin around looking for interviews for a counterpoint to 1000 Days-Reid, Daniel is the guy to hook 'em up with.

 

--

OGR

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There's a Reid Stowe in the Federal Prison Inmate Locator...released 1993...can't say it's the same guy but based on what I've read I think there might be some truth to it...you don't go to state prison for smuggling drugs, do you?

 

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServl...amp;x=0&y=0

 

There's also a federal prison record for a Robert S. Stowe, age 54, who was released in November 2005...wonder if that's his brother? Reid probably ratted out his bro for the fed's money to help finance his trip! :lol:

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions?
Oberon

 

ahhh - it all becomes obvious - you love reid - you yearn for him with all your heart

 

yet you can't have him - so sad- - perhaps you should eat some cheese to assuage your loinful yearnings

 

and yes - you are in America - but many posters here are not - yet they too enjoy the freedom of laughing like hell at the train wreck that is reid and his "glorious floating adventure".

 

Shackleton - he ain't

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Obernon sounds like Mike Dougan or Eric Hunter Slater because this is some of the crap that was in their letters. I have never claimed to be " a broadway star, UN choral leader and film producer". I am a working actress, have sung at the UN on several occasions and I have worked with a top B'way producer on 3 shows. I have never produced for film just acted in it. The sites they have sited you submit yourself and if you are credited they use what is on your union card. I learned ages ago never to use your real name when you are acting. You don't have a life if you do. My cards and my credits are not under Suzanna Bowling. If you feel the urge you can google me and see some of what I have done but it's only what I couldn't get off. These people claim that I am so publicity hungry but like I stated I am not. I am not the publicity hound here. I do not keep a scrapbook. I have pictures from "Batboy" in my camera but that is because I can't figure out how to print and file. The boxes Reid trashed had a lot of my earlier work in them. C'est la Vie!

 

You wanted the story behind "Void Ho" and here it is.

 

"Void Ho" is part of a conceptual Musical called "The Subconscious Sea". I was trying to find a way to help fund the voyage and I used what I knew. The show was conceived and sequenced by me. Musically by Todd Colburn and Lyrically by Reid. I have a copy write notice to prove it. The three of us plus a bass and drum player made up the cast. The show was about myth vs. dreams vs. reality. It used a band, film and live action. This is one of the filmed sequences. I am neither disturbed by your comments nor surprised. The show had a one day preview in November of 2003. My friends came out to support me and to find out what the hell this was about. They liked Todd's music and my vocals but hated Reid and the film sequences. From that day forward they tried to get me off the boat. The day I finally was ready to leave in February 2004 we became involved again. We had been involved before I moved onto the boat from Jan-Feb of 2003. Then we became uninvolved but I was asked to help with the project so I did. I ended up spending 1st one night a week on the boat to every night but I had a cat and my apartment was in Weehawken NJ which was a hike. I also spent a great deal of time on the phone with him. He asked me to move in with my cat in June of 2003 and I did. It just made sense at the time. Reid's estranged brother who was running from the law Wave had moved onto the boat prior. What I didn't know at the time was that Wave hated me and my cat and resented me on the boat. I found out by his threats hissed at me every time I passed him. It was like living with some kind of deranged killer. Reid and his brother had been fighting and stupidly I was the one who told him to allow Wave back in his life and here I was paying for it. In Aug and Oct of 2003 Reid got involved with two girls who were under 21 and I threatened to leave if he didn't stop this. I was his business partner and I ran a "Child Abuse" foundation I saw this as terribly wrong. They were younger than his daughter. I didn't want to be associated with this and told him. He told people I was obsessed with him and was in love with him. This just was not the case. I was in love with the project. In Dec 2003 he wrote me a song telling me he loved me (yeah I still have it). Feb 2004 I thought we were happy by July we broke up for a week and I went to Provincetown. Reid called me everyday begging me to come back. I did but as a business partner. In October on Harold Channers show we stated to the world we were leaving on Thanksgiving. It never happened. Wave was still being horrible and I had a boat given to me which I gave to Wave and he moved onto it next door. I then caught Reid again with another under age girl and packed, had a friend coming to get me when Reid again begged me not to go. He swore he would never do this again. That he needed time with his friends and put me on the website as his partner and going with him. He offered to go to couples therapy. I believed him. Then I started to find out things because he wrote a series of books that detailed his life. He was so egocentric that he left nothing out. Then I recieved a letter from Paul Hargraves from the University of Rhode Island stating Reid had been fradulant. Then I found out about the sewage holding tanks. Then he tried to steal my music and then he hit me and threatened my life. I hit back. By April, I wanted off when I asked the phone company for the phone records and found he had called the underage girl (name protected though I do know it) over 182 times in one month. I auditioned for "BatBoy" got it and confronted Reid. When he found out I requested the phone records he went balistic, he had been caught. Ironic because the night before he called his mother saying he loved me and we were definately leaving together. I changed the pass codes on the e-mail I had set up and started to protect myself. Ken Poziba had written a letter recommending the voyage because of me. He had faxed a copy which Reid had but when I told him everything he wanted the letter back so I told Reid I couldn't leave til May 1st and it was April 18th and I was still on the website (have a copy). Got the letter within the week. I acted like I still wanted to go but life was tense. I needed to leave Kismet (my cat) till September he said he not a problem. He also had all my stuff in a mutual storage bin in NJ. Prior to my leaving my phone book was stolen. While I was gone those # were called. When I returned I wrote several letters asking for my name to be off his website, to give me credit for the things I had done: ie my music and to explain the reasoning behind everything before I spilt the beans. What I got was a phone call on Thanksgiving saying he trashed my stuff. Again ironic because he was suppose to leave with Alejandro. I think that's pretty much up to date.

 

I have never threatened to blow up his boat. I wouldn't know how. I did state I would expose him and maybe in their eyes that is blowing up the boat. In mine it is stating the truth.

 

If their hero is so wonderful why don't they answer the drug charges or the fact the Iris did the carvings? I love this article.

 

The book, "Classic Yatch Interiors" has a page about "Tantra Schooner", the "Schooner Anne's" original name. It has pictures of the schooner as well as some information about Reid, his wife, Iris, her wood carvings and their 2 month old daughter Viva. In the interest of what is truth, can someone get this to "Wikipedia"?

 

As I keep on saying I have nothing to hide but obviously they do.

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ahhh - it all becomes obvious - you love reid - you yearn for him with all your heart

 

yet you can't have him - so sad- - perhaps you should eat some cheese to assuage your loinful yearnings

 

and yes - you are in America - but many posters here are not - yet they too enjoy the freedom of laughing like hell at the train wreck that is reid and his "glorious floating adventure".

 

Shackleton - he ain't

 

Calls for speculation.

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"The point here is that we are in America, not East Germany, with a much of mad women and nazis spreading rumors that may or may not be true. Why is that he managed to do this against all odds (and is succeeding) so offensive to you? Does it make you uncomfortable?"

 

Elucidate: against what fucking odds?

 

I'll tell you what I find offensive. That in this day and age there are still fools who believe that the world owes them a living. That these 'visionaries' believe they deserve the unfailing support and philanthropy from society to pursue their 'dream'.

 

So lets consider these odds that he has assailed against for a moment. This is purported to be a 30 year ambition. Therefore, in 1977 did Reid, after constructing a vessel (and here I will give some credit for at least building this 3KnSB) say to himself, "I will do this, but to achieve my dream will cost money. Therefore I must work hard and save to equip and provision this vessel to realise my ambition."

 

Does his ambitious vision extend to him being a social sponge? Has this man ever earnt an honest dollar from which he has had to make HIS contribution to society - TAX? Could it be honestly answered he has NEVER received any form of Government benefit?

 

It is not the fact that Reid believes he is on a 'unique' voyage 'going where no man has been before' (c'mon .... seriously, are our greater oceans littered with maker buoys saying, "I was here", "I was here" as proof of passage?) but that there is less an expectation and more belief it is his right we - yes, we, society - fund his escapade.

 

So your suggestion that the odds were against Reid is supported by the argument that we, society, were just not damn generous enough? That Reid's extended hand should have been greased with sufficient pieces of eight to provision the Scoob Anne not only for the 'voyage' but for the preceding years until he is forced to embark upon this folly?

 

This man insists he is an 'adventurer'. Mars Odyssey? Truly pause and reflect upon his 'scientific intentions' with this voyage - which, mind you, were conceived in the '70's. Science has made just one or two tiny advances since then; hasn't really changed much in 30 years, no. Nor has dietary science nor medicine. Spouts and fuckin cheese ....... please. We have heard from many but not their consulting dietitian about the voyage.

 

However I digress. To reiterate, what I find more offensive than 3 tonne of Parmesan stuffed in a hold is that WE, THOSE WHO MAKE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY ARE EXPECTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS SHYSTER AS SOMEONE GREAT WHO IS DESERVING OF OUR BENEFICENCE. I don't care if he mounts a mission to Mars himself, but for Reid to believe that his fellows in society should acknowledge his 'visions' and should be endorsed and funded without question or tangible benefit to the society from which he draws his sustinence ...... now THAT is offensive.

 

There IS a sucker born every minute, as there are leaches like Stowe. And never shall it change, I believe, that shyster shall delude sucker from their hard-earned with a multitudinous range of dodgey scams. Claims of being and artist and adventurer do NOT absolve oneself from responsibilities to society.

 

A self-indulgent 'log' of this folly hardly constitutes a contribution commensurate with the generosity of the .... donations made.

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The point here is that we are in America, not East Germany, with a much of mad women and nazis spreading rumors that may or may not be true. Why is that he managed to do this against all odds (and is succeeding) so offensive to you? Does it make you uncomfortable?

 

That depends upon how one defines succeeding... He seems to have succeeded in leaving on a 1000 day voyage, in a hurry, woefully unprepared; after only 9 years of preparations I might add. He seems to have been tremendous successful in pulling off a fraudulent enterprise. I have predicted the end on the Blog... He seems to have succeeded in putting himself and companion wallowing near the coast of Liberia short of previsions and in a malnourished state; on only day 159. That can't hold out for 840 more days. You need to have a look at the definition of success.

The only thing that makes me uncomfortable is the fraud he is perpetrating.

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ahhh - it all becomes obvious - you love reid - you yearn for him with all your heart

 

yet you can't have him - so sad- - perhaps you should eat some cheese to assuage your loinful yearnings

 

and yes - you are in America - but many posters here are not - yet they too enjoy the freedom of laughing like hell at the train wreck that is reid and his "glorious floating adventure".

 

Shackleton - he ain't

 

nah Shackleton wasn't up to his nuts in a young filly, playing bongo drums and humming

 

whoooaaa whooa ooohhaaa mmmmmmmmmmm ohhhhh oh mmmmm

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That depends upon how one defines succeeding... He seems to have succeeded in leaving on a 1000 day voyage, in a hurry, woefully unprepared; after only 9 years of preparations I might add. He seems to have been tremendous successful in pulling off a fraudulent enterprise. I have predicted the end on the Blog... He seems to have succeeded in putting himself and companion wallowing near the coast of Liberia short of previsions and in a malnourished state; on only day 159. That can't hold out for 840 more days. You need to have a look at the definition of success.

The only thing that makes me uncomfortable is the fraud he is perpetrating.

 

 

Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

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You guys write so much better than I do. And you're all a hell of a lot nicer too............. B)

 

Booth.

 

Don't be silly. You are an excellent writer AND a nice person! Sheesh, we will can all agree you have great common sense, too... Stop being so humble! (Are you smoking the SPROUTS>!)

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

The point is that these morons of the sea are highly at risk and are not promoting a good sailing environment. Fin

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.
Are you going to Wang Chung tonight?
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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

 

I am a REAL sailor, bitch, and so are most of us here.... Except we're not convicts and PAY our own ways with JOBS. So why don't you bring it on Jesse/aka SailFastandFree/aka Swan 79/aka Reid's Fluffer... I am onto their little scam. You're going down with them....

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Void Ho Barnacles

 

 

1. In a saucepan carved to resemble a parrot, heat some bilge water to the boiling point with a small handful of psylisybin mushrooms or, better yet, 1 part sea water to 2 parts bilge water;

B. immerse the barnacles in the boiling water for a few seconds, then serve them cold, on their own. Careful! Overcooking will reduce the hallocinogenic affect.

III. gently twist the calcareous plate so that the edible part comes out of its brown canvas-like sheath. The white flesh is delicious, and to complete the tripping experience, why not suck on the sleeve that encloses it? You’ll taste the void!

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

Now you're calling Sayonara a sailor? What an insult to every true sailor in the world, even if the only thing they sailed was a sailfish, for heavens sake! If you take a gander, the wheel is tied down every time it's pictured, so there is no way she's steering that tub! Her admitted experience prior to departure was a couple evening trips on the Hudson. All she does is cook and accommodate (aargh, brain burst again) the 'captain...she is not a sailor. :angry:

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

 

As someone asked before, we'd like to know what you feel the word Success means in this fiasco of frutility and frugality? Is it that he stays offshore for two and a half years with out dying or killing someone? Is it to prove that being a complete societal parasite can still pay dividends and allow you to live your dream on some other poor schmuck-filled disillusioned sychophantic windmill chasers? Is this an experiement on how to feed the starving folks around the world? Is it long drawn out seminar that will teach the newbies how to design, build, maintain a proper yacht on a budget of $17.58?

 

There is nothing to succeed in here. At all. Zilch. It's out-and-total bullshit done solely for the sole purpose of allowing this cyst of a human to escape the work-a-day world 'til he's dead. Did you expect him to hit the talk circuit at elementary schools, colleges and the White House? Please, not a chance. I'll tell you something OverGroan, this fum duk won't be able to land an interview on Larry King by the time this ends. The great people here in S/A have already seen to that, and there's still two more years to go. Well at least in theory. My gut feeling is that this Thousand-Day-Tripper-Koresh-wanna-be-drifting-voyage-to-disaster won't make through Thanksgiving. And when it does end poorly, he better hope to hell that it's in a country with no diplomatic ties to the U.S.............

 

BTW, what's your real name? Just for my files and shit........

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

 

 

 

Obe's - your loyalty in the face of overwhelming odds is staggering.

 

Roid-ho has already failed to convince a sizeable cross-section of the sailing public that this jaunt is anywhere near bold, useful, relevant or prepared. The fact that he wants to do it while sponging off others and playing on the ignorance of people like you and Sayonara only adds further insult.

 

Where did you get the idea that Roid-ho is the only one that "can" and "does"? There are plenty of other folks out there sailing further and faster and rolling back the wind-powered frontiers. From where I sit he's a full blown Cahnt!

 

But don't stop there Oberon - I reckon the SA faithfull can keep this up for a 1000 days even if Roid falls by the wayside. But we need your help to give us the ammo to go on!

 

- Ding - Gotta go - there's my 187th bowl of popcorn since this thread began. Need sleep. -_-

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Yet what if they do succeed?

 

And if they do actually succeed, just exactly what is it they will have succeeded in doing? Certainly not anything of scientific value, at least not of the kind that Reid is envisioning.

 

If they do make it, here's what they will have demonstrated:

 

1) God looks after fools.

 

And I'm not really sure of that saying, myself, but I can't think of anything else (unlike Booth, just now), so you tell me what exactly they will have accomplished, if they make it.

 

Are you up to it?

 

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OGR

 

 

BTW, what's your real name? Just for my files and shit........
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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

Oh for Christ sake--get off your high horse. The world is full of lunatics that claim to be on a mission from God/ for the good of Man/for the sake of art/etc..etc. That does not preclude the cognoscente members of this world from recognizing a completely frivolous, self serving, whacko enterprise like this, for what it is. There is nothing American about this half baked two bit charlatan and his sleazy self promoting of his less than stellar talents.

Grow the fuck up...he is a nobody, achieving nothing and making a lot of noise about it to bring attention to himself. I know this douche and you only have to look at the circle of losers that he has collected as his supporters (check the departure vid) to know where you stand in this scenario.

Succeed? He failed before he left the dock! I would even venture to say his parents failed miserably before he left the house.

Even if his barely alive carcass floated up on a beach after a thousand days, tell me, how has this pencil-dick benefited any thing or any one? He is incapable of rational thought, and therefore incapable of communicating any information of value to the scientific world. How arrogant of him to actually voice the idea that he has even a scintilla of information to pass on to NASA concerning the mental health of human beings under any conditions.

Only the very deluded or naively inexperienced could see anything heroic or valuable in the rantings of this lunatic. I give this a 50% chance of ending very badly. If that happens, where will you and your fucking "cheer for the underdog because it is the American thing to do" be?

From someone that is an astute observer of human nature and has known this loony for 20+ years, he is no American hero in the making.

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

You consider reid a sailor? most of us that have purchased a sail know the windspeed the sail will handle - clearly reid doesn't or he would not have asked Doyle Sails at what windspeed his sail(s) will fail. reid clearly has no concept of foot-round on a headsail, as he doesn't understand if foot-round is up or down (hmmm... to reverse curve or not?). clearly reid is not a sailor.

 

if they do succeed? good on them. just don't ask me to watch. i'd much rather observe what erden is up to rowing across the pacific towards australia on his trek around the world. erden is tackling a personal everest, perhaps similiarly to what reid is doing - one is doing it in an organized fashion and is giving it his best shot, is well on his way to australia and is moving forward with his project in an engaging and serious manner; the other is wobbling about the atlantic in a schooner that is falling apart, is talking a great deal of meaningless attempts to connect their project to NASA, and apparently NASA has not heard of him.

 

why not support reid? i have no interest in supporting him, nor do i have any interest in denigrating him - it's their game plan, let them play it through. my observation is they are underfunded, underequiped, and lucky. if they don't stress the boat then perhaps it will pull through. it will be interesting to see how everything holds together (or doesn't, as the case may be) the first time they run through a three day period of 40 knot winds. i do like to call things as they are - and so far reid has demonstrated only that he deserves derision.

 

as regards constructive advice, the constructive advice i would offer is simple: depart when you are prepared and the boat is prepared - something i consider basic common sense, and clearly reid and sonya are well beyond common sense: they haven't a clue.

 

i personally don't care if reid & sonya sink or float; they put themselves into the situation, they can extract themselves from it as well.

 

- beetle

 

PS - on the off-chance you're interested in ocean rowing, here's erden's site (79 days at sea, Bodega Bay California => Australia in a 24' ocean rowing boat):

http://www.around-n-over.org/

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Void-Ho Algae Popsicles

 

Ingredients:

1 large handful (16-20-ounce) freshly scraped algae

1 pack Flavor Aid (Jim Jones cyanide-laced grape flavored Kool Aid drink mix)

1 package (3-ounce size) rust colored gelatin

1/2 cup sugar (donated of course)

2 cups boiling bilge water

2 cups cold sea water

20 wooden craft sticks (carved with nautical themes by others*take credit yourself ;)

 

Directions:

 

Throw shit together and smoke last doobie.

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And if they do actually succeed, just exactly what is it they will have succeeded in doing? Certainly not anything of scientific value, at least not of the kind that Reid is envisioning.

 

If they do make it, here's what they will have demonstrated:

 

1) God looks after fools.

 

And I'm not really sure of that saying, myself, but I can't think of anything else (unlike Booth, just now), so you tell me what exactly they will have accomplished, if they make it.

 

Are you up to it?

 

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OGR

:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

In the days before insurance, when men were men, women were women and sailors were sailors,

 

Ithaca de Cavafi

 

 

When you start on the road to Ithaca

wish that the way be long

full of adventures, full of experience.

Fear not the Laestrygones and the Cyclops

the angry Poseidon

you will never find such as these in your way

if your thoughts stay clear, if a choice

emotion affects your body and spirit.

The Laestrygones and the Cyclops,

the wild Poseidon you will never meet,

if you do not carry them in your soul,

if your soul does not set them up in front you.

 

Wish that the way be long.

Let there be many summer mornings

when with such a pleasure, such a joy

you will enter harbors never before seen;

you will stop at Phoenician stalls

and will acquire lovely goods,

mother-of-pearl and coralls, amber and ebony

and hedonic perfumes of every kind,

hedonic perfumes as plenty as you can;

go to many Egyptian cities,

to learn and learn from the studious.

 

Always keep in mind Ithaca.

Arriving there is your goal.

But do not hurry the trip at all.

It is better that it lasts many years;

and when finally an old man, you berth on the island,

 

rich with what you have gained on the road,

do not expect that Ithaca will give you riches.

 

Ithaca gave you this lovely voyage.

Without her you would not have started on the road.

She has nothing else to give you now.

 

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not fooled you.

Wise that you have become , with such experience,

you must by now know what Ithacas mean.

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In the days before insurance, when men were men, women were women and sailors were sailors,

 

Ithaca de Cavafi

When you start on the road to Ithaca

wish that the way be long

full of adventures, full of experience.

Fear not the Laestrygones and the Cyclops

the angry Poseidon

you will never find such as these in your way

if your thoughts stay clear, if a choice

emotion affects your body and spirit.

The Laestrygones and the Cyclops,

the wild Poseidon you will never meet,

if you do not carry them in your soul,

if your soul does not set them up in front you.

 

When you start on the road to Ithaca

Watch out for vacationers

And busloads of bluehairs

Headed up I-81 to the indian casinos

 

Always keep in mind Ithaca

Is on Route 79

And not far from Watkins Glen

And Corning where they make glass

 

When you arrive in Ithaca

Check out the Cornell girls

Stop at Purity for an ice cream cone

And always remember

This is a metric fuckload better

Than 1000 days in a concrete scow

 

:P

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In the days before insurance, when men were men, women were women and sailors were sailors,

 

Ithaca de Cavafi

When you start on the road to Ithaca

wish that the way be long

full of adventures, full of experience.

Fear not the Laestrygones and the Cyclops

the angry Poseidon

you will never find such as these in your way

if your thoughts stay clear, if a choice

emotion affects your body and spirit.

The Laestrygones and the Cyclops,

the wild Poseidon you will never meet,

if you do not carry them in your soul,

if your soul does not set them up in front you.

 

Wish that the way be long.

Let there be many summer mornings

when with such a pleasure, such a joy

you will enter harbors never before seen;

you will stop at Phoenician stalls

and will acquire lovely goods,

mother-of-pearl and coralls, amber and ebony

and hedonic perfumes of every kind,

hedonic perfumes as plenty as you can;

go to many Egyptian cities,

to learn and learn from the studious.

 

Always keep in mind Ithaca.

Arriving there is your goal.

But do not hurry the trip at all.

It is better that it lasts many years;

and when finally an old man, you berth on the island,

 

rich with what you have gained on the road,

do not expect that Ithaca will give you riches.

 

Ithaca gave you this lovely voyage.

Without her you would not have started on the road.

She has nothing else to give you now.

 

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not fooled you.

Wise that you have become , with such experience,

you must by now know what Ithacas mean.

 

Dumbass, you already posted this shizzle when you were playing "SailFastandFree"... We're onto you Jesse......

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then?

 

They're already starving, you twit; and they're less than 1/6th of the way through. Just look at him. Do you think he looks ready for another 840 days?

 

They are not going to make it. You need to face that.

 

15 lbs in 150 days. 1000 day trip. Do the math.

 

Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors?

 

The only constructive advice anyone could give them at this point, is "give up."

 

Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

 

It was his choice to seek publicity - we're just taking morbid amusement from it all. It's nice & guilt-free, since it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. He even set it all up himself...

 

And yeah, I hope he sinks; but only because I don't want to have watch him slowly starve to death.

 

Oh, and before I forget: fuck you, too.

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I think Oberon is Mike Dougan. Mike was the original web master and definitely a key player in the cult of Reid and has known everything I told you. I told him in September of 2005. I kept our correspondence so I can prove that as well. What Oberon is writing is just like the letter Mike sent me yesterday where every one is filled with hate. If you notice Oberon joined yesterday. Makes sense. By the way he compared this to Enron and me to the bookkeeper. Oh yeah I also supposedly scared every women off the boat and have no friends. Not only do I have friends but who do you think they are. Most of the women you speak of are a part of another organization I run and are good friends. They know what I am doing and approve.

 

 

 

Void Ho :)

 

 

1000 Days Non Stop at Sea- J Fradkin as the blogger for Reid Stowe ... 13 Sep 2007 by mike

1000 Days Non-stop at Sea Stories of Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad aboard the Schooner Anne and the Quest to set a new Sailing Record of 1000 Days @ Sea w/o stopping or resupply!

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Dumbass, you already posted this shizzle when you were playing "SailFastandFree"... We're onto you Jesse......

 

 

NO: it was read by President Clinton at the 2006 UN Ball where he was being honored in the Waldorf-Astoria, I liked it and past it on, and it must have made the way to you fine folk...

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Yet what if they do succeed? What will you say then? Why not suport two sailors who you believe are at risk on the high seas if you are so concerned with constructive advice? Where are the samaritans on this site? Where are the sailors? Listening to some of you one would think you would be more comfortable were they just to sink, so as to reinforce your own bitter hatred for those who can and do, while those who cannot preach.

 

This is "sailfastandfree" - Jesse.

 

Hey Jessie - we're going to find out soon, right? His latest - he got rain and filled the tub's tubs. Now he can turn south as promised, right? So he can commit sinking.

 

Hey Jessie - have you noticed how you and Mike and Erik have routinely been able to post here? No blocking or moderating over here like you have over there. And you know what else impresses? We know who som is - she's identified herself and been very forthright. But you - you and your idiot friends screech from way in the back of your roach motel. Same kind of pathetic nonsense you've been screedching from the beginning. You are all liars, frauds and completely useless.

 

But now it's fishing time - or bait cutting time. Your homeless hero has announced he's got water. Either he goes south to prove himself and attempt to succeed or he figures out a way to end this charade. I'm betting he ends it but, of course, he's getting delirious. His posts are getting longer and he's sounding more like he's living post "void ho." And the messages he's receiving - how to sprout and cook wheat berries complete with long, long recipes - fit perfectly in his surreal world. No word from Soanya lately, though - what's up? Too grey, or cold or wet for her?

 

Stay around, Jessie - you are a constant source of laughs.

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Ordinarily the ancient mariner works from sun to sun - so he says. Then he took a "well deserved" day off. Now, he collected the water and,

 

Soanya's View:

We weren't in dire need of rain. We just wanted to fill the spaces in our tanks so that it would be the last thing on our minds as we headed south into rougher cooler waters. Still there was such a feeling of relief and excitement as the rain poured down into our awaiting vessel. I can only imagine the joy a person dying of thirst must feel upon seeing a rain fall upon them. Reid tended the tarps. I tended the cameras and made a lunch of curried lentils and rice with of course, a huge sprout salad. Afterwards, Reid had a little rest and I watched as the sun peeked out little by little until I could stretch my eyes far away and the sky had every kind of cloud imaginable in various layers. The clarity was startling and the air warm but fresh. The boat looked cleaner than it had in a while and we felt it was a good day to be on the sea.

 

The picture of him in front of the video camera is the worst yet. Of course, there's no telemetry from the space ship but he does not look like he would happily attack a raging sea. But - they've got their water and the ancient mariner said that's all they need to meet their goal of getting into the southern ocean in November. So Jessie/sailfast/oberon/swan/etc. are you excited he's about to show his REAL abilities? Remember, he said the southern ocean is the "real test." Remember also how you and your boyfriends have been talking about how he's "America's best." One of two things is going to happen: Message from Soanya: "Reid hasn't talked to me for three days - he just lies there with his mouth open staring at the overhead. And the thingie that makes the boat turn is too hard for me to turn. And the big sail in the middle has a big rip in it from the bottom to the top. And four flying fish just landed on the deck and they are laughing at me and licking their lips. What should I do?" Or - there's no message from Soanya.

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Has anyone checked out Suzanna Bowling on http://www.google.com http://www.un.org/ http://imdb.com/ or http://www.theatredb.com/ ???? You may be surprised that that you will find no mention of her, what so ever, out side of the time she spent living his boat.

 

Hate to admit it but I accepted your challenge on this one and guess what - there are numerous references to Suzanna Bowling with most of them referring to her roles in various art house plays, though she has been in a few commercials and an appearance in Law and Order: CI - guess this sort of proves her credentials.

 

Now can we discuss your credentials? - I'm thinking a gullible brainwashed idiot.

 

and don't even get me started on Reid thinking he can assist NASA - on second thoughts I reckon Reid could assist NASA a list of what not to do on long voyages - starting with to much cheese in confined spaces is a really bad idea.....any more?

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Hate to admit it but I accepted your challenge on this one and guess what - there are numerous references to Suzanna Bowling with most of them referring to her roles in various art house plays, though she has been in a few commercials and an appearance in Law and Order: CI - guess this sort of proves her credentials.

 

Now can we discuss your credentials? - I'm thinking a gullible brainwashed idiot.

 

and don't even get me started on Reid thinking he can assist NASA - on second thoughts I reckon Reid could assist NASA a list of what not to do on long voyages - starting with to much cheese in confined spaces is a really bad idea.....any more?

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Why are you so jealous of this couple breaking away together? Why does this offend your manhood that he can do it, while all you can do is cast aspersions? The only insane frauds I have found are the few sad, angry people like you who sit around casting hate at those who achieve in life. Do you have a woman? Can you sail? Why not try both and then write back to us about your experiences, at stop spitting at others. It is not too late.

 

Oberon

 

Re-read Daniel Hansen's excellent post. The criticisms in the forum are valid, and not motivated by jealousy.

 

Fundamentally, by all his publicity your guy is trying to access (for money or vanity) the goodwill that the public generally gives ocean sailors and adventurers. He doesn't deserve it. People in this forum have a valid interest in protecting this valuable resource (some livelihoods depend on it) and are in effect reacting to a form of theft or fraud.

 

In contrast, look at the tremendous respect and admiration SA always give to those who do deserve it - from mini-sailors to volvo ocean teams. If we were jealous of success or adventure, why would we not criticize them? In fact, we cheer them on.

 

Less fundamentally, Reid's program has a lot of weird and salacious details about it. Anyone that would push themselves in the limelight with this kind of baggage should prepared to be mocked mercilessly, generally by pretty normal people who like a joke or a funny story. This is not some aberration of this community - your guy is totally tabloid material, which is where this story will likely end up.

 

You should also read about Crowhurst. There are obvious parallels to Reid here. But there is another figure in that story - a cheesy publicity promoter from Teignmouth who kept feeding the media positive stories for his own purposes while Crowhurst went mad. He likely knew that Crowhurst was unstable and ill-prepared from the start, but encouraged it all for the off-chance that (if a miracle happened) he would would benefit hugely from Crowhurst's success, but with no risk of drowning himself. Not exactly admirable.

 

You should ask yourself: is this what you are doing? Are you waiting for a miracle? If this ends badly, for two people, do you think you might bear some responsibility?

 

If you are a true friend of Reid, tell him to stop or at least be cautious. I've seen the boat many times when it was in NYC - I can't imagine anything less prepared to go into the Southern Ocean. Thier own physical strength is obviously diminished through poor diet - this can also lead to (even more?) impaired judgement. If he won't stop, tell him to just bob around in the South Atlantic, maybe close to land.

 

I really hope this has a comic and not tragic ending.

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