Just when you'd think that the Costa Concordia story could not get any weirder, this week the infamous Captain Francesco Schettino announced that he is writing a book about the events surrounding the disaster. He promises to tell a "completely different story" than what has been reported to date.
So what is the "shocking truth" he teases the public about?
That "I am not captain coward."
Oh Lord save us all. First we have him cavorting about the cruise ship with his blonde girlfriend. Then he goes into a funk for an hour or two after he crashes the cruise ship into the rocks. When he returns to reality and tries to save his own hide from the sinking ship, he "slips and falls" into a lifeboat. When the Italian Coast Guard commander catches up with the fleeing captain, Schettino ignores the Coast Guard's order to return to the ship. He hires a lawyer and sues the cruise line for wrongful termination. He later says that he's really the hero for saving lives and, to top it off, says that the "Hand of God" touched him to navigate the ship to safety.
Oh Captain, may the hand of God be placed squarely over your babbling mouth!
Now we have a tell-all book from the Costa captain to look forward to. Maybe a great Christmas present for your friends?
Let's hope that someone sues Schettino and obtains a judicial decree ordering all of the proceeds of the captain coward's book sales to go to the families of the people he killed.
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