Last night, like most nights, I was watching Erin Burnett’s show Outfront on CNN.
At the end of the program, Jeanne Moos did a short special on George Clooney’s wedding in Venice earlier that day. He had gone to the wedding in a highly published boat procession down the beautiful canals of Venice.
Venice, of course, is embroiled in the No Grandi Navi controversy which I have written about many times where environmentalists are trying to safeguard Venice by prohibiting giant cruise ships from sailing by the historic city.
So there was handsome Mr. Clooney with his beautiful wife-to-be on a little beautiful little vintage, highly-polished wooden speed boat in a canal with lots of other little boats full of Hollywood guests and hundreds of paparazzi with cameras when the wedding procession was blocked by – you guessed it – a gigantic cruise ship.
The villain was the Norwegian Jade which loomed over the canal like the huge Cloverfield science fiction monster.
Jeanne Moos commented to Erin Burnett: "The only obstacle in way of the Clooney cavalcade — a giant cruise ship. Steer clear, George, the last thing you want on your honeymoon is to kiss the bride with a norovirus." Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York (END VIDEOTAPE)
Ah, a norovirus cheap shot from CNN! (But CLIA tells us that the dreaded noro bug is really a rarity!)
As the program ended, Erin Burnett also couldn’t help herself. She responded to Ms. Moos, referring to the feces and urine filled red bio-hazard bags from the infamous Carnival Triumph "poop cruise" which CNN aired endlessly, "that’s true, you don’t need any red bags on your honeymoon."
September 30 2014 Update: As pointed out by TravelPulse, CBS has an interesting video of the NCL cruise ship crashing the party.
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