Thursday, March 02, 2006

Funship Freddy: Friend or Fiend?


Okay, it's bad enough to toss back a few cocktails on a cruise ship and go back to your cabin to discover freakish towel animals hanging from the cabinets (especially in a dimly lit cabin). But some genius at Carnival Cruise lines has created a demonic mascot for the ships called Funship Freddy. And you can't walk past the onboard giftshop without seeing dozens of the hideous little things watching you.


Funship Freddy is supposed to be a cuddly creature that looks like the trademark Carnival ship smokestacks:


But there is something disturbingly familiar about Funship Freddy. You be the judge:
I think you catch my drift?

13 comments:

cherish said...

EEEKKKSSS Funship Freddy is pretty scary if you ask me. What is even scarier is how much that person was paid to come up with that stupid thing.

Tim ID said...

Whew! I'm glad you could see it too. I was beginning to think I was the only one who could see through Funship Freddy.

shandi said...

You are so sick and twisted Tim. Frankly, I Find Funship Freddy Fabulously Freaking Friendly (emphasis on "freak"). Besides, don't you think Satan has gotten a bad rap the last 6,000 years. Let's cut the guy a break already.

Tim ID said...

Nice alliteration BTW. But did I say anything about Satan? All I'm saying is that Funship Freddy is like satan. That would be a simile. Though if we look at the word saTAN, we see the word TAN clearly. You get TAN on Carnival cruise ships or you burn. Both are things our friend SaTAN approves of.

That's all I'm saying.

shandi said...

Okay, since you've continued this thread...

Satan has a tan. I agree with you here. He also is in excellent physical shape. Always sport'n a six pack. So we know he works out as well as tans. But... did you notice that he also goes in for the waxing. I have never seen a hair on the guy. Do you suppose that's why they call him Lose-the-fur?

Lights in the wake said...

Plenty of time for towel animals, no time for lightbulbs. And so it goes.

Tim ID said...

Shandi,
Puns like that will assure you a place next to our hairless yet tanned Satan in hell.

Lightbulbs in the Wake, so what you are saying is, "So many towels, so little lightbulbs" ?

Mickey said...

Take it from one who has stood toe to toe with the devil...I would have jumped ship at first sight of this thing.

Tim ID said...

Mickey, my friend. If I ran from the devil every time I've seen him, I would never stand still. But welcome back from the desert.

The Michael said...

Had I spied one of these creatures on MY bed, my first inclination would have been to pull out a gun and kill it! So, maybe it's a good thing they probably had metal detectors on the gang plank.

Tim ID said...

After years of cruising, I have become immune to the towel creatures. When in Rome...besides, they do frown on slipping the Berretta on board. But if I'd had it,you can bet I would have gotten that lightbulb I was denied.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I think that Funship Freddy is cool! I love him!

S E E Quine said...

` He haunts my nightmares. Also, congrats, I think I shall cite this post on my one blog because it's that good.
` You know, to ease the trauma. I even saw him rapping once and it was just wrong.

` Towel animals were fun to kill, BTW, after taking suggestive photos with them. Also, your towel animal (whatever it's supposed to be) seems to be one we didn't get but others did - someone who couldn't figure out what it was called it 'Vadge' if you get my meaning. ;)