For some reason, I randomly remembered that time last year when people were putting acrylic nails on the Avengers and I lost my shit.
It never fails to make me laugh
So simple yet so good
All of them are perfection
I can’t stop stop laughing
The editing is superb
The poses are perfect
We can’t forget the person who started it all, and they deserve the best for the wonderful gifts they gave us.
Thank you Nicole. Thank you so much.
Chris Jamal Evans lmfao ok
“The dynamic of friendship is almost always underestimated as a constant force in human life […], but no matter the medicinal virtues of being a true friend or sustaining a long close relationship with another, the ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.”
— David Whyte, Consolations (via exhaled-spirals )
People are asking whether the pilot of the Ever Given will still have a job after this, but honestly, I’d be surprised if the owner of the Ever Given will still have a job after this. When this is over, Evergreen Marine is going to get sued by every shipping insurance company on the planet. Like, I’m not even exaggerating for effect here: I mean every single one.
IIRC, Boats going through the Suez Canal are legally required to have a designated Suez Canal Pilot take the ship through it. So the Ever Given may well be in the clear because their people weren’t the ones who crashed the boat
That absolutely will not stop potential litigants from claiming that Evergreen was negligent by sending the Ever Given through the Canal in the first place.
(Of course, Evergreen will obviously claim that it was the Canal authority’s responsibility to determine whether it was appropriate to send the Ever Given through, not theirs, and now we’re off to the races!)
I am not, and was not ever, a shipping lawyer. I did, however, work down the hall from a whole team of them, so I picked up a thing or two over after-work beers. You cannot predict, nor hope to predict, just how arcane and byzantine a really good shipping law action is going to get. And this promises not just to be really good, but possibly the best that has ever been seen. And the shipping claims are merely the centre-ring to a multi-ring circus of insurance, reinsurance and otherwise unspecified contract claims. We’re not just off the races, we’re getting a side trip to the zoo, a night at the opera and probably some folk dancing thrown in. The last time I can recall a single non-war event that embuggeranced this many contracts, it was the unexpected postponement of Edward VII’s coronation due to inflammation of the Royal Appendix.
This is some fascinating analysis but mostly I’m here for
We’re not just off the races, we’re getting a side trip to the zoo, a night at the opera and probably some folk dancing thrown in.
i’d better pop some more popcorn
…sorry, I’m stuck back at the implication that @andrewwolfe was personally involved in the legal drama of Edward VII’s coronation.