This woman does a Tina Turner rendition in a talent show. Now she is suing the cruise line for the comments made by the judging panel after her performance - asking for $1,000,000.
What kind of ambulance chasing lawyer would even take a case like this - seriously?
First she sings the song, and then the panel comments. She claims one of them (the cruise director) called her a "cougar" and said it was inappropriate to say he could see her knickers.
Well - what he said was "you may be dressed like a leopard but to me you appear like a ....... tiger."
But while he paused she shouted out "a cougar?" - She said the word first - all he did was agree with her by saying "Um, yes, a cougar."
Secondly, I have been a stage manager and I can tell you certain lights will definitely bring out undergarments - you get the "black light" effect when you use deep blue stage lights, and very often underwear and bras will shine right through a lady's clothes. But I could not see them on the video, so I assume the lighting person quickly corrected the effect as soon as he saw it.
So the comedian likely made some jokes about Irishmen and drinking and that passenger gets a cash award? What a travesty.
I was singled out by a comedian a few years ago on a Princess cruise. I was 'Buffet Bob' who obviously was not missing many meals. I laughed and even wrote a blog piece about it. The comedian read it and replied, thanking me for being a good sport. I guess I should have sued, claiming weight discrimination.
Having been a stage manager I can tell you - without fail, no comedian ever does an original joke. Everyone of them I worked with did the same routines EVERY night. I know it looks fresh & spontaneous, but so does "Blue Man Group." but in fact the lines are always 90% scripted - it is just the target's reaction that is different every night.
We know John Heald doesn't really meet a Dick Johnson every cruise. But the jokes are the same.
The one good thing on twitter is the ability to block! When i block someone on facebook, occasionally they can still see me and i can see them. There is something oddly satisfying about pressing that block button on twitter..lol
NCL Epic 2012
"A painter paints pictures on a canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence"