It would be great to be able to announce that we had
procured the aid of Mike Payton, world's greatest yachting cartoonist
and proper yachtsman, in getting MarineZine off to a flying start but the
fact is we haven't. Not for lack of wishing, mind you, but we wouldn't
know where to point our begging letter even if we had the nerve to write
So it's a cartoon-less launch, we're sorry to
say. Still, we've
done our level best, with a little help from friends, to bring you a few
pages of fun of a verbal nature. Perhaps you are, or know, a
cartoonist who might come to our rescue, in return for undying
gratitude, in the absence of anything else to offer? We've emptied the
kitty somewhat, pulling MarineZine out of the bag and hanging it up
online, so we're not in a position to offer remuneration but gratitude?
We can offer oodles of gratitude...meanwhile, you may like to get on
with finding out what is in here, as opposed to what is not...
Brass Monkeys is all about nautical terms in everyday use. What do they mean now and what did they mean originally? You tell us yours and we'll tell you ours...
Cad Calls is the page where we will put the true stories, about real people, that would make you cry if you weren't laughing at their cheek!
Dinah De'Ath the agony aunt will ponder your problem...if it is a serious one, she'll hire a more sympathetic aunt to start a new page because she is just, well, irreverent is probably the word.
Horrorscopes by Nick Romancer who gets most of his astrological data from the backs of cereal packaging. But not all. A tongue firmly planted in each cheek, he can get too close by half...
Lighten Up is our jokes page. Long or short, dry wit or belly-aching stuff, we'd like to hear it all.
Spin Us A Yarn is where you can share your shaggy dog stories, true sea-faring tales, anything that makes a darn good read, especially if it's light-hearted. Serious stories will still be published but elsewhere in the magazine, so write whatever you feel like.
Whoops! is otherwise known as "Don't You Hate It When That Happens?" and is the page for those ghastly moments of embarrassment that you can't help seeing the funny side of.