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Thread #9555   Message #421578
Posted By: mousethief
20-Mar-01 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Songs about the Exxon Valdez disaster (1989)
Subject: RE: Words? Wreck of the Exxon Valdez?
The captain was asleep (passed out from overindulgence in alcohol, to be precise) and the mate, who didn't know the channel well, took a "shortcut" and drove her across the rocks. A friend of mine, who worked for the shipyard that repaired her, said that you could have fit his 3-bedroom HOUSE in the hole in the hull.

The Capital Steps did a great send up on this, to the tune of "Feliz Navidad" -- I can only remember a little bit:

Valdez hit the rock
Valdez cause a shock...