In Which I Am Very Petty About The Suez Canal


Yes, I understand that everyone is intrigued by that ship that’s blocked up the Suez Canal and messing up the weeks of so many logistics people. It’s all good harmless fun until it turns out everything you need is going across Antarctica by sled horse because that’s the least-bad alternative remaining. But this has got everybody going out and learning about containerized cargo and, dang it, I’ve been the nerd who knows things about Panamax and Malaccamax and all that.

Photograph of the front cover of Brian J Cudahy's _Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed The World_. It shows a container ship with stacks of boxes atop it, sitting in a harbor.
And, again, this is not my only book about containerized cargo. It’s just the only one I can get without having to stand up and walk to another room.

It’s not fair to have a bunch of johnny-come-latelies rushing in on my turf. If only there were some way to block them up somehow or delay their talking about TEUs and other intermodal transport terms.

Photograph of the back cover of Brian J Cudahy's _Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed The World_. It's full of the sort of cover press one might expect. It also has the price label from Borders Book Store, US$29.95.
And just to show you I’m completely in earnest, here’s the back cover of my personal copy of Brian J Cuday’s Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed The World. Yes, that is a price sticker from Borders Books, thank you, so you know I didn’t just grab this book off eBay twenty minutes ago, thank you.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

10 thoughts on “In Which I Am Very Petty About The Suez Canal”

  1. Now I’m picturing you going through the house singing “I feel Petty, oh so Petty, I feel Petty as Petty can be ,I’m so Petty ,a Traveling Willbury I’ll be.”, scaring the house squirrels and tealight mice.

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    1. Oh dear no. I’m much to embarrassed to go singing around the house, not with my trouble at finding a pitch or singing at it. I keep all my singing to karaoke night, where I can do songs where the vocalist only needs to hit one note. Someday I’ll even sing the note it’s supposed to be.

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        1. Stealing someone’s jam is always a shitty state of affairs…but I learnt more reading your post than all of this yawn fest stuff written about why my Amazon or whatever order was late!

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