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Stephen Colbert Checks in from the “Spirit Of Juno”.

Stephen sent this email to race headquarters Sunday night:

“Dear land-based life forms,”

“Fantastic day. We started with windless bobbing from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. We punctuated this inertia by catching, on a hand line, two mahi-mahi, a very beautiful fish-fish! They both were laid to rest in a small Tupperware coffin surrounded by lime juice and chopped onions.

“Spent the afternoon dodging wind holes and watching dolphins play in our bow wake. We’ve also been introducing our English crew to the joys of grits. They are dubious, but too polite to admit they tossed it overboard.

“We are on four hour watches and lucky to get three hours’ sleep at a time. Those of you familiar with totalitarian regimes will remember that sleep deprivation is one way that dictators break their enemies.

“We are in good position thanks to our skipper, Tim Scarisbrick, first mate Bertie Whitley and second mate Chris Miller.

“We all smell wonderful. See you in Bermuda!”

Source: Charleston Bermuda Race.

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  1. colbaby
    May 24, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    He had me at “Dear land-based life forms.”

    *looks around site for the first time* This is great! Thanks so much for setting this up, Katt.

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  2. lockhart43
    May 24, 2011 at 5:24 AM

    The idea of Stephen feeding his English crew members grits just cracks me up!

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  3. jennie
    May 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    I kept thinking of the Grit-Off

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  4. May 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    “We all smell wonderful.” *snork*

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  5. anais0509
    May 26, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    I wonder if I’ll ever get tired of thinking that Stephen is such a funny, witty and eloquent writer/commentator…nope. Don’t think so. 😉

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  6. shellichelle
    May 26, 2011 at 4:32 AM

    Hello everyone! So nice to see you all! My profile name has changed to sync up with other social media but it’s me, “luvtcr”, from NFZ posts.

    Looks like they have been doing much better than the last time!

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