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We Are The Champions by Queen

no pleasure cruise

  • I've paid my dues Time after time I've done my sentence But committed no crime And bad mistakes I've made a few I've had my share of sand kicked in my face But I've come through We are the champions, my friends And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions of the world I've taken my bows And my curtain calls You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it I thank you all But it's been no bed of roses No pleasure cruise I consider it a challenge before the whole human race And I ain't gonna lose We are the champions, my friends And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions We are the champions, my friends And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end, oh We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions Writer/s: Freddie Mercury Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 67

  • John N from Cincinnati "...I was thinking about football when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something the fans could latch on to. It was aimed at the masses; I thought we'd see how they took it. It worked a treat. When we performed it at a private concert in London, the fans actually broke into a football chant between numbers. Of course, I've given it more theatrical subtlety than an ordinary football chant. You know me." Though he said he may also have been commenting on Queen's success: "I suppose it could also be construed as my version of 'I Did It My Way.' We have made it, and it certainly wasn't easy. No bed of roses as the song says. And it's still not easy."
  • Vanessa from Ga, Usa The song can end both ways either "of the world" or we are the champions, if you check out live aid 1985 he sings it of the world and on some albums on others its not there
  • Holley Hill from Prairieville, Louisiana Usa In the late 70’s-80’s this song was used in wrestling. I have forgotten which wrestling federation exactly. But this was the opening song for the tv show. Always remember Rick flair walking out onto the stage to this song. Woooooooooooo!
  • Kyle Knapp from Omaha Ne I was recently asked to perform an acoustic version of this song at a funeral. The deceased, who was in his 90's, and had been a high school sports coach in a small midwestern town, had specifically asked for it before he passed.
  • Dan from Usa You got the lyrics wrong. There's no "of the world" at the end of the song. It ends with "we are the champions."
  • Bridget from Co For some reason, during summer camp some of the boys were switching up to the lyrics to "We are the failures" and "We are the winners."
  • Alfie from Indiana When my daughters played softball we played "We will rock you" on the way to the game and in the dugout. We played "We are the champions" on the way home. (Hopefully). Very inspiring songs.
  • Markantney from Biloxe Utter Genius to have WWRY and WATC back to back. Is there a smoother intro (lyric) than that Piano and Freddie (SANGin) "I've Paid My Dues..."
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, Tn Big beautiful song.
  • Joel from Seaside, Or i have a friend and we listen to the song(WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS)on our way to a football on our ipods before a really big game cuz it gets us pumped up for it even when its raining hard and the wind is realy blowing(like today) or if its on a nice sunny day.
  • Joel from Seaside, Or this is a song i used in my jornal prompts and i like it alot cuz i listen to it evryday
  • Jeremy from Ventura, Ca lol u can play We Will Rock You when the team is entering the field, and then We Are The Champions (if/when) the win!!! its brilliant
  • Rick from Lafayette, Colorado, Co I wrote the book Miss-takes: Life's Teachable Moments. In "We are the Champions", Queen sings "my misstakes, I've made a few." This shows the human side, but the song ends triumphantly. Miss-takes are going to happen, but don't let them slow you down. Remember- "a man fears the tiger that bit him last, instead of the tiger that will bite him next."
  • Polly from Anna, Il This song brings many wonderful memories of Friday nights at the football stadium; especially the year we were undedeated! High school days are gone :(
  • Dave from Lacrosse, Wi One day I was driving in my car with my daughter who has PDD/NOS (an autistic spectrum disorder) She was bumming out because she has to struggle more than most to communicate. She's got a tough row to hoe...anyway, We Are the Champions by Queen came on the radio. I began to sing along with it and told her that WE are the champions. By the end of the song she had totally cheered up and we were high fiving! Ever since, this has been our little inspirational song.
  • Andrew from Birmingham, United States This was paired up with "We Will Rock You". Those two are related somehow - they sound like appropriate hits for sport events. Well, at least "We Are the Champions". Think about it: "We are the champions of the world." Could it be football? Baseball? Whatever it is, "We Will Rock You" sounds more rock-star-like, but it's played at sporting events.
  • Russ from Richmond, Va I guess Freddie took this one to his grave... If your a Queen fan I'm sure you don't want to know this but let the truth be known... The song's a rocker and one of my fav's but lyrically from beginning to end this is a song highlighting the struggles (at the time) of gays in the world. Freddie goes after this one as a "fist-pumping, rally cry". Take a second look and try to place yourself in the mind set. Again, it's a great song but lyrically it is what it is!
  • Rachel from Cleveland, Al This is the stupidest song I think I've ever heard!!
  • Ali from Izmir, La la a.q nasýl indircem bunuuuuu yazý al sana a.q
  • Jasen from Milford, Mi Darrell, thats the saddest thing I've ever heard
  • Darrell from Eugene Several years ago, they used this song in a prescription erectile-dysfunction drug commercial (I believe that it was Viagra, but this old, overloaded brain apparently discarded that information), and after my girlfriend started joking about getting Viagra for me, I sold all of my vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes and CDs of Queen to a local record store. No more Queen for me!
  • Atomicsushi from Qc, Other I think another victory song that would be sweet for sports is R.Kelly's World's Greatest
  • Gregory Spielman from Sacramento, Ca If you play this song around me anywhere, at anytime I fall to the ground crying, it is the most triumphant song of all time, it is the anthem to life 4 anyone who's ever wanted to succeed, you can't tell me you when you were a kid you didn't invision yourself making a wnning shot, catching a winning touchdown or hitting a home run to win a championship, then this song playing, its the perfect song 4 victory and none compare to it, period, it pertains in no way to homosexuality, how weird are the people on here making those inuindos, go comment on an police song or somthing, wow
  • Jenna Madsen from Eureka!, Ca im not too sure if i like this song much. it has a triumphant feeling to it, but it is so commonly played that it can get real tiring. however, it is nice to hear the melody after a victorious win.
  • Pranab from New Delhi, India I am kinda outsider in the community but that never stopped me... I love this song and it reminds me of one of the greatest competition that we won. Cheers to Queen.
  • Rusty from Arlen, Tx i believe freddy on this one i say it is about having bad times but then making it through
  • D from Edmonton I always viewed this song to be about how the band worked hard and achieved their goal of being a famous rock band.
  • Jonathon from Clermont, Fl I don't care what it means, it's a damn good song!
  • Billy from Otway, Oh In That Very Simpsons Episode,Homer SIngs The Song Like This. "I Am The Champion,I AM THE CHAMPION,No Time For Losers,Cause I AM THE CHAMPION.....OF THE WORLD!"
  • Tonya from Murry, Ky great song what ells can i say well i'm going to go complain about another song seeya
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, Sc I thought it was "I've had my share of sad kicks in my face." I guess that could also make sense.
  • Amy from Dallas, Tx *sigh* Floyd.. wheres the link to the source? The song was written for a sport team, and has nothing to do with what you said.
  • Floyd from Cf, Ia I read somewhere that we are the champions is a gay ballad... lines like, "I've had my share of sand kicked in my face", and "I've done my sentence but commited no crime" signify the trials of being homosexual... go figure
  • Fyodor from Denver, Co I like We Will Rock You, but I detest this song. So when We Will Rock You comes on the radio, I pray We Are The Champions won't follow it, but usually to no avail. ARRRRGH!!
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Nj This song is great! First of all, if its Queen, it has to be great!Not just for sporting events, but for any acomplishment
  • Amy from Dallas, Tx Best band in the world.
  • Whitequeen from A Place, Fl I do not think this song is about homosexuals/bisexuals. I think its just about the band... being famous and THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD! I almost got in a fist fight with this lady who said this song was conceited. She didnt like the line "no time for losers" but then again, she not all too happy woth gays/bisexuals. Ugh how can anyone say anything BAD bout QUEEN???? lol sry for so many caps:-)
  • Geoff from Melbourne, Australia I have never seen this published before anywhere but maybe it has. It sounds to me at each chorus that one of the later refrains of "we are the champions" line sounds a lot like the lyric is "queen are the champions", perhaps sung by Roger. What do you think?
  • Freddie from Orlando, Fl Well Mr George from PA, if your so dang bothered by there being no better songs to inspire sports and such-- why dont YOU write something better? Good freaking luck, darling.
  • Jeanette from Irvine, Ca about knights tale i agree. my history teacher made us watch it because it is "educational" and it looked promising in the beginning since they played we will rock you...nevertheless it sucked.
  • Rick from Humboldt, Ia Dave in washington dc, are you trying to tell me that freddie mercury sang every part on bohemian rhapsody? because i'm pretty sure that it's four part harmony, and that roger taylor definitely sang all those incredibly high notes.
  • George from Telford, Pa I grow so tired of this INCREDIBLY overplayed song. This along with We Will Rock You are played over and over in just about every sporting venue that it makes me sick. The sad thing is that there are no other "victory" songs out there to replace them.
  • Jeanette from Irvine, Ca i think this song is about homosexuals too.
  • Dan from Lee, Nh Queen does an amazing job bulding up their song unlike some other bands we know of cough cough (Mettalica) cough cough (AC/DC). I like this song slightly more than We Will Rock You, but they are both great songs.
  • Sara from Quinton, Ok This song is in the running to be the senior theme at my HS graduation. The ones who asked for it picked it because it's so perfect for the end of high school. "I paid my sentence but committed no crime" - We gave twelve years to this place for no fault of our own. "And bad mistakes, I've made a few" - Duh. We've all screwed up in school and in life. And then the triumphant, "Weeeee are the champions my friends" - We did it! Go Class of 06!!! Haha
  • Freddie from Orlando, Fl Champions is such an eternal balad. I cant stand it when others try to sing or recreate it... it make my heart hurt for some reason. I try to see the good of it, see it as respect for Freddie, but i really cant help but feeling like theyre stealing something the came FROM HIS SOUL-- and making it theirs. stealing it, forgetting him. Freddie was more amazing than any other musicain I have ever heard. His voice is so amazing in this song(and it always is, but you know.) No one else cam hit the way he held FIGHTING on the second chorus... no one can jsut... DO it the way he did! he had the voice of an ANGEL. angels in heaven must sound like Freddie did on earth.
  • Brad from Gainesville, Fl Yeah, I saw Green Day recently in Orlando. Green Day plays this song as part of their encore. It was sweet!
  • Alicia from Tamaqua, Pa I dought this song was about homosexuals, but then again it could be....... no one will ever know the truth. But people will have their theories. In my opinion, this song is about being the best and Queen was indeed the best. Another beautiful song that Freddie wrote and it showed off his gorgeous voice increadibly. This song along with Bohemian Rhapsody both showed off his amazing hypnotizing voice along with many others.
  • Ben from Kent, England The last song played at the Wembley Live Concert (which i beleive was the last concert Freddie did), seems pretty clear they were talking about themselves being the Champions. As a footnote if you wathc the recording of the concert there's a bit where Freddi says that there were rumours that the band were going to split up. His response? that they would be together until they died. i always found that this was really moving as he knew he was dying and kept going till the end.
  • Daan from Tegelen, Netherlands Yet another one of Queen's immortal songs. People will maybe celebrate victories on we are the champions forever, or at least for several ages yet to come. Thnak you Freddie, Roger, Brian and John!
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, Ca "Sheer Heart Attack", the punk rock song which immediately follows this one, was written by Roger but Freddie actually sang the lead vocal. His voice is buried so far down that it's hard to tell, but it's him.
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, Ca Freddie only contributed 3 songs to this album, a much lower proportion than was usual. This might have been due to the album's style - they were trying to follow the trend of punk simplicity, and Freddie tended to write the most flamboyant songs. He has said this was his version of "My Way".
  • Randall from Birmingham, England John never sang- not even live though it looks like he does. roger sang: modern times rock and roll loser in the end tenment funster i'm in love with my car drowse fight from the inside fun it more of that jazz (maybe some others) Brian sang: someday oneday 39 good company she makes me (stormtrooper in stilletos) far away all dead all dead leavin home ain't easy sail away sweet sister (and maybe some others)
  • Melissa from Green Bay, Wi Kevin- to name a few songs: Roger Taylor also sang "Fight From the Inside" and "Sheer Heart Attack", and (I think) Brian sang on "All Dead All Dead"...just to name a few, I'm sure there's a few more. I don't think John Deacon sang anything lead, or even backup (as far as I know)
  • Claire from Oak Ridge, Tn It could be partially about saluting homosexuals RAJA, but I'm told it's about the fact they were the "champions" of their music genre, because everyone else was into disco and crap.
  • Claire from Oak Ridge, Tn "A Knight's Tale" is a total spoof, and despite the Queen and David Bowie in it , it is often best watched when one is in the hospital with a PICC line in their arm, as I was when I saw it.
  • Kate from Ottawa, Canada This is the most inspiring song ever, gotta love the Mighty Ducks for using it.
  • Faruna from Shanghai, China I agree with you Charlie. Their songs have been degraded.
  • Kevin from Rockland, Mt I know that Roger Taylor sang I'm in Love with my Car...but can someone tell me what other songs were sung by Deacon, May, or Taylor?
  • Dale from Milton Keynes, England did deacon ever sing lead
  • Fred from Indianapolis, In Dave, not all queen songs are sung by Freddie Mercury. Brain May and Roger Taylor both recorded numerous tracks with them singing lead
  • Charlie from Thomaston, Dc you know i think its sad that great queen songs haver been tampered and degraded by commercials and movies!
  • Dave from Washington, Dc As on all Queen songs, all of the vocals in this are Freddy Mercury. This is particularly amazing when you consider that on "We are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," the vocals are extremely complex, with seven- and eight-part harmonies.
  • Raja from Austin, Tx Freddy Mercury's salute to homosexuals who had overcome years of discrimination and banishment.
  • Will from Portland, Or I don't think this song is about sports, I think its about the rise to fame
  • Dave from Cardiff, Wales If you watch the episode of The Simpsons in Series 1 where Homer and Marge go on a retreat to try and save their marriage, you can hear Homer singing his own hilarious rendition of "We Are The Champions".
  • Sandra from Tel Aviv, Israel Featured in final scene of the film "Revenge Of The Nerds 1". During the credits another version of the song is played, perforemed by a choir.

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No bed of roses, no pleasure cruise: 'bohemian rhapsody'.

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No Time For Losers: Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) sing the praises of callipygian females in Bohemian Rhapsody. Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

No Time For Losers: Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) sing the praises of callipygian females in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Let's talk about the teeth.

They're impossible to ignore, that prosthetic ring of upper chompers worn by Rami Malek in the listless musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody as he — and the film itself -- lurches through all the now familiar, VH1 Behind The Music stations of the rock-music cross: discovery, meteoric rise, betrayal, precipitous fall, contrition, redemption.

They're ... something , those teeth. They distend Malek's upper lip, just as the real ones did Freddie Mercury's — more, actually; it's not so much an overbite as an über bite. They're so hilariously extreme, in fact, that they make Steve Carell's Foxcatcher nose look like Ralph Fiennes' Harry Potter one .

They're also wildly unnecessary, as it turns out, because Malek's performance is so fearlessly committed — he's Freddie by way of Eartha, all slithery and sinewy and sinuous — that he could have left them in the makeup trailer and still managed to locate, and drive home, Mercury's mercurial effect.

But their conspicuous presence is emblematic of the film's lack of confidence in itself. What could be a strutting, fabulous testament to the glamour of Queen's arena-rock showboating is instead hamstrung with the need to explain, and then underline that explanation, and then circle it, then reproduce it in a slightly larger font, then sit us down and read it to us. Through a megaphone.

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'bohemian rhapsody,' we will not let you go.

Two members of Queen are listed as consultants, which may be one reason the film, directed by Bryan Singer until he was replaced by an uncredited Dexter Fletcher about two-thirds of the way through principal photography, feels so safe and circumspect. The band has conflicts, sure — but the screenplay (by Anthony McCarten, whose scripts for Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything came at their subjects from similarly unsurprising angles) constantly reminds us that they're all a sweet bunch of blokes who just want to entertain , man. And even Freddie's ego-driven rise and subsequent descent into drug-fueled decadence is carefully couched as that of a good-hearted innocent falling under the sway of eeeEEEeeevil manager Paul Prenter ( Downton Abbey 's Allen Leech, getting the villain edit).

Early worries that the film might elide Mercury's queerness prove unfounded, mostly. Sort of. True, his long romance with Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) is presented as the one relationship in his life that he clings to — but that feels less like a desire to whitewash his gayness and more like an attempt to address the very believable possibility that a gay man of his time and place, with his upbringing, would find himself reluctant to abandon a relationship that represented a life he'd been brought up to expect for himself. But Bohemian Rhapsody isn't content to let that, or indeed any, ambiguity linger. "The worst part," says Mary, during their breakup scene, "is that it's not your fault."

Point of order here: His sexuality is not his fault. But his decision to remain romantically involved with her for years, effectively denying her the possibility of a full, sexually active relationship (while secretly indulging his own appetites) is, uh, very much his fault . And that's what the film glosses over; its tireless need to lionize Mercury causes it, again and again, to give him a pass. Thus the portrait we get of him lacks any characterizing texture or contradictions and only succeeds in flattening him nearly beyond recognition.

In the process, it flattens history, in the too-familiar way biopics are wont to do. There's a scene in the 1994 film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle in which someone says to young writer Harold Ross (Sam Robards), "Well if this magazine you want to create is to be about New York, why don't you call it ... (long, thoughtful pause) .... The New Yorker ?"

In Bohemian Rhapsody , similar oof moments, which are meant to play on our familiarity with the source material, fall thick on the ground. A bandmate noodles around with a certain chord progression that will, we know, come to define both Queen as a band and its era. "What if we allow the audience to participate somehow?" another bandmate asks, before demonstrating a little something he's been working on — the stomp stomp clap, stomp stomp clap, stomp stomp clap that transforms the song "We Will Rock You" into a musical experiment in mass mind control. Such moments of cinematic rib-nudging can't help but feel cheesy. But here, when they concern themselves directly with Queen's music, they work.

Because that music works. It's big, it's cheesy, it's bombastic ... which is to say: It rocks . Singer/Fletcher filmed the hell out of the movie's musical performances, locating that insistent hormonal thrum that bypasses the higher brain functions and makes straight for the pleasure centers. The film is bookended by the band's performance at Live Aid in 1985, which looks great, with soaring pseudo-drone shots of the crowd at Wembley Stadium thronging around the mid-field production booth like pilgrims circling the Kaaba.

The crowd and the stadium are fake, of course — they gleam with the too-clean crispness of CGI. Your brain processes this, acknowledges this, then immediately waves it away, because at that moment Malek-Mercury is singing his guts out on "Radio Ga Ga."

Understand: Empirically, "Radio Ga Ga" is a terrible, terrible song. You know this — you process, acknowledge and wave it away — because it rocks. And in those moments like that one, when Bohemian Rhapsody allows its excessive yet structurally shaky narrative scaffolding to fall away so it can shut up and play the hits already, the film manages — almost despite itself — to ( stomp stomp clap, stomp stomp clap ) rock you.

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Description Table of Contents Product Details A comprehensive, easy-to-read history of the Royal Australian Navy from its inception in 1901 to the present day.

In 1901 Australia’s fledgling Federal Government assumed the responsibility for the new nation’s defence. Their first task was to take the aged and obsolete remnants of the colonies’ navies and create a national navy to defend our island’s coastal waters and overseas trade routes.

For the first 40 years the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was designed to serve alongside the Royal Navy, and resembled it in everything but scale. After the Second World War the RAN developed along US lines but, despite these overseas ties, the RAN has developed its own proud character and tradition and has entered the twenty-first century as a confident and independent force in its own right.

In No Pleasure Cruise, Australia’s best-known naval historian, Dr Tom Frame, charts the RAN’s emergence as one of the world’s strongest and most respected navies, and its evolving relationship with the Australian public, press and parliament. xiii, 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. #0521

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Those who were enamored of Kenneth Branagh ’s moody, melodramatic take on the wonderful crime-solving world of Agatha Christie in the surprise 2017 blockbuster Murder on the Orient Express will be thrilled to know that in his followup film, Death on the Nile (in theaters February 11), Branagh provides a very serious backstory for famed investigator Hercule Poirot’s mustache. Because not one bit of iconography can go unexplored and unexplained these days. 

Such is Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green ’s approach to this material: strangely heavy and somber. Christie’s cool flint is swapped out for tearful ruminations on lost love in Death on the Nile , an intermittently entertaining but otherwise tiresomely lugubrious trip down crocodile-filled waters. And, briefly, there is an excursion to the trenches of World War I, where we meet a de-aged Branagh as Poirot, and learn the sad reasons why he sports the ‘stache. 

Death on the Nile seems determined not to have fun, even though much of the film concerns a party. Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer play Linnet and Simon Doyle, newlyweds celebrating their nuptials with friends and family in the ancient corridor of Egypt dotted with pyramids and other remnants of past glory. Linnet is very rich, and is determined to slosh around as much champagne as she can—partly to distract herself. Simon was engaged to Linnet’s good friend, Jacqueline ( Emma Mackey ), just six weeks earlier, until Linnet and Simon met and were swept off on their own whirlwind romance. Now Jacqueline is doing a bit of light stalking, seemingly shadowing the couple’s honeymoon in a mad bid to not be forgotten. Eventually, several people wind up dead.

Joining the Doyles are a host of quirky characters, from a socialist dowager played by Jennifer Saunders to a morose doctor played by Russell Brand to Sophie Okonedo ’s sultry blues singer. The majority of the actors are doing some kind of wacky accent—the Brits Saunders, Okonedo, and Letitia Wright are experimenting in American; Hammer, an American, tries British; Rose Leslie , from Scotland, plays French; and, of course, Branagh garbles along in his approximation of a Belgian accent. Couple that zany voice work with the lush trappings of a booze-addled 1930s soiree and you have the makings for a grand old lark, peppered with danger and exotic intrigue.

Branagh, though, doesn’t see much of anything as a joke, and won’t tolerate any frivolity. The talented actors he’s hired do their noble best to crisp up the movie’s sodden sog, but they can only fight so hard. It doesn’t help matters that much of the movie was studio-shot against green screen. Just as in Murder on the Orient Express , everything in Death on the Nile looks distressingly synthetic, digitally gleaming as if everyone involved is on a Star Trek holodeck adventure. What should feel like a transporting bit of virtual tourism is instead yet another journey into the uncanny valley, under the harsh glare of an artificial sky. 

The movie’s other modern dimension is its mild nods to social ills of the story’s era; race is addressed, as are the quiet pains of the closet. These brief gestures add some new texture to Christie’s old story, but that slight charge of reinvention is not enough to sustain the film. The bulk of Death on the Nile is a plodding procedural that spends too much time on tedious setup and not enough on the pleasures of Poirot’s keen analytical prowess. There’s little suspense in the film, maybe because nothing in it feels real enough to care about.

It’s not all bad, though. Saunders and her stalwart comedy partner Dawn French manage to crack through the movie’s glassy veneer, as does Okonedo, who lends her scenes an air of true allure otherwise missing from the film. Branagh does, on occasion, offer up a lovely tableau, especially in his quietly affecting closing shot; it has nothing to do with the rest of the film, really, but it’s disarmingly poignant nonetheless. 

Not that poignancy is really what we’re after in throwback murder mysteries. If 2019’s Knives Out was, at times, a bit too arch about its genre conventions, Branagh’s Poirot films are far on the opposite side of the spectrum. If only somebody made a film located closer toward the middle of things, a film that isn’t bogged down with leaden pathology but also isn’t winking the whole time. I have faith that the current whodunit resurgence will yield something great, be it in any of the planned Knives Out sequels or another Christie-esque endeavor whose director doesn’t consistently get in the film’s way. Or maybe this is the best it’s going to get, and I’m simply in, well, a river in Egypt.

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In the 105 years after its tragic sinking, people have been fascinated with the subject of the RMS Titanic, the ill-fated passenger liner that hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and later sank in the cold sea on April 15, 1912. The disaster resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew. Less than one-third of all aboard survived the shocking ordeal.

The Titanic catastrophe remains one of the deadliest commercial maritime disasters in history.

In the years since the incident, historians, scientists, adventurists, and people of all walks of life have studied the Titanic and its voyage and sinking. Numerous books, articles, television programs, and films have depicted the events. The 1997 movie “Titanic” is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful motion pictures of all time, having been the first film to surpass the $2 billion mark at the box office.

The sinking of the Titanic was a horrific disaster that could have been avoided in many ways through better preparation and response. For instance, the ship was not equipped with a full capacity of lifeboats, and some of the lifeboats were launched before they were full. The incident led to sweeping changes with navigational safety regulations for cruise ships and other commercial carriers.

Other notable incidents and disasters

Boldly declared “unsinkable,” the Titanic isn’t the only notable cruise ship disaster during peacetime years. Other ships have suffered horrific incidents, resulting in loss of life and trauma. Here are other well-known emergencies and catastrophes:

  • In July 1915, just a little more than a year after the sinking of the Titanic, the S.S. Eastland tipped over while at port in Chicago. This caused the death of more than 800 people. The ship had more than 2,500 passengers, most of whom were employees of Western Electric, which was hosting its annual employee picnic aboard the ship. 1
  • Somali pirates hijacked the cruise liner Seabourn Spirits on Nov. 2, 2005. Luckily, none of the 161 passengers were physically harmed. 2
  • In 2005, the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn was hit by a 70-foot wave while sailing between New York City and the Bahamas. Two people were injured, and 62 cabins were flooded. 3
  • In February 2010, more than 350 people aboard a Caribbean cruise liner fell ill during the voyage. About 20 percent of all passengers got sick. 4 Vomiting and diarrhea were the common symptoms.
  • In November 2010, the Carnival Splendor had anything but a splendid trip. Before reaching Mexico on a scheduled seven-day cruise, the engine room caught on fire, cutting power to the ship. Passengers could not use toilets for 13 hours, and refrigerated food was spoiled, forcing passengers to small rations of food. 5
  • In February 2011, a 14-year-old girl claimed a Carnival Cruise Line employee raped her in an employee-only room aboard the ship.

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We’ve learned a lot about how to prevent and mitigate disasters since the Titanic and Eastland of the early 20 th century. Still, extended trips on cruise ships today are not immune from problems. With hundreds, if not thousands, of people aboard these behemoths at one time, it may surprise some that more incidents aren’t reported. But for those who do suffer illness, injury, or discomfort, an anticipated several days of paradise and bliss can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Because of the array of possible emergency situations that could arise on a cruise ship, one might think an emergency dispatcher would be busy fielding calls from these vessels. However, due to their remote locations and their cross-international border trips, cruise ships have different procedures for handling emergencies large and small.

Staff writers with the online publication “Cruise Critic” assert that “Cruise ships are some of the safest modes of moving transportation you'll ever be on.” 6 This may be due to the readily available medical and fire responders on board the ships. Most cruise ships have a doctor and two nurses aboard, as well as a trained security officer, who is prepared to handle any reports of violent behavior or criminal mischief. Only Disney cruise ships have trained lifeguards on board. 7 In addition, all crew members are trained in safety, security, and first aid response, such as man overboard and abandon ship procedures, fire prevention, and other emergency drills.

In recent years, authorities have implemented even more enhanced measures to ensure passenger safety aboard cruise ships. In contrast to the Titanic, typical cruise ships today have lifeboats to accommodate 125 percent of the total number of people aboard. Plus, most ships have 4,000 smoke detectors, 500 fire extinguishers, 5,000 sprinklers, 16 miles of sprinkler piping, and 6 miles of fire hose. There are also mandatory safety drills for all passengers before the ship takes off. 8

In the case of cruises on U.S. waters, when major emergencies hit, such as the need to abandon ship, the U.S. Coast Guard acts as the first responder. The Coast Guard also oversees the construction and operation of all U.S. cruise ships. 9

The Priority Dispatch ® protocols and the hypothetical cruise

Based on the previous cases of cruise ship disasters, and by using your own imagination, it’s easy to see the array of problems a person could encounter while on a cruise. From minor medical issues such as illnesses (Protocol 26: Sick Person) and headaches (Protocol 18: Headache) to more life-threatening ones such as drowning (Protocol 14: Drowning/Near Drowning/Diving/Scuba Accident) or heart attack (Protocol 9: Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death), a dispatcher could face just about the same challenges he or she would encounter anywhere else.

Imagine, for a moment, if the day ever came when cruise ships were equipped with their own dispatch centers. What if a team of dispatchers were on board these vessels, prepared to answer calls from passengers or crew members? Using the MPDS ® , PPDS ® , and FPDS ® , dispatchers could then dispatch the appropriate onboard emergency responders, who would then render aid to afflicted passengers. This may be a pipe dream, but who knows? Think about what improvements have been made aboard these ships in the last 100 years following the Titanic.

Let’s examine how the protocols could be applied to a few possible issues that might occur on a cruise ship.

Scenario 1: mass illness

When the 350 people fell ill aboard a Caribbean liner in February 2010, the crew and the small staff of medical personnel were overwhelmed. A dispatch center and additional responders would have rendered aid more quickly and could have given instruction to the afflicted that may have eased their symptoms.

Protocol 26 handles sick person calls. Sick Person here is defined as “A patient with a non-categorizable Chief Complaint who does not have an identifiable priority symptom.”

In this scenario, the patients complained of vomiting and diarrhea. Protocol 26 has DELTA-, CHARLIE-, BRAVO-, ALPHA-, and OMEGA-level Determinant Descriptors; “Not alert” is the only DELTA-level one. A call with a sick person who has been vomiting would be coded as 26-A-11 “Vomiting.” This would be considered a NON-PRIORITY Complaint.

However, if a caller reported that the sick person was showing signs of an altered level of consciousness, the call would be coded 26-C-1 “ALTERED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS.” The definition for ALTERED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS points out that “Sick persons present in many clinical states. The identification of complete awakeness (alertness) can be problematic. This code (26-C-1) should be used whenever certain descriptors (of recent onset) are offered by the caller.” The definition then lists several possible descriptors that a caller might use to describe an ALTERED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS, such as combative, confused, dazed, delirious, disoriented, incoherent, and lethargic.

Scenario 2: fire onboard

In the FPDS, Protocol 64: Marine/Boat Fire would be used in response to a fire on a cruise ship. The answer to the first Key Question, “What type of body of water is this?” would tell the dispatcher that this should be coded as 64-D-7 “OCEANIC water” if the cruise ship were out to sea. If the ship had been docked, it would be coded as 64-D-2 “Docked in COASTAL water.” You know to code it as COASTAL Water because the protocol defines this as “A navigable body of water such as a bay, canal, channel, harbor, inlet, or sound that is located on or near a coastline.”

Determinant Suffixes are also used in this protocol. To figure this out, the dispatcher will ask about the size of the vessel. This also helps in determining the specific response needed. A cruise ship would be considered Large (greater than or equal to 50 feet in length), so the letter L would be added as the suffix. If multiple people were injured on this ship, the suffix would be U; if a single person was injured, the suffix would be T.

Dispatch is sent after Key Question 4, “Is the fire threatening anything?” The Post-Dispatch Instructions focus on telling the caller and people aboard to “not enter the burning compartment” and to “not try to put the fire out,” among other critical instructions.

Rule 1 of the protocol tells the dispatcher, “Advise the caller that if unable to control the fire, prepare to abandon ship.”

Scenario 3: sexual assault

Protocol 106 is used to address assaults and sexual assaults. Both assaults and sexual assaults receive a DELTA-level Determinant Code. ASSAULT is defined in the protocol as “An unlawful attack, or attempted attack, upon another person.” SEXUAL ASSAULT is defined here as “An assault or attempted assault of a sexual nature. It can vary from unwanted touching of areas of the body to violent, invasive sexual intercourse.”

In the PPDS v6.0, assaults are coded as 106-D-5. A sexual assault on an adult is coded as 106-D-4, while a sexual assault on a child is 106-D-3. Shootings and stabbings are coded as 106-D-1 and 106-D-2, respectively.

Determinant Suffixes are used when applicable for both assaults and sexual assaults. These include C = Club, E = Explosive, G = Gun, K = Knife, M = Multiple weapon types, and O = Other. The dispatcher asks whether weapons were used and, if they were, what types were involved in Key Question 1. After asking how many suspects were involved (Key Question 2) and the age of the victim if the call is about a sexual assault (Key Question 3), dispatch is sent, and PDIs are given.

Once back in Key Questions, it’s important for the dispatcher to get DESCRIPTION ESSENTIALS on the suspect’s race, gender, age, clothing, build/height/weight, hair color/hair length/hair style, and other characteristics.

Rape is a form of sexual assault; Protocol 106 defines it as “Sexual intercourse by physical force or duress without consent.”

Bringing it back to port

Dispatchers may or may not ever have the chance to field calls for distressed cruise ship passengers or crew members, but it’s clear such a service would be valuable on these voyages. Though large-scale disasters such as the Titanic are extremely rare, especially with improved safety precautions on today’s ships, accidents can happen anytime at any place.

1 “10 Other Horrifying Cruise Ship Disasters.” Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/costa-concordia-cruise-ship-disasters-2012-1#the-ss-eastland-tipped-over-while-at-port-in-chicago-in-1915-killing-800-people-2 (accessed May 8, 2017).

2 Benjamin S. “Pirates Attack Cruise Ship.” CBS News. 2005; Nov. 5. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pirates-attack-cruise-ship/ (accessed May 8, 2017).

3 See note 1.

4 See note 1.

5 See note 1.

6 “What to Expect on a Cruise: Cruise Ship Safety.” Cruise Critic. 2016; Dec. 7. http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1793 (accessed May 8, 2017).

7 See note 6.

8 “Safety at Sea.” Cruise Forward. Cruise Lines International Association. http://www.cruiseforward.org/docs/default-source/document/download-frequently-asked-questions.pdf?sfvrsn=0 (accessed May 8, 2017).

9 See note 8.

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