Get married naked on TV for Jamaica trip...Book Venice cruises while you can
You gotta love the folks at Hedonism II in Jamaica.
For those of you who might be unawares, Hedonism II is the adults only resort in Negril, Jamaica(see photo) where almost anything goes. They got some good p.r. last year when they held the world's largest nude wedding, an event that I wasn't invited to.
Now comes one better, or worse, depending on your perspective. The resort is inviting uninhibited Canadians and Americans to get married naked on Valentine's Day - but this time in front of TV cameras that will broadcast the event. To where, we're not quite sure. But somewhere on what's called "a major documentary network."
Word is folks private bits will be blurred out, but it's still a pretty funky idea and certainly there won't be any blurring in person for those who attend. Volunteers apparently will get the free wedding (where do you pin the corsage?) and four free nights at the property, which is located on a fine stretch of beach.
I bet they'll get quite a few entries, only a few of which will be from folks most of us would WANT to see in the buff. But there you go.
If nothing else, you gotta admire Hedonism's PR department. I note they even have their own YouTube channel. I think these guys might be to Caribbean resorts what Ryanair is to air travel - a goofy but wise company that knows how to wrest the public's attention from more important things, such as Charlie Sheen.
Contestants much apply by Jan. 6.
CRUISE TROUBLE IN VENICE?
Interesting news out of Venice, where civic officials are worrying about the impact of cruise ships on the delicate city and where some are even pondering a ban.
The Daily Telegraph in England says that Giorgio Orsoni, the mayor of Venice, is to meet the head of the city's port authority, Paolo Costa, on Wednesday to discuss the problem.
He said cruise ships could be transferred to Porto Marghera, on the mainland, in order to minimise their environmental and aesthetic impact on Venice.
The proposal has the backing of Corrado Clini, Italy's new environment minister, who is a member of the recently-installed technocrat government led by Prime Minister Mario Monti, the Telegraph reported.
It's probable that cruise ships still would visit Venice, of course. Just that tourists likely would be deposited on the mainland, which means more cumbersome transfers and, likely, more time needed to see the city. Or perhaps more abbreviated stops in town, which merchants surely wouldn't like.