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Upvote/Downvote: Kardashians, Boaty McBoatface Lead Wild Travel Week

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 06, 2016

Upvote/Downvote: Kardashians, Boaty McBoatface Lead Wild Travel Week

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This was a weird week.

And if you need proof of that, you need not look further than the following stories, which fortunately come with plenty of life lessons.

For example, we have a nice little reminder that is neither polite nor sane to simply urinate wherever you please.

Yes, as we said. It was a weird week.


We lead with a story that proves that no matter how far we have come as a society culturally, technologically and socially, there are still some people who are so awful that they would let a child urinate on the floor of an airplane cabin.

Downvote: We would use this space to implore people from around the world to ignore the impulse to simply let loose wherever they feel the need to go.

Sadly, this isn’t going to help matters in the least, so we advise you to simply pray to the travel gods that you never happen upon something like this.

Sorry, Cuba:

The Kardashians, that American export nobody wanted but we deliver anyway, took to Cuban shores this week. The usual self-involved pictures surfaced, including one that got Khloe into some hot water.

Downvote: Sorry, world. We can’t restrict where this family goes.

Boaty McNopeface:

Aside from universal peace, the world seemed to want just one thing: A boat named Boaty McBoatface.

Sadly, the UK’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills went with the RRS Sir David Attenborough for its newest research vessel.


Honestly, if there is one name that could replace the gloriously inane with welcomed class and sophistication it would be David Attenborough, whose name invokes a sense of wonder and curiosity.


You didn't think there would be just one urine-based travel story this week, did you?

A teenager riding in the Freemont Street Experience zip line ride urinated on passersby below, giving them an impromptu bout of inclement weather.

Downvote: Let's be honest, downtown smells like urine anyway.


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