At Least Stranded Cruise Passengers Can Drown Their Troubles

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GULF OF MEXICO - FEBRUARY 11: In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the ship lost propulsion power February 10, after a fire broke out in the engine room. (Photo by Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Sure, conditions aboard the Carnival cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico are awful, with the air quality becoming literally poisonous thanks to all the sewage from the overflowing toilets. But there is one small silver lining for passengers stuck on board: They're getting free booze. Sure, that could contribute to them becoming unruly, but it could also keep them from remembering the ordeal quite so clearly, which would benefit all involved.