An Especially Lame Joke

Hey guys:

Very best show on the air, bar none! I never miss a program even though I know nothing about cars.

Anyway, I hope this is not an oldie for you, but it is new to me, and the very best puzzler/joke/conundrum in my 66 years. To wit:

Two cargo ships collided head-on in the middle of the South Pacific. The cargo of the eastbound ship contained machine parts, hand tools and 135,000 gallons of red paint. The westbound ship was loaded with computer parts, electronic testers and 37,000 gallons of brown paint. Thanks to superior survival training, not a man or officer was lost, even though both ships split apart and sank to the bottom.

The question is, what happened to the survivors before their rescue three days later?

The answer: They were all "marooned"!

Even though this has nothing to do with cars, please feel free to use it if it is of interest to you. And keep up the great, fascinating shows!

Very truly yours,

Bob Levitre