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Old 04-14-10, 10:43 AM
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98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

98 years ago today, the RMS Titanic will collide with destiny at 11:40 p.m., and sink within two and a half hours, at 2:20 a.m. 700 people survived, while 1,500 people froze to death in the icy Atlantic.

Five to ten miles away, the Californian saw the distress signals, saw the lights of the Titanic, and ignored it. They could have rescued the fifteen hundred people, and Captain Lord of the Californian became the true villain of the whole event.

By 10 the next morning, the Carpathia rescued the survivors.










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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Those pictures look pretty fake. I don't buy it.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Yeah we all saw the movie.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Wow, why didn't the guy who painted the pictures help them, I mean he had time to paint 4 pictures, he could have saved a few people instead................!


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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Among all the people lost that night was a professional photographer. ONE PHOTOGRAPHER on the whole ship, and his camera was lost at sea. A real tragedy there.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

You're 2 years too early. Archive this thread.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

I blame 1st officer Murdoch.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

...and, media history was born. 65 times.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

The real tragedy is Billy Zane.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Not all of the 1,500 people died from exposure. Many drowned, were crushed, etc, and most notably two were murdered by First Officer William McMaster Murdoch, who then committed suicide. This is the source of the phrase "to pull a Murdoch", when referring to a double-murder / suicide.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Also, I'd like to point out that the 500 survivors were haunted by a curse which caused the death of each and every one of them.

That's right, there is not a single person alive today who survived the Titanic.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Bah - it's only conjecture about the murders/suicide committed by poor 1st Officer (who should have been Chief Officer had Mr. Wilde not joined the crew at the last minute, moving Murdoch from Chief to 1st and Lightoller from 1st to 2nd Officer). No actual proof exists, although some think it true.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

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Also, I'd like to point out that the 500 survivors were haunted by a curse which caused the death of each and every one of them.

That's right, there is not a single person alive today who survived the Titanic.
Right, and some even committed suicide years later! Imagine - you're lucky enough to survive the sinking, yet kill yourself later on. If you're going to do that, some other poor slob should have survived instead of you. I'm sure they'd have been more grateful!
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

And now, I present to you, "The Titanic in Five Minutes."

(Scene 1)

KATE WINSLET Why, this is a fancy boat, isn't it?

KATE'S WEASELLY FIANCE Yes it certainly is. Here is the art you asked for.
It is by an artist named "Picasso." I am certain he will amount to nothing.

KATE Ha ha ha. That is very funny to our 90's audience, because they know
these priceless paintings will sink with the boat.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO Hello, I'm Leonardo DiCaprio. Perhaps you have seen the
many Internet sites dedicated to the worship of me. You are very pretty.

KATE Thank you. So are you.

LEONARDO I know. Prettier than you, in fact. I am going to put on my
"brooding" face now, to ensure that women will keep coming back again and
again to see this movie. Later, my white shirt will be soaking wet.

KATE While you're doing that, I will concentrate on standing here and
looking pretty, to keep the men in the audience interested until the boat
sinks and people start dying.

WEASELLY FIANCE Excuse me. I do not like you, Leonardo, even though you
saved my fiancee's life. I am going to sneer at you and treat you like dirt
because you're poor, and then I'll probably be physically abusive to my
fiancee, and then, just to make sure the audience really hates me, and to
make sure my character is entirely one-dimensional, perhaps I'll throw an
elderly person into the water.

AUDIENCE Boo! We hate you! Even though all real people have at least a few
admirable qualities, we have not been shown any of yours, and plus, you're
trying to come between Leonardo and Kate, and so therefore we hate you! Boo!
(Even though technically it is Leonardo who is coming between you and Kate.
But Leonardo is handsomer than you, even though he is only 13, so we are on
his side. Boo!)

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
(Scene 2)

LEONARDO I'm glad we snuck away like this so that you could cheat on your
fiance.

KATE So am I. Even though I am engaged to him and have made a commitment to
marry him, that is no reason why you and I cannot climb into the backseat
of a car and steam up the windows together. The fact that I am the heroine
of the movie will no doubt help the cattle-like audience forgive me of this,
though they would probably be VERY angry indeed if my fiance were to do the
same thing to me.

AUDIENCE Darn straight we would! Moo! We mean, Boo!

LEONARDO I agree. First, I would like to draw you, though, so of course you
have to take off your clothes.

KATE But can a movie with five minutes of continuous nudity be at all
successful in say, Provo, Utah, where the audiences might not stand for that
sort of thing?

LEONARDO I would be willing to bet that for the first three weeks the film
is in release, every single showing at Wynnsong Theater in Provo will sell
out.

NARRATOR According to Wynnsong manager Matt Palmer, that is exactly what
happened.

KATE All right, then. (sound of clothes hitting the floor)

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
(Scene 3)

FIRST MATE Captain, we're about to hit an iceberg.

CAPTAIN Great, I could use some ice for my drink. (sound of drinking)

ICEBERG (hits boat)

FIRST MATE That can't be good.

CAPTAIN Bottoms up!

AUDIENCE (silence)

FIRST MATE That was irony, you fools.

AUDIENCE Baa! Moo! Where's Leonardo?

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
(Scene 4)

LEONARDO I have been informed that this boat is sinking

KATE That is terrible

LEONARDO Would you like to engage in some more immoral-but-justified
behavior?

KATE Certainly.

WEASELLY FIANCE (aside) I'm getting the raw end of the deal here (to
Leonardo) Listen, Leonardo, to cement my morally-dubious-yet-somehow-less-
annoying-than-you personality, I am going to handcuff you to this pipe, here
in a room that will soon be filling with water, due to the fact that we are
sinking, which I believe has been mentioned previously.

LEONARDO Why don't you just shoot me?


WEASELLY FIANCE Because then you wouldn't be able to escape and save Kate
from me. Of course, you're going to die anyway-

AUDIENCE Don't spoil it for us! Boo!

LEONARDO He's right, though. I am doomed.

AUDIENCE Aww, look how cute he is when he's doomed.

WEASELLY FIANCE I hate you people.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
(Scene 5)

150-YEAR-OLD-KATE And that's when Leonardo rescued me from my evil fiance
and helped me float on a board in the water. Of course, if it hadn't been
for having to rescue HIM, I could have gotten on an actual lifeboat, and
not frozen my legs nearly off. Anyway, he's pretty much dead now, and I'm
well over a thousand years old, and who's making my supper? I need a bath.
Turn down that Enya music, it's making my ears hurt. You kids today, with
your loud music. Why, when I was - hey! Don't you walk away from me, Mr.
Snooty-Patootie! I'd turn you over my knee, if I had one. I'll beat you in
the head with this huge diamond! Come back here!

(Fade to black; roll credits; play annoying Celine Dion song.)
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

I can't find the previous thread, any help? I think it was called "Dealing with Fatty on the Titanic"
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Who would have thought that destiny could rip such a big fucking hole in the side of a luxury liner?
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

So, destiny is to blame for the 3d movie craze!
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.



"So, that old woman...she's just a liar, right?"
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

I'll be cruising not far from the site where this happened in a few months. In fact there's a museum dedicated to the Titanic in Nova Scotia I'm looking forward to.

During my cruise to Iceland/Greenland I do plan on yelling "Iceberg - dead ahead!" every time I see one.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14th also. Plus I was born.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

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"So, that old woman...she's just a liar, right?"
And a bit of a tramp if you ask me.
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Seems to conflict with another account I read on the internet.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/...erg-sinks.html
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

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Not all of the 1,500 people died from exposure. Many drowned, were crushed, etc.
Don't forget that dude who hit the propeller. How selfless was he? 1500 people died and he was still able to make me laugh!
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Re: 98 years ago today, Titanic collided with destiny at 11:40 p.m.

Originally Posted by Heat View Post
Not all of the 1,500 people died from exposure. Many drowned, were crushed, etc, and most notably two were murdered by First Officer William McMaster Murdoch, who then committed suicide. This is the source of the phrase "to pull a Murdoch", when referring to a double-murder / suicide.
Indeed. There were many heroes that night, but only one villain: Officer Murdoch, the most evil man in history.

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