A hundred years, my, how time flies. I spent the sinking of the Titanic centennial watching the only factual, truly amazing depiction of the actual event, A Night To Remember on TCM. You want a fairly accurate portrayal, sans dopey Hollywood alliteration and creative license, this is where you go. A few years back there was a nice Titanic exhibit that, while making it’s way around the nation, made a stop in my area. Sure, all the relics look really old, a hundred years in sea water will do that to you, but what I thought pretty cool was the personal stories, the diaries/journals, the human element of those that were affected, heroism, the will to survive, and the fate of the lucky few.
Historical events, especially those that touched so many, can not only provide some perspective in to the human element, but provide us with some levity, proving that no event in history, no matter how monumental and civilization altering can escape some that truly are too stupid to live.
Obama voters, you gotta love them. Remember, no matter how much time you put in becoming an informed voter, studying the issues, understanding the different solution put forth by the different parties, there will always be someone like these folks who will vote and totally negate your will at the ballot box.
That gadabout submariner, AGW devotee and all too annoying Obama sycophant is re releasing Titanic in 3D. Granted, a semi naked Kate Winslet was worth the price of the popcorn, but something truly amazing like flying boobs is about the only thing that will get people in those seats.
Although the “Genius” medallion has been placed around Cameron’s neck by more then a few people, I do not be grudge anyone their millions (billions) when a service is provided and the money was came to honestly (no doubt he is paying his fair share in taxes) but when I hear stuff like this:
At one point, Cameron suggested that the passengers should have climbed onto the iceberg and waited for the rescue ships to come.
Sure, make some slushies while your at it.
But with a big bank account comes the obligation to preach, so we get the impending global warming Armageddon prediction and some good old fashioned class warfare mixed in for effect:
You’ve got the starving millions who are going to be the ones most affected by the next iceberg that we hit, which is going to be climate change. We can see that iceberg ahead of us right now, but we can’t turn.
Why not? Captain Obama is doing his darndest to turn that ship, and with the help of kind folks like yourself, who will no doubt forgo some of those pleasure cruises in your own personal submarine to feed those “starving million” you speak of, a better world is just around the corner.
Come on, James, Jesus fed the multitude with 7 loaves and a few small fish, certainly Mr. Avatar can do better.