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(truTV)   11:40 PM, April 14, 1912: RMS Titanic unexpectedly strikes an iceberg. 11:40 PM, April 14, 2012: @TitanicRealTime expected to strike comedy gold   (blog.trutv.com) divider line 7
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2012-04-14 10:08:39 PM  
2 votes:
Twitter would have gone into melt down if it existed on Sept. 11th 2001.
2012-04-14 08:32:34 PM  
2 votes:
STOP TWEETING AND BAIL
2012-04-15 12:30:18 AM  
1 votes:
www.mediashow.ro
2012-04-14 11:09:57 PM  
1 votes:
A poet by the name of Les Barker (new window) penned this Titanic memorial a few years ago.

ANY NEWS OF THE ICEBERG?
by
Les Barker

On a cold rainy night on a Liverpool quayside
In the years before the great war
The world was in shock at the loss of Titanic,
So proud had they been days before:
Relatives gathered for news of their loved ones,
To read through the list of the dead,
When into the throng came a sad eyed old polar bear:
And to the clerk at the counter he said:

Have you got any news of the iceberg?
My family were on it you see:
Have you got any news of the iceberg?
They mean the whole world to me.

My wife and my children were coming from Greenland,
To be by my side in the zoo:
Belinda's my wife, and the eldest's called Bernard:
And Billy, well, he's only two.
I know on the ship there were hundreds of people,
And I know that the iceberg's not yours:
The polar bear's eyes held the start of his teardrops:
He covered his face with his paws.

Have you got any news of the iceberg?
My family were on it you see:
Have you got any news of the iceberg?
They mean the whole world to me.

It's been over a year since I last saw my children,
I left home to build a career:
I've worked very hard, I'm a star in the circus:
It's all been for nothing I fear.
There's my face on the poster: we're in town this week:
My children were meeting me here:
Everyone watched as he struggled to speak,
As his paw brushed away one more tear:

Have you got any news of the iceberg?
My family were on it you see:
Have you got any news of the iceberg?
They mean the whole world to me.

By now all the people had gathered beside him,
His grief was one they could share:
The people around him, in silence and sadness
Listened to the sad polar bear
I wanted my children to see me performing:
And Belinda, she would have been proud..
At last lost for words, and his tears flowing freely,
The question was asked by the crowd:

Have you got any news of the iceberg?
My family were on it you see:
Have you got any news of the iceberg?
They mean the whole world to me.
2012-04-14 09:28:50 PM  
1 votes:
hold on a minute. The Titanic's marconi system would have been flooded out once the bow went under. The Tweets shoulda stopped at that point.
2012-04-14 09:26:33 PM  
1 votes:
I read the article and thought, "This is a stupid idea." Then I went and started reading the actual twitter feed and wow, I am a sap. Sitting here all weepy now. The whole thing was pretty well done and oddly poignant.
2012-04-14 08:55:58 PM  
1 votes:

Larry Mahnken: For Americans wondering, the ship hit the iceberg at 7:40 pm New York time on 4/14, and sank at 10:20 pm New York time on 4/14.


And we owe it to some rich guy with a watch for that info.
 
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