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2015-08-31 08:27:23 AM  
Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.
 
2015-08-31 08:42:09 AM  
Try the iced drink. It's to die for.
 
2015-08-31 09:43:35 AM  

Curate's Keg: Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.


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2015-08-31 09:56:51 AM  
"Waiter, my Cockie Leekie has nearly no discharge on it."
 
2015-08-31 10:02:39 AM  
So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.
 
2015-08-31 10:42:47 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Curate's Keg:

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Your welco'me
 
2015-08-31 10:48:23 AM  
♫ The dessert cart will go on and on... ♫
 
2015-08-31 11:06:04 AM  
The lifeboat got its nickname because of unfounded rumors that one of the first-class passengers bribed crew members to row away with 12 people on a boat with a capacity of 40.

Yikes. I hadn't heard that one before.
 
2015-08-31 11:06:54 AM  
Lettuce never forget the titanic disaster. The lesson of which was a movie can be to long and have way to many endings.
I thought that boat would never sink!
 
2015-08-31 11:08:49 AM  
Aren't there lots of copies of that around for some odd reason? I know of one haning in a bar.
 
2015-08-31 11:09:03 AM  
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/titanics-final-mystery/0/1414 7 4

Titanic's Final Mystery is a documentary that explains why

1. there was a mystery ship in the area

2. why the Morse messages sent via lamps from the Titanic and the California were disregarded

3. why the iceberg was so close before being spotted.

Unfortunately, the documentary doesn't examine contemporaneous interviews with experts like sea captains and others with experiences like those 3 above. Someday I'll drag out my NY Times digital subscription and find all the seafarers that said "Oh yes, it's perfectly understandable how you wouldn't see an iceberg until you came upon it...happened to me when I was saling the Labrador current in '05...you see, the cold and warm air and water mix creates something like a..."
 
2015-08-31 11:11:56 AM  
Hearts of romaine will go on.
 
2015-08-31 11:15:18 AM  
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Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna
 
2015-08-31 11:16:00 AM  
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Waiter, more champagne...and plenty of ice!
 
2015-08-31 11:16:27 AM  

mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.


Would you have preferred a deck-chair?
 
2015-08-31 11:22:49 AM  
Do you think the live lobsters aboard the Titanic that were slated to be served at dinner regard the sinking of the ship as a miracle from God and started a whole cult around it?
 
2015-08-31 11:25:44 AM  

Magorn: Do you think the live lobsters aboard the Titanic that were slated to be served at dinner regard the sinking of the ship as a miracle from God and started a whole cult around it?


They probably died along with all the people.  While they might not have minded the temperatures and pressures of the abyssal plain (not sure), they would have been in a lobster tank w/o any access to food or means to escape the ship.
 
2015-08-31 11:26:34 AM  
TOO SOON.
 
2015-08-31 11:29:13 AM  

jshine: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.

Would you have preferred a deck-chair?


Did they *float*?
 
2015-08-31 11:29:45 AM  
I can't believe that old biatch tossed that necklace into the ocean.
 
2015-08-31 11:30:12 AM  

jshine: Magorn: Do you think the live lobsters aboard the Titanic that were slated to be served at dinner regard the sinking of the ship as a miracle from God and started a whole cult around it?

They probably died along with all the people.  While they might not have minded the temperatures and pressures of the abyssal plain (not sure), they would have been in a lobster tank w/o any access to food or means to escape the ship.


Damn. I would have thought that maybe those tanks busted apart when everything ultimately hit the bottom. :(
 
2015-08-31 11:32:47 AM  
Yes. That's the only explanation for the ongoing fascination about this disaster and/or Jiro's post.
 
2015-08-31 11:33:46 AM  
Last night I had a libertarian salad.  It was lettuce alone!

GTG.  Can't Romaine here.
 
2015-08-31 11:43:47 AM  
That headline gave me a sinking feeling
 
2015-08-31 11:44:40 AM  

Mudd's woman: jshine: Magorn: Do you think the live lobsters aboard the Titanic that were slated to be served at dinner regard the sinking of the ship as a miracle from God and started a whole cult around it?

They probably died along with all the people.  While they might not have minded the temperatures and pressures of the abyssal plain (not sure), they would have been in a lobster tank w/o any access to food or means to escape the ship.

Damn. I would have thought that maybe those tanks busted apart when everything ultimately hit the bottom. :(


Maybe, but a lot of the ship stayed mostly (surprisingly) intact -- except the stern that was probably destroyed by a boiler explosion, IIRC.
 
2015-08-31 11:48:53 AM  
A Chinese man and his Jewish friend are walking along one day when the Jewish man suddenly slugs the Chinese man in the mouth.

"What was that for?" the Chinese man asks.

"That was for Pearl Harbor!"

"Pearl Harbor? That was the Japanese. I'm Chinese."

"Chinese, Japanese, what's the difference?"

They continue walking in silence, then the Chinese man punches the Jew in the face.

"What's that all about?" the Jew asks.

"That was for the Titanic!"

"The Titanic? That was an iceberg."

"Iceberg, Goldberg,  what's the difference?".
 
2015-08-31 11:55:34 AM  
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She's made of iron, sir!  I assure you she can...and she will.
 
2015-08-31 12:01:42 PM  

Magorn: Do you think the live lobsters aboard the Titanic that were slated to be served at dinner regard the sinking of the ship as a miracle from God and started a whole cult around it?


Lobsters would have been crushed by the water pressure, they live in depths closer to the coast.
 
2015-08-31 12:02:35 PM  

mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.


That stuff looked like random coat-pocket contents.
 
2015-08-31 12:11:53 PM  

mainsail: jshine: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.

Would you have preferred a deck-chair?

Did they *float*?


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/ Any lettuce that isn't iceberg needs to fark off back to Russia! Goddamn communist hipster lettuce.
 
2015-08-31 12:17:14 PM  

Hoopy Frood: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.

That stuff looked like random coat-pocket contents.


this.

Oh, and mainsail? While we're on it, what momento would you have snarfed on your way to the lifeboats?

I'd have nabbed the quartet's 'cello, personally. They float well, and burn longer than a viola.
 
2015-08-31 12:22:49 PM  

uttertosh: Hoopy Frood: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.

That stuff looked like random coat-pocket contents.

this.

Oh, and mainsail? While we're on it, what momento would you have snarfed on your way to the lifeboats?

I'd have nabbed the quartet's 'cello, personally. They float well, and burn longer than a viola.


In the documentary I linked above, passengers on a ship that entered the zone where Titanic sank saw many bodies floating in the water, including 4 men tied to a deck table or chair.
 
2015-08-31 12:24:11 PM  
OK, what if the lobsters were served on iceberg lettuce?  Huh?  What then?

Sure are a lot of literalists in this thread.
 
2015-08-31 12:24:18 PM  

uttertosh: Hoopy Frood: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.

That stuff looked like random coat-pocket contents.

this.

Oh, and mainsail? While we're on it, what momento would you have snarfed on your way to the lifeboats?

I'd have nabbed the quartet's 'cello, personally. They float well, and burn longer than a viola.


Darn good choice. Me? I'm grabbing the best bottle of malt I can get my grubby hands on.  There wasn't even remotely enough seating in the boats, so maybe get a floating table? The bar top? You'd know where I was from the warm, yellow slick in the water.
 
2015-08-31 12:43:00 PM  
Wait, is one of the items on that menu "Salmon Mayonnaise?"
 
2015-08-31 12:45:28 PM  

InsaneJelloTroll: Wait, is one of the items on that menu "Salmon Mayonnaise?"


Fine dining in them days, mate. Proper.
 
2015-08-31 01:14:29 PM  
LOL @ "Chicken a la Maryland".

I don't know if I like that pretentious name, or the seemingly redundant "chicken-fried chicken".
 
2015-08-31 01:16:37 PM  

Curate's Keg: Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.


LOL.

Still a great joke. I shared it on Facebook. :)

Thanks Subby.

Also, thanks Curate's Keg for the trivia. I AM aware of how it got the name "iceberg," but didn't realize it wasn't used before the 1930s. I will have to look that up to read more.
 
2015-08-31 01:20:06 PM  

danielscissorhands: Curate's Keg: Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.

LOL.

Still a great joke. I shared it on Facebook. :)

Thanks Subby.

Also, thanks Curate's Keg for the trivia. I AM aware of how it got the name "iceberg," but didn't realize it wasn't used before the 1930s. I will have to look that up to read more.


And that's just the tip of the ...
 
2015-08-31 01:23:39 PM  

Curate's Keg: Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.


I looked it up. Are you certain that they were relatively unknown?

Apparently they were indeed called crisphead lettuce until the 1930s (which I knew), but I didn't see anything that said they were unknown until the 1930s. Mind you I didn't search very hard, so you might be right.
 
2015-08-31 01:32:53 PM  

DON.MAC: Aren't there lots of copies of that around for some odd reason? I know of one haning in a bar.

Are you sure it was the last day menu and not, say, the first day menu? Some Titanic memorabilia (menus, stationery, etc.) survived because it was taken off or sent off by passengers when the ship stopped in Cherbourg or Queenstown, after leaving Southampton.
 
2015-08-31 02:43:39 PM  

mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.



Well, here's the thing, since it was a lunch menu most likely what happened is a passenger put the menu in their pocket as a souvenir, and there it remained until the disaster happened. So, it's not like everyone was running around panicking and then shoving menus and other bobbles into their pockets whilst on the way to the lifeboats. It's more like this one dude from first class put a menu in his pocket while having lunch and then he survived with the menu still in his pocket.

That is precisely why these things tend to be so valuable. There were only so many menus and so many people who wanted one for a souvenir, and only so many that put it in their pocket as opposed to their steamer trunks, and out of those people only so many survived.
 
2015-08-31 02:45:21 PM  
When excaping from a sinking ship pretty much the last thing I'm going to think is better grab that lunch menu from today
 
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2015-08-31 03:06:28 PM  

LordOfBacon: mainsail: So the ship you're on has struck an iceberg. People all around you are scrambling to save their loved ones, their most prized possessions, and certain death awaits.The ship is tilting, breaking, screams of the doomed...Watery hell on earth.

And you grab...a menu.


Well, here's the thing, since it was a lunch menu most likely what happened is a passenger put the menu in their pocket as a souvenir, and there it remained until the disaster happened. So, it's not like everyone was running around panicking and then shoving menus and other bobbles into their pockets whilst on the way to the lifeboats. It's more like this one dude from first class put a menu in his pocket while having lunch and then he survived with the menu still in his pocket.

That is precisely why these things tend to be so valuable. There were only so many menus and so many people who wanted one for a souvenir, and only so many that put it in their pocket as opposed to their steamer trunks, and out of those people only so many survived.


...I think folks are taking my comment a wee bit too seriously..,
 
2015-08-31 03:07:28 PM  

WarningMayContainPeanuts: When excaping from a sinking ship pretty much the last thing I'm going to think is better grab that lunch menu from today


Well, since it was a lunch menu and the Titanic struck the iceberg just after midnight, I don't think that's what happened either.
 
2015-08-31 03:17:20 PM  
Plutocrat: Waiter, there is iceberg in my salad.
Waiter: Yes, sir, the ship is sinking.
Plutocrat: So that's why the dining room is listing at 40 degrees.
Waiter: If I may be so bold, sir, 43 degrees.
Plutocrat: Well, if I survive this I am going to name a lettuce after this incident.
Waiter: After the ship, sir?
Plutocrat: No, after the iceberg. My salad is vile, flavourless and watery.
Waiter: I'll see if I can replace it, sir, although the kitchen is now closed, due to flooding.
 
2015-08-31 03:42:22 PM  

danielscissorhands: Curate's Keg: Silly Subby. "Iceberg" (Crisphead) lettuces were largely unknown before the 1930s. Certainly didn't feature on a westerly journey of a pre-WW1 transatlantic liner.

I looked it up. Are you certain that they were relatively unknown?

Apparently they were indeed called crisphead lettuce until the 1930s (which I knew), but I didn't see anything that said they were unknown until the 1930s. Mind you I didn't search very hard, so you might be right.


Not really a lettuce expert. Intertubes a bit vague but suggest they were bred in 1890s. Not a British thing until much later. We liked to boil our veg.
 
2015-08-31 05:11:52 PM  

Clever Neologism: LOL @ "Chicken a la Maryland".

I don't know if I like that pretentious name, or the seemingly redundant "chicken-fried chicken".


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2015-08-31 05:13:48 PM  

WarningMayContainPeanuts: When excaping from a sinking ship pretty much the last thing I'm going to think is better grab that lunch menu from today


How will you know what to order on the lifeboat?
 
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