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(History Channel)   This day in 1912, Titanic passengers dine on roast beef, iceberg lettuce, salt water taffy   ( history.com) divider line
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2017-04-14 08:42:43 AM  
Headline took some thinkin'.... but indeed, good one Subby
 
2017-04-14 08:57:02 AM  
The locating of the Titanic by Ballard is a Cold War legend.
 
2017-04-14 09:32:52 AM  
To celebrate I'm going to watch the Supernatural episode where an angel goes back in time and stops the Titanic from sinking because of the stupid movie and Godawful Celine Dion song. There's no movie and Celine is a broke lounge singer. But they have to change it back.
 
2017-04-14 11:12:18 AM  
I'm still irked that they are making this a tourist destination.   Pissed off might be the better term.   It's a grave yard that's already been looted.   And the site, itself, is in poor condition.   gggrrr
 
2017-04-14 11:20:46 AM  
I have a sinking feeling Subby was drinking whilst writing the headline.
 
2017-04-14 11:52:18 AM  
Headline:  dpoisn.com

//kidding.  It was kinda funny.
 
2017-04-14 11:54:45 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-14 11:54:59 AM  
Subbybgets a white star for the headline.
 
2017-04-14 11:55:53 AM  
The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility

The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility (originally called Futility) is an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the fictional ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later. Following the sinking of the Titanic, the novel was reissued with some changes, particularly in the ship's gross tonnage

Twilight Zone intro.
Youtube NzlG28B-R8Y
 
2017-04-14 11:56:34 AM  
A few years ago, some farker indicated that the scene at the end where the passengers are falling from the railing was like watching Plinko on Price is Right.

I have yet to be able to watch that game and this not be the first thing that pops into my head.
 
2017-04-14 11:56:39 AM  
Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.
 
2017-04-14 11:57:55 AM  

Bslim: Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.


Too soon.
 
2017-04-14 12:02:19 PM  
 
2017-04-14 12:09:02 PM  
This is from the NY Daily News website...

img.fark.net

I understand that the tabloids have extremely dumbed down version of the news, but I can't believe they actually used pictures from the Titanic movie for a story on the anniversary of the sinking.
 
2017-04-14 12:12:08 PM  
I'm thinking the watchmen in the crow's nest should have yelled, "iceberg, dead ahead!"
 
2017-04-14 12:15:04 PM  
Someday, after time travel (and return) is perfected, they're going to devise a new reality series: You're sent to a perilous historical situation, knowing the outcome, and you have to extract yourself from it.

The Titanic sinking would be a favorite. For example, if you're a guy, can you make yourself up to look like a woman convincingly enough to "win" a spot in a lifeboat?
 
2017-04-14 12:15:18 PM  
Falco - Titanic (1992)
Youtube Q-XrgtfNRE0
 
2017-04-14 12:16:22 PM  
Water you all docking aboat?
 
2017-04-14 12:17:03 PM  
...in hell?

/window seat please
 
2017-04-14 12:17:12 PM  
without sinking, we wouldnt have so many docudrammas.
and they are stll looking for the diamond...
 
2017-04-14 12:19:26 PM  

Mugato: To celebrate I'm going to watch the Supernatural episode where an angel goes back in time and stops the Titanic from sinking because of the stupid movie and Godawful Celine Dion song. There's no movie and Celine is a broke lounge singer. But they have to change it back.


On the plus side, the movie did give us Kate Winslet's boobies
 
2017-04-14 12:19:38 PM  

bullsballs: without sinking, we wouldnt have so many docudrammas.
and they are stll looking for the diamond...


It's somewhere in the corn field..

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-14 12:19:47 PM  
Legend of the Titanic - Jaime Brockett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XFYMjkFYPg
 
2017-04-14 12:19:55 PM  
Awesome headline, Subby.
 
2017-04-14 12:26:11 PM  

baronbloodbath: [img.fark.net image 313x318]


Put a cork in it, Zane.
 
2017-04-14 12:34:01 PM  

img.fark.net

TO THE BRAVE MEN

WHO PERISHED

IN THE WRECK

OF THE TITANIC

APRIL 15 1912

THEY GAVE THEIR

LIVES THAT WOMEN

AND CHILDREN

MIGHT BE SAVED

ERECTED BY THE

WOMEN OF AMERICA

TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD

THE RICH AND THE POOR

THE IGNORANT AND THE LEARNED

ALL

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NOBLY

TO SAVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN

This statue is supposedly where Cameron got the idea for posing Winslet on the bow of the ship (something she would not have been allowed to do in real life).
 
2017-04-14 12:34:12 PM  
You can watch it sink in real time right here:

Titanic sinks in REAL TIME - 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES
Youtube rs9w5bgtJC8
 
2017-04-14 12:34:42 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Bslim: Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.

Too soon.


Seriously though? The way it played out was pretty freaking terrible.
 
2017-04-14 12:39:14 PM  
On the plus side, it made people stop building bigger dumb ships, although a few disasters resulted from equally dumb reactions.
 
2017-04-14 12:39:19 PM  
This day in 1992. . . 

Some guy named Dave filed his taxes.
 
2017-04-14 12:43:27 PM  
Just thinking how surreal that must have been to actually be on the ship when that happened is chilling.  I can't imagine what it must have been like.
 
2017-04-14 12:44:18 PM  
I remember playing a cool Titanic computer game in the 1990s. I never could figure out how to get off the ship though.
 
2017-04-14 12:47:21 PM  
And slept with the fishes.
 
2017-04-14 12:48:10 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Someday, after time travel (and return) is perfected, they're going to devise a new reality series: You're sent to a perilous historical situation, knowing the outcome, and you have to extract yourself from it.

The Titanic sinking would be a favorite. For example, if you're a guy, can you make yourself up to look like a woman convincingly enough to "win" a spot in a lifeboat?


Or go to the starboard side where men were allowed to get on the lifeboats.  On the port side they were women and children only.
 
2017-04-14 12:50:09 PM  
Titanic - Iceberg Collision
Youtube enlZAsth0sk


So, is Cameron trying to say that Rose distracted the crew, and that's why they hit the iceberg?
 
2017-04-14 12:54:26 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Someday, after time travel (and return) is perfected, they're going to devise a new reality series: You're sent to a perilous historical situation, knowing the outcome, and you have to extract yourself from it.

The Titanic sinking would be a favorite. For example, if you're a guy, can you make yourself up to look like a woman convincingly enough to "win" a spot in a lifeboat?


The problem really wasn't not enough lifeboats (although there weren't enough to accommodate everyone on board). The problem was no one took the situation seriously, and people doddled around the decks or went back to bed thinking it was a false alarm. It's only when it was too late that people realized the ship was going down and by then most of the lifeboats had already launched. And that's when panic set in.

The lifeboats saved about 700 people and could have easily saved double that if people would just get in the damn things.
 
2017-04-14 12:57:58 PM  

wildcardjack: On the plus side, it made people stop building bigger dumb ships, although a few disasters resulted from equally dumb reactions.


Wasn't the Titanic only a bad design because they didn't make the water tight doors just a few feet taller?
 
2017-04-14 12:59:41 PM  
 
2017-04-14 01:03:31 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Someday, after time travel (and return) is perfected, they're going to devise a new reality series: You're sent to a perilous historical situation, knowing the outcome, and you have to extract yourself from it.

The Titanic sinking would be a favorite. For example, if you're a guy, can you make yourself up to look like a woman convincingly enough to "win" a spot in a lifeboat?


On this episode of "Time Travel Survivor": Our Jewish contestants are being sent back to Warsaw in 1940. Let's see how they get out of this sticky situation!
 
2017-04-14 01:04:34 PM  

Bslim: Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.


Imma let you finish, but the Lusitania had the worst sinking of all time! OF ALL TIME!
 
2017-04-14 01:07:00 PM  

LonMead: [img.fark.net image 585x390]TO THE BRAVE MENWHO PERISHEDIN THE WRECKOF THE TITANICAPRIL 15 1912THEY GAVE THEIRLIVES THAT WOMENAND CHILDRENMIGHT BE SAVEDERECTED BY THEWOMEN OF AMERICATO THE YOUNG AND THE OLDTHE RICH AND THE POORTHE IGNORANT AND THE LEARNEDALLWHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NOBLYTO SAVE WOMEN AND CHILDRENThis statue is supposedly where Cameron got the idea for posing Winslet on the bow of the ship (something she would not have been allowed to do in real life).


Your image led me to this

" As for the black-tie event, the Men's Titanic Society (no affiliation with the Women's Titanic Memorial Association) holds a private memorial ceremony after midnight on April 15 every year. Society founder Jim Silman, a former TV news producer, says he started the group in 1978 after producing a show for NBC on unknown places in D.C.
"Four guys, we went down there and decided to do this," Silman says. "We took some daffodils that we stole from NBC, and we laid them down and drank some champagne."
The group has grown to 22 members, almost all of whom gather in April for a black-tie reception, dinner, and post-midnight wreath-laying and toast at the memorial. Dinner's usually at the National Press Club, and it always adheres to the menu served to first-class passengers on the Titanic the night it sank: filet mignon served over potatoes, a vegetable, salad, oysters on the half shell, and ice cream with berries. Champagne used for toasting must come from a vineyard that was operating when the ship went down.
Neither Silman nor any member of the society has any familial connection to the Titanic, but all the men worked in TV news, as either as agents, writers, directors, or producers. The group, which skews a bit older, has lost a few members, who are replaced from the current members' social networks. "We don't advertise," Silman explains. "

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13045131/whats-up-wit​h​-dcs-titanic-memorial
 
2017-04-14 01:07:37 PM  
Your grandchildren 50 years from now: "WTF is an iceberg?"
 
2017-04-14 01:14:49 PM  
Pet peeve: the first paragraph is written in present tense, like many dramatic reenactments.  The rest of the story is written in past tense.
/  TFA is two tense.
 
2017-04-14 01:15:31 PM  

baufan2005: wildcardjack: On the plus side, it made people stop building bigger dumb ships, although a few disasters resulted from equally dumb reactions.

Wasn't the Titanic only a bad design because they didn't make the water tight doors just a few feet taller?


Titanic's watertight bulkheads extended only to E-Deck.  So as her bow sank, water could spill over to the next compartment and so on.  After she sank, Olympic and the unfinished Brittanic had several bulkheads raised up to B-Deck, flush with the top of the hull.  Theoretically water couldn't spill over these as they went all the way to the top.

Didnt help Brittanic though, but watertight doors dont help when most of the damn portholes are left open.
 
OOF
2017-04-14 01:25:45 PM  
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2017-04-14 01:31:26 PM  

downstairs: Headline took some thinkin'.... but indeed, good one Subby


durbnpoisn: Headline:  [dpoisn.com image 48x18]

//kidding.  It was kinda funny.


MythDragon: Subbybgets a white star for the headline.


Bslim: Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.


kdawg7736: Awesome headline, Subby.


I know, right? it's almost as if this headline gets more funny and clever and witty every time it is used.

Titanic's last lunch menu sells for $88,000 at auction. Apparently passengers dined on corned beef, iceberg lettuce, salt water taffy

James Cameron to launch America's first all-vegan elementary school, says the main option for lunch will be the iceberg lettuce

Titanic's last lunch menu up for auction, shows passengers dined on roast beef, mashed potatoes, iceberg lettuce

but let's make sure that this time, this fresh and original headline is given the treatment it deserves.

/this headline better be in the HOTW re-cap and I expect to see it go far in the HOTY contest, because I too breathe with my mouth open and am impressed by shiny things
 
2017-04-14 01:37:04 PM  
 
2017-04-14 01:40:07 PM  

whidbey: The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility

The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility (originally called Futility) is an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the fictional ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later. Following the sinking of the Titanic, the novel was reissued with some changes, particularly in the ship's gross tonnage

[YouTube video]


Junpei: Ooooooh yeah. I know what you're talking about.
Junpei: There was a novel that had a bunch of stuff in it that described the sinking of the Titanic before it actually sank.
June: Yeah, that's the one.
June: The title of the novel is Futility. June: It was written 14 years before the Titanic sank.
June: But--
Junpei: I know, I know.
Junpei: I mean, I didn't know the name of the book, but... Junpei: The story was the same, right? It was just like what happened on the Titanic?
June: Yeah...
Junpei: Well...I heard it was all a hoax.
June: ...A hoax?
Junpei: I heard that the stuff that matched up to the Titanic so well was actually added after it sank.
Junpei: Apparently, the only thing that was the same originally was that a boat ran into an iceberg and sank.
June: But...the novel was published in 1898, 14 years before the accident...
Junpei: Like I said, that was the first print of the book.
Junpei: 14 years later, the author heard about what happened to the Titanic.
Junpei: He figured that was his chance, you know?
Junpei: He just went back and changed some stuff in his novel...
Junpei: ...So that it matched the Titanic exactly.
Surprised by Junpei's response, June seemed rather taken aback.
June: R-Really?
Junpei: Really...
Junpei: There's no such thing as premonitions or any of that stuff.
 
2017-04-14 01:44:20 PM  
And the first movie about the sinking of the Titanic hit theaters 29 days later.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002475/
 
2017-04-14 01:51:29 PM  

calbert: downstairs: Headline took some thinkin'.... but indeed, good one Subby

durbnpoisn: Headline:  [dpoisn.com image 48x18]

//kidding.  It was kinda funny.

MythDragon: Subbybgets a white star for the headline.

Bslim: Niiiiiiiiiiice, subby.

Are people EVER going to get over the Titanic? sheeeeeeeesh.

kdawg7736: Awesome headline, Subby.

I know, right? it's almost as if this headline gets more funny and clever and witty every time it is used.

Titanic's last lunch menu sells for $88,000 at auction. Apparently passengers dined on corned beef, iceberg lettuce, salt water taffy

James Cameron to launch America's first all-vegan elementary school, says the main option for lunch will be the iceberg lettuce

Titanic's last lunch menu up for auction, shows passengers dined on roast beef, mashed potatoes, iceberg lettuce

but let's make sure that this time, this fresh and original headline is given the treatment it deserves.

/this headline better be in the HOTW re-cap and I expect to see it go far in the HOTY contest, because I too breathe with my mouth open and am impressed by shiny things


Ok...  Then my original review stands:  dpoisn.com
 
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