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(The Vintage News)   Violin that played while Titanic sank now on display in Tennessee. Icy dead people   (thevintagenews.com) divider line
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2020-07-07 9:47:44 AM  
Icy what you did there.
 
2020-07-07 10:15:17 AM  
That's cold, subby.
 
2020-07-07 10:18:36 AM  
Really sends a chill down my spine, don't it?

/nice job subs!
 
2020-07-07 10:44:12 AM  
csb:  We toured that museum a few years back.  In the gift shop was one of these oil wave boxes with a small plastic titanic floating in it.  Yes, I bought one.
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2020-07-07 10:53:16 AM  
Too soon?
 
2020-07-07 10:56:26 AM  
What about the tuba?
 
2020-07-07 10:58:16 AM  
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2020-07-07 10:58:26 AM  
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'I think there's room for me on this thing.'
'Noop, the violin's snagged your spot.'

 
2020-07-07 10:58:29 AM  

NeoCortex42: What about the tuba?


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2020-07-07 10:58:36 AM  
I have a water logged Casio synthesizer from the MV Dona Paz.
 
2020-07-07 10:59:27 AM  

Driedsponge: Icy what you did there.


Agreed, well done Subby
 
2020-07-07 11:05:07 AM  
Thank god it wasnt an accordion.
 
2020-07-07 11:05:37 AM  
DNRTA: Was the violin on the titanic? or did someone just happen to be playing it in Tennessee while the boat was sinking?
 
2020-07-07 11:09:47 AM  

Hooker with a Penis: DNRTA: Was the violin on the titanic? or did someone just happen to be playing it in Tennessee while the boat was sinking?


Sounds like an Ebay listing.
 
2020-07-07 11:17:14 AM  

Hooker with a Penis: DNRTA: Was the violin on the titanic? or did someone just happen to be playing it in Tennessee while the boat was sinking?


That museum (if it is the one I'm thinking of and how many Titanic museums can there be in Tennessee) looks amazing from the outside, but it is awful.  Most of the stuff is something like this:  A tattered shoe with a picture of someone on the titanic.  The caption reads:  Shoes like this were common for the passengers on the Titanic.  Note this shoe was never on the Titanic, but was from that time period.
 
2020-07-07 11:30:41 AM  
He was passionately attached to his instrument.

I know the feeling.
 
2020-07-07 11:35:27 AM  
In commemoration of the ship sinking, the museum cafeteria will serve sandwiches made with iceberg lettuce.
 
2020-07-07 11:44:51 AM  
Harry, it sucks!

Harry Chapin - Rockpalast Live 3 (Dance Band on the Titanic)
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2020-07-07 11:47:16 AM  
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2020-07-07 11:53:51 AM  
Te guy should have played bagpipes. In an emergency instant floatie!
 
2020-07-07 12:05:20 PM  
Icy Dead People is the name of my REM meets morbid angel crossover band....
 
2020-07-07 12:07:36 PM  
What about the 497 1/2 feet of rope the first mate had? Roaches? The eggbeater?
 
2020-07-07 12:20:11 PM  
HOY candidate?

I know, it's got an iceberg's chance in Hell...
 
2020-07-07 12:32:32 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Te guy should have played bagpipes. In an emergency instant floatie!


For everyone else, Isn't dying in the icy waters of the north atlantic punishment enough?
 
2020-07-07 12:39:07 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What about the 497 1/2 feet of rope the first mate had? Roaches? The eggbeater?


Fare thee well Titanic,
fare thee well.
 
2020-07-07 12:47:11 PM  
I'd like a luthier to pull that fiddle apart and put it back together so it can be played. I wonder what the salt water has done to the mineral content of the woods.

That piece of history restored would be even more beautiful.
 
2020-07-07 1:26:38 PM  

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'I think there's room for me on this thing.''Noop, the violin's snagged your spot.'


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2020-07-07 2:16:38 PM  
It was a privilege to serve with them.
 
2020-07-07 2:21:32 PM  
RIP Icy Hot Stuntaz

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2020-07-07 2:57:55 PM  
Unsinkable!
 
2020-07-07 3:09:21 PM  
What's with the phrase "tip of the iceberg"? Like, if the iceberg was 75%, above the water it would be ok to hit it?
 
2020-07-07 4:10:00 PM  
"Icy dead people"

Dammit. That's beautiful.
 
2020-07-07 5:03:36 PM  
The article states as fact that the band played Nearer My God to Thee, but arguably the most reliable witness was the ship's junior wireless operator who distinctly recalled the band playing Autumn right before a wave washed him off the deck.  Of course how he could tell by listening to the bandleader playing a fiddle with only two strings (if the picture in the article is to be believed) just throws the whole thing into doubt for me.

Titanic - Autumn
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2020-07-07 9:04:42 PM  
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2020-07-08 9:57:49 AM  

joepennerlives: The article states as fact that the band played Nearer My God to Thee, but arguably the most reliable witness was the ship's junior wireless operator who distinctly recalled the band playing Autumn right before a wave washed him off the deck.  Of course how he could tell by listening to the bandleader playing a fiddle with only two strings (if the picture in the article is to be believed) just throws the whole thing into doubt for me.

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No way to know it as fact.
 
2020-07-08 12:34:28 PM  

mjbok: joepennerlives: The article states as fact that the band played Nearer My God to Thee, but arguably the most reliable witness was the ship's junior wireless operator who distinctly recalled the band playing Autumn right before a wave washed him off the deck.  Of course how he could tell by listening to the bandleader playing a fiddle with only two strings (if the picture in the article is to be believed) just throws the whole thing into doubt for me.

No way to know it as fact.


Well be fair, I have no way to know Napoleon existed as fact, but contemporaneous eye-witness accounts are pretty good.  This witness doesn't say it was the last song they played, just the last song he heard.  It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Titanic to sink.  I'm going to guess they played more than one song.  ;-)
 
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