100 years on, the unsinkable Titanic ...

100 years on, the unsinkable Titanic tale

There are 47 comments on the Bend Bulletin story from Feb 26, 2012, titled 100 years on, the unsinkable Titanic tale. In it, Bend Bulletin reports that:

Molly Brown, the unsinkable survivor of Titanic fame, is about to set sail again, this time as channeled through the historical passions of Janet Kalstrom, a retired information technology specialist and full-time Titanic buff.

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“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

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#1 Feb 27, 2012
who else is sick to death of Titanic stories? And why is there a big centenary celebration? How about all the ships that didn't sink on the first voyage? The whole thing is nothing to be proud about - a badly-made ship, a rushed job, a captain who took risks and went too fast on the wrong route, and not enough lifeboats.
Jim Cameron

Croydon, UK

#2 Feb 27, 2012
True - but first, coming soon to a theatre near you....

TITANIC - The Centenary Edition
in 3D

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#3 Mar 9, 2012
DudTenners wrote:
who else is sick to death of Titanic stories? And why is there a big centenary celebration? How about all the ships that didn't sink on the first voyage? The whole thing is nothing to be proud about - a badly-made ship, a rushed job, a captain who took risks and went too fast on the wrong route, and not enough lifeboats.
Gee, you're insulting hundreds of people's deaths.

“We are MOTORHEAD”

Since: Nov 08

London

#4 Mar 10, 2012
The centenary of the Titanic I can put up with, It's the corporate feeding frenzy known as the olympics that is really pissing me of and thats before you get to the pointlessnes and cost of the olympic feeding frenzy
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 Mar 10, 2012
And that completes the cast of 'Grumpy Old Men'
:-)
ronan

UK

#6 Mar 10, 2012
The sinking of the Titanic was a landmark in transport history and a waking up call for shipping in general.
The disaster shook the imagination of millions of people at the time.
It's quite right to remember it by commemorating the 100th anniversary of this tragedy.
Giggs

Preston, UK

#7 Mar 10, 2012
The biggest insurance job in history!
Noel Edmonds

Mitcham, UK

#8 Mar 10, 2012
Joginder Singh Foley wrote:
The centenary of the Titanic I can put up with, It's the corporate feeding frenzy known as the olympics that is really pissing me of and thats before you get to the pointlessnes and cost of the olympic feeding frenzy
... not forgetting the anniversary of Mr Blobby's first appearance!
It certainly is a year packed full of British events

“Relax, and do what I tell you”

Since: Jan 11

Dublin, Ireland

#9 Mar 14, 2012
is a shame that it will be this way but thing are what they be

“Trust me. I'm a doctor.”

Since: Jan 12

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#10 Mar 14, 2012
As part of the 'celebrations', they should sacrifice Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate bloody Winslet.

“Relax, and do what I tell you”

Since: Jan 11

Dublin, Ireland

#11 Mar 14, 2012
Harold Shipman wrote:
As part of the 'celebrations', they should sacrifice Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate bloody Winslet.
Give Winslet to me.

“Trust me. I'm a doctor.”

Since: Jan 12

Injecting a fluid into you...

#12 Mar 14, 2012
Sheeple Herder wrote:
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Give Winslet to me.
You can do what you like with her, after she's been brutally sacrificed to Manawydan, the god of the sea.
allymac

London, UK

#13 Mar 15, 2012
Sheeple Herder wrote:
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Give Winslet to me.
And give Leonardo to ronan.

Since: Nov 10

Dublin

#14 Mar 15, 2012
DudTenners wrote:
who else is sick to death of Titanic stories? And why is there a big centenary celebration? How about all the ships that didn't sink on the first voyage? The whole thing is nothing to be proud about - a badly-made ship, a rushed job, a captain who took risks and went too fast on the wrong route, and not enough lifeboats.
See what you mean.

I don't get all the hype around the Titanic. The Lusitania was a much more tragic sotry.....

Since: Nov 10

Dublin

#15 Mar 15, 2012
* story
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#16 Mar 15, 2012
Dubbadub wrote:
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See what you mean.
I don't get all the hype around the Titanic. The Lusitania was a much more tragic story.....
The losses on the Titanic (1513) were more than those of the Lusitania (1153) and they may well have suffered longer.

In any case, I don't think there is an easy barrometer measurement of suffering.

Since: Nov 10

Dublin

#17 Mar 15, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>The losses on the Titanic (1513) were more than those of the Lusitania (1153) and they may well have suffered longer.
In any case, I don't think there is an easy barrometer measurement of suffering.
True I just think the cause of the Titanic sinking was human error, while the sinking of the Lusitania was a German attack. I just meant tragic in so far as the Lusitania was minding it's own business and was sunk by a U-Boat, while the Titanic disaster was caused by a catalogue of errors....
allymac

London, UK

#18 Mar 16, 2012
Dubbadub wrote:
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True I just think the cause of the Titanic sinking was human error, while the sinking of the Lusitania was a German attack. I just meant tragic in so far as the Lusitania was minding it's own business and was sunk by a U-Boat, while the Titanic disaster was caused by a catalogue of errors....
It was caused by a fecking big iceberg.

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

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#19 Mar 16, 2012
the Titanic disaster was easily avoidable.

IF----
The Captain had taken a southerly route
had slowed down when in an icefield
had not been under orders to break a record
the ship had been better built out of better quality steel
and there had been more lifeboats.

But to make a big media event nearly every year out of it is just getting too much.
allymac

London, UK

#20 Mar 16, 2012
Dubbadub wrote:
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See what you mean.
I don't get all the hype around the Titanic. The Lusitania was a much more tragic sotry.....
What about the German ship sunk by the Russians while trying to save civilians from East Prussia during WW2.About 6000 people lost their lives.I think the ship was called the Wilhelm Gustlav.

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