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Yes, Virginia, the Titanic was a real thing.
theglobeandmail.com ^ | 4/16/2012 | DAVE McGINN

Posted on 04/16/2012 1:28:51 PM PDT by servo1969

Kids these days were sailing along through life just fine thinking that James Cameron’s 1997 epic Titanic was a grandiose, if cheesy, love story set on a fictional ship, but with all the news of the disaster’s 100th anniversary came the iceberg of truth – and embarrassing admissions such as this one: “I didn’t know Titanic actually happened, thought it was just a film.”

That’s a real tweet, and there have been more like it this month. Enough, in fact, that a Tumblr feed has been created to collect them all.

“Nobody told me titanic was real...? How am I just finding this out?!” one young woman tweeted about a week before the 100th anniversary of the 1912 tragedy in which more than 1,500 people died.

For others, realizing that the movie was actually based on a real event brought home the potential dangers of seafaring voyages. “The titanic was real holly s--- im never gooing on a cruise,” a young man tweeted on April 6.

While several young people have expressed their surprise after learning the truth and left it at that, some have acknowledged that their ignorance might be, well – they have an inkling that it’s probably not good.

As one Twitter user wondered on April 2: “Is it bad that I didn’t know the titanic was real?”

Most people would probably answer that yes, it is bad. That would include one of the many who responded on Twitter by saying they were “weeping for the future.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: movie; real; titanic; twitter
As long as they know where to get an abortion and always vote for a Democrat their education was a success, right?
1 posted on 04/16/2012 1:28:58 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

What would one expect from the twits on Twitter?

One would be hard pressed chasing a short bus to find a greater concentration of retards.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: servo1969
The HMS Titanic also had three passenger classes; First, second, and steerage unlike the fictional Titanic movie in 1997.
3 posted on 04/16/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: servo1969
As one Twitter user wondered on April 2: “Is it bad that I didn’t know the titanic was real?”

The young people who voted for Obama have been discovered...

4 posted on 04/16/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: servo1969

I read somewhere else recently that a woman vacationing in Halifax visited a cemetery where some Titanic victims were buried.

She witnessed several young ladies sobbing at the grave of one “J. Dawson,” whom they sincerely believed was the Leonardo DiCaprio character from the movie.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: servo1969

Link to original Article is dead.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: servo1969
“How am I supposed to know?”

Ask your Great Grand Parents

Ask your Grand Parents.

Ask any senior citizen.

Read History books at the Library.

Turn off the LibDem talking idiots.

7 posted on 04/16/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Oops, "who they sincerely believed . . . "
8 posted on 04/16/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: servo1969

What do they know about Hitler?


9 posted on 04/16/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by donna (3rd largest workforce in the world=UK National Health Service (Chinese Army #1))
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To: donna

He was a Republican and a KKK Grand Dragon who killed 6 billion black people by reading the Bible to them.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: donna
What do they know about Hitler?

That he was a right wing conservative.

11 posted on 04/16/2012 1:59:24 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: donna

Also, tax cuts. For the rich JooooooooBanksters.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I read somewhere else recently that a woman vacationing in Halifax visited a cemetery where some Titanic victims were buried.

Didn't visit the cemetery in Halifax where the Titanic victims are buried but did visit the Maritime museum where several artifacts from the Titanic are displayed, including deck chairs.

13 posted on 04/16/2012 2:01:20 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Perdogg
The HMS Titanic...

As long as we're striving for persnickety historical accuracy here, let me point out that she was RMS Titanic, not "HMS".

Stands for "Royal Mail Steamer", just so's ya know.

14 posted on 04/16/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Perdogg
The HMS Titanic

Did not exist. The ill-fated, unsinkable-but-sunken ship was the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic. "RMS" designates a ship contracted with the Royal Mail to carry mail.

(His|Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) designates a naval warship.

15 posted on 04/16/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: servo1969

I’d be happy if I never heard the name “Titanic” again.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: servo1969

The vast majority of “kids” these day know only how to have sex, smoke pot and push buttons on a computer or sing a few words from popular song. They could care less what happened even ten years ago.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: donna

That he started the first world war when he had Germany bomb Pearl Harbor in 1926.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 2:31:55 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt. Nothing beats that!!!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Me too. I still can’t get that darned phrase, “As silly as rearranging deck furniture on the Titanic”, out of my head, P_B.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: servo1969
Just reconfirming that public school teachers are the absolute dregs of academic society. They are the ultimate failures of our educational system.

Consider: If you look at college as a trade school, science and engineering is the top of the heap,
premed a little farther down,
business admin and prelaw about mid slope,
liberal arts, such as English Lit, for those that want to stay on campus for a lifetime,
then comes journalism,
and in the soggy swamp at the bottom, education majors, and knee deep in the bog, coaches.

These are the mouth breathers who love communism, and teach you children.

20 posted on 04/16/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: Perdogg

‘HMS’ refers to British warships that are owned by the Crown. The Titanic was a Royal Mail Ship and thus was ‘R.M.S. Titanic’.

(-;


21 posted on 04/16/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: servo1969

I was watching a show on a religious channel where the guy asked people questions as he walked down the road. He was asking mostly high school and college age kids if they knew who Adolph Hitler was. I was amazed and disgusted by how many of these kids didn’t know who Hitler was. Less then 50% of the kids knew who he was. That should tell every American how big a failure public education is.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: donna
What do they know about Hitler?

That the Bush family financed his rise to power--yes, I have read that on the Internet. Therefore WWII was Bush's fault.

23 posted on 04/16/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Perdogg
The HMS Titanic also had three passenger classes; First, second, and steerage unlike the fictional Titanic movie in 1997.

You mean the USS Titanic.

24 posted on 04/16/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: donna
What do they know about Hitler?

He is a reasonably good actor with a long career in Hollywood.

25 posted on 04/16/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: donna
What do they know about Hitler?

That he stole the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections?

26 posted on 04/16/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: servo1969; SandRat
Grandfather here.

In Canada political correctness has taken over to an extent. Much, much history on the awful things done to our indigenous people (First Nations). I believe things multi-cultural are mentioned. This could be, but to be honest I don`t know, the exploitation of the poor chinese labourers over a 130 years ago. Railway workers, whose life was cheap. Died by the dozen. So was the white working class, sez I.

As a rite of obligation, the terrible carnage of Vimy Ridge has received full reconition. Over a 1000 Canadians slaughtered over a few acres of French countryside in 1917. Lots of young people there, all very solemn and respectful. This on a massive pilgrimage to France.

I have suddenly thought positively about young people. Someone has to talk to them. Good thinking. What has got into me- thinking positive of young people.

27 posted on 04/16/2012 6:09:24 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Perdogg
“The HMS Titanic also had three passenger classes; First, second, and steerage unlike the fictional Titanic movie in 1997.”

The RMS TITANIC was a Royal Mail Steamer [=RMS] that carried passengers in commercial service. HMS (His/Her Magesty’s Ship) is a warship. RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) are the logistics vessels that support HMS afloat.

28 posted on 04/16/2012 10:40:10 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: servo1969
“The titanic was real holly s--- im never gooing on a cruise,” a young man tweeted on April 6

I have news for this guy the Titanic wasn't a cruise ship as we know them today. It was along with many other ships the main means of travel around the world at the time. There was no air travel as we know it today and vehicular travel was in its very early stages transitioning from horse to internal combustion.

29 posted on 04/16/2012 11:16:43 PM PDT by xp38
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