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The Titanic is now a children's' ride. Too soon?
news.com.au ^ | April 12, 2012 | Staff writers

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:27:35 PM PDT by Brandonmark

ALMOST 1500 passengers and crew perished when Titanic sank to her watery grave 100 years ago - now the disaster is a children's amusement.

Billed as Australia’s largest inflatable slide, the 10-metre high ride is a rubbery replica of the ill-fated cruise liner that sunk on its maiden voyage in 1912. Children climb the sloped, sinking keel and then slide down the ship’s deck into the "ocean" - complete with iceberg.

The ride was one of the amusements at the Oakbank racing carnival in South Australia over the Easter long weekend. One racegoer thought the ride was creative.

"People have been imaginative in creating a ride. I’m not offended, but can see how people would be," he said. "There were plenty of kids who wanted to ride it and they wouldn’t have made any connection with disaster, so they probably could’ve called it something other than Titanic."

The Showmens Guild of South Australia, which organised the amusements for the Oakbank Racing Club, said the ride was popular and they had not received any complaints.

The Titanic ride isn’t the only bizarre spin-off created in the wake of the disaster.

This 'Gin and Titonic' ice tray available from The Gifted Man allows you "create your own mini-Titanic disaster in the comfort of your own alcohol."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: titanic

1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:27:40 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Let’s put the little children on a cruise ship and then have it hit and ice berg and watch it sink. Will people be making light of it afterward?


2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:30:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Brandonmark
A T-shirt from It’s a Wonderful T-Shirt is emblazoned with the slogan "Breaking up is hard to do" next to a picture of the sinking Titanic.
3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:31:14 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

So my Hindenberg balloon drop will go over like a lead zepplin?


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:32:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Brandonmark

I had a titanic board game when I was a kid. It had a spinner that told you how many spaces you could move your characters as tried to get them to the lifeboats. The boat also got a spin that determined how quickly the boat sank.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 9:35:40 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Brandonmark
The tie-tanic is a T-shirt concept by a Threadless user that shows the Titanic in the shape of a traditional tie. It comes complete with matching iceberg.
6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

There is one of these inflatable Titanic children’s rides in San Diego — been there for years.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:38:02 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: Brandonmark

I used to wonder what the whole fascination with the Titanic was all about. After watching Downton Abbey, I’m starting to understand. That event ushered in an entirely new world. Guggenheim, Astor and (another guy whose name escapes me) died on that ship and had been opposed to the Federal Reserve. Their opposition died with them and the Fed was born soon after. So many things changed with that ship going down... it basically ushered in Fascism because the media used it to that effect.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:40:25 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Brandonmark

What’s their next idea? A drop tower in the shape of the World Trade Center?


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:48:11 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Brandonmark

Makes me think of a documentary on Tarawa that I saw once. They had tape of an interview with a war correspondent who had been at the battle scene ( made circa 1975, I thought, ) and he waxed philosophical. He said that this event occurred “out of time,” and was never over. “I’m there now,” he said. I believed him.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:48:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Brandonmark

That’s been seen in California for years — those guys make those jumpers based on what’s popular so when Cameron’s film came along, it was inevitable. Made me think twice when I first saw that slide!


11 posted on 04/11/2012 9:51:01 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Brandonmark
Big deal. There are plenty of childrens amusements based on misery from the past. Ring Around the Rosie and this game come to mind:

The French Revolution is famous in part for the use of the guillotine to put nobles to death, and this is the macabre subject of this light card game. As executioners pandering to the masses, the players are trying to behead the least popular nobles. Each day the nobles are lined up and players take turns killing the ones at the front of the line until all the nobles are gone. However, players are given cards which will manipulate the line order right before 'harvesting,' which is what makes the game interesting. After three days worth of chopping, the highest total carries the day.

12 posted on 04/11/2012 9:53:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Brandonmark

They had this same slide (although I think it was even higher) at an Air Show at the Maine Air National Guard base in Bangor, Maine in late May of 2000.

The Air National Guard base is part of Bangor International Airport, which was called Dow Field during World War II.

The Titanic slide was as high as one of the aircraft hangers.

It was a great Air Show. There were many fly bys of present day and World War II era aircraft. The Blue Angels thrilled the crowd....it was their one and only performance in northern Maine since they were formed in 1946. (They appeared a number of times at Brunswick Naval Air Station in southern Maine....Brunswick NAS has been closed).


13 posted on 04/11/2012 10:12:19 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Brandonmark

No harm no foul. It was 100 years ago. Jesus wasn’t on it. It isn’t sacred. I love Titanic. I think they should vacuum up every object and piece of memorabilia they can find and put it in a museum. Save every bit of her they can before it’s gone forever. No one who was on board will complain.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 10:14:36 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Brandonmark

It’s been a kid’s camp song for decades.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 10:26:03 PM PDT by 4buttons (yeah yeah yeah mushmouth)
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To: faucetman

I recall a day, back in the day, when I was listening to Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream on the Fischer in the living room. My dad was there but I didn’t think he was paying attention.

The line came ...

I said, “You know they refused Jesus, too.”
He said, “You’re not him.”

... and my dad laughed out loud. One second of Quality Time.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 10:30:43 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Brandonmark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyxC2fA9Zhc


17 posted on 04/11/2012 11:11:05 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Lighten up, Francis.

Australians find gallows humour, imminent death amusing

Personnally I'd show all applicants for Australian citizenship the following cartoon and reject those who don't find it funny.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 12:02:07 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: faucetman

Why don’t we do it to all those warships sunk during WWI and WWII? Why don’t we just go to the nearest cemetery and harvest all the old graves for valuables?


19 posted on 04/12/2012 1:27:11 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Brandonmark

I’ve got this really awesome idea for a roller-coaster. It involves passengers getting in plane-shaped vehicles. The last part of the ride involves plunging down into a replica of the twin towers amidst the screams of the passengers...


20 posted on 04/12/2012 1:29:55 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Brandonmark

Liberal Culture can only create the very debasement/crassness it is rooted in. This is another atrocious ‘look in the mirror’; save those holding the mirror; see nothing.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:21:28 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I have a morbid sense of humor myself but the way they’ve taken the Titanic disaster and twisted it in this fashion isn’t very classy.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 6:50:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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