|In your face 1,500 victims of hubris!|
|Like this thing for example.|
What the hell is up with this thing?
|It's a floating casino/mall with a buffet and staph infection. Enjoy!|
|On-board activities include: karaoke, |
shuffleboard and deck chair arranging.
Social issues aside, the ship is not exactly going to be like a trip back in time. Sure they're going to glue some decorative smoke stacks on top so it sort of looks like the real deal, but the wifi and video-poker machines throw the authenticity out the window. Educationally speaking, it'd be like going to a Renaissance Festival expecting to learn something about the 16th century.
|OMG! SPNISH RMADA LOST IN STRM? :) ROTFLMAO! #WAHWAH|
|"The Titanic is unsinkable. Do you |
hear me God? Un-fucking-sinkable."
-George V of England
Look, the first Titanic (I can't believe I have to distinguish between ships named Titanic) was trumpeted by White Star Lines as unsinkable, they left the dock with half the necessary life boats and archival footage of the christening actually shows King George V breaking a champagne bottle over the bow and then waving his middle finger skyward. They were begging, begging God to sink the damn thing.
While I'm almost certain that the Titanic II won't hit an iceberg in the warm, glacier-free North Atlantic of the 21st century, it is going to be built by the lowest-bidding Chinese Shipyard a crazy Australian could find. Just keep that in mind before hopping aboard.
*I have a confession to make:
|Above: Turns out that this is not|
a substitute for actual science.
It was only after looking it up on Wikipedia, yeah, Wiki-goddamn-pedia that I discovered the sad truth: TV isn't always right.
|We'd save ourselves a lot of time and frustration |
if we just gave up and let kids use this as source material.