You know what the passengers aboard the RMS Titanic were thinking on that chilly April night in 1912, while clinging to the sinking ship’s deck? We don’t know, but it probably wasn’t “I hope someday the vessel that delivered us into the hands of death is made into the focal point of a theme park.” On that note… [More]
As we learned when Spaghetti-Os sent a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a flag-waving noodle, some people take offense to the commercialization of tragedies that maybe their grandparents might remember. How soon is too soon to commercialize a tragedy? Does that extend to the tragedies of our great-grandparents’ time, too? [More]
Of all the legendary, cursed names in all the world, nothing says “yeah, that’s not gonna work” like “Titanic.” We don’t have to tell you why, unless you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life. So while it’s nice that a billionaire is building a replica of the ship and even dubbing it Titanic II, the fact that he expects people to actually sail in that thing across the Atlantic? Oof. [More]
We thought Celine Dion put the nail in the coffin so far as the cheapening of a historical event with “My Heart Will Go On,” but this new offering from Groupon goes to show that we’re not done profiting from the tragedy of the Titanic. For just $12,500, you can visit the final underwater resting place of the Titanic’s wreckage.
The sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic continues to captivate Americans, as one of the most famous tragedies in our history. And now devotees of the ship’s story and those who perished on it can bid on a large piece of that history, as more than 5,000 items are going up for sale.