Did you know people are STILL recreating Titanic moment on boats all over the world?

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  1. StompBoxBlues

    StompBoxBlues Member

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    I was recently on a boat, a very old propeller steam boat. We were sitting up outside near the bow and I joked ( I thought I was joking, thought it was in that realm) “now, if we see someone come up and recreate that scene from that terrible Titanic film, we push them overboard ok?”

    Within ten minutes a grown up pair (at least 40’s) get up there and recreates the scene, woman arms outstretched, guy holding her from behind.

    THEN when my wife gets back from getting some coffee I tell her, she says “yeah, and our grandchildren also did it just a few minutes ago”

    They are 8 and 10, and as far as I know they have not even seen the film. They are Norwegian and the film is not dubbed here, and I really don’t think they saw it. It’s just a “thing” now.

    ARE they recreating Titanic, “king of the world” moment it was that a thing we all did before, forever, and titanic was just recreating that?

    I mean, I think Titanic came out in 1997. So for the 22 years ever since at least some people on virtually every boat ride will make their way to the bow, woman in front (probably folks that think of themselves as original and witty, trade, and the guy is in front...) and recreation a mediocre (to me it was just “bad”) moment from a mediocre film. Apparently in perpetuity.

    I immediately took a glance to the captain, in the wheelhouse behind, to see if he had any signs of irony, irritation, possibly suicidal thoughts, but he was unreadable...possibly grim. I can imagine they are the ones that suffer most, but maybe to them it is just like seagulls circling overhead after food.

    I just found that very weird. Also, just a little sad.
     
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  2. Sam Xavier

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    An unreadable caption always ruins a good picture, IMO.
     
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    I had no idea what brought that on, until I realized you were so quick that you caught me between my post, and edit.

    For you others, I had originally been spellchecked to having it read “I glanced over at the caption, to see what his reaction...but he was unreadable.”

    Also I changed the title to something less judgemental. :)
     
  4. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Sorry, I was too busy falling off of the front bow of a ship...........what were you saying?
     
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    You're a good sport. :)
     
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    no reason to feel a little sad, while others have a romantic time aboard some ship.


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    SRQGuitar Gold Supporting Member

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    I like to combine Titanic with Almost Famous. I do the same pose but I shout "I am a golden god!" instead. I do it alone because no woman has ever agreed to do it with me. Go figure.
     
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    I'll bet there have been many more Rocky moments than Titanic moments.

    Rocky moments are of course safer--unless they involve getting the crap beat out of you by Apollo Creed or Mr. T. I imagine a few meatpackers have done a bit of Rocky momenting too, but I'm of course talking about the steps scene.
     
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    I’d take that bet. I think the titanic thing overtook it many years ago :)
     
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    Take it from this local, at any given moment, there is someone running up the Art Museum steps and doing a Rocky pose at the top.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd imagine it's like folks crossing Abbey Road and having their picture taken.
     
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    Motterpaul Tone is in the Ears

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    The captain was nonplussed because he has seen the stupidity so many times, the same way I feel about a grand-dad dangling his baby over the balcony railing.

    I was a very active cruise reporter when I saw Titanic, and that moment in the movie was a big topic because it was not yet a "thing" - it was a very creative and inspiring idea that I guess the writers came up with. I found it uplifting, but I also saw the inherent danger of it immediately. Unfortunately, Dunning Kruger, not everyone sees the same things (the danger of it) the same way - there is often a learning curve.
     
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    It’s exactly like that but it actually goes beyond that when you consider the steps are wide enough to accommodate a number of people doing it simultaneously.
     
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    Which definition of nonplussed: the original meaning of the word, or the opposite definition which seems to be overtaking it?
     
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    Motterpaul Tone is in the Ears

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    the second one...

    INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN
    (of a person) not disconcerted; unperturbed.

    (aren't we cranky today?)
     
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    I thought this thread would have nude drawings from charcoal.
     
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