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.