Skip to comments.Twitter Backlash for People Who Did Not Know ‘Titanic’ Was Real
Posted on 04/13/2012 9:56:24 PM PDT by grundle
The social news-sharing site Reddit has a knack for exposing people and situations. The latest topic of discussion to generate controversy is a series of tweets from people who did not know that the sinking of the Titanic was a real historical event.
Apparently, an entire generation of people associate "Titanic" with the Hollywood blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Here is the disambiguation for you. The RMS Titanic sank April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. The tragedy is considered one of the deadliest of peacetime maritime disasters. More than 1,500 people died.
"Titanic" the film was released December 19, 1997, and was an instant success. It became the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years, until "Avatar" debuted in 2009.
For all the history buffs reading this, the next couple of sentences may be too painful to contemplate. A couple of the tweets from the uninformed read, "Nobody told me titanic was real? How am I just finding this out?" Another tweet read, "Guys, the Titanic was real! #mindblown."
Most people aware of the existence of the RMS Titanic are in disbelief. One such person tweeted, "The ignorance is astounding." Another person said he was "weeping for the future" at finding out that so many young people are unfamiliar with such a well-known fact.
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THis is nothing. Until just recently, I was under the impression that the movie “Deliverance” was a documentary.
No, silly. It's either "YIELD" or "NO PASSING ZONE."
square root of two divided by two.
Regrettably, I can top that.
My introduction to the downside of minority preference in college admissions came via a classmate during my freshman year, in an elective introduction to astronomy course.
After several weeks, this female classmate finally spoke up and asked her first question, which was “Where these places be, up in the sky?”
I just can’t understand how anyone could make it to eighteen years old and not be exposed to this concept, through television alone if nothing else.
It still astounds me.
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Thanks for that info. Just went to Barnes & Noble and downloaded one of his books for my Nook. Will get the others too.
Leftist projection, is what that was.
Take the most offensive behavior to a given group of which you disapprove, and then accuse them of that behavior.
It’s really instructive to look at it in this light. How would one approach such a movie targeted right back at them?
The most frightening thing to the left is to be regarded as stupid and uncool. Take an iconic word freighted with meaning to them, something on a par with the Biblical “Deliverance,” and use that as the title.
What might that be?
True story: Recently my sister-in-law was commenting on the Apollo 13 movie she saw and was talking it up. Some of her comments made me wonder; Was she aware this event really happened? So, I asked her if she was aware the movie was based closely on the REAL Apollo 13 event. Imagine my shock when she was stunned by the question and was adamant it was only a movie and it never happened.
Argh. . .
Oh, and she is 59-yrs old. . .and was alive during the event (but apparently not paying attention to anything).
What upset me the most, wasn't that she didn't know the word, but that she was so intellectually un-curious that she couldn't even be bothered to look it up.
You must be from the city.
All us country folk know dried up BS floats.
LOL! My jaw went slack when I read what she said. Marketing?! Marketing?!
Although I only learned about it in the last year, when I read a book about forgotten moments in history. I told my husband about it, and he’d never heard of it either. Then again, I’m the history geek in our house. I got excited yesterday when I downloaded ‘A Night to Remember’ on my Kindle for $1.99.
That one’s too easy! How ‘bout the tangent of 45 degrees? (I bet DB knows this one, too.)
Holy crap! You mean this Twitter thing is real? I thought it was some kind of joke the kids were playing on us adults.
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