…commemorate

Living in a world of stranded, grounded, and otherwise ill-fated cruise ships, we are still a society completely fascinated with a maritime tragedy that happened a century ago.

Today, in the wee hours of the morning, marked 100 years since the tragic sinking of the Titanic–a tragedy which still captures imaginations the world over and forever changed ship safety regulations…but clearly didn’t teach us how to avoid the necessity of using them.

This anniversary was memorialized in various ways around the world–memorial services, TV specials, re-released 3D versions of three-hour films, and even commemorative cruises following the exact route the Titanic made so many years ago.  I have to question a couple of decisions that went in to these cruises:

1. That route did not work out so well the first time.

2. Headlines that used the word “commemorative” …really?  Your word choice seems to have reduced the value of this tragedy to the realm of a painted coin and/or plate.

3. To those who chose the word “memorial” …the route still did not work out so well the first time.

So however you choose to remember this historical moment let’s acknowledge its impact and take a moment to remember.

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“Cruise ship sets sail on Titanic memorial voyage as it retraces doomed liner’s journey”: The Daily Mail

“A Trip to Remember”: MSNBC

…bi-daily smile…

too soon?

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About Stephanie Malkus

I've been blogging since 2009 along with my twin sister Zer. Together we are 2WC. I blog. I run. I love books, theater, movies, optimism, Oxford commas, and caffeine.

Posted on April 14, 2012, in Humor, News, Opinion, Randomness, Thoughts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Holy cow… that sounds a little too much like tempting fate to me! Yikes. No thanks!

  2. What could possibly go wrong? Due to global warming, the icebergs are much smaller, I”m sure.

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