*Anjelica Finore writes in The Quad about her recent visit to the Titanic exhibition at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. She writes “I searched for my passenger and learned that she survived but her husband did not. I could not help but feel a connection to her.” Indeed many who have visited the exhibition walk away with the same feeling.
For information about dates, times, admission price go to www.fi.edu/titanic/. The exhibition runs till 7 April 2013.
Source: Titanic Exhibit Transports Philly Across Time (10 Mar 2013, Quad)
* Details, details. According ITV, if Titanic II is to follow the footsteps of the original it needs to get permission from Southampton. So far the Associated British Ports(ABP), the port owner, has not been contacted by Palmer’s Blue Star Line. While they have terminals to handle the ship, the original one used by Titanic (Berth 44) has no modern passenger or security facilities. ITV also reports mixed reactions from locals and those connected to Titanic. Bob Prior of British Titanic Society says it is in poor taste. Dot Haisman (her mother was a survivor) believes it will pay tribute to those on board. And Captain Smith’s family is not keen on Titanic II either.
Source: New Titanic Will Need Southampton’s Permission(5 Mar 2013,ITV.com)
*Here are some headlines about Titanic II. Can you guess what they think about it?
With Titanic II’s Maiden Voyage Set For 2016, Maybe We Should Rename It Disaster 2: The Eek-quel (27 Feb 2013, New York Post)
Titanic II: Meet The Worst Sequel Ever(27 Feb 2013, MSN Money)
DALE McFEATTERS: We Need Titanic II Like We Need Hole In Hull (1 Mar 2013,
*There is a funny bit in Ghostbusters II when it is announced that Titanic has docked and the ghosts are getting off!
*It is nearly back!!! Hell’s Kitchen (US) once again brings us weeks of that English chef yelling, screaming, and throwing plates and pans into the garbage as he gets mad at the cheftestants for screwing up scallops and other things. Apparently they have made some changes this year to the format. Gordon Ramsey has turned it into an art as to how many times they have to *bleep* his words out.