Eldergays, tell us your memories of this magnificent ship. Was Titanic as elegant as we’ve all heard? Where were you when you heard? What was the Carpathia like? Things like that.
Titanic set sail 107 years ago today
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/14/2019|
Um, you REALLY think anybody - even on Data Freaking Lounge - has personal memories of the Titanic? You'd have to be AT LEAST 112-115 years old . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/10/2019|
Well, speaking as a110-year-old, I can tell you that sciatica is worse...
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/10/2019|
It was fun dressing up as women so we could get in the lifeboats and save our sorry asses.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/10/2019|
R1, I just read that the creators of Friendly’s restaurants are still alive at 101 and 104 years old, so anything is possible.
I had a 105 year old hit me up on Grindr today.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/10/2019|
I love the tomatoes in aspic and the array of crudités.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/10/2019|
I miss the collapsible lifeboats. So high-tech!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/10/2019|
Telling Captain "Kill any Man who tries to leave this Ship" Smith he was a pussy for going so slow may have been a mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/10/2019|
Pity Luise wasn’t on it. That would’ve have spared the public her crude imitation of an Oriental on film.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/10/2019|
I had a particularly wild threeway with Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor in their first class suite. JJ and I DP’ed Madeline and both came on her face. She was a hungry girl!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/10/2019|
Well, the last thing I remember, the waterbed broke.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/10/2019|
I miss the heater in my room. Trudy, go back and turn the heater on in my room so it won't be too cold when we get back.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/10/2019|
Bless your heart, R1.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/10/2019|
I expect Op works for CNN.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/10/2019|
I miss the intimacy.
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/10/2019|
The Atlantic Ocean was an insatiable bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/10/2019|
[quote]She was a hungry girl!
Pregnancy will do that, r9.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/10/2019|
The sky was so black that night...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/10/2019|
I remember Molly Brown saying in the lifeboat that it was the most elegant version of "Nearer My God to Thee" that she'd ever heard until "that stupid fucking cellist slid down the deck."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/10/2019|
Lucky you, r9. I got stuck with Ida and Isidore.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/10/2019|
Isidore liked it up the ass, I heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/10/2019|
Unfortunately, so did Ida.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/10/2019|
I miss the binoculars.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/10/2019|
I thrilled to the waiters asking how one takes one's caviar.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/10/2019|
Fabrizio made me melt. Almost.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/10/2019|
That iceberg was YUGE!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/10/2019|
The berg was so white that evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/10/2019|
My father made his way to America from his native Germany on that voyage.
He was a great man. Much like me.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/10/2019|
The descendants deserve reparations.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/10/2019|
It was LITERAL VIOLENCE against trans-seawater!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/10/2019|
I was there.
I singlehandedly saved 50 people
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/10/2019|
I can’t say for certain, and Mother told me never to talk about it, but I think the ship’s doctor touched me in my no-no spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/10/2019|
DJT = Daniel J. Travanti?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/10/2019|
Waiter, can I get some more ice in my drink? It's not gonna jump in there by itself, sonny! Oops, never mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/10/2019|
The lips were so blue that day.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/10/2019|
It was a very generous lover.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/10/2019|
R36, you are killing me. I am dying.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/10/2019|
R35, I mean Sorry, R36
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/10/2019|
I told Fleet we should stop fucking around and pay more attention. But did he listen? Nooooooooo!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/10/2019|
Awww! And eat my ass, R12!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/10/2019|
R1 is supposed to be cunty, not stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/10/2019|
I tell ya, I hear people really stuff themselves on those cruise ships. The buffet, that's the real ordeal, huh, Clarence?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/10/2019|
The food was terrble. Terrible! When I saw cockie leekie on the menu I assumed it was going to be cock-a-leekie. But...but...it was something else [italic]entirely.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/10/2019|
"OF COURSE they hit an iceberg! Two men in the crow's nest on a ship that big...!"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/10/2019|
The deck chairs were aesthetically unappealing, so I took charge of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/11/2019|
It didn’t look any bigger than the Mauritania.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/11/2019|
What a dinky little boat that was
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/11/2019|
Sorry CCL—HMS Titanic was TRANSPORTATION, not just a floating hotel.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/11/2019|
The year the ship sank, Thomas Hardy wrote the poem "The Convergence of the Twain" to be read at a charity concert to raise funds in aid of the tragedy disaster fund:
In a solitude of the sea
Deep from human vanity,
And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.
Steel chambers, late the pyres
Of her salamandrine fires,
Cold currents thrid, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres.
Over the mirrors meant
To glass the opulent
The sea-worm crawls - grotesque, slimed, dumb, indifferent.
Jewels in joy designed
To ravish the sensuous mind
Lie lightless, all their sparkles bleared and black and blind.
Dim moon-eyed fishes near
Gaze at the gilded gear
And query: "What does this vaingloriousness down here?" . . .
Well: while was fashioning
This creature of cleaving wing,
The Immanent Will that stirs and urges everything
Prepared a sinister mate
For her - so gaily great -
A Shape of Ice, for the time far and dissociate.
And as the smart ship grew
In stature, grace, and hue,
In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too.
Alien they seemed to be;
No mortal eye could see
The intimate welding of their later history,
Or sign that they were bent
By paths coincident
On being anon twin halves of one august event,
Till the Spinner of the Years
Said "Now!" And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/11/2019|
It was just magnificent!
By the way, I may be 117, but all the boys tell me I don't look a day over 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/11/2019|
I enjoyed the voyage until the iceberg hit...and just prior, when I discovered my automobile, stored below, had been broken into and used as a trysting spot by some young scalawags. I can only hope that at least one of them perished in the icy brine.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/11/2019|
I take EXTREME umbrage at the idea that I was ever anything but elegant, refined, and ladylike!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/11/2019|
If r1 don’t shut ‘is pie ‘ole, over the side he’s gonna go!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/11/2019|
R20, you are needlessly cunty. The story of Ida choosing to die with Isadore rather than get on a lifeboat is one of the greatest stories of Titanic. Have you no shame?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/12/2019|
Drowning? The reality was somewhat different
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/12/2019|
James Cameron should have cast Olivia deHavilland as Old Rose instead of that god-awful piece of wood, Gloria Stuart.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/12/2019|
You do know that she was never called Molly while she lived.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/12/2019|
Not for 1912 it wasn't cupcake !
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/12/2019|
In the water I was a very skinny lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/12/2019|
When Rachel Gurney wanted to leave the series "Upstairs Downstairs," they wrote her departure into the story by putting Lady Marjorie on the Titanic.
I was shocked to the core - and devastated - when Richard dictated his message for a Marconi-gram[?] to be sent to Lady Marjorie Bellamy, traveling to New York aboard the Titanic. The episode ended there, with a slow zoom to the picture of her that Richard had on his desk.
Decades later, it's still a powerful scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/12/2019|
Rachel left "Upstairs Downstairs" so she could show how nice she looked in a bikini. Nice ,but the smart actors rode it through to the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/12/2019|
Unfortunately I left my fuzzy polyester socks in my stateroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/12/2019|
When they said they hit a bad iceberg I thought they were talking about the past-its-prime wedge at the salad bar!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/14/2019|
Algernon! Don't swim away from the lifeboat! It's just shrinkage; it isn't normally like this, I swear! The icy Atlantic does me no favors.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/14/2019|