Top 10: Weird Ways We Remember The Titanic

LeTune November 28, 2009 59



How we today remember the world’s most notorious capsize is indeed interesting.

The last known survivor of the RMS Titanic, Millvina Dean, passed away yesterday, Monday June 1st 2009, at the age of 97. Dean was only an infant when the steamship on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York hit an iceberg and sunk April 14th, 1912. And 97 years later, Dean’s passing reminds us yet again of the epic disaster that was the Titanic. Here are 10 quite uncommon and slightly offensive remnant artifacts in the memory of the Titanic.

1. Titanic Adventure Slide

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Official product description: “Measuring 33 feet in height and 50 feet in length, this awesome slide captures the feeling of the real giant. Adding to the realism of this ride are the famed triple screw propellers and rudder. One could almost believe the ship is sinking! Who will survive the slide down? This dual slide captures all the excitement of the famed ocean liner on itÕs maiden voyage”. See PartyUSA.com

2. Titanic Skull Money Box

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The desire of every six year old kid: a money box in the shape of a skull from a former Titanic sailor? Fitting on any night stand and perfectly politically correct. Hear your coin fall into the hollow cranium of a Titanic crew member. Yes, it was nearly 100 years ago but the question remains how far a joke/cashin should be taken when it’s on the account of such a tradegy like Titanic.

…or maybe just a statue of two skeletons romantically posing on the steamship Titanic (Buy it at Amazon.com:

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3. High Definition screening of Titanic – In A Swimming Pool

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Alex Zane – host of Sky Movies’ Guest List: “The idea of watching Titanic in totally immersive high definition, in a life jacket, floating in a life boat is about as close to the experience of being on the ship itself as you could or probably would ever want to get. An amazing experience with some real movie fans.” See 24-7pressrelease.com

4. Titanic Cow by artist Lithium

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Located at Plaza de Felipe II, Madrid, Spain the artwork of artist Lithium; Titanic Cow is a part of the exhibition The Cowparade. Though the pupose of the expo seems to be to chock and provoke, maybe Lithium took the task a little bit too serious.  The cow, painted as the Titanic is stuck with her head in an inceberg. Funny, but still not totally ok.

5. Miniature Model of The Titanic Sinking

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There seems to be some sort of amusement park in Obereschach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany consisting of miniature models of historically famous objects, including Alcatraz, Niagara Falls, Khafre’s pyramid and of course the Titanic, in its popular standup sinking position. Sure, the Titanic was a famous catastrophy, but surely too tragic to expose like this. Or?

6. Titanic Aquarium Decoration

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Product description: “Precisely detailed to look just like the Titanic”. A bit tasteless to have a miniature model of the Titanic floating around in your aquarium? The matter of the fact is The Titanic is a popular aquarium ornament, sold by many resellers, who seem proud to cash in on the tragedy. Classy!

7.Titanic Ice Cubes

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Fred and Friends (sold through Amazon.com) has developed the non-tacky product Gin and Titonic ice cubes. Perfect for any happy occassion to spice up the drink presentation. The Titanic shaped ice cubes will effectfully recreate the night when Titanic sank, all in your glass of Gin and Tonic. Though proven not so successful for the ship itself, the Gin and Titanic ice cubes are also great icebreakers.

8. Titanic Song – Movie Theme by Kenny G

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The elevator music guy got to make the theme instrumental for the movie Titanic. And though the music isn’t in itself that bad, Celine Dion can sing after all, there is something about the that Kenny G that almost feels mocking. Maybe it’s the curly hair, the sleezy romantic look he puts on, or the fact that he chose to dedicate his life to clarinet. Kenny G bugs me and that is why it is not totally ok to put him to create tunes that we until the end of times will associate with The Titanic. Not cool!

9. Windows XP Titanic

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This desktop wallpaper, isn’t as much indecent as it is funny and and entirely accurate. I simply could not help but include this illustration of Windows XP as sure of sinking as the Titanic. Though this example referred to the Titanic disaster, it is infact the only good example that can illustrate the lost cause that XP actually is.

10. Kärschers Immerson Pumps Ad

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Finshing off this top 10 list of how modern times remember and honors the Titanic disaster, I have included water pump company Kärschers’, neadless to say, interesting advertisement. It’s clever and smart, and the only provocative aspect is that the ad bases on the fact that everybody knows about The Titanic. Despite that, this ad effectfully concludes this list, as an perfect example of how Titanic is still very much with us almost 100 years later.

If you have any comments, thoughts or more examples of doubtful alludes to The Titanic, make sure to comment below.

This toplist is dedicated to Millvina Dean, who passed away yesterday, the last known survivor of the Titanic capsize on April 14th, 1912.

59 Comments »

  1. Dick June 17, 2009 at 11:58 am -

    Ithink it’s very disrespectful to the 1500 people who died on the titanic

    but the bouncy castle slide does look like fun.

    • gerobimo May 8, 2010 at 8:48 am -

      haha his name is dick

      • Tasha November 19, 2010 at 9:07 am -

        wow real mature u guys -.-

    • Mark Johnson June 28, 2010 at 10:50 am -

      ok dick

  2. rose dawson July 25, 2009 at 6:50 am -

    i really like the titanic movie and the high definition screening of titanic
    that really gonna be fun anyway where is it?

  3. emily August 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm -

    i really like the titanic. i just read a book about it has a lot of info on the titanic. it isn’t a made up one it has info on the real event and people should make fun of it

  4. chris September 24, 2009 at 7:46 am -

    im relly intrested in that slide and movie vewing

  5. christine November 11, 2009 at 5:07 am -

    titanic has been such a meaning full movie eva since iv seen it iv belived intrue love

  6. stephanie November 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm -

    I think that’s sad, that they would put some stuff like that, but i would like to try the bouncy thing and see the interactive movie!! It looks fun!

  7. cole November 12, 2009 at 10:41 am -

    these pics r so cool yo yo

  8. Chantell November 14, 2009 at 11:26 am -

    I did think that most of the stuff was rather offensive, but I have to admit, the interactive theater and the bouncy slide do look kind of fun!

  9. stacie November 25, 2009 at 11:18 am -

    this is realy insting

    • LeTune November 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm -

      what does insting mean Stacie? :-)

      • ashwant December 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm -

        i like u did that it is very nice

  10. Jackie November 26, 2009 at 7:08 am -

    I don’t find this offesive i love the movie and i think there is a titanic 2 go check it out. Oh and keep making fun parks that are like egzactally like the real thing k. (^^^)

  11. priyakaran December 2, 2009 at 4:01 am -

    i just love this film

  12. Courtney December 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm -

    James Horner wrote the score for Titanic btw.

  13. lorraine December 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm -

    Your Comments

    i really love titanic.i watch this movie every month.i really love this.by the way,i want to know where can i buy the titanic ice cube?please tell me.i really interested with that.thanks!!!!!!!!:)

  14. george December 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm -

    you can buy those ice cubes from your nearest newberry comics. they go for 10 bucks

  15. brindl December 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm -

    is the titanic is real

  16. daphne January 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm -

    you know i think all of this is so it makes me wanna puke is the best way to put it i wanna…i wanna kill the people who did this!!!!i hated all of it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. becca January 27, 2010 at 9:57 am -

    offensive to the relatives of the people that died , oh and brindl the titanic is real . what r u geting taught at school !!!

  18. little miss February 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm -

    that is just plane rude. a lot of people died on the titanic are your making a joke of it. nice

  19. Obesiden February 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm -

    This is just offensive. The people who made these should really read up on thier history. People lost their lives in the most sufferable ways. Imaging being thrusted in to negative degree temperatures or losing your loved one. Making fun of a tradgedy such as this is really disrespectful and rude on thier part. I am sure the relatives of the people who were on the Titanic would feel the same.

  20. nicole April 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm -

    i think these things are sick and completely disrespectful to the titanic. it isn’t just some cliche hollywood movie. it should be thought of as much more than something that people make bouncy slides out of for money. it’s horrible.

  21. Jessie April 17, 2010 at 5:41 am -

    The slide really was the worst o_O come on!! wtf?!

  22. John Crane April 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm -

    Considering the disaster was real, the fear of the people and the over 1000 people died, any form of making this disaster fun, it totally disrespectful. How would you have liked being on the Titanic for real, Just Imagine that. Do you think it’s fun now?

  23. Princeton April 21, 2010 at 3:54 am -

    I like the last photo, if only we could see it like that…

  24. Ibrahim May 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm -

    i agre to what you sainicole.

  25. Ibrahim May 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm -

    i agree to what you said nicole.

  26. DrZin May 31, 2010 at 4:50 am -

    Jeez, lighten up, everyone. I can’t believe how serious some of you people are! C’mon! The Titanic was almost 100 years ago; I think enough frikkin’ time has passed. Not that any of that stuff was all that funny. I DO like the slide, though.

    One thing I don’t get: how is Windows XP like the Titanic? It’s been the most stable and popular Microsoft Product since Windows ’98. One big reason Windows Vista failed is that nobody trusted the new version to be better than the XP they were using.

  27. titanics no 1 fan June 28, 2010 at 9:56 am -

    im mad at that man

  28. Jack July 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm -

    No, children. Hollywood did not invent the story of the Titanic. The sinking was a tragedy that claimed over 1500 lives the sad part is the ignorance shown by a semi literate generation. Not everything you see is computer graphics

  29. DANKEY July 28, 2010 at 11:23 am -

    WAW IMISSS YOU TITANIC

  30. harry November 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm -

    i agree to what mr crane thinks.. it’s like making fun of those 1000s of innocent people who died that unfortunate night ..

  31. Jonas December 4, 2010 at 11:59 am -

    The sinking model in front of the pyramids is not in Obereschach, Baden-Wurttemberg but in Minimundus Bodensee Germany (not the Minimundus in Austria).

  32. Merlin December 19, 2010 at 5:57 am -

    Just so happens that Kenny G does not play clarinet. The instrument he plays is a soprano saxophone.

  33. ChrisZ January 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm -

    Kenny G play Tenor, Alto, and Soprano saxophones, not clarinet. So, unfortunately, it would seem that, unless it IS the curly hair or the [sleazy] romantic look he puts on, your argument is invalid.

  34. mike January 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    Kenny G Plays the saxophone more than any other instrument…

    also…. syntax much?!?!

    “Kenny G bugs me and that is why it is not totally ok to put him to create tunes that we until the end of times will associate with The Titanic”

  35. Kunal Mallick February 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm -

    Hey this is totally disrespectful n so bad of all d guys who r making fun of that disaster where so many people have died… Well if this sounded funny to anyone then I have a doubt on their SANITY !! For GOD sake dun do that , shame on ya !!!

  36. punnal khan March 14, 2011 at 1:31 am -

    the actual soul of the love transperency was presented in the titanic movie.
    i realy appericiate the strugle for titanic.

  37. renra cikatos March 21, 2011 at 2:49 am -

    very beautiful…i love titanic movie…

  38. Blaine Kyle April 14, 2011 at 10:45 am -

    Windows XP stands beside MSDOS as one of the most successful operating systems of all time. Now, ten years after it’s release, it is still the most popular OS on the market. You don’t know what you’re talking about. It is in no way like the Titanic.

  39. kunal September 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm -

    Titanic is the greatest movie of all times!!!!!really loved the article

  40. veerendra September 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm -

    good blog !!! every one is very interested about titanic and you touched the subject !!!

  41. Mehdi Ali Kazmi September 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm -

    Wow “Titanic Aquarium Decoration” is too good. I love to get this decoration in my home. It really looks real. I must say, the artist made it with all of his heart.

  42. SREERAJ September 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm -

    Some are Exactly the weirdest way to remember Titanic.. Good research gone in to this post.. Nice Work…

  43. Bharti September 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm -

    The titanic is so popular that man has make it as a fun. The disaster of Titanic is still in our memories then how man can convert this in fun and used it as a enjoying purpose.

  44. Koushal September 2, 2011 at 5:41 am -

    ‘ The High Definition screening of Titanic – In A Swimming Pool’ that really gonna be fun and it is the great idea to watch movie at that place.

  45. Cecil richardson September 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm -

    the list is good…..

  46. Sana Khan September 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm -

    I like the way people remembering the Titanic in various manner. It is a sad tragedy but its funny to see all this.

  47. Lavankumar September 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm -

    Nice so funny..

  48. anamika September 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm -

    IT is interesting that people still remember Titanic and give a creative aspect to it.

  49. rithwikram September 13, 2011 at 1:46 am -

    #8 and #10 caught my eye

  50. rithwikram September 13, 2011 at 2:16 am -

    these are really weird ways to remember that beautiful piece of art