Tuesday, April 15, 2008

There's a dance band on the Titanic playing "Nearer My God to Thee"

Today marks the 96th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. My new favorite blog, The Bowery Boys, commemorates the occasion by telling about some of the ship's more famous New York-native passengers. Previously unknown to me: John Jacob Astor was traveling with his 18-year-old wife, with whom he'd fled to Europe a few months prior in an attempt to avoid scandal.

Also, enjoy the 1997 film, reenacted in 30 seconds by bunnies.


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Rebecca said...

The video was hilarious! Thanks for the link!

It reminds be of another video I saw that reenacted the major conflicts of the 20th Century using food. Very unique!