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  1. michael reynolds says:

    In related news the north pole has decided to build (Iceberg II.)

  2. michael reynolds says:

    I have no idea why I did parentheses. Is it the Scotch?

  3. Dazedandconfused says:

    Everybody wants to book a trip on the Titanic, don’t they?

  4. grumpy realist says:

    An EXACT replica? Down to the grotty rivets that didn’t hold the ship together the first time?

    (By the way, the story that the tin buttons on the coats worn by Napoleon’s soldiers ended up corroding away in the Russian winter due to a phase transition between the different types of tin and the soldiers weren’t able to keep their coats closed–>NOT TRUE. The soldiers ended up dying because you can’t march into the middle of a Russian winter without polar gear and expect to survive. Duh. Now you’ve had your debunking for the day.)

  5. Hey Norm says:

    Actually Grumpy…
    Well yeah…the soldiers died because it was cold…and the Russians kicked their arses.
    My Great-something-Grandfather was a Colonel in the Cavalry of the First Army of the West.

  6. grumpy realist says:

    Here’s the link to the theory that the rivets weren’t up to snuff.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    Maybe it will run aground on the Somalian coast.

  8. About the only thing this ship will have in common with its namesake is, well, the name. Ship building has advanced quite far since 1912

  9. Anderson says:

    If I get to have sex with Kate Winslet II, then I will definitely consider it.