Apr 16, 2012
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Category: History, z - Arts & Culture
This is from the same documentary as the video where James Cameron narrates how the ship sank and fell apart. I watch the special with my dad and we both got teary eyed when Bill was talking about this.
I’ve watched this clip several times now. I watched it repeatedly on my DVR, found the clip on you-tube, and again just now. I still hold my breath when he starts choking up. It still gets to me after all these viewings.
Great clip, from a great special.
Maybe I’m a terrible person, but this is hilarious to me, and I can’t help but laugh. He’s so emotional and poetic about this perfume! I realize people died on the Titanic, but wow.
Look at it this way, when they examine artifacts, it smells of decomposition. So that smell is associated to the ship, DEATH is associated with the ship. But remember that there was a time before it sank where alot of people were happy, and hopeful, there was life on board at one time. The perfume brings the element of life to what is always associated with death.
Oh yes, I completely understand the metaphor and why this is meaningful to this man, and I understand this man is passionate about his work. Nonetheless, his overreaction is comical! The original poster removed his comment about him being emotional when he noticed it might be insensitive, but this man is acting overly emotional, and that’s why it was posted on here.
You obviously didn’t watch the documentary because this wasn’t “over emotional” as you so rudely put it. It was a sad moment in the documentary and fitting for the situation. I wasn’t bothered by your first comment because I can see where it was kind of amusing but to say he’s over reacting is just mean.
Obviously, I didn’t watch the documentary. How astute of you. What I watched was this clip. Taken out of context, it seems like this man is overreacting about perfume and Titanic artifacts. That’s why it’s funny and that’s why it’s posted on here. Maybe it’s not an overreaction to him or his colleagues or people deeply involved in the Titanic, but it’s an overreaction compared to an every day person. That’s why to an every day person, it’s funny! I don’t mean any disrespect to this man, and I’m certainly not trying to be mean. :/ It’s not like I’m making fun of the man. It might be insensitive for me to laugh, but hey, it’s also insensitive to laugh at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgKGixi8bp8 and plenty of other videos that went viral on youtube.
What I AM laughing about is the FragranceX ads so thoughtfully positioned on this page….Lord I hate ad bots.
I’m envious of him. Maybe twice a week I find something mildly intriguing at work. He’s obviously a tad more invested. Good for him.
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