Sunday, June 28, 2009

Titanic

Pete's recording with The Hounds of Finn this weekend. I had the boy yesterday, and he took him with him today, so I could go to the Titanic Artifacts exhibit at the Science Museum. All in all, I would say that it's a good show, though I think that they should add some focus on the science side of things: how they retrieved the artifacts, how they are preserved... exactly why there is wood and leather, but I get no human bones (come on, everyone is wondering). You know, that sort of thing. It's a lot of history, which is cool, but this is the Science Museum. There's room for them to tell me how, at 12450 feet below the surface of the ocean, at 6000 psi, there are bottles of champagne with champagne in them. How did the face powder survive? What about the paper? What exactly is going on when iron brought to the surface explodes.

These are things that inquiring minds want to know.

Also, I'd like to know why I would buy my child a Titanic coloring book, containing scenes like this:

I mean, is this from the Disaster Series?

Can I get a Donner Party Coloring Book? September 11th? Antietam?

I always thought it was horrifying that this is considered an amusement ride:
Come on kids! Play while you can! We're going down!

1 comment:

susan said...

Can you believe it?