If you thought the film was stupid watch this


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Trevor Rommelley

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What happens if you needed to go to the toilet during the film?
 

Jim Kalafus

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This gimmick is a rehash of one of the stupider publicity stunts of the 1950s. Jane Russell and Richard Egan co-starred in a rather lame adventure film about SCUBA called "Underwater." It was decreed that the Press Premier would be at the bottom of a swimming pool in Palm Springs, CA. The end result was a well-remembered fiasco, the sole highlight of which was unknown starlet Jayne Mansfield (whose measurements at the time were a startling 40-17-36, with corset) "accidentally" tumbling into the pool and losing her bikini top, in front of the assembled entertainment press. As she later put it "I undid my top and came up bouncing." The best headline it produced was "Jayne Outpoints Jane."
 

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>What happens if you needed to go to the toilet during the film?

The theatre is equipped with those signs that were beloved in USA Surburbia 1980s:

"This is Our Ool. You'll Notice There's No P In It. Let's Keep It That Way!"

and, it's equally rib-tickling counterpart:

"We Dont' Swim in Your Toilet. Please Dont Pee In Our Pool."

and even:

"If You Pee In Our Pool, We'll F--t (break wind) In Your Car."

For a time it seemed NO suburban in-the-ground-pool was built that did not have at least ONE of those signs adorning it. My parents refused to go with the zeitgeist of the times, and subsequently OUR pool lacked the level of mirth generated by most others.....
 
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Oh c'mon folks ~ you know you secretly want to watch this film while wearing Edwardian trappings from the vantage point of a lifeboat.
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Oh, and also while eating ice cream. Ha! Get it? "Ice" cream? or "I scream?" Har har.

I wonder if 'dead body' mannequins suddenly float across the water next to your boat at the appropriate moment in the film? Ooooh cooool! Sign me up!
 
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>>Ooooh cooool! Sign me up!<<

Would "coooold" be a a better word than "cooool" ?

The possibilities are endless: Ice Tea; Frosties from Wendy's; Slurpees from 7-11; et cetera, et cetera and so forth.

Will there be Hichen's in the lifeboats ?
 
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What a load of drivel! Of course I have not taste so you'd probably find me there in coat and tails plus hat enjoying the show! Hey Jason S. Wanna share a boat?

I'm also gonna cry out during the Movie "I wanted a Life Jacket not a Strait Jacket!" For kicks of course because not only do I not have any taste but am loopy to boot!
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Don't worry folks, it was just a movie. No need to give it any more thought than that...

*eye roll*

There's something about this... I'm enough of a nutter to sometimes try very hard to imagine what that night was for people. I even once soaked my clothing and went outside in 27 degree weather to see just how cold I felt (answer: very.) And I feel weird about such things, but I am not at all trying to make light of anything. Only trying to KNOW (which in its self is a dubious thing, this intense interest...) and to understand what I will never understand... I just don't think the people who put on this event were quite thinking of it in the same way. It really happened, it's not a damned joke. You shouldn't pretend that the story started and ended with Hollywood.
 
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>>I even once soaked my clothing and went outside in 27 degree weather to see just how cold I felt (answer: very.) <<

Look on the bright side, if you stay out there long enough, by the time you thaw out, you'll be younger then your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great- grandchildren!

You always wanted to see what the 26th century would be like, didn't you?
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Oddly enough, I never hankered to visit the future. My mind is squarely in the past and many of its unpleasant occasions.

I think I would have to breed before I freeze, though! Nothing doing! ;)
 

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A few years ago, when I could see fairly well, I took off my glasses and looked into a cold 20 knot wind. I'm not surprised the berg wasn't seen in time.

I'm not taking experiments any further. Just getting into the sea in summer is hard enough for me.
 

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This is ridiculous! It does however remind me of something my brother did years ago. My whole family has been interested in Titanic ever since she was found. When my brother was in college, he got to talking about Titanic with one of his friends who happened to be in charge of the campus swimming pool. One day when the pool was closed, he got the water as cold as he possibly (just over freezing), and my brother jumped into it. He was only able to tolerate it for a couple minutes. Still, watching Titanic while sitting in a lifeboat is corny, stupid and wrong. Like Jeremy said, it's like watching a movie about 9/11 in an airplane cabin.
 
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>>Still, watching Titanic while sitting in a lifeboat is corny, stupid and wrong. Like Jeremy said, it's like watching a movie about 9/11 in an airplane cabin.<<

It is stupid. And if these "fans" really wanted to "experience" it, why not chill that room and the water down to about 28 degrees and let them sit through the entire 3-hour feature with only what they're wearing. No potty breaks or any other such luxury, unless they go in their "boat".

Guess they're not that interested in experiencing it afterall.

Dumba**es.
 
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