Does anyone else find the obsession with the sinking of the Titanic disturbing and distasteful?
I find it completely necrotic. The Titanic was an engineering disaster and is a tomb. (That said, the article I linked to above by Andrew Wilson is a well-written rundown of some survivors’ stories as well as a chronicle of Titanic-mania from 1912 to 2012.)
Nevertheless: my heart will go on.