I am a big fan of the internet.
I assume most of y’all who frequent this blog or follow my incessant Twitter activity have picked up on that by now.
There is something awesome about the ability to gather thoughts and opinions and responses from people all around the world in the blink of an eye.
I’ve live-tweeted the Oscars and numerous baseball games and it always results in interactions with complete strangers from all corners of the earth. It has resulted in some very interesting conversations and even a few online friendships over common interests.
That is the ideal use of social media right there.
On the flip-side of that coin, however, is that sometimes the ability to procure so many different viewpoints leads to something that blows your mind…in all the wrong ways.
Most of you have probably already stumbled upon this amusing (yet sad) bit of news somewhere else on the internet already, but I’m just getting back from a vacation spent with little internet access so everything is new to me.
That having been said, peep this:
That’s right, folks…there are legitimately people out there in the world who have no idea that the movie Titanic is based on actual events.
How in the blue hell is that possible?!
Maybe things have changed since I graduated, but I’m pretty sure the sinking of the Titanic is still a pretty big deal in the education system, right?!
I remember it popping up in history classes all the time. Is it possible that this is no longer the case?
Is there a statute of limitations on how far back history teachers will go nowadays?
Does history start in 1990 now with Zubaz, MC Hammer, and the Buffalo Bills as the cornerstones of a well-rounded history education?!
I feel like I’m taking crazy-pills. I mean, we’re rapidly approaching the 100th anniversary of the sinking this week, how are people over the age of five just now learning that this actually happened?!