Titanic’s Lump of Coal

Just in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, a TV commercial is advertising a necklace that contains an authentic piece of coal from the sunken liner. Personally, unless that coal comes with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to it, I don’t want it. But that is just me.

However, for $19.95, you can give your beloved a special remembrance of this horrific event.  I don’t understand why this disaster inspires romantic emotions, but it does for many people. If I got this lump of coal, I would have to wonder what the symbolism behind this gift is. Does it say “Our love transcends time and space”  OR “I think of our love as a  doomed ship sinking hopelessly into the black and cold abyss, and that is why I am giving you this cheap necklace instead of a ring”? Hm. I guess this is an example of the old  “You say Potato – I say Pototo” dilemma.


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9 thoughts on “Titanic’s Lump of Coal”

      1. Oh Donna, Donna, Donna! Do you really have to ask that question? You know Bill has a dirty mind. 😉

  1. I’m picturing someone, somewhere, laughing and saying, “My God, I can’t believe people are actually buying this crap! BAHAHAHA!!! If this keeps up, I’ll be hiring Charlie Sheen as my life coach! WOO-HOO!!!”

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