Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

The Milking of the "Titanic"

Stan Freberg here. How much more can we milk the sinking of the "Titanic"? One salvage company is selling actual pieces of coal from the great ship at $10 a chunk. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. The "Titanic" is the most expensive movie ever shot, as we all know. Came in at about 230 million and change; by now, of course, it's made all of its' money back and then some. As its' director James Cameron said, holding his Golden Globe's "Best Picture" award, "Well, it turns out size matters after all!"

Now, also attempting to cash in on the biggest maritime disaster of all time, a company called R.M.S. Titanic--who did the original salvage in the early 90s--is selling tiny pieces of Titanic coal, brought up from the great ship, for $10 a chunk. How tiny? Well, the Wall Street Journal says, "Some pieces are as small as a pea." So ten bucks takes your pea-sized chunk of coal home.

Ain't exploitation wonderful?

Stan Freberg here.

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