Monday, March 05, 2018

Oh The Humanity

The back motors of the ship are just holding it just enough to keep it from...It's burst into flames! Get this, Charlie; get this, Charlie! It's fire... and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames and the... and it's falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is terrible; this is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world. Oh it's...its flames... Crashing, oh! Four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's in flames now; and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity! And all the passengers screaming around here. I told you; it – I can't even talk to people, their friends are on there! Ah! It's... it... it's a... ah! I... I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest: it's just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk and the screaming. I... I... I'm sorry. Honest: I... I can hardly breathe. I... I'm going to step inside, where I cannot see it. Charlie, that's terrible. Ah, ah... I can't. Listen, folks; I... I'm gonna have to stop for a minute because I've lost my voice. This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed.

— Herbert Morrison, Transcription of WLS radio broadcast describing the Hindenburg disaster.

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Neo Tuxedo said...

If you ask me, it's more like the photoshop that replaces the Hindenburg with a sea cow.


RUKidding said...

If only the Trump Admin would go down in flames as quickly as the Hindenburg did.

Robt said...

Meanwhile printed to readers in a very large well known paper. In the opinion section lays a column.

How both sides called the blazing inferno of the Heisenberg. While all historical documents only show one side calling it. As the other side laid in enabling silence.

Ms. L.B. said...

Best. Coffee. Spew. This. Morning.

Thanks, Driftglass and Neo Tuxedo.

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