Thursday, February 4, 2016

Monologue Mania Day # 723 The Titanic Effect by Janet S. Tiger Feb. 4, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day # 723 The Titanic Effect by Janet S. Tiger Feb. 4, 2016 

                                    The Titanic Effect
                                ©Janet S. Tiger all rights reserved 2016

      (Actor bounds onstage with a magic hat, waving a wand)

If you haven't guessed, I am psychic.  I am capable of telling you EXACTLY when something in the future is going to happen!

Let me illustrate....

       (Takes a newspaper out of the wand)

Let's look at today's's an interesting article!  How they have a new detect earthquakes!  It is amazing!  It can send signals to elevators 30 seconds before the earthquake, and the elevators will stop at the next floor, and the doors will open!  

And it only costs a mere $38 install.  And then $16 million a year to run.  Lots of bucks, right?  Not really.  The bullet train through the cactus of California is gonna cost us all.....68  not million, but 68 BILLION dollars.

So 38 million is not that bad.....but that is not the point - the point is...I know the EXACT date that the earthquake detection system will be funded!  It will be funded

        (Waves the wand)

...... after the Titanic sinks!

      (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

It will be funded......the day after we have our next big earthquake!

And that my friends is what I call .......the Titanic effect!

       (Exits to find the future)


It was only after the Titanic went down that enough lifeboats were mandatory on all ships- and that telegraph offices on ships had to be open 24 hours........

A lot of good true info on these topics -about the Titanic- -
As a result of the part played by wireless in the events surrounding the loss of the TITANIC, 24 hour radio watch was introduced.

And the Earthquake detection -

The project would need an additional funding of $38 million, however, to fully build out its network of 1,000 more sensors and make the system available to the public, Allen said.

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