Friday, November 16, 2007
Good Quotes from Shite Movies #427
Andrews: "Water, 14 feet above the keel in ten minutes, in the forepeak, in all three holds, and in boiler room six."
Ismay: "When can we get underway dammit?"
Andrews: "That's five compartments. She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached. But not five. Not five. As she goes down by the head the water will spill over the tops of the bulkheads, at E Deck, from one to the next, back and back. There's no stopping it."
Smith: "The pumps, if we opened the pumps-"
Andrews: "The pumps buy you time, but minutes only. From this moment, no matter what we do, Titanic will founder."
Ismay: "But this ship can't sink!!"
Andrews: "She's made of iron sir, I assure you, she can. And she will. It is a mathematical certainty."
Not long to go now...
and anyone who likes to play the markets and who is not currently shorting Northern Rock, Alliance & Leicester or Bradford & Bingley really should think about taking up a new hobby
and for anyone stuck for Christmas present ideas for their grannie may I suggest buying them a thermos flask and some sturdy queuing shoes
and it's great to see that the same team of high-class professionals who closed down Craig Murray's blog are working hard to ensure that a particularly greasy memo published on behalf of the Northern Rock board bragging how the British public will be obliged to shoulder the financial losses resulting from their incompetence won't see the light of day
Personally, I think the biggest problem many people have with comprehending this Northern Rock business, aside from the huge numbers involved, is that in their heart of hearts they still really, really don't want to face up to how bent their country is
And the answer is...