Mr. “I-Found-Titanic-First”…

is awfully cranky when someone else goes swimming around his ship:

Explorer Robert Ballard found the bulk of the wreck in 1985, at a depth of 13,000 feet and about 380 miles southeast of Newfoundland. Ballard was not impressed with the expedition’s find.
“They found a fragment, big deal,” Ballard said. “Am I surprised? No. When you go down there, there’s stuff all over the place. It hit an iceberg and it sank. Get over it.”

Cat fight!

7 Responses to “Mr. “I-Found-Titanic-First”…”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    Hell hath no fury like…

  2. John says:

    I’ve met the dude in person, and he seems awfully impressed with himself. Not like any other academics I know….

  3. Maybe they forgot to print the “nyah-nyanyah-nyahnyah-nyah” that you know came after his statement.

  4. Lisa says:

    Back when Hayden was OBSESSED with the Titanic, my mom bought him a book about shipwrecks. I was reading it when I realized that it was really about book aboud ROBERT BALLARD and shipwrecks. Written by Robert Ballard!
    I was all, “Dude. OTHER people have found ships too, right? Right?”

  5. Nightfly says:

    About the only thing I enjoyed about “Titanic” when I saw it was David Warner bein’ evil again. Then the Angry Alien “As Told By Bunnies” riff made it two things.
    I can make it three – the guy on the boat in the beginning of the film is, apparently, based on Robert Ballard. Heheheheheh.

  6. Cindermutha says:

    I saw him on tv a couple of days ago. He seems so whiney and childish.

  7. NJ Sue says:

    Ballard was the graduation speaker at my place of employment a couple of years ago. I don’t remember a single word. Jon Bon Jovi, another great intellectual tapped by my academic superiors to inspire the graduates, was a much better public speaker.

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