August 27, 1998

On this date in in 1998 “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million dollars. This huge sum of money was due to the massive number of women and girls between the ages of 13 and 52 who flocked to the movie theaters to watch and re-watch Jack and Rose’s tragic and ill-fated love affair time and time and time again. Many men, thousand and millions of them who refused to go to this feelings fest, later started asking around about who this “Jack” character was and why their wives were murmuring his name in their sleep. Fortunately for Jack Dawson he was a fictional character or his health and well-being would have been in serious jeopardy in 1998 and 1999 from all the men in the world who were looking for him to explain to him how he was making the rest of us look really, really bad.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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