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Happy 100th Birthday to SOS. “Send SOS,” one of the Titanic’s radio operators supposedly said to another after the famous ship struck that infamous iceberg. “It’s the new call and besides this may be your last chance to send it.” That “new call” is 100 years old today... (via the J-Walk blog)
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posted by Bromius at 12:17 PM on July 1, 2008


Obligatory My Little Pony link.

Yours initially,
posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:20 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cue ABBA.
posted by Dizzy at 12:28 PM on July 1, 2008


. . . - - - . . . (unsinkable!)
. . . - - - . . . (pot metal rivets!)
. . . - - - . . . (iceberg!)
. . . - - - . . . (oh no!)
posted by ...possums at 12:30 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


At least they acknowledged the fact that "SOS" doesn't actually stand for anything.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:32 PM on July 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


In the meantime let's all groove to the SOS Band.
posted by crapmatic at 12:35 PM on July 1, 2008


Move zig!
posted by grobstein at 12:36 PM on July 1, 2008


But will J-Walk still be blogging in one hundred years - that's the question. Is he still doing his daily dose of LOLXTIANS and obscure banjo playing Alaskan radio station shtick? I used to love it.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 12:43 PM on July 1, 2008


SOS Brigade, represent!
posted by SPrintF at 12:44 PM on July 1, 2008


Well, it still beats the hell out of CQD.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:46 PM on July 1, 2008


Wasn't there a Bloodhound Gang episode where they kept getting a - - - . . . - - - signal, and the they wondered why someone was sending "Bear bear bear" in Spanish over and over, until one gang member figured out it was a distress call, and the sender had their dits and dots reversed? "Oso oso oso!" Ah, the formative television of my youth. Good times.
posted by steef at 12:55 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Be-be-be-beep-beep-beep-be-be-be
posted by pyrex at 1:05 PM on July 1, 2008


Related.
posted by Eideteker at 1:17 PM on July 1, 2008


Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell
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posted by bonaldi at 2:05 PM on July 1, 2008


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posted by caddis at 2:12 PM on July 1, 2008


that was supposed to be :)
posted by caddis at 2:18 PM on July 1, 2008


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posted by davejay at 6:12 PM on July 1, 2008


"Drink Your Ovaltine."
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posted by caddis at 5:07 PM on July 2, 2008


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