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John Law Hume (9 August 1890 – 15 April 1912) was an Scottish violinist on the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. He died in the disaster

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Hume and the other members of Wallace Hartley's orchestra were all members of the Amalgamated British Musicians Union and were employed by a Liverpool music agency, C.W. and F.N. Black, which supplied musicians for Cunard and the White Star Line On 30 April 1912 John Hume's father, Andrew, received the following note from the agency:

 
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Dear Sir:

We shall be obliged if you will remit us the sum of 5s. 4d., which is owing to us as per enclosed statement.
We shall also be obliged if you will settle the enclosed uniform account.

Yours faithfully,
C.W. & F.N. Black

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Law_Hume
 
"Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space?"

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 07:03:46 pm »
To be fair, Liverpool.

It was tactful not to show up with a baseball bat, demanding the money.
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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 07:32:04 pm »
Somebody please tell me this was never paid.

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 07:38:48 pm »
To be fair, Liverpool.

It was tactful not to show up with a baseball bat, demanding the money.

Whenever I feel the need to take offence at any charge levelled at Liverpool, I think back to the last time I got really pissed in town and ended up in a three way shoving match with my friend and a stranger, during which the "sides" changed three times, like Harry Enfield's "the Scousers".

The argument was because this man needed help finding "...our kid."

It was a Wednesday.

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 08:35:55 pm »
Somebody please tell me this was never paid.

The man's father told them to go shit in their hats.
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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 08:41:07 pm »
Somebody please tell me this was never paid.

The man's father told them to go shit in their hats.

That was the only correct response.

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 10:01:44 pm »
Somebody please tell me this was never paid.

The man's father told them to go shit in their hats.

See?  THAT is tact...
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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 11:42:01 pm »
technically since he sank into icy waters, the corpse WAS cold!!!!  :D

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 07:49:15 am »
technically since he sank into icy waters, the corpse WAS cold!!!!  :D


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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 04:43:53 pm »
Somebody please tell me this was never paid.

The man's father told them to go shit in their hats.
I hope they had a sense of humor.

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Re: Great Moments in Tact, #1: Wait til the corpse gets cold, m'kay?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 06:10:07 pm »
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John Law Hume (9 August 1890 – 15 April 1912) was an Scottish violinist on the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. He died in the disaster

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Hume and the other members of Wallace Hartley's orchestra were all members of the Amalgamated British Musicians Union and were employed by a Liverpool music agency, C.W. and F.N. Black, which supplied musicians for Cunard and the White Star Line On 30 April 1912 John Hume's father, Andrew, received the following note from the agency:

 
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Dear Sir:

We shall be obliged if you will remit us the sum of 5s. 4d., which is owing to us as per enclosed statement.
We shall also be obliged if you will settle the enclosed uniform account.

Yours faithfully,
C.W. & F.N. Black

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Law_Hume
 


The day after my father in law died (not long ago) we got a call at my sister in law's house from the uniform company wanting to know when they could pick up his uniforms and "letting us know" that he owed $100 for his cleaning bill. Not quite on the same scale of horror, but we responded by having him cremated in one of them anyway.