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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
 
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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.
"Man, there's nothin' to do in this stupid town rope swing's busted, stinking cops always kicking me out of the park manager of the 7-11 always says "get off my curb you good for nothing" all the girls already know I'm a bad kisser so they don't come anywhere near me I don't know how many times I've been to TGIF a kid can eat an onion bloom only so many times bowling's boring, the skating rink's been taken over by 12 year olds there ain't no good movies out, blockbuster never has any good games in I don't want to play Bombad Racing, I mean what the heck is that? I'm sick of all my records and every time I walk into a record store, I forget what I want to get and their ain't nothing on TV, not a stupid thing! There ain't nothing to do 'cept take naps and wait patiently for death!"
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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.