Jennifer Hooper McCarty
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

Author of the book "What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries"

May 13, 2008 NailingEdit


  • greatest interview ever, nothing could go wrong
  • title is provocative
  • we know
  • icebergs are the terrorists of the high seas
    • global warming is payback
  • blames faulty rivet
    • a rivet is a two-headed nail
    • titanic's rivets were made from substandard iron
  • refused to use the word "them thar"
  • an elitist with a PhD in metallurgy
  • her simulation test did not include an iceberg
    • she called it a slow bending test
    • Stephen is not saying her theory is wrong, but he rejects it
  • she went to England looked through archives with a flashlight
    • the board was under a lot of pressure
    • looked for iron everywhere they could
    • used unskilled workers
  • Stephen's theory: too many poor people in the lower decks
    • God would not have allowed
    • God also sank it so Kate Winslet to sleep with a poor guy like DiCaprio
  • will put her cell phone number on speed dial

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