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The Post About Treasure!!!!

February 2, 2012

Ok.  I promise I’m going to try to not get too excited and crazy when talking about hidden or lost treasures.  However, I sometimes can’t help it.   Because lost treasure is one of the most naturally bananasss things in the whole world, in a that-is-really-cool-and-I-want-some-now kind of way.  I’m going to assume you agree with me, but bear with me for a second.

National Treasure has long since been one of my favorite movies.  If you’re thinking about making fun of me, stop right there.  I know, it has Nicolas Cage in it, and that’s supposed to make it a horrible movie according to the world.  But I MUST disagree.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s the only potential downside to the film…and it’s not even a downside.

Why?

Because — yes, I’m going to say this proudly — I LIKE NICOLAS CAGE IN THE MOVIE AND I DON’T THINK ANYONE ELSE COULD HAVE DONE IT BETTER.

There.  It’s out.  And I expect all of you to get on board, or stop reading this post now (just kidding…keep reading…I’m just being dramatic).

I have a tendency of being easily influenced by movies.  After I saw Twister, I wanted to be a tornado chaser.  After I saw Romeo & Juliet, I wanted to marry Leo.  After I saw Mean Girls…well…I realized I was mean.  After I saw Top Gun, I wanted to fly jets (my parents did not let me take flying lessons — who knows what could’ve been).  And after I saw National Treasure, you guessed it smartypants, I wanted to be a treasure hunter who specialized in early US history (NB: I want you all to know that none of these have panned out yet (except for the mean thing)).

Just like sometimes people take dreams about heroes and knights existing in the real world and turn them into reality, sometimes people take their obsessions with treasure, which they had after watching National Treasure and Nicolas Cage (<3), and they go out and find themselves some.

Most recently, a WWII-era British ship the SS Nicholson (no, I DO NOT think it’s coincidence that we are talking about the SS Nicholson with treasure on it and Nicolas Cage the treasure hunter in the same breath) was found on the ocean floor off the coast of Massachusetts.  And what, you may be asking, was found on board?

The SS Nicholson

Boxes and boxes and boxes of PLATINUM — payment from the Soviet Union to the United States!  Hot diggity damn!

The ship was torpedoed and sunk in 1942…but treasure doesn’t just float away, my friends, no, no, no.

Greg Brooks of Sub Sea Research (this is kind of a silly name) said, “I’m going to get it, one way or another, even if I have to lift the ship out of the water.”  I LIKE THAT DETERMINATION!

Unfortunately, the ship was apparently already found a couple years back — so there are a few skeptics who think this baby is stripped clean.  But, I will be keeping my hopes up, and my toes and fingers crossed, becauseIreallywannafindsometreasure.  I also really want to watch treasure being rescued, like those scenes in Titanic.  So.  Tense.

Do YOU think there’s anything left??  (Come on dreamers — dream big).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    February 2, 2012 12:00 pm

    Umm, Please tell me you’ve never seen Friday the 13th, I don’t want to end up skewered.

    As for the treasure who knows, there’s a difference between scouting the wreck and salvaging. On that note, I’m off to find a Scuba suit and some duffel bags…. I’m going to be rich, rich I tells ya!

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