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2008-09-08 03:33:07 PM  
No Brass No Ammo: studebaker hoch: What if, instead of 3.5 planes, they come at us with a 1000 next time?

I don't think we have that many sober pilots.


HA!
 
2008-09-08 03:33:22 PM  
We dont have to forget but could we please stop talking about it so much? I hate how 9/11 is the first word out of everyones mouth.
 
2008-09-08 03:33:24 PM  
Theaetetus

Remember, everyone: there is only one proper way to grieve, no one is allowed to grieve in their own way. You are no longer allowed to cry at weddings or tell funny stories at funerals.


Are you that farking stupid? Are you actually saying that posting up pictures that spoof people jumping out of burning buildings and little cartoons of planes crashing into the buildings as a coping mechanism? This isn't "telling funny stories at funerals" about the people you loved. This is mocking the unjust and horrible deaths of thousands of people you never knew, which makes it all the easier and all the more disturbing.

We all grieve differently, but using their deaths as the butt of yet another Fark joke is pathetic.
 
2008-09-08 03:33:50 PM  
toonz: YEAH! NEVER FORGET!!!!!

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

Whoops... Forgot


I don't suppose you can show us where he actually said that? Like the white house briefing transcript? Hint: You are repeating a lie, a misquote. He never said those words in that order.
 
2008-09-08 03:34:01 PM  
jaylectricity: Royale With Cheese: LOL! Not I. Is another on the horizon? That was one of the most delicious wastes of man-hours I've ever had the privilege to be part of.

I actually forgot that you were part of the LP simulpost! hahahahaha!


For sure! Every time I wonder if that was all a dream, I go here:

http://www.fark.com/TopComments.html

and bask in the fruits of our labor.

/who does #2 work for?
 
2008-09-08 03:34:13 PM  
Theaetetus: Remember, everyone: there is only one proper way to grieve, no one is allowed to grieve in their own way. You are no longer allowed to cry at weddings or tell funny stories at funerals. All expressions of emotion must be sanctioned by the above three posters, because everyone is exactly the same.

I can certainly agree with your point here, sir. My family ONLY tells funny stories and fond memories at funerals. My relatives cry at weddings because that's one more girl they won't be getting.
 
2008-09-08 03:34:30 PM  
studebaker hoch: What if, instead of 3.5 planes, they come at us with a 1000 next time?

They won't, though. The TSA have completely solved that problem thanks to the War on Sloshy Things, the War on Pointy Objects, the War on Things That Look Like Weapons, and the War on Shoes.

Thanks to the brave men and women who are willing to sacrifice themselves by rifling through bags of dirty undies, inspecting smelly shoes, staring at dirty stockinged feet, feeling up grannies, and hoisting 4-oz bottle after 4-oz bottle of liquid into bins all day long, we're kept safe from the scourge of Koran-reading beturbaned ululating maniacs, hell bent on hijacking our aircraft because they hate our freedoms.
 
2008-09-08 03:34:31 PM  
The U.S. has yet to recover from those attacks.
 
2008-09-08 03:34:34 PM  
BerardisBiatch: My god that is horrific, I can't even begin to imagine seeing something like that.

As someone who was on the ground one block away, trust me you wouldn't want to see it.

And since there were 10,000 people around me all watching, (trapped between the WTC and the Hudson river) every time another one fell 10,000 people screamed in unison.

Imagine that every 30 seconds or so for 20 minutes. You can close your eyes but not your ears.

I think, in his defense, that was what he was alluding too. I can understand how people who were not personally touched could be cavalier about it -- just like I wouldn't be offended by a joke about Mrs. O'Leary's cow -- but they should at least respect everyone else's right to be touchy about it.
 
2008-09-08 03:35:11 PM  
tweekster
I am sure you wake up every day and shed a tear for those people that were killed while you were asleep too. "Lots of people die, some horrid deaths"

Agreed.
That doesn't make it ok to mock their death does it?
How would you feel if you watched someone you love jump from that building?
Then tell me how you would feel to see so many people making a joke of it?
 
2008-09-08 03:35:14 PM  
GoodyearPimp: I'll never forget the clueless assholes that started calling that afternoon wondering why their internet connection didn't work.

"Well sir, half the telephone exchanges for NY were in the basement of the Trade Center"

I think I got a total of one half-apology. The rest demanded their service be restored and a credit to their account for the lost time.

Window into the soul of real America.


I screamed at a t-mobile person that morning (before anything happened). (i think it as still voicestream at the time). They had farked up my bill. I felt really bad about it later...
My next bill (the bill that included 9/11), had over 400 phone calls to 911 on 9/11. I lived in Austin, I didnt make those calls.
 
2008-09-08 03:35:26 PM  
No Brass No Ammo: studebaker hoch: What if, instead of 3.5 planes, they come at us with a 1000 next time?

I don't think we have that many sober pilots.


No need for sobriety when landing isn't a concern!
 
2008-09-08 03:36:20 PM  
I'll always remember 9/11/01 because it was the day I received my first blowjob. Me and my girlfriend were totally oblvious as to what had happened that morning, as we had skipped school to chill at the river. It was one of the best days of my life, a day full of swimming, relaxing, a picnic and of course experiancing one of Man's Rights of Passage.

But fark me was that day ever ruined when I got back home. Of course no one cared that we cut school, or what we did, or where we were. Everyone was just in that state of shock, especially my mom, being a native New Yorker.

What a farking day.
 
2008-09-08 03:36:39 PM  
AND OMARION??

WHY HAVE YOU PEOPLE FORGOTTEN? PRAY!

/felt it deserved the shouting. It's an important issue
 
2008-09-08 03:36:40 PM  
Well I use Mac/Linux...: Hmmm. I don't buy into the "controlled demoliton" and pentagon plane stuff, but I think you have to be blind to not see that 93 was shot down.

I agree. Passenger jets can be flown by just about anybody these days. If they managed to get control of the cockpit they would have been able to fly the plane.

What would be really tragic would be if they had regained control but the USAF couldn't make contact and shot them down anyway. This would be one reason that they still haven't admitted to it yet.
 
2008-09-08 03:36:46 PM  
Well I use Mac/Linux...: It's amazing how many people still think that 93 wasn't shot down my our military.

What's amazing is how many people do believe that without having a shred of evidence.
 
2008-09-08 03:36:46 PM  
OnmyojiOmn: I was over, done with, and sick of this nonsense about three hours after it happened. My 9/11 memory is of a whiny douchebag in poly sci that morning who announced, teary-eyed, that he didn't "feel like he could be here."

THIS!


It happened. It's over! Move on.
 
2008-09-08 03:36:47 PM  
sub_harmonic: simian04: Sullasdog: Yeah. Funny. Assholes.

What. You collect pictures of people jumping to their deaths just so you can slap a guilt trip on somebody who's not as affected by 9/11 like you are? You sick fark. I think you should take a flying leap from a tall building and rid the world of your twisted fetish.

/Now that's funny.



leave now, and never come back!

/for real.
/link is sizzlean'


How cute. But hey, buddy....Golem isn't a troll. He's a pretty cool character though. Gotta love the dualistic personality. So I shall take your picture directed towards me as pretty freakin sweet. Now fark off, farky Mcfarkerton. Go try and piss on someone elses parade :)

/I have my umbrella of escaping!
 
2008-09-08 03:37:06 PM  
schattenteufel: oh stop your whining.

I'm so damn tired of people acting all self-righteous & consedscending because of their "I take 9/11 more serously than you" bullcrap. Get over yourself & keep your misery to yourself. Different people cope in different ways. We can't all go 'round never talking about it & wearing black armbands & never having sex or enjoying ice cream again because a few thousand people died seven years ago.


I didn't find anything self righteous about his post at all. It seemed more to me that he was lashing out at some posters who are engaged in a race to the bottom to tell jokes whose only purpose are to offend and are without taste class or humor.

But hey, this is Fark. Anything goes! (except too many boobies)
 
2008-09-08 03:37:13 PM  
The Black Spy: not_an_indigo: bikerdiva: It's my birthday.

Mine too!

9/11 is every true American's birthday. It was the day we were reborn into a new life; a life in which time we will forever be at war fighting for freedom -- well, freedom or some other vague concept the gov't uses to pull the flag over our eyes.

If this is freedom. I don't want to be free.


not_an_indigo: bikerdiva: It's my birthday.

Mine too!



Its my birthday too!and we were actually born on this day :P
 
2008-09-08 03:37:24 PM  
technocrat: Royale With Cheese:
Don't know if you were trying to be subliminal, but that got me hungry for a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.

I was thinking fish and chips when I read that perhaps we could magically combine the two together.


That'd be cool, although if I had a chance to do some magic, I might choose to heal Magic Johnson.
 
2008-09-08 03:37:29 PM  
i244.photobucket.com

I think we just found the 20th hijacker.
 
2008-09-08 03:37:33 PM  
Theaetetus:

Remember, everyone: there is only one proper way to grieve, no one is allowed to grieve in their own way. You are no longer allowed to cry at weddings or tell funny stories at funerals. All expressions of emotion must be sanctioned by the above three posters, because everyone is exactly the same.



Oh jesus. I can't wait to hear more about how you've been "greiving" all these years and if you didn't make hilarious jokes about people jumping off buildings or burning to a crisp you'd simply be reduced to a puddle of weeping mush...because tactless jokes that play to the lowest common denominator are the only way you can be convinced to carry on from day to day.

I'm so farking tired of the 'gallows humor' defense on here. It's like a loophole in a tax return. "I can make jokes about anything, any time and if anyone is offended by it, rather than pull back, I'll claim it a "grieving mechanism".

To quote david cross again;

One.

Hundred.

Percent.

Bullshiat.
 
2008-09-08 03:37:37 PM  
charkocu: tweekster

I am sure you wake up every day and shed a tear for those people that were killed while you were asleep too. "Lots of people die, some horrid deaths"

That doesn't mean you should go out of your way to trivialize and mock their deaths.


No, you should take gruesome pictures and post them to Encyclopedia Dramatica's "offended" page.
 
2008-09-08 03:38:18 PM  
charkocu: Are you that farking stupid? Are you actually saying that posting up pictures that spoof people jumping out of burning buildings and little cartoons of planes crashing into the buildings as a coping mechanism? This isn't "telling funny stories at funerals" about the people you loved. This is mocking the unjust and horrible deaths of thousands of people you never knew, which makes it all the easier and all the more disturbing.

Hmm, yes, actually. That's exactly what I'm saying. And yes, for many people, it is "telling funny stories", because this may be a newsflash to you, but many Farkers have relatives and loved ones who were on the planes or in the towers. And people grieve differently. So, please, don't walk around telling people they're wrong for coping in ways that are different than how you'd cope.
 
2008-09-08 03:38:22 PM  
blueskydei: orat-on-a-stick: FuzzyNoNoseChimp: Just because you don't talk about it 24/7, and have a huge friggin memorial every year, doesn't mean people have forgotten. Everyone knows about Pearl Harbor, but we don't friggin bring it up every day, do we?

Grave of the Fireflies

Awesome movie. Made me cry. :(

/a girl
//so it's okay if I'm sappy
///and use smilies :P


That movie made me cry to.

/Man
//Men not supposed to be sappy HAHHHHHH!!
///As if I follow, heh.
 
2008-09-08 03:38:30 PM  
rufus-t-firefly: Royale With Cheese: As someone who was around on 9/11, I'm getting a ki...

Yeah, that's nothing near as stressful as having a view of Logan Airport on the morning of 9/11/01.

Anyone remember what Farker that was?


It bugged me so much that I couldn't remember that I googled it. Finnley Wren was the farker. Still don't know what the thread was. though.
 
2008-09-08 03:38:55 PM  
tweekster: Well I use Mac/Linux...: tweekster: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I_Love_Cheesecake: Well I use Mac/Linux...:
It's amazing how many people still think that 93 wasn't shot down my our military.

Or how many people still think that an airplane crashed into the Pentagon or that the twin towers came crashing down without the use of explosives.

That's taking it a little far, but I appreciate your sarcasm. Is it wrong to think that fighter jets that were scrambled to intercept 93 before it could reach D.C. might have actually done what they were sent to do?

They attempted to and failed though. The intercept failed because no one wanted to make that decision.

Looks like they were pretty succesful to me. How else do you explain debris being found 8 miles away from the crash site?

Contrary to troofer belief that isn't exactly uncommon. There is zero evidence of it being shot down and a lot of evidence to the contrary.

At this point it is willful ignorance.


So it's pretty common for a 1 ton piece of an engine to land over a mile from the crash site, when it was intact when the plane crashed into the ground?
 
2008-09-08 03:39:27 PM  
studebaker hoch

Last thing we need is a 9/11 vs. Columbine crossover attack because they ran out of new ideas.

Are you joking? That would be epic. I picture a charter plane skidding down the road next to a high school, flames coming out the back of it, emo kids leaning out the windows firing rifles in all directions...

OK, I'm probably just a sick fark for thinking that it is funny. But I'm OK with that.
 
2008-09-08 03:39:33 PM  
goldencopulations: BillyRex:
Yeah real funny farkwad, between the 5th and 6th frame is when my high school friend was vaporized.

Jeez, they take bowling waaaay to seriously in your neck of the woods.


i16.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-08 03:39:54 PM  
Keys: tweekster
I am sure you wake up every day and shed a tear for those people that were killed while you were asleep too. "Lots of people die, some horrid deaths"

Agreed.
That doesn't make it ok to mock their death does it?
How would you feel if you watched someone you love jump from that building?
Then tell me how you would feel to see so many people making a joke of it?


I expect you to be in every thread that involves someone dieing with the same righteous indignation. It is wrong to mock their deaths too. 9/11 shouldn't be treated special in that regard.

Plus everyone knows it takes 22 years for something to become funny.
 
2008-09-08 03:40:10 PM  
Inquizition: It happened. It's over! Move on.

Hey while you are at it, do me a favor and straighten out a few of those holocaust survivors, too.

/ don't know why I bothered to flame you, your post says all that needs to be said about you.
 
2008-09-08 03:40:14 PM  
Why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or that or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?
 
2008-09-08 03:40:21 PM  
Rye_: Well I use Mac/Linux...: It's amazing how many people still think that 93 wasn't shot down my our military.

What's amazing is how many people do believe that without having a shred of evidence.


How did 93 come down, then?
 
2008-09-08 03:40:29 PM  
Sullasdog: Yeah. Funny. Assholes.

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
 
2008-09-08 03:40:33 PM  
A Dark Evil Omen: And your share, big or small, does not give you the right to hold it over peoples' heads to sell your book, your Government Authorized Non-circulating Liberian Legal Tender September 11th Commemorative $20 Silver Leaf Coin-Certificate, or your moribund political ideology.

This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This This
 
2008-09-08 03:40:35 PM  
Philip J. Fry: I would like to point out this is the first mention of Osama in the thread. Not only do people not care to remember; people don't even want justice anymore.

Why? Did he fly a plane into a building? Or does our intelligence, the one's that said Saddam had WMD, tell you there's good reason to get him?
 
2008-09-08 03:40:40 PM  
amoeba: I'll always remember 9/11/01 because it was the day I received my first blowjob...
But fark me was that day ever ruined when I got back home. Of course no one cared that we cut school, or what we did, or where we were. Everyone was just in that state of shock, especially my mom, being a native New Yorker.


It was god's way of telling you that premarital sex is wrong.

/every time you get a blowjob, someone, somewhere in the world, dies.
 
2008-09-08 03:40:46 PM  
toonz: "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
- G.W. Bush, 9/13/01

"I want justice...There's an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,'"
- G.W. Bush, 9/17/01

YEAH! NEVER FORGET!!!!!

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

Whoops... Forgot



THIS!
 
2008-09-08 03:40:47 PM  
mesmer242: It bugged me so much that I couldn't remember that I googled it. Finnley Wren was the farker. Still don't know what the thread was. though.

It was another anniversary thread.
 
2008-09-08 03:41:00 PM  
mesmer242: rufus-t-firefly: Royale With Cheese: As someone who was around on 9/11, I'm getting a ki...

Yeah, that's nothing near as stressful as having a view of Logan Airport on the morning of 9/11/01.

Anyone remember what Farker that was?

It bugged me so much that I couldn't remember that I googled it. Finnley Wren was the farker. Still don't know what the thread was. though.


the best i could find on fark was a reference in another thread. it was before 9.21.07 if that narrows it down.
 
2008-09-08 03:41:11 PM  
Samsaran: OldScotch: That day was a wake up call to the West that some elements within Islam, not all of Islam by any means, but a large proportion, had declared war on our culture.

So you're painting the whole Islamic culture with the colour of terrorists?

You should really try and read more carefully.


-

You should try and write more carefully.


No, the Islamic world resents us. They still recall the days of their glory. They still recall the time, centuries ago, when their armies marched in triumph across the face of the Mediterranean world, Byzantium, India, right up to the doors of Vienna. They recall when their physicians, philosophers, scientists, poets and artists were far beyond anything that barbaric Europe could muster. These days are long gone now. They chafe under the knowledge that even with their oil wealth, their culture has stagnated and fallen far behind the West. They, like children, blame us for their failure.

No amount of war, no amount of terror, no amount of savagery will restore their former glory. They must, if they are to survive, cast aside their 14th century shackles and bring Islam and the Islamic world into the community of nations.


Just because you say you're not sterotyping doesn't mean you aren't.
 
2008-09-08 03:41:11 PM  
Both the FBI and the CIA have confirmed reports that there will be another 9/11 this month.
 
2008-09-08 03:41:16 PM  
bikerdiva: It's my birthday.

My birthday is April 16th.

/Sorta know how you feel.
 
2008-09-08 03:41:22 PM  
I can certainly agree with your point here, sir. My family ONLY tells funny stories and fond memories at funerals. My relatives cry at weddings because that's one more girl they won't be getting.

So your relatives cry when some female family member gets married because they won't 'get her'? Jesus man, if you're going to keep it in the family,fine. But keep that to yourself.

/rimshot
 
2008-09-08 03:41:29 PM  
The jumpers ... why did they commit suicide?
 
2008-09-08 03:42:03 PM  
simian04: Rude Turnip: suggestivesimon: simian04: 9/5/1605

You mean 11/5/1605?

I think *you* mean 5/11/1605.

Oh jesus, NOVEMBER the 5th,1605!
fark, it was supposed to be so simple.


"Remember, remember November the 5th"?

Doesn't quite have she same ring to it. Over here in post-apocalyptic, fascist England we use DD/MM/YYYY for our dates.
 
2008-09-08 03:42:09 PM  
Theaetetus: amoeba: I'll always remember 9/11/01 because it was the day I received my first blowjob...
But fark me was that day ever ruined when I got back home. Of course no one cared that we cut school, or what we did, or where we were. Everyone was just in that state of shock, especially my mom, being a native New Yorker.

It was god's way of telling you that premarital sex is wrong.

/every time you get a blowjob, someone, somewhere in the world, dies.




HAHAHAHAHAHA. Almost fell out of my chair laughing
 
2008-09-08 03:42:28 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-08 03:42:33 PM  
fatgail: I'm so farking tired of the 'gallows humor' defense on here. It's like a loophole in a tax return. "I can make jokes about anything, any time and if anyone is offended by it, rather than pull back, I'll claim it a "grieving mechanism".

There's a built-in function on your computer that will instantly solve this problem for you... You have to press the fourth function key (it's in a row along the top, just start counting from the left) while simultaneously holding down the "alt" key in the lower left corner of the keyboard.
Try it, we'll wait.
 
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