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(Some Guy)   Farker trying to collect history: would like readers to send him today's newspaper from your local area   ( divider line
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1613 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Sep 2001 at 10:03 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-12 10:12:20 PM  
Charlotte Observer on the way...

2001-09-12 10:12:37 PM  
D@mn... :)
2001-09-12 10:12:53 PM  
I can send the extra edition from yesterday, I have an...extra one.
2001-09-12 10:15:15 PM  
I'll just pick up an extra Extra when I get my Extra
2001-09-12 10:18:42 PM  
hmmm. are we supposed to be doing this yet? I mean Collecting this stuff like this event happened 40 years ago?

I don't know if this is such a good Idea. I mean, lots and lots of people are dead...its not the Jose Canseco Rookie card we're trading here.

about 10,000 people or so died less than 48 hours ago...I just think its a bit too soon to be calling the antiques roadshow.

chill out buddy....lets just make sure we are all ok before we start putting price tags on tragic memories.
2001-09-12 10:20:20 PM  
Well....its back!

I went to that link and the x10 camera ad popped up.

I also got a telemarketer call today.

Life back to usuall
2001-09-12 10:21:42 PM  
XJAGGEDVISIONSX: As far as I can tell from his webpage, he is not in this for the money. He isn't going on the "antiques roadshow" or selling anything. He is just collecting records of what happened.
2001-09-12 10:22:29 PM  
Empire State:

Bomb sniffing dogs found something.
2001-09-12 10:22:42 PM  
2001-09-12 10:24:15 PM  
Sorry no boobies, I don't have any.

As for your comment XJAGGED, I assue your I'm not turning anything into the Antiques Roadshow, I'm trying to collect these newspapers, because they are history.

I'd be glad to have a 11/11/1918 editions of the NY Times, or a 12/7/41 of the Chicago Tribune. I'd be glad to have them because they give us a snapshot of the feel, the mood and the midset of the time. That will all change in 2 weeks, a month and a year.
2001-09-12 10:32:40 PM  
I couldn't get a copy of today's newspaper - sold out everywhere. You'd think in a city of 1.25 million people they'd print a few extras. I didn't know people in Las Vegas read that much.
2001-09-12 10:35:37 PM  
Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star Bulletin on the way

as soon as I finish reading them myself, that is.
2001-09-12 10:37:45 PM  
Tallahasee Democrat OTW if I can still get one
2001-09-12 10:39:50 PM  
Would you like a cedar rapids gazette, or can you get it in des moines?
2001-09-12 10:40:41 PM  
I have a copy of today's RJ that I will send him.
::waves at neighbor::
2001-09-12 10:42:01 PM  
I'll take any newspaper besides the Des Moines Register. I went to Borders and Barnes & Noble today trying to search out the dailys they carry. They were all out.

Besides I don't think they carry the Cdar Rapids paper.
2001-09-12 10:45:21 PM this thread being edited?

I saw some guy write a negative response like 15 minutes ago...and now its gone.
2001-09-12 10:48:38 PM  
Print a copy...

Des Moines Register
2001-09-12 10:50:52 PM  
Yes Drew is all liquored up and is now censoring the comments.
2001-09-12 10:52:38 PM  
2001-09-12 10:53:55 PM  
Has anyone seen a scan of the front page of the NY Times online? I'm in upstate NY and I haven't seen a single copy yet-- my local drugstore had all its copies sold out by 9:30 am.
2001-09-12 10:55:18 PM  
Gazette Online (Cedar Rapids' paper is hosted here, I think.)
2001-09-12 11:03:14 PM  
Batmn42 - ill scan one right now
2001-09-12 11:05:16 PM  
Unfortunately it isn't back to normal.
Now, I'm having fricking panic attacks.
I had to run some errands. Get some bulbs, and I'm in the mall and I can't breathe, it's like I'm standing beside myself, and I can't wait to get the hell out.

I stopped at Vons to get some cheese, and dumped all my cash into the donations for fellow americans box. Right before I ran outside and began crying, again.

I realize that there were a number of different ages of individuals on the planes, but I could pretend they were all adults until they showed a photo of two children that were on the plane.

How could those men have continued their efforts with small children on that plane? Jesus effing christ!
I can understand the blindness of religious devotion and all that, I'm just having a really difficult time dealing with it.

I can't sleep.
2001-09-12 11:15:19 PM  
get one from San Fransico

the headline was "BASTARDS!"
2001-09-12 11:20:01 PM  
Some questions:
Do you want the whole paper or just the front page?
And anyone have any info on shipping or mailing?
2001-09-12 11:24:44 PM  
Kthulhu: I'm willing to take any part of the paper you're willing to send me. Ideally I'd like the whole paper but realize that that's probably a bit more expensive than just the front page or the top story.

As for mailing info, my address is on the web page.
2001-09-12 11:27:00 PM  
Permafrost: Sorry, but it makes no difference. Think that these terrorists, whose master plan includes crashing large planes into important buildings, taking out ANYBODY who happens to be in the building or the plane, would stop just because some of their victims are little kids?

Sorry, the world doesn't work that way. Which is exactly what I also say to people who think that we can reason or bargain with religious terrorists. They are over the top. The only problem is, although all evidence so far points to Bin Laden, he's been keeping zipped about it. Even if Bin Laden does come forth and take "credit" for it, what can America do about it? Reason with them? I just said, it cannot be done. Obliterate them? Tempting, but...

Get some booze. Don't try to think, just drink. It helps.
2001-09-12 11:33:17 PM  
This just in: I spent the evning running from a bomb threat at the Empire State Building. All clear now, and I'm home safe.
2001-09-12 11:38:37 PM  
I'm glad to hear you are alright, Mofo.
My relatives on Manhattan are OK, too.
2001-09-12 11:41:41 PM
2001-09-12 11:44:47 PM  
Mofo: That one had me worried for a sec - glad all is well, and you're allright too. 'Normal' appears to be a relative term these days...
2001-09-12 11:46:22 PM  
the local paper here wont be out again until next tuesday. yesterdays hit the stand before the plane hit the first tower. besides the lead story will prolly be the seasonal pot plant raid in the woods. but i'll send you one anyway.
2001-09-12 11:49:12 PM  
I just kind of picked some alcohol up in a daze. Now I'm consuming it.

I wore my American flag suspenders today. Someone walked across campus playing Amazing grace on the pipes.

the military surplus store was out of flags. Kind of sad, means the people are putting forth their support.

I'd give blood too, but I have a recent piercing.
2001-09-12 11:58:11 PM  
since the paper is the Stone County Leader you shouldn'nt be surprized, tho.
2001-09-13 12:01:30 AM  
I'm drinking a lot, too. Of course, I usually do that anyway, but today I'm mixing my gin and tonic a little stronger.
2001-09-13 12:03:19 AM  
Here Batmn42:

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2001-09-13 12:32:09 AM  
Epsilon: I understand the extra juice. I am sure many of us do.
2001-09-13 12:36:02 AM  
The Seattle P-I has a PDF on its website of today's front page AND yesterday's Extra. Right down the left column.
2001-09-13 12:37:53 AM  

I know your pain. I offer the world wide web shoulder to you in your time of need.

I remember what it was like after OKC. We looked to each other for help and were suprised at the outpouring of love and kindness offered by friends, neighbors, communities, states and Countries. We all hate the act, and rally to those that need us.

My advice is to look to the organizations that react best to these horrible acts. The Red Cross, blood centers, VFA, community centers, FEMA. They have statistics of the overflow of humanity that will make you rejoice with joy.

The Bonfil's blood bank in my community has asked citizens to make appointments for donations as they are so overwhelmed with donors. We love our neighbor and respond to their need.
2001-09-13 12:44:01 AM  
VFA=Veterans of Foreign Affairs. Never had one but here's hope! I meant VFW=Veterans of Foreign Wars. Yep!
2001-09-13 01:06:27 AM  
My idiot paperboy must have dragged my paper behind his car.. If I can get a clean copy I'll send you a Vancouver Sun.
2001-09-13 01:52:42 AM  
if someone could do the same for me, i'm very interested... email me at m­ike­bon­d[nospam-﹫-backwards]l­i­a­mto­h*co­m for my info. im trying to avoid payment, but if shipping proves difficult ill reimburse. thanks! pray for the victims and those related!
2001-09-13 02:41:23 AM  
Got a copy of the Portland,Oregon Oregonian newspaper.I'll try to send it tomorrow.
2001-09-13 03:00:59 AM  
Dude, if you want a Walla Walla Union Bulitein, just let me know..
2001-09-13 05:50:29 AM  
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2001-09-13 06:53:26 AM  
I don't know if you want anything you can't read, Nick, but I have a copy of our local Japanese paper if you like.
2001-09-13 07:51:28 AM  
I've got a copy of the Atlanta Constitution from the morning of 9/12. I don't get the Journal, and I didn't get a chance to get any of the Extra Editions which were distributed around ATL, but I'm sending a copy of the Constitution.
2001-09-13 08:48:04 AM  
Listen, I always buy the NY Times. Yesterday, I couldn't get one at all. All of them were snatched up by souvenir collectors who don't ever read the paper usually but feel the urge to splurge on a few extra copies of what will become a "collector's edition".

This used to happen frequently after Mike Tyson's fights, 30 second KO, etc. I am sick of it already. I just wanted to get an un-sensationalized, non-tabloid, version of the events.

2001-09-13 09:27:54 AM  
Neapoi: If you're willing to send the Walla Walla paper I'd appreciate it.

Tsubaki: I am interested in the Japanese paper, even if I cannot read Japanese (2 years of the language in high school didn't help me much)
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