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2001-09-14 12:48:17 PM  
God Bless
2001-09-14 12:48:57 PM  
I'd have no clue what to write that wouldn't sound
dicky, shticky or corny.
2001-09-14 12:51:17 PM  
2001-09-14 12:56:47 PM  
Ok, don't jump down my throat for saying this.

I'm still partial to:

chmod +x /bin/laden

Wonder how many people in NYC would get it without having to have it explained?

And yes, I know we don't know for sure he did it.
2001-09-14 12:58:28 PM  
i dont get it!
2001-09-14 12:58:33 PM  
see I liked: rm -rf /bin/laden
2001-09-14 01:02:21 PM  
hahaha. unix humor.
2001-09-14 01:02:26 PM  
"chmod +x /bin/laden"

2001-09-14 01:02:33 PM  
Oh, come off it with the 1337 h4x0r shiat already.
2001-09-14 01:03:06 PM  
Ok, you'll probably all kill me for posting this one (especially if they don't have a review process, though the probably do)...

Name: Katz
Message: All your base are belong to us.

-= rei =-
2001-09-14 01:07:17 PM  
please translate the UNIX humor for the retarded
2001-09-14 01:07:41 PM  

Attitudes like that are not going to help anyone.
Attitudes like that are not going to undo anything.
Attitudes like that can hurt many many good, innocent, people.

Grow beyond simple hate.
2001-09-14 01:09:38 PM  
chmod +x /bin/laden


change permission so that bin laden will be executable
2001-09-14 01:10:14 PM  
Hollywood: In unix chmod changes permissions, +x means add execute persmissions, and /bin is the directory that holds most of the important programs, like your shell.

Although technically to actaully execute him it would be:

"chmod +x /bin/laden; /bin/laden"
2001-09-14 01:10:15 PM  
Here is my input:

Name: Colan Kennelly
Words: Never give up, never surrender.
2001-09-14 01:10:49 PM  

chmod: a command to change permissions on a file. +x means "add execute privilages for everyone"

rm: a command to delete files and/or directories. -rf means "recurse/force", and is the equivalent of the dos command "deltree".

/bin/: A directory that has many of the programs the computer can run. Sort of like the C:\dos directory in dos. /bin/laden would be a program named "laden".

So, for example, 'rm -rf /bin/laden' would be "delete /bin/laden and all of its subdirectories recursively".

-= rei =-
2001-09-14 01:15:39 PM  
No linux stuff? What else is there in the world? Ah, what about shakespear? How about;

"Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".
-- Shakespeare
2001-09-14 01:18:01 PM  
now that is funny sir!! thanx for the translation
2001-09-14 01:20:13 PM  
"Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war."

"And he piled upon the whale's white hump, the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it."
2001-09-14 01:21:34 PM  
jebidiah: you know, I thought of that one too. Good choice.
mine was: "Keep ya head up." 2Pac
2001-09-14 01:22:30 PM  
America united, strong and efficient, equal to her tasks.
2001-09-14 01:26:16 PM  
I went for "The Sleeping Giant Awakens Once More"

Geez, I hope we farking bomb the right country...
2001-09-14 01:27:22 PM  
I bet that the band Drowing Pool isn't going to have much play time on the radio anytime soon
2001-09-14 01:27:37 PM  
GaidinBDJ - Great choice on the Melville!

Along the same dark line;

Come in under the shadow of this red rock,
And I will show you something different
from either Your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handfull of dust.

And under a more reserved line of thought:

"It is not good for a man to be without knowledge,
and he who makes haste with his feet misses his way."
-- Proverbs 19:2
2001-09-14 01:32:27 PM  
ya know? The way the Elliot quote is placed it might seem odd. I was thinking of it more as a motto, and not something addressed to the American people. I hope no one thought that. It wasn't until after I had posted it that I thought it was perhaps odd looking in the context of the previous quotes.
2001-09-14 01:37:39 PM  
Aye, fight and you may die, run and you'll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom?!
2001-09-14 01:41:27 PM  
eep...i hadn't thought of that. :<
I don't think I'd want to hear that song anymore either. at least not for a while.
2001-09-14 01:42:25 PM  
"Die you towelhead gravy sucking pig from hell".....

what? too subtle ya think?
2001-09-14 01:44:32 PM  
Yea, Hotdog, about as subtle as smacking yourself in the head with a sledgehammer. And just about as intelligent.
2001-09-14 01:46:12 PM  
Well, not as eloquent as your Shakespeare quote, but the end result is the same. works for me.
2001-09-14 01:48:30 PM  
The Sons and Daughters of Liberty can never truly die.
2001-09-14 01:51:45 PM  
Do not go gently into that Good Night.
2001-09-14 01:53:09 PM  
name: Matt McNeil, Star 102.3-FM

Star-FM London ON. $16,000 raised Stars and Stripes God Bless


I realise that's only 8,000 bucks american, but that was on day one of our pledge drive to help out our neighbors to the south. It beats sitting at home and feeling dumb and helpless anyway...
2001-09-14 01:54:55 PM  
All our best wishes are belong to you.
2001-09-14 01:56:46 PM  
Mine was,
From Canada, BC: Never has NY felt so close.
Guess it made sense at the time.
2001-09-14 02:04:05 PM  
Mine was...

May the victims rest in the arms of the Divine.
2001-09-14 02:04:17 PM  
Do unto them before they do unto us AGAIN.
2001-09-14 02:08:00 PM  
May our country, freedom and liberty never shrink from darkness.
2001-09-14 02:12:18 PM  
Get ready you Mother for the big payback
-The Godfather
2001-09-14 02:14:26 PM  
who is drowning pool, and what do they have to do with anything? please explain!

my message:

blessings to all allied countries for continued support.
2001-09-14 02:24:03 PM  
Mine was:
America: A winner is you!
2001-09-14 02:27:23 PM  
Drowning Pool is a new rock band that has a hit single called "Bodies"

The chorus is:


Pretty decent song.
2001-09-14 02:28:36 PM  
Can't we all just kill-the-guilty-and-get along?
2001-09-14 02:30:39 PM  
Is there a live cam to see if we got posted?
2001-09-14 02:35:19 PM  
It's New York... I'd think something like :

You talkin' to me?
2001-09-14 02:39:08 PM  
WWWD - What would Walken do?...Kick ass, that's what.

There's my 10 words or less
2001-09-14 02:47:50 PM  
At first I was afraid
I was petrified
I kept thinking I could never live without you
By my side
But then I spent so many nights
Just thinking how you've done me wrong
I grew strong
I learned how to get along

And so you're back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you
Here without that look upon your face

I should have changed my f*ckin' lock
I would have made you leave your key
If I had had know for just one second
You'd be back to bother me

Well now go,
Walk out the door
Just turn around
Now, you're not welcome anymore

Weren't you the one
Who tried to break me with desire?
Did you think I'd crumple?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh not I,
I will survive
As Long as I know how to love,
I know I'll be alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
I will survive,
I will survive
Yeah, yeah

It took all the strength I had
Just not to fall apart
I'm trying hard to mend the pieces
Of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry,
But now I hold my head up high

And you see me
With somebody new
I'm not that stupid little person
Still in love with you
And so you thought you'd just drop by
And you expect me to be free
But now I'm saving all my lovin'
For someone whose lovin' me

Well now go,
Walk out the door
Just turn around
Now, you're not welcome anymore

Weren't you the one
Who tried to break me with desire?
Did you think I'd crumple?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh not I,
I will survive
As long as I know how to love,
I know I'll be alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
I will survive,
I will survive
Yeah, yeah
2001-09-14 02:59:51 PM  
Mine was
North & South, East & West. We are one.
2001-09-14 03:02:52 PM  
" . . . [H]e who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother."

Henry V
2001-09-14 03:03:10 PM  

"Freedom always demands a price, and we've paid in full."
2001-09-14 03:07:48 PM  
You steal my apple pie. I'll bake another.
2001-09-14 03:10:14 PM  
*Be Excellent to Each Other*
2001-09-14 03:23:40 PM  
"Arab-American, African-American, Caucasian-American, Jewish-American: We Are Not. Today: American."

Avi Muchnick
2001-09-14 03:40:42 PM  
Phantom: How srangely appropriate. Good work!
2001-09-14 03:41:13 PM  
somebody mix in the gonads and strife song?
2001-09-14 03:41:15 PM  
"I'm not afraid. America's a resilient little country, and it's ours."

One word too long, but what the hell.
2001-09-14 03:42:24 PM  
"all your terrorists belong to us!"
2001-09-14 03:42:45 PM  
anyone know of a site where we can read/view what has been submitted/used?
2001-09-14 03:46:56 PM  
"Arab-American, African-American, Caucasian-American, Jewish-American: We Are Not. Today: American."

Funny thing is, in my opinion, we should never use those lame tags anyway. If you are an American, then you are an American. No prefix. No alteration. You is, or you ain't.

As far as I'm concerned, you left your country's title when you stepped ashore. That whole watering down of this country's identity is one of the contributing factors that lead to Black Tuesday.

Drop the hyphen. Or go home.
2001-09-14 03:53:57 PM  
E Pluribus Unum.
2001-09-14 04:09:32 PM  
Xprezbillclinto: I totally agree. I hate hyphenated americanism. You are either American, or you are not. There is no in between. There are no "flavors." And yes, if you don't want to be "American," go home.
2001-09-14 04:16:42 PM  
To the Terrorists: You will be struck down and destroyed.
2001-09-14 04:16:43 PM  
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.

--Vernon Howard
2001-09-14 04:31:03 PM  
Mtrxhzu : Party on, dude!
2001-09-14 04:36:11 PM  
Mine (from the UK) was:

We weep with you; we will fight alongside you
2001-09-14 04:45:47 PM  
2001-09-14 06:45:20 PM  
forget revenge, please stop the cycle of violence
2001-09-14 07:25:11 PM  
locate /bin/laden; fsck

2001-09-14 11:46:01 PM  

Five thousand lives are
Snuffed out, 300 million
Blaze even brighter
2001-09-15 02:34:15 AM  
"Bin Laden will look like Goatse boy."
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