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2009-09-11 07:51:43 PM
MONSTERTRUCK: squinth 2001-09-11 10:03:53 AM
O.K. now I am crying. Somebody help!! For the love of fark. I am starting to freak out now. seriously. will some farker please give me a hug?

I wonder what ever happened to this Farkette.


Hopefully somewhere safe having learned how to not over react to things.
 
2009-09-11 07:58:43 PM
The moment the first plane hit, a panicked friend called me to talk about it, as we watched. He said "You know Bush is going to use this to his own agenda. He'll probably force us into a knee-jerk war."

About 2 days after 911, the one thing that I recall most vividly, was Bush meeting with his advisers and - SMILING - and - LAUGHING.

I wondered what they had to smile about that day. It just didn't seem right.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2009-09-11 08:24:30 PM
I started donating to the ACLU after that morning, because I knew they'd be busy for the next decade defending us from the knee-jerk reactionaries.

/I was right
 
2009-09-11 08:26:21 PM
T.M.S.: "Colon Blow and youuuoooooo...in the morning"

/my favorite SNL of all time. Had it on VHS til the tape wore out.
//Thanks for the memory
 
2009-09-11 08:27:03 PM
stiletto_the_wise: reactionaries

there's a term that needs to be resurrected
 
2009-09-11 08:29:31 PM
People that find humor in this are the sickest farks I've experienced, and I've worked on the web for my entire adult life.

But hey - nothing is sacred as long as its on the internet right?

Assholes. Have some farking shred of respect or decency.
 
2009-09-11 08:29:56 PM
Dr. Poison: I wondered what they had to smile about that day. It just didn't seem right.


When was W's idiot smirk ever appropriate.
 
2009-09-11 08:34:51 PM
I was fifteen. The day before, I tore my knee playing basketball; on Tuesday morning, it swelled up almost as big as one, and my Mom decided to take me to the hospital. JUST as I was turning off the TV, it snapped into static. I thought nothing of it, and my Mom and I went to the hospital.

We found out on the radio on the way there. When we got to the hospital, victims from the attack started rolling into the ER en masse. We were at St. Barnabas in Livingston, NJ - not very far from the city, but far enough that this many people coming here was a big deal. The whole lobby and emergency park became a triage center to house all of them. I felt silly, being there for a comparatively trivial injury. Between the medication and the surreality of it all, I stayed in a depressive funk that lasted the rest of my teens.

As a nation, we are a long time from getting over it, and a long time before the lessons to learn kick in. Dubya committed a lot of sins in office, but for my money, the worst is destroying any chance the US and the world had at finding some semblance of closure for the biggest flash mass murder in history, at least in any foreseeable future.
 
2009-09-11 08:48:38 PM
I wasn't gonna come here this year. Last year I "won" the thread with most votes for my 9/11 story. Honestly wish I hadn't and I won't go though it all again except to say two things:

- The pictures and videos you have seen -- as amazing as they are -- don't even come close to communicating what was going on at the WTC during the events.

- Believe it or not there is a lot less douchebaggery here this year and I, for one, sincerely appreciate it.
 
2009-09-11 08:54:08 PM
There are some real Farktards on this thread.

/Don't mean that in a good way
//They know it, too
///And are smug about it, for no apparent reason
 
2009-09-11 08:56:32 PM
The Dynamite Monkey: The pictures and videos you have seen -- as amazing as they are -- don't even come close to communicating what was going on at the WTC during the events.

I remember a story from this time last year about someone who was down there after the collapse of the WTC buildings, possibly a reporter. He said stumbled onto a body and told the nearest police officer that he should do something about it. The cop looked at him like "are you farking kidding me?"

Had a couple of coworkers at my current job who were survivors. Never had the nerve to ask them details.

I can only imagine, and that's enough for dissociation to kick in for me.

Skipped the movies too. (Those were released three years ago? Jesus.)
 
2009-09-11 09:00:52 PM
665
 
2009-09-11 09:01:41 PM
666, thread stop.
 
2009-09-11 09:06:41 PM
yep.. I remember posting on that thread while I sat at the office....

oldcrow - 2001-09-11 10:14:31 AM
 
2009-09-11 09:09:23 PM
I was at home getting ready for school. It was quite early where I was, I think. Anyway, Mom told me to turn on the tv, so I did. At first I was excited - I thought it was a great action movie with awesome special effects. Then it dawned on me that it was really happening, people were dying. I felt horrible. I've actually not watched a movie where disasters happen like that since (except for the obligatory zombie movies, can't forego those). My heart goes out to anybody who had family or friends there.
 
2009-09-11 09:10:11 PM
Where was I? Getting coffee at my local joint before going to work. Saw on the TV the first tower burning up, I asked what happened? They told me, I rushed to work and turned on our TV, I had to use RABBIT ears to get only one station. Work didn't have cable. When I saw tower two get blasted, my stomach just fell and I felt sick. I so much wanted to get my kids out of school and hug the crap out of them. Pittsburgh, PA.
 
2009-09-11 09:22:36 PM
img225.imageshack.us
 
2009-09-11 09:26:11 PM
RadioactiveApe....... i dont get it...
 
2009-09-11 09:30:29 PM
I remember seeing the attack live on tv in school as it happened. I was freshman in high school and since I went to well-funded catholic school we had televisions suspended on walls in every room with access to CNN. I remember sitting there watching with my classmates and we were too young to truly comprehend what we were seeing and the implications of what the attacks would mean. I remember my teacher being brought to tears. Life pretty much continued like normal and no one around the school really talked about it, probably because we were Canadians and it wasn't seen as our tragedy.
 
2009-09-11 09:43:01 PM
My post of me choosing the wrong day to quit smoking(not trying to channel LLoyd Bridges) is in that post.

The one thing I remember is that ALL headlines on fark were 9/11 related. All of them serious. I think fark was the only site around that could keep up with the news demand.

I was driving to work when it went down. Lots of people were watching TV in the break room. REmember when a coworker announced the second tower just fell.

//still havent quit.
 
2009-09-11 09:43:50 PM
I was like this guy. I came out of class and it had all happened.

Same here. I came out of 8:00am Music Theory I (Eckert's class, U of Iowa) and all my fellow oboe majors were clustered around the main entrance of Voxman chattering frantically about what had happened. I was living 1,500 miles from home for the first time and remember emailing everyone to tell them I loved them - I was so freaked out :(

Then I found out that my mom's friend and coworker held a ticket for Flight 11 - going to visit her brother who was dying in Australia - and exchanged it at the last minute for a flight to LA that left earlier. That hit a little too close to home.
 
2009-09-11 09:44:53 PM
 
2009-09-11 09:53:14 PM
Just as today is my 21st, 9/11/2001 was my 13th wedding anniversary. It was a weird day. We also found out my wife was pregnant that day. I have a seven-year-old son now.
 
2009-09-11 09:53:54 PM
I remember getting ready for school and walking into the living room only to see the second plane hit the tower on TV. I thought it was a movie, until my dad shushed me and I realized it was the news.

Mentioned already, but it's worth going through the September 11 TV Archive if you haven't already. 8 years certainly puts it all in another light.
 
2009-09-11 09:55:38 PM
British: I forgot to tell you in my e-mail that I hoped you had quit smoking after this day. Try Nicorette. Save yourself. I did.
 
2009-09-11 10:04:03 PM
I'm going to wane my down myself after I avert my financial crisis(which will be in like 2 days). I found myself naturally waning down to less than a pack/day.
 
2009-09-11 10:05:03 PM
I remember being in Biology second period as a freshman in high school and hearing about it, and watching a TV in the other room.

Went to P.E. and I was one of the few that was giving out information to the others. A girl ran out sobbing because her father worked in one of the buildings. Never heard if he was alright or not.

Went home stayed on the couch with my family and watched the towers fall.

After that we all went to church. One of the most moving church services I have ever been to.
 
2009-09-11 10:06:06 PM
 
2009-09-11 10:06:59 PM
The Dynamite Monkey:

- The pictures and videos you have seen -- as amazing as they are -- don't even come close to communicating what was going on at the WTC during the events.



True. I have never seen any video that was particularly close to the towers. Everything you see was taken from blocks away.

That's the main reason I am so sorry to have dropped my camera.
 
2009-09-11 10:15:05 PM
I was at work in the morning when it hit, everyone was crowded around the radio. I didn't think much of it (thought it was an accident) until i noticed slowdowns in our net traffic. When cnn wouldn't load I knew it was a big deal. Around 11, I think, I headed to class, class was hysterical, my prof was crying and canceled class.

I headed to the tv room in our student center and stayed there for like 3 days.
 
2009-09-11 10:26:18 PM
I was on my way to work. Listening to NPR, they had minutes earlier finished a report that Massoud, commander of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, had been assassinated in a suicide attack. What an ally he could have been, and how things could have turned out differently.
 
2009-09-11 10:28:17 PM
T.M.S.
I have never seen any video that was particularly close to the towers. Everything you see was taken from blocks away.

That's the main reason I am so sorry to have dropped my camera


I'm guessing you are sorry because you could have made money off your pics/video. (If you really did lose a camera during the attack such as you have claimed) There's plenty of footage out there. Thanks, anyway.
 
2009-09-11 10:29:49 PM
punistation: I'm vexed at the stupidity of Americans. VEXED.

Yet, you're amazing for posting one of my favorite comics. :)
 
2009-09-11 10:35:24 PM
bachdog: Would have been cool to see that thread in the old webpage design and format. The layout didn't always have these light blue bars, ya know.

Remember whenever the ads were on the left and took up like maybe 5% of the screen? :)

Ahhh memories...
 
2009-09-11 10:40:07 PM
I saw this thread earlier today at work, but could not post because I was at work. I still get emotional thinking of the events of 9/11/01, and I hope that we as a nation and as a world united against acts of terror find ourselves vindicated one day. God Bless all that were lost on that tragic day, and the days that have ensued since then in the wars against terror. Bless our troops.
 
2009-09-11 10:56:08 PM
Late to the thread, but I'm in Thailand, so I just got up ...

It was my first day on the phones at a new Cingular Wireless call center in my hometown. A guy walked through the production floor saying a Cessna hit the WTC and wondering how someone could be so stupid to hit such an obvious building. I went to the break room on my first break to see repeat footage of the towers collapsing.

Needless to say, we got very few calls in. I wanted to go home and watch the coverage, but I didn't want to get fired, either. It sucked being in a place where the only information I got was from people walking by and randomly mentioning something.

/supported DE, PA, and NJ markets
 
2009-09-11 11:05:25 PM
We flew an American flag above our tower in Kandahar for remembrance. What a sight. Wish we could fly it everyday.
 
2009-09-11 11:05:59 PM
Yukon Callmeal: There are some real Farktards on this thread.

/Don't mean that in a good way
//They know it, too
///And are smug about it, for no apparent reason


I agree. The Farktards are displaying their ignorance.
 
2009-09-11 11:13:03 PM
Well that made me cry...and I only got less than an eighth of the way down the posts!

/history teacher
//talked about it today with HS students
///they were in grades 1 to 3 when it happened.
////slashy wow
 
2009-09-11 11:26:13 PM
chienandalusia: moar funny pictures

That is NOT funny. Grow the Fark up. A lot of people died, and you should show your respect. A$$ wipe.
 
2009-09-11 11:29:48 PM
ThereAreFourLights: I was like this guy. I came out of class and it had all happened.

Same here. I came out of 8:00am Music Theory I (Eckert's class, U of Iowa)

Go Hawks!
 
2009-09-11 11:36:52 PM
I was at work, and we heard about it because one of my co-workers listened to the Today show on a radio. We got a TV in the room right after the second plane hit, and from then on our room - which was right next to the executive suite - became the center of my company's attention span for the next two days at least.

My high school classmate, Leah Elizabeth Oliver, died in the first attack, when the first plane hit (she worked for Marsh McLennan on the 95th floor - literally ground zero for the first attack). She was a day away from her twenty-fifth birthday. I know how much of her they found, and I don't even want to think about it sometimes.

For a long time I did the same thing every year; I watched the specials, the rebroadcasts, and just basically went back into the coma, the same old scared feelings from that day.

And then I made a decision.

For the last three years, I haven't been home for September 11. I've been traveling, first between Knoxville and Staunton, Virginia in 2007, then to Asheville and the Biltmore last year, and this year I, like my best friend, spent the day on cross-country flights home from a vacation in San Diego. (For the record, the airports were not the super-security traps I thought they'd be today, but that's just an observation.)

I'm tired of the fear, of the sorrow. It's still impossible for me to not think of Leah and that feeling whenever today's date is mentioned, but I know that the best possible thing to do on a day like today is to show the fanatics, the extremists, the people who think they hurt us that we are stronger for it, that we are not going to stop being strong just because of some warped philosophy that our mindset is evil and must be wiped out.

\and for the record, killing them back just isn't gonna ever fill the gap. Think of it as the "Bruce Wayne" effect.
 
2009-09-11 11:38:23 PM
OmegaStauf 2001-09-11 07:29:27 PM

This act upon us could cause us to become a fascist state and cause us to abuse our power.

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=45086&cpp=1
 
2009-09-11 11:42:05 PM
I was at a convenience store getting my coffee and smokes, and overheard two other customers talking about a plane hitting the WTC. I thought it was something like a Piper Cub or other small plane.

When I got to work, my bosses were all watching TV instead of working. "What's up?" I asked.

"An airliner just crashed into the WTC," said the director. Then I saw the burning tower, said, "Oh, shi-," and the second plane hit.

At that moment I knew that war was inevitable.
 
2009-09-11 11:58:37 PM
A few weeks later, a friend of mine made this little Flash game, THE PAYBACK. (new window, NSF the politically correct)

Hint: Make sure you burn ALL the cities. Don't let bin Laden escape, or you'll face the firing squad. France is optional.
 
2009-09-12 12:00:10 AM
kvinesknows: I also then remember going home at night (I live near an airport) and being totally striken by how quiet it was for the next 3 days with no planes going anywhere.

I remember vividly going for a walk the next day at break, looking up and seeing nothing. The area is well into the (distant) flight path of Logan (as in, very high jets going by) and you could usually see planes heading to and from TF Green in Rhode Island, so to see nothing at all, not even clouds, not to hear a plane in the distance, was just creepy as all hell.

\also remember how odd it felt when tv and radio went back to normal, awkwardly, afterwards
 
2009-09-12 12:24:57 AM
Flipping through the channels, saw a 911 special on NatGeo. Stopped to watch the first tower fall. Immediately went to commercial about a special showing New York destroyed by a massive flood.

Smooth NatGeo, Smooth.
 
2009-09-12 12:34:03 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That evening was surreal. There was such a sense of unease, uncertainty, sadness, and worry that hung heavy that night.

That night, while my family and friends around me were in shock and tears, I couldn't allow myself to feel grief, fear, or despair. I simply couldn't.

The only emotions I could allow myself to feel were HATRED and ANGER. Sounds twisted, I know. But my mindset was that of, "Mourn later. Now it's time for bloody retribution and reprisal."
 
2009-09-12 12:54:14 AM
how has no one posted this yet?

img.chan4chan.com
 
2009-09-12 01:02:42 AM
MONSTERTRUCK: T.M.S.: "Colon Blow and youuuoooooo...in the morning"

2009-09-11 08:26:21 PM

/my favorite SNL of all time. Had it on VHS til the tape wore out.
//Thanks for the memory


My pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed it.



MONSTERTRUCK:

2009-09-11 10:28:17 PM

I'm guessing you are sorry because you could have made money off your pics/video. (If you really did lose a camera during the attack such as you have claimed) There's plenty of footage out there. Thanks, anyway.



How many drinks did it take to make you so unpleasant and anti social in just two short hours?
 
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