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(Gawker)   ABC: 9/11 moment of silence. CBS: 9/11 moment of silence. CNN: 9/11 moment of silence. Fox News: 9/11 moment of silence. NBC: Kris Jenner's boob job   (gawker.com) divider line 219
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2012-09-11 03:48:03 PM  
I'm against breast implants slightly more than I'm against the attacks on 9/11.
 
2012-09-11 03:48:33 PM  
Meh.  While I don't care about Kris Jenner at all, these "required" tributes are getting a little out of hand.  And while I didn't watch NBC today (and never watch morning shows)... I'm pretty damn sure they mentioned 9/11 many other times.
 
2012-09-11 03:48:52 PM  
During that moment of silence, hope you also remembered the Maine. Also, the Alamo.
 
2012-09-11 03:50:18 PM  
 
2012-09-11 03:58:27 PM  
fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."
 
2012-09-11 04:00:01 PM  
Good for NBC. A moment of silence is enough to get people to flip channels. If they land on NBC before they get to the cable networks, they might stay.
 
2012-09-11 04:09:42 PM  

Gig103: Good for NBC. A moment of silence is enough to get people to flip channels. If they land on NBC before they get to the cable networks, they might stay.


Except it was Kris Jenner. I would rather have every station silent than actually listen to her or make her think she's important in any way.
 
2012-09-11 04:13:18 PM  
Tell me more about the boobs.
 
2012-09-11 04:15:16 PM  
At least it was still about the twin towers.
 
2012-09-11 04:16:34 PM  
i219.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 04:21:33 PM  
Yeah, but CNN also had Rudy Giuliani talking about how Islamic terrorist are trying to attack us today the same way they did in 1993 and 2001.

So, given that, I'd rather hear about boobs.
 
2012-09-11 04:22:52 PM  
A second plane has just hit the South Boob!
 
2012-09-11 04:25:40 PM  

downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4


The stunt man??
 
2012-09-11 04:33:36 PM  

propasaurus: downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4

The stunt man??



Not sure what you mean.  Its just some rather embarassing music video I saw on Regretsy.
 
2012-09-11 04:34:42 PM  

downstairs: propasaurus: downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4

The stunt man??


Not sure what you mean.  Its just some rather embarassing music video I saw on Regretsy.


Yeah, that guy is a well known Hollywood stuntman. Lots of credits, including a lot of work on Star Trek.
 
2012-09-11 05:02:49 PM  
Always good to know what Gawker is butt-hurt about on any given day.
 
2012-09-11 05:55:50 PM  
the momager's breast augmentation surgery.

Is this another 21st century media buzzword I'm not aware of?
 
2012-09-11 05:58:48 PM  
NBC will have a moment of silence. it'll just have a six hour tape delay.
 
2012-09-11 05:59:09 PM  
.
 
2012-09-11 05:59:22 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-09-11 06:01:01 PM  
OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?
 
das
2012-09-11 06:01:13 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


Well, he does, doesn't he????
 
2012-09-11 06:01:32 PM  
can't say i care one way or the other. if they didn't want to be on the same page as all the other media sources and show something that is vaguely entertaining (akin to a train wreck), then let them show the b00bies grow
 
2012-09-11 06:01:56 PM  

downstairs: Meh.  While I don't care about Kris Jenner at all, these "required" tributes are getting a little out of hand.  And while I didn't watch NBC today (and never watch morning shows)... I'm pretty damn sure they mentioned 9/11 many other times.


This. They used to show the reading of the names and people were outraged when certain networks didn't show that or they stopped doing it. A year or two from now, no one will stop their TV programming for a moment of silence and no one will think anything of it. Part of healing is moving on.
 
2012-09-11 06:02:09 PM  
Boob toober.
 
2012-09-11 06:02:36 PM  

Whatthefark: NBC will have a moment of silence. it'll just have a six hour tape delay.


My fave comment today. I'm sure Leno will steal it.
 
2012-09-11 06:02:45 PM  
well, it certainly caused silence before people started cussing
 
2012-09-11 06:03:47 PM  

propasaurus: Yeah, but CNN also had Rudy Giuliani talking about how Islamic terrorist are trying to attack us today the same way they did in 1993 and 2001.

So, given that, I'd rather hear about boobs.


So what, you wanted Guilliani AND Trump?
 
2012-09-11 06:03:52 PM  
If we can't look at tits then the terrorist have won.
 
2012-09-11 06:03:55 PM  
OH, was that today?
 
2012-09-11 06:04:01 PM  

Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?


Because the Germans are our buddies and we've forgiven them for the whole bombing Pearl Harbor thing.
 
2012-09-11 06:04:03 PM  
cdn-ugc.cafemom.com

NEVARFARGET!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-11 06:04:28 PM  
TTIWWP
 
2012-09-11 06:05:14 PM  
You people who are so cheap with your respect.

I had an HOUR of Silence in honor of 9/11.

If anyone's doing a Day of Silence, I don't wanna hear about it. That's too much. Well, I guess I'm not gonna "hear" about it today, am I?
 
2012-09-11 06:05:35 PM  
Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing
 
2012-09-11 06:05:52 PM  
I think some people actually like tragedy as long as they're the ones observing as opposed to living it. I'm not saying they're callous. I just think they like the excitement of being involved in something bigger than themselves.
 
2012-09-11 06:05:56 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 06:06:22 PM  
FOX: OBAMA WHAR GOD WHAR?!?!?!

/derp
 
2012-09-11 06:06:32 PM  
Here, I made you a cake.

www.regretsy.com

/remember the Lusitania!
 
2012-09-11 06:06:47 PM  
Dammit, I just know I'm going to get confused later and masturbate to the rich, lush twin towers and swear to never forget Jenner's rack
 
2012-09-11 06:06:58 PM  
"The Today show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show," said spokesman Megan Kopf.

Her middle name must be Scheiße.
 
2012-09-11 06:07:28 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


They managed to get in their digs. And by "digs" I mean "lies".

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/09/11/fox-omits-the-facts-to-politi c ize-9-11/189827

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson claimed that Obama has "called for a moment of silence, but has not called for the word God. So some people are asking, why is God being left out again?" Later, her colleague Steve Doocy said: "On this most somber of days, get this. Does the President of the United States call on people to pray for those lives lost? No."

Fox was referring to a presidential proclamation declaring September 11, 2012, to be Patriots Day. But the reality is that President Obama followed the example of President George W. Bush who did not include the word God in his 2006, 2007, and 2008 Patriot Day proclamations.

Furthermore, Obama called on "God's grace" and asked people to pray for the lives lost in a separate official proclamation declaring the days between September 7 and September 9 as national days of prayer and remembrance in commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks 


Can't link it for some reason.
 
2012-09-11 06:07:29 PM  
Being patriotic is like being religious. If you want to be, that's great. If you go around trying to shame other people for not being as patriotic as you, then you're an arsehole.
 
2012-09-11 06:07:31 PM  
Good. 9/11 was a false flag operation and we shouldn't entertain it a single moment longer.
 
2012-09-11 06:07:43 PM  

das: FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."

Well, he does, doesn't he????


Well, yeah... Fox News reports "some say Obama bathes in the blood of infants".
 
2012-09-11 06:07:51 PM  
Benny Hill/ "Yakety Sax" version of 9-11 (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De1wNLEGQ30
 
2012-09-11 06:08:17 PM  

Whatthefark: NBC will have a moment of silence.


So derivative of David Chase. NBC should have prefaced it by having Ann Curry try to parallel park.
 
2012-09-11 06:08:51 PM  
Meh. I could go either way on this one. NBC is sure to catch some shiat for doing that, and in all honesty, I think a show of respect for those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 is just a tad more important than Kris Jenner's boob job. On the other hand, when does it all become too much? There are plenty of website tributes, memorial services, flags at half-staff, and many more things happen to commemorate and reflect on the tragedy of 9/11. Is one television network deciding to just "get on with it" that much cause for alarm and ill will?
 
2012-09-11 06:09:17 PM  
So tune into one of the other dozen networks that are airing it.

For the record I don't advocate watch Kris Jenner regardless of what is on any other channel, but we don't all need to relive 9/11 minute by minute each and every year.
 
2012-09-11 06:09:28 PM  

dogdaze: [i219.photobucket.com image 397x560]


I would have had the TSA agent feeling up a small boy. The invasive searches where they actually massage your balls and then stick their hands inside your clothing are done by agents of the same sex.
 
2012-09-11 06:10:29 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Dammit, I just know I'm going to get confused later and masturbate to the rich, lush twin towers and swear to never forget Jenner's rack


I LOL'd. Couldn't help it.
 
2012-09-11 06:11:40 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: During that moment of silence, hope you also remembered the Maine. Also, the Alamo.


And the third of September.

('Cause that was the day that my daddy died)
 
2012-09-11 06:12:06 PM  
What really happened was, TODAY couldn't book Honey Boo Boo in time to bump the Kardashian.

/ They are fully aware of their audience demographic.
// Suck it, Lauer.
 
2012-09-11 06:12:32 PM  

Mytch: Being patriotic is like being religious. If you want to be, that's great. If you go around trying to shame other people for not being as patriotic as you, then you're an arsehole.


Shut up, you commie-hippie!
img833.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-11 06:12:41 PM  
I am thoroughly outraged!
 
2012-09-11 06:13:29 PM  
Can we please stop the tearing of hair, the beating of breasts and the wailing every anniversary of the September 11 attacks?

Memorials and rememberances are one thing, but this country is way past that.

Stop wallowing, America. It's pathetic.
 
2012-09-11 06:14:14 PM  
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 06:16:22 PM  
Well, in all honesty on 9/11 over 3,000 people did go titsup, so it was appropriate.
 
2012-09-11 06:16:23 PM  
How can Americans say they respect those they lost? They won't even charge those responsible.
 
2012-09-11 06:16:31 PM  
They kept it up for a decade. It's ok to be done with it.

A nice list of everything else we've moved on from.

Remembah the Great Texas School Explosion of '37!
 
2012-09-11 06:16:50 PM  

SilentStrider: A second plane has just hit the South Boob!


I knew there was a reason why I favorited you.
 
2012-09-11 06:17:14 PM  
I have no idea who that person is, but NBC just got a bump up in my book. Something about people pretending to care because they are expected to just rubs me the wrong way.
 
2012-09-11 06:19:45 PM  

das: FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."

Well, he does, doesn't he????


Don't be silly, he has Michelle whip it into a smoothie. You know infant blood, fresh mangos, pineapple and freshly harvested glacial ice. Served on a parchment doily cut from the first amendment.
 
2012-09-11 06:19:50 PM  
What? You want the terrorists to win?

imgc.allpostersimages.com

http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/I-figure-if-I-don-t-have-that-third - Martini-then-the-terrorists-win-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8562970_.ht m
 
2012-09-11 06:20:13 PM  
i203.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 06:21:13 PM  

downstairs: Meh.  While I don't care about Kris Jenner at all, these "required" tributes are getting a little out of hand.


9/11 coverage is like a politician's flag lapel pin. They really don't need to tell us which side they're on, but they do anyway to avoid the derpfest.
 
2012-09-11 06:21:46 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


Yeah, but what they don't tell you is that you need a leave in conditioner when bathing in the blood of infants.
 
2012-09-11 06:22:15 PM  

Gig103: Good for NBC. A moment of silence is enough to get people to flip channels. If they land on NBC before they get to the cable networks, they might stay.


Yeah, at first I thought. Good for them. They're over it.
Then I thought, Good for them, They're smart business people in a tough economy.
 
2012-09-11 06:22:16 PM  

Mytch: Being patriotic is like being religious. If you want to be, that's great. If you go around trying to shame other people for not being as patriotic as you, then you're an arsehole.


"Religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one and it's fine to be proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around... and PLEASE don't try to shove it down my child's throat."
 
2012-09-11 06:22:38 PM  
news.makemeheal.com


NEVER FORGET!
 
2012-09-11 06:23:44 PM  
They just know that 9/11 is old news.

The boob job is what's happening now.
 
2012-09-11 06:24:01 PM  
You'll get over it.

Let see how many networks go silent at 12:48pm on Dec 7.
 
2012-09-11 06:24:28 PM  

The Quaalude Renaissance: NBC should have prefaced it by having Ann Curry try to parallel park.


I bet she enjoyed the shiat out of today's Today.
 
2012-09-11 06:25:08 PM  
If you think a moment of silence was warranted, there's an easy method: turn off the television.
 
2012-09-11 06:26:10 PM  
Instead of cowering in fear why don't we remember 9/11 for what it was. A false flag. Why don't we honor the murdered by prosecuting the perpetrators.
 
2012-09-11 06:26:21 PM  

downstairs: Meh.  While I don't care about Kris Jenner at all, these "required" tributes are getting a little out of hand.  And while I didn't watch NBC today (and never watch morning shows)... I'm pretty damn sure they mentioned 9/11 many other times.


This right here.

I listened to a California radio station earlier and they pointed it out, too, as in "wow, how dare they disrespect the victims!?"
I'm guessing people are also keeping score which one of their facebookies shares a picture of the Trade Center or the Stars and Stripes, and which ones are not, you know, so they can identify those who do not love our country.Because that's how you know who is a true American. Just like the magnetic yellow ribbons show who really supports the troops.
 
2012-09-11 06:26:51 PM  

downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4


pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2012-09-11 06:26:58 PM  
The boogey man is dead more fake boobs please
 
2012-09-11 06:27:02 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Here, I made you a cake.

[www.regretsy.com image 497x355]

/remember the Lusitania!


Aww, how sweet of you! How'd you know my birthday's tomorrow? Was it all those eagles crying "Never forget!" on September 11?

/I've stopped telling people my birthday is September 12th. Now I just say (in all mock seriousness), "It's the day after 9/11." I always get a reaction, ala "OMG... the most tragic day in history! You poor thing!"
//Sadly, the reaction has never been: "Grrl, let me buy you a nice beer!"
 
2012-09-11 06:27:07 PM  
Well, let's be honest, some people watching TV hate America. Many others only care what Snooki is doing today. Why can't NBC cater to the unpatriotic and vapid people?
 
2012-09-11 06:28:26 PM  
You grieve your way

img4.imageshack.us

I'll grieve mine!

Don't you dare judge me!!


/now with a more acceptable pic
//my bad, R sorry
 
2012-09-11 06:29:51 PM  

yesanded: ThatGuyGreg: During that moment of silence, hope you also remembered the Maine. Also, the Alamo.

And the third of September.

('Cause that was the day that my daddy died)


I never heard nothing but bad things about him.
 
2012-09-11 06:31:12 PM  
So only NBC didn't behave like retards.
 
2012-09-11 06:31:50 PM  
Talk about your Twin Towers, am I right?
 
2012-09-11 06:34:34 PM  
I look forward to their moment of silence for the 2004 tsunami
 
2012-09-11 06:37:13 PM  

DanZero: the momager's breast augmentation surgery.

Is this another 21st century media buzzword I'm not aware of?


Just a silly portmanteau that indicates she makes her money by "managing" her kids' "careers", which started by her selling out Kim to Vivid.

Oh, that we were all so maternally fortunate...
 
2012-09-11 06:38:20 PM  
All I want to know is whether Rudy Giuliani saw his shadow today. Do we get four more weeks of summer or not?
 
2012-09-11 06:41:47 PM  

FlashHarry: "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


And that with a single glance he can make you a socialist.

All we know is, he's called The Prez!
 
2012-09-11 06:42:29 PM  
i live in nyc then and 9/11 devastated me. shrines everywhere, missing persons posters, open weeping on the streets, a massive funeral pyre burning for months...

strangely i moved on without any kind need for a ritualistic moment of silence prompted from the boob tube.

what are people thinking about during this? i bet lunch makes an appearance.

i have no soul i guess. but i can still tear up a dance floor.
 
2012-09-11 06:42:30 PM  

jdjoker: DanZero: the momager's breast augmentation surgery.

Is this another 21st century media buzzword I'm not aware of?

Just a silly portmanteau that indicates she makes her money by "managing" her kids' "careers", which started by her selling out Kim to Vivid.

Oh, that we were all so maternally fortunate...


fark, i didnt even catch that, now i want to punch someone or burn something.
 
2012-09-11 06:42:59 PM  

AndreMA: If you think a moment of silence was warranted, there's an easy method: turn off the television.


Yep.
 
2012-09-11 06:43:22 PM  

ralphjr: All I want to know is whether Rudy Giuliani saw his shadow today. Do we get four more weeks of summer or not?


No, we get 9 weeks 11 days.
 
2012-09-11 06:44:56 PM  

antidumbass: Benny Hill/ "Yakety Sax" version of 9-11 (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De1wNLEGQ30


Oh man that was funny. Horrible, wrong and hilarious.
 
2012-09-11 06:50:49 PM  
Everything I see reminds me of her, and of 9/11....
mw2.google.com
 
2012-09-11 06:51:30 PM  

FriarReb98: ralphjr: All I want to know is whether Rudy Giuliani saw his shadow today. Do we get four more weeks of summer or not?

No, we get 9 weeks 11 days.


LOL
 
2012-09-11 06:52:23 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Mytch: Being patriotic is like being religious. If you want to be, that's great. If you go around trying to shame other people for not being as patriotic as you, then you're an arsehole.

Shut up, you commie-hippie!
[img833.imageshack.us image 341x393]


That outfit is pretty much everything the US Flag Code says not to do. What a disrespectful shiatbag.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:28 PM  

Mugato: I'm against breast implants slightly more than I'm against the attacks on 9/11.


I am against using 9/11, Bin Laden, natural disasters, the troops, children etc. for ratings or political points. When was the last time we had a moment of silence for Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Bataan Death March, Galveston Hurricane 1900, Texas City Esplosion 1947, Katrina , OKC, the USS Cole, African Embassies, Fort Hood, Beruit Airport 83 etc.

As to implants it depends on the end result.

Who or what is a Kris Jenner?
 
2012-09-11 06:56:48 PM  
Maybe the taliban needs to crash a plane in to their headquarters.
But, being anti-American is what the enemies want.
F*CK YOU NBC!
 
2012-09-11 07:01:19 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?

Because the Germans are our buddies and we've forgiven them for the whole bombing Pearl Harbor thing.


The Germans?
 
2012-09-11 07:05:47 PM  
Grow up and let it go.
 
2012-09-11 07:05:52 PM  

iivel: Popcorn Johnny: Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?

Because the Germans are our buddies and we've forgiven them for the whole bombing Pearl Harbor thing.

The Germans?


Forget it, he's rolling
 
2012-09-11 07:07:55 PM  
I wanna bigger than Jesus and bigger than wrestling
Bigger than the Beatles and bigger than breast implants
I'm gonna be the biggest thing to hit these little kids
Bigger than guns, bigger than cigarettes
 
2012-09-11 07:15:03 PM  
There's a difference between "never forget" and "let's hump the remains of remembrance". Industrial paper accidents are more deadly than terrorism. So remember that next time you wipe.
 
2012-09-11 07:18:18 PM  

joeflood: Industrial paper accidents are more deadly than terrorism. So remember that next time you wipe.


It's the price we pay for combating the tree menace.
 
2012-09-11 07:19:00 PM  
 
2012-09-11 07:22:42 PM  

Gig103: Good for NBC. A moment of silence is enough to get people to flip channels. If they land on NBC before they get to the cable networks, they might stay.


If I landed on a station featuring the Kardashians/Jenners/douchebags, my next action would be a fork through my eyeballs.
 
2012-09-11 07:22:46 PM  
Is NBC worth anything beside Brian Williams?
 
2012-09-11 07:22:55 PM  

iivel: Popcorn Johnny: Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?

Because the Germans are our buddies and we've forgiven them for the whole bombing Pearl Harbor thing.

The Germans?


It was during the First world war. When America Invaded Mexico and Japan attacked Poland.
 
2012-09-11 07:23:40 PM  
TBH I read "Jenner" and "boob job" and assumed Bruce had gone full retard

/he already had his nuts removed through his face
 
2012-09-11 07:25:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 07:27:15 PM  

CygnusDarius: It was during the First world war. When America Invaded Mexico and Japan attacked Poland.


Was it over when the Germans attacked the twin towers!???????????????!111
 
2012-09-11 07:27:50 PM  
A SECOND DD CUP HAS HIT THE SOUTH TOWER!

/If you know what I mean...
 
2012-09-11 07:28:15 PM  

Speaker2Animals: [i.imgur.com image 500x357]


Now watch this drive!

Asshole.
I hope he has a fair trial.
 
2012-09-11 07:29:01 PM  
The US news media is New York based, biased, and centered.

So obviously they're more sensitive about 9/11 than the country as a whole.
 
2012-09-11 07:29:45 PM  

dennysgod: You'll get over it.

Let see how many networks go silent at 12:48pm on Dec 7.


Wait, let me guess, last year it was every one, right?
 
2012-09-11 07:37:39 PM  
What about:

blogs.villagevoice.com
 
2012-09-11 07:39:04 PM  

Matthew Keene: [i203.photobucket.com image 600x391]


Is it bad that I heard "I'm the King of the World" in my head when I saw that picture?

/and I have never watched the film either, too many parodies to avoid knowing most of it by now
 
2012-09-11 07:40:31 PM  
Poor decision.
 
2012-09-11 07:40:33 PM  
Kris Jenner vs 9/11

Both national disasters involving male Arabics supporting murder.
 
2012-09-11 07:41:05 PM  

iivel: Popcorn Johnny: Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?

Because the Germans are our buddies and we've forgiven them for the whole bombing Pearl Harbor thing.

The Germans?


t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-11 07:44:49 PM  
We're still doing moments of silence?
 
2012-09-11 07:47:05 PM  

Matthew Keene: [i203.photobucket.com image 600x391]


Damn you, Matthew Keene! My Grandfather's brother's college roommate's dressage butler's son was in Steerage when the Titanic went down!

It haunts me to this day. Lil' Timmy would've just celebrated his 107th birthday...

i651.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:47:26 PM  

farkityfarker: The US news media is New York based, biased, and centered.

So obviously they're more sensitive about 9/11 than the country as a whole.


Funny, the people I notice going on and on about 9/11/AMERIKUH!/NEVARFARGET/PATRIOJIZM are the same people who think NYC should be obliterated because of snootiness, business, Jewishness, or otherwise. And none of them have ever spent any time there, nor do they live anywhere near a target rich environment. They also seem to forget about the Pentagon and United 93 more than New Yorkers do. Two that I know personally had a bunch of armchair hero comments about 93, and neither of them have ever been on an airliner.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-09-11 07:48:13 PM  
What sane person gives a shiat?
 
2012-09-11 07:49:22 PM  

farkityfarker: The US news media is New York based, biased, and centered.

So obviously they're more sensitive about 9/11 than the country as a whole.


Yeah, that is probably it. A lot of people from my town were killed so it is hard for me to understand how people are comparing this to a paper mill accident. But I suppose it all depends on where you are from.

Just seems like a bad decision on NBC's part.
 
2012-09-11 07:49:22 PM  

thamike: farkityfarker: The US news media is New York based, biased, and centered.

So obviously they're more sensitive about 9/11 than the country as a whole.

Funny, the people I notice going on and on about 9/11/AMERIKUH!/NEVARFARGET/PATRIOJIZM are the same people who think NYC should be obliterated because of snootiness, business, Jewishness, or otherwise. And none of them have ever spent any time there, nor do they live anywhere near a target rich environment. They also seem to forget about the Pentagon and United 93 more than New Yorkers do. Two that I know personally had a bunch of armchair hero comments about 93, and neither of them have ever been on an airliner.

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You'd be pretty pissed off too if you had to go to the bathroom after drinking all that crab juice, and then had your car booted.
 
2012-09-11 07:49:52 PM  

scotchcrotch: Kris Jenner vs 9/11

Both national disasters involving male Arabics supporting murder.


What?
 
2012-09-11 07:50:40 PM  

kidsizedcoffin: You'd be pretty pissed off too if you had to go to the bathroom after drinking all that crab juice, and then had your car booted


Shaddap the BOTH A YUZ!
 
2012-09-11 07:52:28 PM  

ghare: dennysgod: You'll get over it.

Let see how many networks go silent at 12:48pm on Dec 7.

Wait, let me guess, last year it was every one, right?



And back further to the Civil War...look at the Gettysburg Address which is pretty much the first "never forget" for us. Yet today we have a chunk of the population that believes that the Civil War was wrong, that the states rights battle was not settled, that slavery was OK for the economy at that time. And the talk of secession has not been greater since the 1850s.

Apparently we forgot. And most folks can't begin to tell you when the Civil War ended...Or the War to end all wars or even WW2 for all that. We tend to forget everything that is not of our own generation, which we seem to deem more special and important than all others.
 
2012-09-11 07:52:49 PM  
It's the new normal.
 
2012-09-11 07:53:05 PM  

The Homer Tax: What sane person gives a shiat?


I dont think anyone is upset but you dont find it curious at all? Why would they do that?

I think I would have the same "what were they thinking?" reaction if they had Paris Hilton talking about her new merkin instead of going to the president at a memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.

It isnt rage worthy, it is just really strange.

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?
 
2012-09-11 07:53:29 PM  

dogdaze: [i219.photobucket.com image 397x560]


We have a winner!
 
2012-09-11 07:54:19 PM  
A moment of silence by the major news network is golden. They should do that every other minute.
Just need the hot news babes.
 
2012-09-11 07:54:39 PM  
 
2012-09-11 07:55:02 PM  
My not so cool post 9-11 story. One year after,I was on a New Jersey Transit bus to Philadelphia. It had to go through Fort Dix Army Base and for some paperwork reason, an elderly couple who worked on that base was not allow to enter. Another feisty lady yelled at this large Master Sergeant MP with a sidearm,"it's been over a year now! Give it a rest!!"

The MSgt quietly said to her,"Lady,I have had a rough day and I am not in a good mood." Then in only a voice she could hear,he read her the riot act and she kept silent after that.
 
2012-09-11 07:55:21 PM  

Mytch: Being patriotic is like being religious. If you want to be, that's great. If you go around trying to shame other people for not being as patriotic as you, then you're an arsehole.


Fox does both, does that mean it has a double-barreled arsehole?
 
2012-09-11 07:58:55 PM  
I am not sure that I am mad at NBC. 9/11 brings sadness, while boobs bring joy.
 
2012-09-11 08:02:03 PM  

Refudiated Strategerist: ghare: dennysgod: You'll get over it.

Let see how many networks go silent at 12:48pm on Dec 7.

Wait, let me guess, last year it was every one, right?


And back further to the Civil War...look at the Gettysburg Address which is pretty much the first "never forget" for us. Yet today we have a chunk of the population that believes that the Civil War was wrong, that the states rights battle was not settled, that slavery was OK for the economy at that time. And the talk of secession has not been greater since the 1850s.

Apparently we forgot. And most folks can't begin to tell you when the Civil War ended...Or the War to end all wars or even WW2 for all that. We tend to forget everything that is not of our own generation, which we seem to deem more special and important than all others.


Holy balls, I caught that before it was de-linked. Hilarious.
 
2012-09-11 08:04:17 PM  

Gunny Highway: The Homer Tax: What sane person gives a shiat?

I dont think anyone is upset but you dont find it curious at all? Why would they do that?

I think I would have the same "what were they thinking?" reaction if they had Paris Hilton talking about her new merkin instead of going to the president at a memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.

It isnt rage worthy, it is just really strange.

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?


11 years is a long time to beat off about your dead mother/spouse at every family reunion. After a while it gets pathetic, and then it just gets annoying - it changes for everyone, but people who truly can't let go are usually referred to counseling, not lauded. We all remember, most of us get sad and a little angry when we think about it and see the flags at half mast today. We also remember that the men behind it are all violently dead, the disasters of two wars that followed, and the endless petty bickering over the site, to say nothing of having seen the same tributes and outpourings for so many years now that they lose a bit of the effect.

A moment of silence isn't bad. Personal reflection never is. The hours of endless what does 9/11 mean to me surrounding that is just attention whoring.

Most of the overt jingoism of the day is probably affected for the admiration of others, anyway, like crocodile tears over dear old mom to get in your aunt's and uncles' good graces. Meh.
 
2012-09-11 08:07:07 PM  

Gunny Highway: The Homer Tax: What sane person gives a shiat?

I dont think anyone is upset but you dont find it curious at all? Why would they do that?

I think I would have the same "what were they thinking?" reaction if they had Paris Hilton talking about her new merkin instead of going to the president at a memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.

It isnt rage worthy, it is just really strange.

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?


Because its been over a farking decade, to be honest with you. All of these gestures year after year are starting to seem fake and ring hollow. This "moment of silence" is starting to mean as much as a yellow ribbon car magnet or a flag lapel pin. It's just a goddamn show and I'd rather they do nothing at all than some sort of compulsory "I'm sadder than you" dick waving contest.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:25 PM  
9/11 is OLD NEWS. I'd rather listen about an old woman's tit job any day.

fark this "Oh Woe is me" 9/11 reflection bullshiat. MOre tits please.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:52 PM  
In the barrage of hyper-patriotic glitter-graphics on Facebook this morning which all screamed "NEVER FORGET!!", I had the audacity to post, simply, "I forgot."

/not on facebook anymore
 
mjg
2012-09-11 08:10:03 PM  
So do we blame NBC for who they are or Jenner for who she is?
 
2012-09-11 08:10:32 PM  
Meanwhile, I let my bookkeeper choose the radio station today and she went with the country. Thank God there was a door between her room and mine. If I heard "God Bless the USA" one more time...
 
2012-09-11 08:12:01 PM  

mc_madness: 9/11 is OLD NEWS. I'd rather listen about an old woman's tit job any day.

fark this "Oh Woe is me" 9/11 reflection bullshiat. MOre tits please.


Well, OK

i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:12:39 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:12:44 PM  
How long were these moments of silence? 1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes? ... I'm sorry, but if we need to stop talking about boobs for more than a few seconds, the terrorists have already won.

/boobs
 
2012-09-11 08:14:04 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: They kept it up for a decade. It's ok to be done with it.

A nice list of everything else we've moved on from.

Remembah the Great Texas School Explosion of '37!


Here's the thing, I think that 9-11 is glorified to a creepy level in certain circles, and that moving on is necessary to heal. And I don't think constantly genuflecting to the ghosts of that day is the way to move on.

At the same time, the list you provided is bullshiat, for a couple of reasons:
Other than 9-11, the only other thing on that list intentionally brought by the hands of other people is the Lusitania, an act that occurred during a declared war and with plenty of warning, including the Germans taking out ads in the New York Times saying "We are going to sink the Lusitania, you shouldn't sail on it." The rest are unfortunate acts of nature or accidents that ended up having dire consequences for lots of people.

Also, I'll bet anyone with a loved one who died on TWA 800 or during hurricane Andrew still thinks it's a pretty big deal. Until 9-11, no one I counted among my friends had been killed at the hand of another person, certainly not several at once whose only common threads were knowing me and being at the World Trade Center. Up until that point, I thought Worcester was going to be the worst disaster for the fire service in my lifetime. I didn't know anyone who died on flight 800 or in the perfect storm, so other than pity for the people affected I really don't have much to move on from. I've been told more than once on Fark that I need to "get over it" or "move on" because I object to Hulk Hogan beating down the towers or the picture of the guy falling screaming "FfarkK." I guess there's something wrong with me, because after 11 years I should be able to see the humor in the jumper who could very well be my friend's father, who worked on an upper floor, or Hulk wading around in a pile of rubble that contained the remains of several friends.

I'm at peace with 9-11, though the thought of it still makes me sad. Bell-ringings, name-readings and moments of silence are nothing more than an opportunity to show orthodoxy and appropriate reverence to what is apparently becoming a national holy day.
 
2012-09-11 08:14:09 PM  

FarkKing: How long were these moments of silence? 1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes? ... I'm sorry, but if we need to stop talking about boobs for more than a few seconds, the terrorists have already won.

/boobs


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i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:15:31 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:15:47 PM  

Gunny Highway: There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?


Because unlike the rest of us, who were staring at the television wondering if we were still too coked and whiskeyed out to try to contact our family and that maybe it's time to shower and get to work while Bizarro Brukheimer's ultimate vision came to life, the people you accuse of being "ho-hum" were probably in grade school. Think of the national tragedies that happened when you were a kid, then measure how ho-hum you feel about it. You'll understand them better.
 
2012-09-11 08:16:21 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:17:12 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:17:13 PM  

Banned on the Run: FarkKing: How long were these moments of silence? 1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes? ... I'm sorry, but if we need to stop talking about boobs for more than a few seconds, the terrorists have already won.

/boobs

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Who's this?
 
2012-09-11 08:17:48 PM  
Banned on the Run, you are a true Patriot.

God bless you, son. God bless you.
 
2012-09-11 08:19:23 PM  

The Homer Tax: Gunny Highway: The Homer Tax: What sane person gives a shiat?

I dont think anyone is upset but you dont find it curious at all? Why would they do that?

I think I would have the same "what were they thinking?" reaction if they had Paris Hilton talking about her new merkin instead of going to the president at a memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.

It isnt rage worthy, it is just really strange.

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because its been over a farking decade, to be honest with you. All of these gestures year after year are starting to seem fake and ring hollow. This "moment of silence" is starting to mean as much as a yellow ribbon car magnet or a flag lapel pin. It's just a goddamn show and I'd rather they do nothing at all than some sort of compulsory "I'm sadder than you" dick waving contest.


Within days of the attack my whole street, not to mention most of my town of 20k people, had a flag on their front porch. Within a few months most of the flag were gone, a few months later the only people who really had their flag still up were the people that had their flags up prior to the attack. It moved me, not because of all of the Americans banding together but because the people jumped on the bandwagon to show their "patriotism" and within months were too fickle to commit to their newfound patriotism. heh....
 
2012-09-11 08:19:36 PM  

Banned on the Run: 9/11 coverage is like a politician's flag lapel pin. They really don't need to tell us which side they're on, but they do anyway to avoid the derpfest.


I wish politicians would STOP wearing the flag lapel pin. I mean, if they really, really want to do it, sure. But it's so hollow. They only do it to avoid the derpfest. I want a politician to not do it, and then take on the derp fest head on. Hell, it would be better if someone like McCain did it. Go ahead and try to tell him he's not patriotic.
 
2012-09-11 08:20:36 PM  
They picked Leno and they're trying to kill Community. Fark them
 
2012-09-11 08:21:00 PM  

Banned on the Run: mc_madness: 9/11 is OLD NEWS. I'd rather listen about an old woman's tit job any day.

fark this "Oh Woe is me" 9/11 reflection bullshiat. MOre tits please.

Well, OK

[i216.photobucket.com image 500x600]


Banned on the Run: FarkKing: How long were these moments of silence? 1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes? ... I'm sorry, but if we need to stop talking about boobs for more than a few seconds, the terrorists have already won.

/boobs

[I-like-where-this-thread-is-going.jpg]

[i216.photobucket.com image 500x578]


America, fark yeah! Thank you. Get over it America.
 
2012-09-11 08:26:51 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:27:50 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:30:44 PM  

thamike: Banned on the Run: FarkKing: How long were these moments of silence? 1 minute? 3 minutes? 5 minutes? ... I'm sorry, but if we need to stop talking about boobs for more than a few seconds, the terrorists have already won.

/boobs

[I-like-where-this-thread-is-going.jpg]

[i216.photobucket.com image 500x578]

Who's this?


No clue. Random instagram I think.

In the name of healing on 9/11, I'd like to think she's Arabic
 
2012-09-11 08:31:20 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:31:56 PM  
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 08:35:36 PM  
i216.photobucket.com

i216.photobucket.com

i216.photobucket.com

i216.photobucket.com

i216.photobucket.com

OK, now I forgotten what it was I was supposed to never forget
 
2012-09-11 08:35:46 PM  
Boobs are always better than "moments of silence" which are melodramatic and accomplish nothing.

Boobs at least accomplish something.

GO NBC!
 
2012-09-11 08:36:13 PM  

thamike: Gunny Highway: There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because unlike the rest of us, who were staring at the television wondering if we were still too coked and whiskeyed out to try to contact our family and that maybe it's time to shower and get to work while Bizarro Brukheimer's ultimate vision came to life, the people you accuse of being "ho-hum" were probably in grade school. Think of the national tragedies that happened when you were a kid, then measure how ho-hum you feel about it. You'll understand them better.


You mean like the OKC bombing?

If people putting flags in front of their houses bothers you then I guess we just do no see the world the same way. Not better or worse, just different.
 
2012-09-11 08:45:37 PM  

Mugato: I'm against breast implants slightly more than I'm against the attacks on 9/11.


Every time I think of Lupe Fuentes boob job I get really sad and have to start drinking.
 
2012-09-11 09:03:02 PM  
Serious question for those criticizing NBC....

For how many years are we going to keep expecting TV networks do all these special coverage of ceremonies and moments of silent?
10 years?...15?...20?...25? 50? When will it be ok for you if they just mention and cover the anniversary in the same fashion they probably do nowadays with Peal Harbor for instance? Never?
 
2012-09-11 09:11:03 PM  

Jairzinho: Serious question for those criticizing NBC....

For how many years are we going to keep expecting TV networks do all these special coverage of ceremonies and moments of silent?
10 years?...15?...20?...25? 50? When will it be ok for you if they just mention and cover the anniversary in the same fashion they probably do nowadays with Peal Harbor for instance? Never?


I have been told that "never" is the amount of times we should forget.
 
2012-09-11 09:18:42 PM  
That's farking pathetic, NBC. How dare you waste precious airtime covering the irrelevancies tripping off Kardasomom's lips. America needs to know how Snooki's crotchfruit is doing.
 
2012-09-11 09:20:22 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


Derp.
 
2012-09-11 09:22:12 PM  
the boobs in this thread suck
 
2012-09-11 09:23:16 PM  

FlashHarry: fox was actually silent? i'll bet they still had a crawl that read, "some say obama bathes in the blood of infants."


Typical mis-reporting from FOX. We all know Obama bathes in a pool of semen.
 
2012-09-11 09:24:56 PM  

Gunny Highway:
There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?


Because our country has gone to shiat since that day, and we're farking tired of being told that we have to be these good little patriots and that our country is the greatest thing ever, when we can all see that we're being screwed left and right. Meanwhile, our politicians do absolutely nothing to solve any real problems but keep blithering on about terrorists and how our country is being destroyed by them.
 
2012-09-11 09:45:38 PM  

mab1823: I have been told that "never" is the amount of times we should forget.


"Knock knock"
"Whos there?"
"Nine eleven."
"Nine eleven who?"
"YOU SAID YOUD NEVER FORGET!!!"
 
2012-09-11 09:45:53 PM  
But who conducted the most impressive two minutes of hate?
 
2012-09-11 09:57:09 PM  
The flag lapel pin is what got me to vote Obama. I remember he gave a speech and Fox news was all "how un-American!" How does wearing a pin made in China make you American?
 
2012-09-11 10:16:43 PM  
wait, which Jenner is that?

{{{google image search}}}}}

acccccckkkkkkkk! WRONG JENNER. DO NOT WANT.
 
2012-09-11 10:21:34 PM  
It's been 11 years, can we finally regrow our balls and move on?
 
2012-09-11 10:42:38 PM  

cryinoutloud: Gunny Highway:
There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because our country has gone to shiat since that day, and we're farking tired of being told that we have to be these good little patriots and that our country is the greatest thing ever, when we can all see that we're being screwed left and right. Meanwhile, our politicians do absolutely nothing to solve any real problems but keep blithering on about terrorists and how our country is being destroyed by them.


I just can't let political speeches and media garbage get in the way that I know there are a lot of people who still live this the aftermath everyday. Yeah it has been ten years and people should try to my in but it isn't that easy for some people. The town I am from still lives with it every day. I don't know where you are from but I would hope that people could separate the propaganda from the reality.

You may think it is all phony patriotism but it isn't.
 
2012-09-11 10:46:12 PM  

Whatthefark: NBC will have a moment of silence. it'll just have a six hour tape delay.


+1
 
2012-09-11 10:47:27 PM  

vygramul: What about:

[blogs.villagevoice.com image 392x611]


Or this:

i235.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 10:58:11 PM  

Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?


I give up.
 
2012-09-11 11:10:02 PM  

SilentStrider: A second plane has just hit the South Boob!


I believe both boobs are moving south, thus the boob job.
 
2012-09-11 11:36:34 PM  

SlothB77: wait, which Jenner is that?

{{{google image search}}}}}

acccccckkkkkkkk! WRONG JENNER. DO NOT WANT.


What? Did you think it was the 14 year old?
 
2012-09-11 11:51:40 PM  
So, have any of you ever heard the Nickelback - "Savin Me" remix with 9/11 calls to 911? Apparently it's been around for quite a few years but I've never heard it. I was just driving home and heard it on the radio... does anyone else find it rather twisted?

/I can have a rather disturbing mind but even I find it in bad taste to mix in the phone calls from panicking people in to the song (along with the lyrical content of the song)
 
2012-09-11 11:59:46 PM  
My daughter is 12, my son is now 10. We both sat down this evening and watched the 102 minutes show on History. No commentary until the end...just eyewitness videos of that morning from 9 different perspectives. Nobody telling them what to think, how to react...just showing them what happened.

We discussed much about it. I think that my daughter finally gets it after seeing video of something falling down the side of tower 1 and asking what it was. I told her it was a person and she asked why they jumped. I had to explain to her that all those people got up that morning, got cleaned up, dressed, maybe had something to eat and kissed the spouse and maybe kids goodbye and went into work. By 9:45 on a day that was supposed to be like any other, they had to decide whether to burn to death or jump to their death. She'd been aware of what 9-11 was and what happened but I think that's the first time that she truly "got it".

Anyway, the shows on television about 9-11 were worthwhile at my house this year. I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be. Sorry it's such a drag to those folks. You can get back to your mass consumerism and constant, everpresent entertainment and attention deficit disorder tomorrow.
 
2012-09-12 12:08:54 AM  
dogdaze. It's my birthday. You win the internets. Thanks.
 
2012-09-12 12:11:34 AM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

They just remembered what happened the last time they memorialized someone and decided to stick with the boob segment.
 
2012-09-12 12:14:39 AM  

Refudiated Strategerist:

Apparently we forgot. And most folks can't begin to tell you when the Civil War ended...Or the War to end all wars or even WW2 for all that. We tend to forget everything that is not of our own generation, which we seem to deem more special and important than all others.


i651.photobucket.com 

Over 415,000 Americans died in that war. Somewhere between 40-70 million total dead. Sorry, but 9/11 was just a pinch compared to that.
 
2012-09-12 12:21:18 AM  

Tenatra: So, have any of you ever heard the Nickelback - "Savin Me" remix with 9/11 calls to 911? Apparently it's been around for quite a few years but I've never heard it. I was just driving home and heard it on the radio... does anyone else find it rather twisted?

/I can have a rather disturbing mind but even I find it in bad taste to mix in the phone calls from panicking people in to the song (along with the lyrical content of the song)


That would involve listening to Nickelback.
 
2012-09-12 12:36:33 AM  

Banned on the Run: [i216.photobucket.com image 500x375]

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OK, now I forgotten what it was I was supposed to never forget


I'm having my own little "moment of silence" now, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-09-12 12:36:36 AM  

propasaurus: That would involve listening to Nickelback.


Yea I know, I'm not fond of them and had to look up a line in the song to figure out who it was. I was going to post a link for those interested in hearing it but it doesn't seem to exist on the internet... weird.
 
2012-09-12 12:44:16 AM  

craig328: My daughter is 12, my son is now 10. We both sat down this evening and watched the 102 minutes show on History. No commentary until the end...just eyewitness videos of that morning from 9 different perspectives. Nobody telling them what to think, how to react...just showing them what happened.

We discussed much about it. I think that my daughter finally gets it after seeing video of something falling down the side of tower 1 and asking what it was. I told her it was a person and she asked why they jumped. I had to explain to her that all those people got up that morning, got cleaned up, dressed, maybe had something to eat and kissed the spouse and maybe kids goodbye and went into work. By 9:45 on a day that was supposed to be like any other, they had to decide whether to burn to death or jump to their death. She'd been aware of what 9-11 was and what happened but I think that's the first time that she truly "got it".

Anyway, the shows on television about 9-11 were worthwhile at my house this year. I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be. Sorry it's such a drag to those folks. You can get back to your mass consumerism and constant, everpresent entertainment and attention deficit disorder tomorrow.


It's not about being "flippant about mass murder," it's an acceptance of the fact that everyone greives, remembers and memorializes in different ways and the shocking inability of many people to accept that. I have no ill will any American who chooses to memorialize 9/11 in any way they deem appropriate. I have a problem with calling out other people or Farking TV Networks of all things for "Not memorializimg correctly" I'm sorry, thats horseshiat and the second anyone starts doing that, I'm going to immediately start questioning their motives.

To me, when people start doing that shiat, they are doing it to make it all about them instead of who it should really be about - the heroes and victims of that day. It's a memorial, it's not a farking contest. People need to stop turning everything into a goddamned spectator sport.
 
2012-09-12 01:04:10 AM  

Lando Lincoln: OMG WHY DO NO TV NETWORKS GIVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:53AM HDT?


Easy, because 9/11 occured in NYC, the greatest city EVAH, whereas Pearl Harbor is in flyover country so who cares?? Now enjoy your security inspenction citizen
 
2012-09-12 01:20:52 AM  
Spanish Flu killed waaaaayyyyyyyyy more back in 1918 and 1919...
 
2012-09-12 01:24:17 AM  

Gunny Highway: cryinoutloud: Gunny Highway:
There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because our country has gone to shiat since that day, and we're farking tired of being told that we have to be these good little patriots and that our country is the greatest thing ever, when we can all see that we're being screwed left and right. Meanwhile, our politicians do absolutely nothing to solve any real problems but keep blithering on about terrorists and how our country is being destroyed by them.

I just can't let political speeches and media garbage get in the way that I know there are a lot of people who still live this the aftermath everyday. Yeah it has been ten years and people should try to my in but it isn't that easy for some people. The town I am from still lives with it every day. I don't know where you are from but I would hope that people could separate the propaganda from the reality.

You may think it is all phony patriotism but it isn't.


Fine, let people remember their lost in their own personal way; no one's telling them to stop. Let your town do their own memorial and go to that. Let the news cover whatever major service occurs in NYC. But why should the ENTIRE COUNTRY stop?

Please justify why the entire nation has to genuflect to your town's emotional issues? And for how long? If a bigger tragedy happens, will the nation no longer be required to carry out this particular song and dance, because there's something more awesome to pin their patriotism to and a bigger pain to worship at the feet of?

It's like a reverse version of the Two Minute Hate.
 
2012-09-12 02:43:35 AM  

Gunny Highway:

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?


It's been over a decade now, and people have forgotten many other disasters and man made tragedies, whether it's Pearl Harbor, the Alaska Earthquake, Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Hugo, Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Katrina, or the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri. None of these get a moment of silence, yet 9/11 does. When does New Orleans get a moment of silence? Oh that's right, they don't: black and poor white people don't get that. It's funny how we mourn some tragedies and ignore others
 
2012-09-12 04:55:18 AM  

cmb53208: Gunny Highway:

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

It's been over a decade now, and people have forgotten many other disasters and man made tragedies, whether it's Pearl Harbor, the Alaska Earthquake, Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Hugo, Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Katrina, or the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri. None of these get a moment of silence, yet 9/11 does. When does New Orleans get a moment of silence? Oh that's right, they don't: black and poor white people don't get that. It's funny how we mourn some tragedies and ignore others


I notice you forgot Hurricane Andrew.
 
2012-09-12 05:46:20 AM  
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2012-09-12 05:46:40 AM  

Gunny Highway: You mean like the OKC bombing?

If people putting flags in front of their houses bothers you then I guess we just do no see the world the same way. Not better or worse, just different.


What gave you that impression?
 
2012-09-12 05:59:25 AM  
And yeah, I guess OKC might be a good example. For me, I guess it would be the hostage crisis in Iran and at latest Lockerbie. Those things really didn't define my generation like 9/11 did (just when we all got used to the idea that we would wind up an undefined generation). So I really don't understand people who get angry at a twenty year old who treats 9/11 as something awful that happened to the adults when he was a kid. It didn't change a child's life the way it changed an adult, so I don't get all bent out of shape when their response is muted and detached.

That doesn't mean I go all Count Dracula when I see a US flag on someone's house. I've got one on my own. Empathy can be patriotic too, Gunny.
 
2012-09-12 06:11:41 AM  
So, all the networks covered boobies in any case.

Got it.
 
2012-09-12 06:38:13 AM  

craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.


I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".
 
2012-09-12 07:16:52 AM  
http://mamelles.net/

NSFW but very needed
 
2012-09-12 08:22:54 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: Gunny Highway: cryinoutloud: Gunny Highway:
There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because our country has gone to shiat since that day, and we're farking tired of being told that we have to be these good little patriots and that our country is the greatest thing ever, when we can all see that we're being screwed left and right. Meanwhile, our politicians do absolutely nothing to solve any real problems but keep blithering on about terrorists and how our country is being destroyed by them.

I just can't let political speeches and media garbage get in the way that I know there are a lot of people who still live this the aftermath everyday. Yeah it has been ten years and people should try to my in but it isn't that easy for some people. The town I am from still lives with it every day. I don't know where you are from but I would hope that people could separate the propaganda from the reality.

You may think it is all phony patriotism but it isn't.

Fine, let people remember their lost in their own personal way; no one's telling them to stop. Let your town do their own memorial and go to that. Let the news cover whatever major service occurs in NYC. But why should the ENTIRE COUNTRY stop?

Please justify why the entire nation has to genuflect to your town's emotional issues? And for how long? If a bigger tragedy happens, will the nation no longer be required to carry out this particular song and dance, because there's something more awesome to pin their patriotism to and a bigger pain to worship at the feet of?

It's like a reverse version of the Two Minute Hate.


I don't know. I am not asking people to genuflect. Maybe a little empathy until the tributes do stop.

cmb53208: Gunny Highway:

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

It's been over a decade now, and people have forgotten many other disasters and man made tragedies, whether it's Pearl Harbor, the Alaska Earthquake, Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Hugo, Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Katrina, or the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri. None of these get a moment of silence, yet 9/11 does. When does New Orleans get a moment of silence? Oh that's right, they don't: black and poor white people don't get that. It's funny how we mourn some tragedies and ignore others


I agree and I wouldn't have a problem taking a moment of silence for those things.
 
2012-09-12 08:24:05 AM  

thamike: Gunny Highway: You mean like the OKC bombing?

If people putting flags in front of their houses bothers you then I guess we just do no see the world the same way. Not better or worse, just different.

What gave you that impression?


That was in response to someone else. Apologies.
 
2012-09-12 08:32:06 AM  
A moment of silence on a device who's sole purpose is to spew out noise and information seems rather unintuituve.
"We'll be having a moment of not-eating today at McDonald's..."
"Today at Best Buy, we'll be turning off the electricity for 5 minutes..."
"In honor of 9/11, all cashiers have the day off, but we'll still be open..."
 
2012-09-12 08:59:37 AM  

stonicus: A moment of silence on a device who's sole purpose is to spew out noise and information seems rather unintuituve.
"We'll be having a moment of not-eating today at McDonald's..."
"Today at Best Buy, we'll be turning off the electricity for 5 minutes..."
"In honor of 9/11, all cashiers have the day off, but we'll still be open..."


When was the last time you watched the news?

I am not some flag wAver by the way. I just don't see an issue with covering a memorial service. All day coverage? That is too much. I have to question the decision makers are NBC for not going to the memorial service. In the end it doesn't matter. I see where everyone is coming from on the issue and agree to an extend. I am sure there will be a time when I agree with you completely. Good discussion. The subject had me thinking the last few days. Cheers.
 
2012-09-12 09:34:39 AM  

SkunkWerks: craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".


And I don't know when some folks will realize that there are always more than two settings for things and that no matter which response a person chooses, they can modify that with a healthy dose of STFU. You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

Fact is, nearly 3000 innocent people and 19 not so innocent people lost their lives that day. A lot more than that lost a husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter. If observance of that event doesn't agree with you or you simply don't care, there are simple and effective ways to keep that shiat to yourself.
 
2012-09-12 09:42:51 AM  

craig328: You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.


In the spirit of the definition, raging about "smug jaded assholes" in a Fark thread about one Television station poking fun at another over what they chose to cover on a Tuesday in September isn't exactly a shining example of "doing it quietly", in any case.
 
2012-09-12 09:48:53 AM  

SkunkWerks: craig328: You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

In the spirit of the definition, raging about "smug jaded assholes" in a Fark thread about one Television station poking fun at another over what they chose to cover on a Tuesday in September isn't exactly a shining example of "doing it quietly", in any case.


One comment amongst a couple of hundred now equals "raging"?

Okay, sport. Whatever you say.
 
2012-09-12 09:52:55 AM  

craig328: Okay, sport. Whatever you say.


Thanks. Don't mind if I do.
 
2012-09-12 11:34:20 AM  

downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4


From the comments: This is the Glenn Beck of music!
 
2012-09-12 02:30:23 PM  
In a perfect world, Kris Jenner can't even get air time over a test pattern.
 
2012-09-12 06:02:34 PM  

craig328: SkunkWerks: craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".

And I don't know when some folks will realize that there are always more than two settings for things and that no matter which response a person chooses, they can modify that with a healthy dose of STFU. You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

Fact is, nearly 3000 innocent people and 19 not so innocent people lost their lives that day. A lot more than that lost a husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter. If observance of that event doesn't agree with you or you simply don't care, there are simple and effective ways to keep that shiat to yourself.


Or, we could, as a country, move on already. 11 years and we're still pissing our pants over "terrorists" and refusing to get back our rights and freedoms that we eagerly surrendered in order to be "safe". We've turned the entire Middle East into an angry hornet's nest because of how we reacted to 9/11. The country continues to keep dropping into a realm of despair and pussiness.

Let's regorw our balls. Let's pull ourselves up and move on. No, we don't have to forget 9/11, and we can still honor the dead, but we can stop using it as the fuel for our outrage towards other countries and as the catalyst for losing more of our rights and freedoms. We can go back to how we were pre-9/11, except a little more humbled and a little wiser.
 
2012-09-12 06:20:52 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Or, we could, as a country, move on already. 11 years and we're still pissing our pants over "terrorists" and refusing to get back our rights and freedoms that we eagerly surrendered in order to be "safe". We've turned the entire Middle East into an angry hornet's nest because of how we reacted to 9/11. The country continues to keep dropping into a realm of despair and pussiness.

Let's regorw our balls. Let's pull ourselves up and move on. No, we don't have to forget 9/11, and we can still honor the dead, but we can stop using it as the fuel for our outrage towards other countries and as the catalyst for losing more of our rights and freedoms. We can go back to how we were pre-9/11, except a little more humbled and a little wiser.



I'm wondering if you'd take a moment and enumerate all the rights you've lost.

Before you brew up: I don't necessarily disagree but I hear this trotted out by a lot of ignorant folks who, when asked, can't list even one right they've lost. I'll be curious to see your list.
 
2012-09-13 01:54:08 AM  

Shimagaijin: http://mamelles.net/

NSFW but very needed


Thanks. Plenty of pron around these days, but finding classy pron is always difficult.
 
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