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(Slate)   So, people are weird to those born on September 11th now for some reason   (slate.com) divider line 290
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2013-09-05 08:26:09 AM
I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?
 
2013-09-05 08:29:29 AM
So sad. So sorry.
 
2013-09-05 08:37:22 AM

dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?


So is the new Um.
 
2013-09-05 08:39:31 AM

dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?


I've been asking that lately too.  Just about all the 'smart' experts on CBC radio one start nearly every answer with "So, ..."
I think it's the current university level version of Ummm.
 
2013-09-05 09:05:27 AM

EvilEgg: dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?

So is the new Um.


Do Ra Me Fa Um La Ti Do.
 
2013-09-05 09:11:21 AM
So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange
 
2013-09-05 09:22:52 AM

Peter von Nostrand: So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange


There is already a Patriot Day.  That is the day of the Boston Marathon. (and also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord)
 
2013-09-05 09:46:16 AM
They're all false prophets, born of end times which began with God's wrath in the form of 9/11.
 
2013-09-05 09:47:17 AM
Meh. Chileans hated 9/11 before it was cool.
 
2013-09-05 09:48:07 AM
My sister was born on 9/11. Made it easy to remember her birthday.

/window seat to hell please.
 
2013-09-05 09:48:12 AM

EvilEgg: There is already a Patriot Day. That is the day of the Boston Marathon. (and also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord)


We shouldn't celebrate them Muzzies. We're stupid about our holidays. Just ignore them and move on.
 
2013-09-05 09:48:26 AM
A little tune to put us in the mood.

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

From Slashdot's very own pudge. (not CowboyNeal)
 
2013-09-05 09:48:56 AM
It's the only way I remember my dad's birthday now.
 
2013-09-05 09:49:16 AM

Dante87336: My sister was born on 9/11. Made it easy to remember her birthday.

/window seat to hell New York please.

 
2013-09-05 09:49:27 AM
Wouldn't it be weirder to be born exactly 40 weeks after September 11?
 
2013-09-05 09:50:12 AM
like anyone needs an excuse to celebrate on 9/11
/people die every day, get over it
 
2013-09-05 09:50:32 AM
Some family friends of mine have their anniversary on 9/11.  They say they never have to wait for a table.
 
2013-09-05 09:50:41 AM

EvilEgg: Peter von Nostrand: So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange

There is already a Patriot Day.  That is the day of the Boston Marathon. (and also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord)


No, that's Patriots' Day (and that's only in Massachusetts).  Patriot Day is September 11th.  Patriot Day has also been a thing since 2001, so Peter is kind of late to the game on this one.
 
2013-09-05 09:50:44 AM

EvilEgg: dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?

So is the new Um.


I typically use 'crambone'.
 
2013-09-05 09:51:25 AM
Slate is basically The Consumerist at this point.
 
2013-09-05 09:52:29 AM
 Last week, when signing up for a rewards program at a bookstore, the clerk said "That was such a sad day

Kid should have replied "what is sad is the best job you can get is being a minimum wage clerk at a bookstore"....
 
2013-09-05 09:53:16 AM
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2013-09-05 09:53:36 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-05 09:53:38 AM
I did a terrible thing the other day.  I'm taking vacation starting on 9/11.  For no particular reason other than to bleed off some of my vacation days since I'm over my accrual limit.

A nasty, judgmental POS I work with (who's lucky I don't report to HR because she keeps telling me I need to be "saved" and being gay threatens my immortal soul) asked me why I was taking off.  I told her it was "to celebrate" just to see her reaction.

I felt a weird combination of mean and satisfaction.
 
2013-09-05 09:54:47 AM
Never forget my god damned birthday
 
2013-09-05 09:56:09 AM
That's why I never dial 9-1-1. In remembrance.
 
2013-09-05 09:56:13 AM
Why, is it some obscure religious holiday or something?
 
2013-09-05 09:56:14 AM

that was my nickname in highschool: Wouldn't it be weirder to be born exactly 40 weeks after September 11?


And that's terrible.
 
2013-09-05 09:57:45 AM
Are they weird about that kerfuffle in NYC over a decade ago, or the heinous, potentially government-toppling, scandalous, ragnarokian, apocalyptic, evil 9/11 attack/rape/murder/defiling in Benghazi?
 
2013-09-05 09:57:45 AM
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2013-09-05 09:58:41 AM

EvilEgg: dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?

So is the new Um.


I wish less people did that.
 
2013-09-05 09:59:16 AM

Diogenes: A nasty, judgmental POS I work with (who's lucky I don't report to HR because she keeps telling me I need to be "saved" and being gay threatens my immortal soul)


Oh, what the f*ck. Report that biatch.
 
2013-09-05 09:59:51 AM

EvilEgg: Peter von Nostrand: So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange

There is already a Patriot Day.  That is the day of the Boston Marathon. (and also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord)


No, that's Patriots' Day (or Patriot's Day in Maine) and only Massachusetts and Maine celebrate it, and in Wisconsin its observed by public schools as a holiday.

Patriot Day is supposed to be a national day for mourning and remembrance. Congress originally created it with the name "Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 " shortly after the attacks, and then in 2002, Bush renamed it "Patriot Day" over Massachusett's protest. and then last year Obama renamed it to "Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance "
  It's not a federal holiday though - just a "discretionary day of remembrance "
 
2013-09-05 10:00:04 AM
I'll admit, when I was due in September with my last, I was glad when he was born on the 16th. It's a stupid stigma, but it's there.
 
2013-09-05 10:00:23 AM

flak attack: EvilEgg: Peter von Nostrand: So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange

There is already a Patriot Day.  That is the day of the Boston Marathon. (and also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord)

No, that's Patriots' Day (and that's only in Massachusetts).  Patriot Day is September 11th.  Patriot Day has also been a thing since 2001, so Peter is kind of late to the game on this one.



Also Maine, and Wisconsin for some reason.

But the difference betwixt Patriot Day and Patriot's Day is so minimal as to be non-existent.
 
2013-09-05 10:00:24 AM

Peter von Nostrand: So the calendar app on my phone says 9/11 is now Patriot Day or some nonsense

So what's up with that?

So very strange


Nothing gives one that urge to wave a flag than the memory of dozens of office workers choosing the gravity over the combusting option.

/America, you remain a funhouse mirror to me.
 
2013-09-05 10:00:33 AM
Hey, Let people on planes with out feeling them up or stealing their shiat and then we can talk about your fears.
 
2013-09-05 10:01:22 AM

ggecko: Last week, when signing up for a rewards program at a bookstore, the clerk said "That was such a sad day

Kid should have replied "what is sad is the best job you can get is being a minimum wage clerk at a bookstore"....


Better yet, she could have sadly replied, "You have no idea. My father was on one of those planes."

And then put on her hijab and watched that clerk shut right the fark up.
 
2013-09-05 10:01:48 AM
Celebrate 9/11 on Christmas, birthdays, and the inauguration of Kenyan Muslim Usurpers.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-05 10:02:10 AM

Valiente: EvilEgg: dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?

So is the new Um.

I wish less people did that.


I wish FEWER people did that.
 
2013-09-05 10:02:36 AM
What a bunch of crap. My nephew was born September 13, 2002. In the weeks leading up to it, my sister was wringing her hands that he might be born on 9/11/02.

My thought was: Well, why NOT have something good happen on that day? Anything to take away from the negative connotation of it, even if just for one person or family.

People are dumb. Making comments about a tragic event on someone's birthday is like asking a guy named Michael Bolton if he's related to the real Michael Bolton. They've heard it all before, so be mature, STFU and move on.
 
2013-09-05 10:03:16 AM
I had sex on 9/11, I hope that is ok.
 
2013-09-05 10:03:22 AM
Well, Hitler was born on Earth Day. So by these standards, she will grow into a champion of the human race.

Reading some of the links, like the Kidspost one, I just feel bad for these kids. They have to lip service that they're "sad" and all, when we know full well it's crap, but society has taught them that if they don't disclaimer their own birthday, people will think they're freaks.

I'm unashamed to admit I feel more strongly about 9/11 than I do about Vietnam, which for my age is as ancient history as the Punic Wars. The same reason baby boomers can't stop masturbating over Vietnam (though they've gotten better I'd say the last 10 years, imagine that). I just don't feel as bad for people who died in a world I have no context for.  One day these kids will learn to flip off the lady at the DMV, hope for their own sanity it's sooner than later.
 
2013-09-05 10:03:28 AM

NeverDrunk23: that was my nickname in highschool: Wouldn't it be weirder to be born exactly 40 weeks after September 11?

And that's terrible.


If we can't make babies while the towers crumble, the terrists win!
 
2013-09-05 10:05:24 AM
FTS. Never forget 1/31!!!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-05 10:05:32 AM
www.bitlogic.com
 
2013-09-05 10:06:11 AM
Not as bad as people born on June 66th.
 
2013-09-05 10:07:40 AM

Deddude9988: Not as bad as people born on June 66th.


What's wrong with August 5th?
 
2013-09-05 10:07:42 AM

dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?


I think it was the 2000s, when generation x was old enough to have a voice carrying as much weight of (relevant) experience as the boomers but had to interject or force its way into any conversation because the boomers never stop talking.

/generation troll!

I don't actually know where or when it came from, but it holds the purpose now of indicating a topic shift (or the introduction of a topic from no topic at all) like pressing the clutch to shift gears.  It entered the vernacular as an informal method of saying, "I have something I wish to discuss, it is this."  Since it was informal it emerged memetically and can be denigrated by others in the same way "street people" are looked down upon.

If I had to guess, and I do, because I'm bored and compulsive, it started as a form of soft disagreement.  After person X made various declarative statements about a topic, defining A as A and therefore poor people should be rounded up and shot someone would posit a story or fact that undermined X's position while facetiously holding up the pretense that it was unrelated, when it fact it was VERY related, and therefore attempting to avoid having to argue and scream with person X, an accomplished argue-and-screamer.

Indeed, it seems most common that the, "So..." declarations attempt to either undermine something that was recently a conversational hot topic or a standing belief, in this case being the assumed, "we are not being weird about 9/11."

But what do I know?
 
2013-09-05 10:08:33 AM

algrant33: Valiente: EvilEgg: dittybopper: I'm weird to people who start their sentences with the word "So".  So, when did that become a thing?

So is the new Um.

I wish less people did that.

I wish FEWER people did that.


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