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2013-09-11 08:31:51 AM
Leaving gym class and heading to Spanish II.
 
2013-09-11 08:31:52 AM

Felgraf: Given that we now wish people a happy Memorial/Armistice day, and that it's an excuse to sell cars...

... I honestly think within a few decades, people will say the subby's headline ironically. Perhaps even have 9/11 car sales.


It'll be "Happy Patriots' Day", and 9/11 will just be two numbers, like 11/11.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-11 08:32:22 AM
Dear subtard,
On behalf of myself and all those I had to attend memorial services for, please go f*ck yourself.
It will always be "too soon" for me and the many friends, families and colleagues who lost their loved ones.

Sincerely,
GJA
 
2013-09-11 08:32:30 AM
Really though, I was right here on Fark, on my 56 K dialup modem, unemployed and IMing with the girl (which was weirdly new for us at the time). Like a lot of people I probably thought about signing up that day but eh, all that waiting period.

Then the next day I drove to Disney World and went to the Aloha place, where all the Hawaiian girls say ALLLLOOOOOHHHHAAAAA!!!

There were like 6 of us in the park. it was pretty nice. And lots of dessert.
 
2013-09-11 08:32:35 AM
At work running a large distribution operation.  We heard the first reports on radio, turned on the TV in the conference room about the time of plane 2 and then watched the Pentagon and PA.

It was a diverse workforce and about 1/3 were Muslims, even had one guy named  Mohammed Omar working for us.  Had to have a meeting about 1:00 and remind everyone that we had worked together for several years, let's not do anything stupid.  We ran a light shift that day
 
2013-09-11 08:32:37 AM
On my couch and my jaw dropped at the sheer horror.

We are talking about Miley twerking, right? Try to forget. Never remember.
 
2013-09-11 08:32:40 AM

Felgraf: Given that we now wish people a happy Memorial/Armistice day, and that it's an excuse to sell cars...

... I honestly think within a few decades, people will say the subby's headline ironically. Perhaps even have 9/11 car sales.


We do? I don't think I have ever heard a person say "Happy Memorial Day" .... that's the sad day when Scouts put flags on all the grave sites, it's depressing.
 
2013-09-11 08:32:48 AM
I was in 8th grade at the time and the superintendent put the entire district on media lockdown. All teachers had to cover the TVs in the building and were not allowed to talk about what happened with any student. The media blackout stayed in place for about three weeks at the school. I lived in a rural area with no TV and only dialup internet, so I didn't see still pictures until about a week or so after. My first time seeing a video of what happened was in late October.
 
2013-09-11 08:32:48 AM
In the lab building up sample parts. One of the techs walked by at 9:30 and mentioned a plane had hit the WTC. We got out a portable radio and heard it was two planes and then listened describing the towers collapsing. Also heard about the plane hitting the Pentagon and then something about fourth and fifth planes. Didn't get a lot of work done that day.
 
2013-09-11 08:33:31 AM
www.medicalprovisions.com
 
2013-09-11 08:33:42 AM
On 9/11, I had a view of Logan Airport from my office window.  Never forget.
 
2013-09-11 08:33:54 AM
I was at work. My  mom called and said that a plane hit the WTC. I said "On purpose?" Those of us working headed to the nurses' lounge and turned on the TV, I saw the second plane hit.

I had a friend working as a flight attendant out of NYC and a friend working in DC. I got ahold of the friend in DC rather quickly, the flight attendant wasn't so easy to get ahold of. After multiple phone calls I finally left a voice mail that said "If you're alive and not answering your phone, I'm going to kill you." He finally called the next day, safe. He was in NYC airspace when the planes hit, so everything was rather hectic. I was still ready to kill him. He had previously worked for USAir and had recently changed jobs, and I could not remember what airline he worked for.

CSB, my dad and I went to Turfway Park on the Saturday after 9/11. It's right across from the Covington/Cincinnati airport. I'd never noticed the noise of the planes before until then... it was so eerily quiet without all the takeoffs/landings.
/end CSB
 
2013-09-11 08:33:58 AM
Ran by the a skyline view of the city around 15 minutes after the first plane hit. There was one woman standing there looking very concerned, I had no idea why--it's early for suburban New Jersey's soccer moms to be staring out at the view. I jogged home to my mom's house in Ridgewood, and my phone was ringing off the hook. I remember turning on the tv the image of the first tower being hit, the second was hit mere seconds later. I spent the day in disbelief about what I was seeing--and sadly it was 20 or so days until I could drink legally.
 
2013-09-11 08:34:08 AM
Hey guys, remember that time someone threw a rock at us so we dropped boulders on two different locations for a bunch of years and then still couldn't start to let go?  That was good times.
 
2013-09-11 08:34:12 AM
My 20-month-old daughter had pooped so much that I had to take her outside and hose her down.  That was a common occurrence.  I then went inside and turned on the TV a few minutes after the first plane had hit.

/she was later diagnosed with ulcerative colitis
 
2013-09-11 08:34:14 AM
Sixth grade. We watched on TV for a while. The teacher hastily turned the TV off when people started jumping.
 
2013-09-11 08:34:49 AM
I was sitting in Geography class in a catholic high school. The principle came on to tell us that a plane hit the first tower and we had a moment of silence. the teacher then started teaching geography again. We watched the news in the following class and then were sent home early.
 
2013-09-11 08:34:56 AM
To the question, I was getting ready for school, and turned on the TV, the first thing I see, a plane hitting a building. First thought that came in mind, which movie is that, before realizing the graphics are not movie quality.
 
2013-09-11 08:35:18 AM

Sneakytoes: My 20-month-old daughter had pooped so much that I had to take her outside and hose her down.  That was a common occurrence.  I then went inside and turned on the TV a few minutes after the first plane had hit.

/she was later diagnosed with ulcerative colitis


Thanks, Debbie Downer.
 
2013-09-11 08:35:33 AM
Hey guys,

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-11 08:36:17 AM
I was in my fraternity house, just woke up slightly hungover a little before 9, no class that morning due to the school's annual Founders' Day freshman assembly.  Was contemplating taking a leak when one of my friends ran down the hall screaming to turn on the TV.
 
2013-09-11 08:36:44 AM

FarkingReading: We are talking about Miley twerking, right?


too soon

*sobs*
 
2013-09-11 08:36:53 AM
Downloading classic porn and watching cable TV at home.
 
2013-09-11 08:37:36 AM
Serving in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. I had just sat down to eat breakfast and looked up at the tv in the mess hall to see a plane fly into the second tower.
 
2013-09-11 08:37:54 AM
Of course the real reason we celebrate 9/11 is the Mountain Meadow Massacre where the Mormonists slaughtered the men and women of a wagon train in Utah and then stole the children to brainwash them into Mormonism.
 
2013-09-11 08:38:16 AM
Day off of work and checking fantasy football scores. Turned on PC and saw story about first plane. Turned on TV to see the 2nd plane hit.
 
2013-09-11 08:38:23 AM
Just curious, for how long did America collectively freak out on 12/7 after '41?
 
2013-09-11 08:38:27 AM

sentex: Here on Fark.


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2013-09-11 08:38:51 AM
Actually, other than the speed of my internet connection and I suppose a different cat, NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

I won't let the damn terrorists win.
 
2013-09-11 08:39:50 AM
I was at work at Burger King.  I remember watching live when the first tower fell and the news anchor saying that part of the building "sloughed off" before realizing it collapsed completely.
 
2013-09-11 08:39:50 AM
Dreaming of how long it would take for liberty to be cloths hangered out of the country.
 
2013-09-11 08:40:04 AM

GoldSpider: Just curious, for how long did America collectively freak out on 12/7 after '41?


It was a pretty huge Day of Infamy for my parents, and they were both born in the 30s.
 
2013-09-11 08:40:10 AM

Publikwerks: Also Discovered a website that had links to backdoors and updates, as all the news sites were getting hammered. Plus the people there were very cool, and made a very sad day a little less awful.

Thank you Fark.com


Same here.  Except I was on my way to aerodynamics that morning.

Mrs.Sharpier: who the fark says "Happy 9/11"?


Also, this.
 
2013-09-11 08:40:28 AM

Rapmaster2000: On 9/11, I had a view of Logan Airport from my office window.  Never forget.


I always appreciate the classics.
 
2013-09-11 08:40:33 AM
Also:
imgs.xkcd.com
/hawt
 
2013-09-11 08:40:43 AM
 
2013-09-11 08:41:12 AM
I had needed to insure and register a car to get to a job I'd just been hired for, so my friend was nice enough to let me use his car that morning. I dropped him off at work and drove around a bit, until the insurance company was open, then went in. His car had a CD player so I'd been listening to music cranked up the whole time. The general atmosphere in the insurance company was weird, and I couldn't figure it out.

     My agent asked me something like "what do you think about these terrorists blowing everybody up?" I told her I didn't really care much, as there had been a couple suicide bombings in recent days that had largely failed, taking only the bomber with them (to my recollection). Needless to say, she had the most shocked look on her face, and proceeded to explain to me what had happened, that terrorists had flown planes into both towers, I finished up with the insurance (since it was already almost done and I really had just found out, they started the paperwork and I had no idea). By the time I got in the car and hurried to pick up my buddy that loaned me the car and turned up the radio the dj was announcing that the first tower was falling. I got ahold of my buddy and went home as they had closed the state offices (including the dmv) and went home to put on the news. I woke up my brother, he was pissed that I woke him up early, but I told him "you need to wake up, the most important thing you'll ever hear is on the news". We just sat and watched tv all day.
 
2013-09-11 08:41:15 AM
Twelfth grade English class. The cheerleading coach ran from classroom to classroom telling teachers to turn on their televisions.
 
2013-09-11 08:41:15 AM
Freshman year of college in linear algebra class I realized something was wrong when only 3 people showed up, myself included.  Walked across campus to a friend's dorm, and there were 5 people glued to the TV.  I walk in and said something like "what's up guys, the weirdest thing happened in my class".  Then they proceeded to point at the TV and fill me in on what had happened so far.  The 2nd tower had already been hit...watched the TV for a couple hours, then went home and tried to get in touch with my buddy whose Dad worked at the pentagon.  Luckily, he was okay.

/Nothing happy about 9/11 subby
 
2013-09-11 08:41:27 AM

GoldSpider: Just curious, for how long did America collectively freak out on 12/7 after '41?


Pretty sure until August 14, 1945. Once we had decisively defeated those that had perpetrated the act. The problem now is we don't have an enemy state to beat into submission.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:19 AM
I was on Fark trying to find fun and bizarre stories but only found news about terrorists. Damn terrorists ruined my fun.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:39 AM
Sitting in my cubicle, listening to a co-worker talking to someone from Cantor Fitzgerald on the phone......then the line goes dead.

good times.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:44 AM
Waiting on a phone call for travel arrangements to be a contestant on the US version of The Weakest Link. I had already gotten past all of the preliminary testing and casting. Once the production schedule got back on track, I kept getting postponed and the show was cancelled not long after.

My brother, my boss and 3 co-workers were out-of state and scheduled to fly that day. Many frantic phone calls to locate people. Spent the next 48 hours glued to whatever media I could get my hands on. Yahoo was streaming NYPD police radio.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:55 AM
In my office, five miles south of the Pentagon, really glad I didn't have a meeting there that day.
 
2013-09-11 08:43:00 AM
Consoling my friend whose father worked in the towers.  As fate would have it, he had slept in that day and was just fine.
 
2013-09-11 08:43:06 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: Felgraf: Given that we now wish people a happy Memorial/Armistice day, and that it's an excuse to sell cars...

... I honestly think within a few decades, people will say the subby's headline ironically. Perhaps even have 9/11 car sales.

We do? I don't think I have ever heard a person say "Happy Memorial Day" .... that's the sad day when Scouts put flags on all the grave sites, it's depressing.


https://www.google.com/search?q=happy+memorial+day&safe=off&client=f ir efox-a&hs=rt5&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=shop&source=lnms&sa=X &ei=YmQwUp2hD4Tm8QT734HoCA&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAw&biw=1148&bih=479  are just some examples of 'happy memorial day' products. (.. Yes. It's screwed up.)

And I am fairly certain I have heard radio hosts/etc wishing people have a "Happy memorial day".

And it is *absolutely* treated as a day to have SALES SALES SALES, *deep voice* THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEEKEEENNNDD.

(I *AGREE* that that's farked up, though.)
 
2013-09-11 08:43:53 AM
9/11 sucked.  So did everything that has happened since because of it.
 
2013-09-11 08:44:28 AM
I was at work.  My wife was 3 months pregnant and stayed at home.  She saw it and called me.  I spent the rest of the morning on slashdot, since I didn't know about fark at the time.

Was there a fark thread for it?
 
2013-09-11 08:44:38 AM
Coworker listening to Howard Stern told the rest of us.  Turned on TV coverage and saw the second plane hit.  Nevar forgetted.
 
2013-09-11 08:44:48 AM

Dinki: The problem now is we don't have an enemy state to beat into submission.


Sure we do.  It's just that we keep re-electing them instead.
 
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