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(Some Guy)   Apparently on this solemn day, people with nothing better to do are upset Google didn't have an animated ""MURICA11" doodle and instead has just a small black ribbon   (seroundtable.com) divider line 204
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2013-09-11 12:50:39 PM
They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.
 
2013-09-11 12:57:34 PM
My son was born on Sept 11, 1998. He passed away on Jan 18, 1999 so this day is not a good one on a personal level for me either.

My deepest condolences for anyone who lost someone they loved.
 
2013-09-11 12:57:36 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


Hot damn pocket ninja, that was glorious

/thread over, somebody get the lights.
 
2013-09-11 12:57:37 PM
I heard that George W Bush is gonna mark the day by finishing up that Pet Goat book he's been working on reading all this time....
 
2013-09-11 12:57:39 PM
I learned from my kid that today is Patriot Day. Not Patriot's Day, that's in April. Never heard the term before.
 
2013-09-11 12:58:21 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


Done in one.

I salute you, sir.
 
2013-09-11 12:58:45 PM
I plan on celebrating National Refuse to Get Over It Day by buying a gold watch for my Saudi friends and punching a random Iraqi guy in the face.
 
2013-09-11 12:59:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


Needs more weeping eagles.
 
2013-09-11 12:59:48 PM
They should celebrate this day by driving 1,000s of Harleys around DC while eating pork BBQ.
 
2013-09-11 12:59:55 PM
I'm getting so sick and god damn tired of this "murica" shiat.
 
2013-09-11 01:00:02 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


For the briefest of moments I actually had the horrible, horrible thought that such video actually existed.  Then I looked at the name.  Bravo, sir.
 
GBB
2013-09-11 01:00:33 PM

ChrisDe: I learned from my kid that today is Patriot Day. Not Patriot's Day, that's in April. Never heard the term before.


Is that what they've been going on about???
Jesus, I thought he said "Pet Parrot Day".   And I'm all "WTF?"
 
2013-09-11 01:00:35 PM
All the commemoration I need:

www.silvercoinstoday.com
 
2013-09-11 01:00:40 PM
It's an Easter Egg. If you click the ribbon 911 times you get the REAL footage of Obama buying Microsoft Flight Simulator for the hijackers and George W. Bush singlehandedly diving into Bin Laden's compound, killing everyone with a slightly damp sponge, and then refusing all credit.
 
2013-09-11 01:00:40 PM

indarwinsshadow: My son was born on Sept 11, 1998. He passed away on Jan 18, 1999 so this day is not a good one on a personal level for me either.

My deepest condolences for anyone who lost someone they loved.


Damn.... no words, just thoughts.
 
2013-09-11 01:00:50 PM
I was expecting to see this.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-11 01:01:16 PM
Ugh, teh butthurt people are showing today on Faceyspace is incredible. I've banninated more than a few folks from my feed and hidden more posts than I care to think about.

Yes, 9/11 was bad. It was also more than a decade ago, and we've been involved in one more-or-less illegal war and another that was questionable at best and a quagmire at worst (ask the British and the Soviets about land wars in Asia). Get over it.

Also, someone in my hometown defaced the 9/11 memorial with images of crashing airplanes. Lafayette, LA's trolls are legendary.
 
2013-09-11 01:01:22 PM
Some people don't do "solemn dignity" well.
 
2013-09-11 01:01:46 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I plan on celebrating National Refuse to Get Over It Day by buying a gold watch for my Saudi friends and punching a random Iraqi guy in the face.


nice.
 
2013-09-11 01:01:59 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


But where do you add the interactivity? And shouldn't there be an Alan Jackson song playing while all this is going on? I'm think at the end of this you cut a shoot Bin Laden game, or something like that. Maybe they are holding that stuff for the 15 or 20 year mark.
 
2013-09-11 01:02:00 PM
Come on, everyone knows a black ribbon is the symbol of the Mooslim Brotherhood. I read it on theblaze.
 
2013-09-11 01:02:18 PM
oh national further rapid degradation of civil liberties and rights day.  I should go get my balls fondled to celebrate.
 
2013-09-11 01:02:29 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


Oh sweet Jebus, best PN tome EVAR.

www.reactiongifs.com
 
2013-09-11 01:02:31 PM
I like Google's policy of not dwelling on sad holidays, as outlined in TFA.   There's so much of it and so much repetitive hand wringing I just avoid the news every year on this date.

Good on google for not doing the predictable, cheesy thing.
 
2013-09-11 01:02:43 PM

URAPNIS: All the commemoration I need:


Now is that made with the recovered steel from the wreckage? I insist on authenticity when buying coins commentating terrorist attacks a decade ago.
 
2013-09-11 01:02:49 PM

GDubDub: I'm getting so sick and god damn tired of this "murica" shiat.


Agreed.  We said we'd never forget, not that we'd never move on.  It's been 12 years, FFS.
 
2013-09-11 01:03:31 PM
I'm sorry. Who is upset, exactly? Oh, I see. Some random guy on a comment thread no one reads. Okay.
 
2013-09-11 01:03:44 PM

Towermonkey: Ugh, teh butthurt people are showing today on Faceyspace is incredible. I've banninated more than a few folks from my feed and hidden more posts than I care to think about.

Yes, 9/11 was bad. It was also more than a decade ago, and we've been involved in one more-or-less illegal war and another that was questionable at best and a quagmire at worst (ask the British and the Soviets about land wars in Asia). Get over it.

Also, someone in my hometown defaced the 9/11 memorial with images of crashing airplanes. Lafayette, LA's trolls are legendary.


Your Fark handle is appropriate.
 
2013-09-11 01:03:53 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.


Sweet FSM, this thread is off to a fine start.
 
2013-09-11 01:04:10 PM

Gonz: Some people don't do "solemn dignity" well.


Well there's just no satisfying some people.  While I am sitting around in just my short, they are my very best cammo shorts.  And at the end of the day, isn't that what America is all about?
 
2013-09-11 01:04:26 PM
Chthonic Echoes:

Needs more weeping eagles.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-11 01:04:30 PM
I completely approve of the ribbon. I know this matters to Google and I'm sure they're happy knowing they've pleased me.
/tastefully understated FTW.
 
2013-09-11 01:04:32 PM

ChrisDe: I learned from my kid that today is Patriot Day. Not Patriot's Day, that's in April. Never heard the term before.


That's okay. Thanks to the Dreamy Looking Terrorists, Patriot's Day is now Patriot Day in MA (and ME).
 
2013-09-11 01:04:54 PM
Gee, you mean to say they don't have an animated video where you get to shoot down airplanes flying at the World Trade Center with giant bursts of American flags? How did they ever miss that?

Google. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
 
2013-09-11 01:06:02 PM
Someone said it best a while ago:

The thing America Needs to do in regards to 9-11 is to build a bridge so they can finally get over it.
 
2013-09-11 01:06:06 PM
"Google, Bing, Ask.com and others in the search industry have placed ribbons or powerful background images to pay tribute."

People use Ask.com? that's the real tragedy here I'd say...
 
2013-09-11 01:06:06 PM

Chthonic Echoes: Pocket Ninja: They should have done an animation of that awesome, touching video where a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales pulls a wagon up to the edge of New York and the kneels in respect and honor. And then, as you're watching, the animation shifts and swirls (sort of like blowing sand) and you're suddenly watching a basketball game, only the players are all scooting around on medical gurneys. And the game ends and then one by one all the players stand up except for one and what you realize in that one shocking moment of awe is that the one player is actually dead, he died in the attacks, and the others are just his friends who've come together to be with him and play basketball with him one more time and have a beer together, not Budweiser though, and the scene shifts and swirls again and in the distance you see the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash. Come on, Google, show some respect.

Needs more weeping eagles.


If there's going to be tears you need to insert the slogan "These colors NEVER RUN!!!" in there somewhere.

On a more serious note, my condolences to everyone who lost a loved on on that day.
 
2013-09-11 01:06:19 PM
Celebrate what's important, dammit.

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/mercury.html
 
2013-09-11 01:06:46 PM
Well, here we are commemorating another anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.
What has happened since then to "fight terrorism?"
We have the Patriot Act.
We have NDAA.
And we have a slew of other new rules and regulations which we were told would make us safer, when in reality, all they did was put us in a cage.
A bird in a cage is safer than a bird in the wild, but is it free?
We have the FBI running "stings" where they find some poor deranged jackass, set him up with fake explosives, and then arrest him so that they can splash the headlines with:
TERRORIST PLOT FOILED.
It's getting so that if a kid makes his own firecrackers, the SWAT Team comes in, breaks down the door, shoots the dog, and arrests the entire family for committing "terrorist acts."
Yep. We "Got Bin Laden".....
So, why in the hell are we still in Afghanistan?
Why are we fighting around the globe?
Why did an ex-KGB thug have to intercede to stop a Nobel Prize winner from starting yet another useless war?
Why?

Why is the death rate from suicide higher among our veterans than from actual combat?
Why are there "Veterans"?
The American people don't want war. We don't want drone strikes killing innocent people. We don't want "Boots on the ground".
We want boots at home rebuilding our infrastructure. We want boots at home with jobs. We want boots at home in houses that are not in danger of foreclosure.
We want boots at home that are prosperous.
Boots that don't have to exploit the citizens of other countries to make prosperity possible and to enjoy that prosperity.
But.....
What "We the People" want doesn't mean a goddamned thing to Wall Street and The Military Industrial Complex. They make a huge profit and The 3rd World suffers from it.
And.....
We wonder why the rest of the world hates Americans!
Our "leaders" on Wall Street (never mind Washington. They don't count anymore) demand increased profits every quarter and they don't care who suffers because of their greed.
I used to say "Get out and protest", but I'm afraid that time has passed. We're screwed. All protesting will get us is a lifetime in The Prison Industrial Complex because, according to The Patriot Act, we'll be branded "domestic terrorists."
Yep. The terrorists won.
 
2013-09-11 01:06:48 PM
From Google's Product Forum.

6:18 AM (6 hours ago)

"Why no tribute to 9/11 on Patriot Day? You had a goofy tribute with Obama for the MLK anniversary but no 9/11 tribute? I am seriously getting sick of Google's crap! Searching my emails, tracking my searches, and the best you can do for 9/11 is a black ribbon but MLK and Obama get cool artwork? YOU SUCK!"



What sucks is that Google does not force you to use their products!! Buy yourself a farking decent email provider service and go use another search engine if you don't like Google's way of doing things. I guess I should get all pissy now because Drew hasn't slathered the Main page in a 9/11 tribute.

 
2013-09-11 01:07:00 PM

Pocket Ninja: ...the Twin Towers plated in 24K gold rising from a giant coin made from silver saved from the vaults that lay beneath it on that horrible day when they fell. Rising, like a phoenix from ash.


That "commemorative coin"/commercial was when I realized "Idiocracy" was more than a movie; it was prophecy.
 
2013-09-11 01:07:05 PM
Something like this would be better....
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-11 01:07:23 PM

Gonz: Some people don't do "solemn dignity" well.


No and some people try to profit off of tragedy. We saw this with the advent of ribbon magnets after 9/11 and with the coins you see a few posts above.

Give it a decade and 9/11 will be another consumerist holiday

/Fighting the War on Terror....of high prices!
//Spend Spend Spend...to stop those that hate us!
 
2013-09-11 01:09:07 PM

GDubDub: I'm getting so sick and god damn tired of this "murica" shiat.


Well, when I yell "duck", crawl under your computer desk and cover your ears because we've just declared "Buy a Merkin Day".

Afflac!

Sorry, the Secret Word was "merkin".
 
2013-09-11 01:09:28 PM
I'm furious that Google has a small black ribbon to honor the four Americans 0bama MURDERED in Benghazi and yet has NOTHING for the 3,000+ Christians slaughtered on 9/11.
 
2013-09-11 01:10:12 PM

fatalvenom: Towermonkey: Ugh, teh butthurt people are showing today on Faceyspace is incredible. I've banninated more than a few folks from my feed and hidden more posts than I care to think about.

Yes, 9/11 was bad. It was also more than a decade ago, and we've been involved in one more-or-less illegal war and another that was questionable at best and a quagmire at worst (ask the British and the Soviets about land wars in Asia). Get over it.

Also, someone in my hometown defaced the 9/11 memorial with images of crashing airplanes. Lafayette, LA's trolls are legendary.

Your Fark handle is appropriate.


Oh, ha, yeah, once upon a time I was a tower tech for Verizon. A supervisor told me I climbed like a monkey, and it stuck. Never realized how appropriate it was till you mentioned it.
 
2013-09-11 01:10:21 PM

Mietsko: "Google, Bing, Ask.com and others in the search industry have placed ribbons or powerful background images to pay tribute."

People use Ask.com? that's the real tragedy here I'd say...


And meanwhile on Yahoo!..
 
2013-09-11 01:10:42 PM
I think the black ribbon is classy.
 
2013-09-11 01:11:03 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-09-11 01:12:28 PM
Republicans work so hard to make me not care about the people who died, by making this day their little right-wing self-indulgence party-day.  Go have a barbeque like you do on memorial day, traitors.
 
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