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2012-09-10 08:20:58 AM  
3 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Can we please move on? It's been eleven years.


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2012-09-10 07:55:30 AM  
3 votes:

Rockstone: I was in 2nd grade. I'm now a Freshman in college.


Here I am wearing the same pants.
2012-09-10 10:32:28 AM  
2 votes:

Bedstead Polisher: Perhaps you weren't listening when they said "NEVER FORGET".

A: Knock-knock.

B: Who is it?

A: 9/11.

B:9/11 who?

A: I thought you said you'd never forget.
2012-09-10 09:39:40 AM  
2 votes:
I remember watching the whole thing online. Never had any problems with websites crashing or running slow but I guess I could get all dramatic about it and say that I was all rip-roaring down the hallway trying to get my information like motherfarker and PRONTO. I was tripping over chairs and pushing down old ladies trying to find a TV or SOMETHING so I could stick my stupid fat farking face inside of it watch the towers GO BOOM!!! I was SOOOOO pissed when the computer in the back office only had a 28k modem hooked up to it but all the farking phone lines were busy because everyone in the whole city was calling 911 even though I live in farking YAKIMA!!! WAT!? So I said screw that noise and, got in my car, and raced down to the local bar and pub internet cafe they had down the street where they served Starbucks coffee (back when they had the original mermaid logo remember?) SOOOOO long ago... Anyways, I broke inside that place and said TURN ON THE TV GODDAMMIT!!!! and everybody FREAKED. I was holding the hands of some hot women inside the bar and they were crying and we didn't know what the hell we were going to do we were under ATTACK!!!! I thought the world was going to cave in motherfarking half.

Holy shiat.

Never been so scared in my life.

God bless Facebook. We NEVER have to go through THAT shiat again.
2012-09-10 08:30:26 AM  
2 votes:
Ok jerks, I want a TotalFark membership, but the only way to do that is though pay pal, and uh let's just say that pay pal has banned me for life, so...can any one help me out her? I can pay for myself, just need another avenue..
2012-09-10 07:00:13 AM  
2 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Can we please move on? It's been eleven years.

Perhaps you weren't listening when they said "NEVER FORGET".
2012-09-10 12:06:54 PM  
1 vote:
What a typical news website looked like on 9/11:

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2012-09-10 11:42:55 AM  
1 vote:
After about 9:00 AM EST... I think all my pages looked like this...

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2012-09-10 10:51:41 AM  
1 vote:

DjangoStonereaver: We then drive out to one of the outlet malls and went to Harry & David's to buy some moose much
for my inlaws...

What on earth is "moose much?"
2012-09-10 10:50:18 AM  
1 vote:

dahmers love zombie: I just wish we'd focused on the (nominally) correct target.

We did focus on the correct target. It became apparent that Osama was going to be a pursuit of years rather than weeks, so they pulled out the Clinton battle plan against Iraq. Iraq was the most ahead in terms of a nuke and they'd be willing to sell one to terrorists.

What we didn't know is the Muslims would band together to save the nuke tech. All of Iraq's supplies went across the boarder to Iran and their program jumped decades in a single year.

Invading Iraq strengthened Iran and probably Lebanon, but caused Libya to give up their nukes and later fall, caused Egypt to fall and is in the process of causing Syria to fall. If public support hadn't disappeared thanks to the communist media, North Korea would probably have fallen by now.
2012-09-10 10:47:03 AM  
1 vote:

PanicMan: Is it just me, or does anyone else go into intentional information blackout on Sept 11? I remember it happening, I don't need to be reminded.

Right there with you. It's been 11 years, but I still remember it vividly. Frantically trying to find out if friends made it out before the towers fell, trying to get a hold of my mother who was supposed to fly on AA from Boston to LA later that day, and then getting the calls later that evening and over the next few days that friends/family did not make it out in time. And this is a feeling shared by thousands or maybe millions of other people in NYC.

For all the people that tell others to get over it and how it's been 11 years: fark you.

Seriously. fark you. You weren't there. Chances are, you didn't lose anyone. There are a lot of us that did and we're reminded of it every year with shiathead troll comments and the same sensitivity you give to a kid who scraped his knee.
2012-09-10 10:44:13 AM  
1 vote:

Spartacus Finch: I will never forget the phone call that woke me up that morning. My de facto had left me on 2/11 and I'd been drunk and dirty in
every dive bar in San Francisco since. When the phone rang, I figured I was late for work, again. I wasn't expecting my rather reserved best friend to be yelling at me to "turn on my farkin TV". When I finally made out what he was yelling I asked what channel. Knew shiat was going down when he yelled back "it doesn't farking matter". My first image, when the screen flickered to life, was the second plane crashing into the second building.

About 10 days later I got another call that woke me up. I remember answering and joking " not another building?". Nope, one of my best friends, who I was meant to be out with that night to deal with recent separation, had been killed in a car accident.

fark, that was a great month.

Your de facto left you? Dive bars in San Fran?

Sounds like butt pirating.
2012-09-10 10:03:49 AM  
1 vote:

way south: He didn't make us do anything we weren't already planning.

http://articles.cnn.com/1998-12-16/politics/1998_12_16_transcripts_cl i nton_1_saddam-hussein-unscom-iraq-strike?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

To quote Bill Clinton, December 16, 1998

Earlier today, I ordered Americas armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraqs nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.

Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.
2012-09-10 09:45:17 AM  
1 vote:
First I read about it, was when the first plane had just crashed into the tower. I just got back from Toronto, sat down at the computer and was browsing fark. There was a "newsflash" regarding a possible plane strike and people were going on about it. And then the second plane hit and the talk changed. It was a horrible and sad day all rolled into one. The day my 3rd son was born (and who died 3 months later) and the day the world changed because some crazy inbred towel wearing f*ckers decided they wanted to start a war because. Just, f*cking because.

Don't mind me. I've had a sh*tty morning already.
2012-09-10 09:44:24 AM  
1 vote:
Shouldn't we be calling it "Islamist Victory Day"?
2012-09-10 09:05:44 AM  
1 vote:


Wow, I'd forgotten just how much Yahoo's home page was an utterly crap-filled mess back in the day...even on 9/11.

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It's still a crap-filled mess
2012-09-10 08:31:08 AM  
1 vote:
I got almost all of my reporting on that day from my guildmates in Everquest. 12 of us had been sitting in Nagafen's Lair for almost 24 hours at that point and damned if we were going to give up that camp just because someone was flying planes into buildings.
2012-09-10 08:13:23 AM  
1 vote:

Rockstone: I was in 2nd grade. I'm now a Freshman in college.


I feel teh old.

I was an 18 year old freshmen in college. Now I am married and fat.
2012-09-10 08:12:13 AM  
1 vote:
2012-09-10 07:34:06 AM  
1 vote:
Everyone woke up to the threat of Muslim and the need to wipe that out to ensure peace. Everyone who isn't in the Democrat party anyway.
2012-09-10 07:02:00 AM  
1 vote:
There was no Twitter or Facebook, but there was LiveJournal.
2012-09-10 06:31:30 AM  
1 vote:
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