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2015-09-11 5:25:11 PM  
Nice headline.
 
2015-09-11 5:28:42 PM  
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2015-09-11 5:29:48 PM  
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2015-09-11 5:51:10 PM  
Damn. I like this one but I'm torn with the other one.
 
2015-09-11 6:11:52 PM  
Oh, this is good. I voted up the offensive one, but this is good.
 
2015-09-11 6:48:17 PM  
It is written, Subby.
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2015-09-11 6:48:42 PM  
Popcorn anybody?
 
2015-09-11 6:49:16 PM  
Worth the wait for this headline. Well done, subby
 
2015-09-11 6:49:21 PM  

Nabb1: Oh, this is good. I voted up the offensive one, but this is good.


Ok now I gotta know, what was the better headline?
 
2015-09-11 6:50:08 PM  
Something something premature explosion
 
2015-09-11 6:51:23 PM  
Ok, I can accept this as the headline over my submissions on the subject.  All those poor Nepalese, Bangladeshi, and Indian workers crushed.
 
2015-09-11 6:51:57 PM  
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/we're all going to hell anyway, might as well laugh as we enjoy the ride

"The collective sense of outrage, helplessness, and desperation ... is beyond comprehension. And it will be years before the full ramifications of the events of Sept. 11 become clear. But one thing is clear: No Austrian bodybuilder, gripping Uzis and striding shirtless through the debris, will save us and make it all better. Shocked and speechless, we are all still waiting for the end credits to roll. They aren't going to."

The Onion, Life Turns Into Bad Jerry Bruckenheimer Movie, September 26, 2001.
 
2015-09-11 6:53:20 PM  
The wish is granted. Long live Subby.
 
2015-09-11 6:54:21 PM  
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2015-09-11 6:54:41 PM  

Jarod Cain: Nabb1: Oh, this is good. I voted up the offensive one, but this is good.

Ok now I gotta know, what was the better headline?


Well I had 2 in poor taste.  One set to the tune of London Bridges falling down, and one that had a "Another Bin Ladin led tragedy on 9/11" since Binladin construction is the party responsible for the project.
 
2015-09-11 6:54:53 PM  
I wonder how long it'll take for this to happen.

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2015-09-11 6:55:40 PM  
Did you see what God just did man?
 
2015-09-11 6:56:17 PM  
Don't bother clicking the link.  The video is vertical.
 
2015-09-11 6:57:06 PM  
Are we supposed to denounce all crane violence everywhere now ?
 
2015-09-11 6:57:59 PM  
My sympathies to the wounded and the families of the dead.

That headline tho...
 
2015-09-11 6:58:12 PM  
Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...
 
2015-09-11 6:59:44 PM  

mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...



It was a whooping crane.
 
2015-09-11 6:59:57 PM  

mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...


Exactly.  An ostrich, now that I can see.  But a crane?
 
2015-09-11 7:01:20 PM  

mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...


The things can be several hundred feet tall. How did you suppose we built skyscrapers?

/ plus, it's near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. There can be thousands of people there at any one time.
 
2015-09-11 7:01:27 PM  
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2015-09-11 7:02:32 PM  

Snarfangel: mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...


It was a whooping crane.


Bravo
 
2015-09-11 7:02:35 PM  
I see all the obvious jokes have been Kaaba'd...
 
2015-09-11 7:03:13 PM  
I can't tell you how many evangelicals probably spunked in their pants over this.
"GOD SHOWS HIS WILL! ISLAM IS FALSE! 9/11 WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN! HOLY WAR AND CRUSADE, WHICH IS TOTALLY NOT A JIHAD!!!"
That's been the last 4 hours on facebook feeds from fundamentalists.
 
2015-09-11 7:03:20 PM  

iheartscotch: mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...

The things can be several hundred feet tall. How did you suppose we built skyscrapers?

/ plus, it's near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. There can be thousands of people there at any one time.


I mean, yeah, I've seen cranes before... But still. The area around it must have been packed. Usually we try and keep a bit of a buffer zone around here when we use them. Damn...
 
2015-09-11 7:03:21 PM  

Naibuzu: Don't bother clicking the link. The video is vertical.


And the crane and the humans are horizontal, i know, rite?
 
2015-09-11 7:04:02 PM  
See kids? THAT'S how you write a headline.

Good luck at HOTY voting
 
2015-09-11 7:04:09 PM  
So if you're in Downtown Mecca at prayer time, do you just spin around in circles?
 
2015-09-11 7:04:32 PM  
I can't wait for this issue to be politicized.
 
2015-09-11 7:04:38 PM  
I may or may not have drunkenly submitted one that was a little more 'murica than that.
 
2015-09-11 7:04:54 PM  
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2015-09-11 7:05:34 PM  
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What does god need with a crane?
 
2015-09-11 7:06:14 PM  

Twilight Farkle: The Onion, Life Turns Into Bad Jerry Bruckenheimer Movie, September 26, 2001.


This one a good as well
http://web.archive.org/web/20010927222417fw_/http://www.theonion.com /o nion3734/point_americas_response.html
 
2015-09-11 7:07:29 PM  
Obama's weather machine?
 
2015-09-11 7:09:04 PM  

electricjebus: I can't wait for this issue to be politicized.


It's not an issue it's a goddamned tragedy and should be treated as such. This isn't a mass shooting like we have in America where someone willfully decides to commit atrocity, it is an unfortunate occurrence due to weather. What would be politicized, lightning control?
 
2015-09-11 7:10:24 PM  

mongbiohazard: I mean, yeah, I've seen cranes before... But still. The area around it must have been packed. Usually we try and keep a bit of a buffer zone around here when we use them. Damn...


One more parallel to 9/11 is that humanity got somewhat lucky with the timing again. The crane fell at 17:23 local time. There's a guy quoted in TFA: "Had it happened an hour later it would have been much worse," he said. "Had it happened five hours earlier or four hours earlier, I think the death toll would have been more than a thousand."

mr lawson: Twilight Farkle: The Onion, Life Turns Into Bad Jerry Bruckenheimer Movie, September 26, 2001.

This one a good as well
http://web.archive.org/web/20010927222417fw_/http://www.theonion.com /o nion3734/point_americas_response.html


I remember printing out every article that day on dead tree, in addition to mirroring it locally, just in case it ever went away. The archive.org crew continues to do amazing things.
 
2015-09-11 7:10:32 PM  

Elliot8654: I can't tell you how many evangelicals probably spunked in their pants over this.
"GOD SHOWS HIS WILL! ISLAM IS FALSE! 9/11 WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN! HOLY WAR AND CRUSADE, WHICH IS TOTALLY NOT A JIHAD!!!"
That's been the last 4 hours on facebook feeds from fundamentalists.


you should've seen the Fox News comments before they had to disable them.
 
2015-09-11 7:11:49 PM  
Hey, we got a rainbow on 9/11!!
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What did y'all get?

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Oh, I see.
 
2015-09-11 7:13:34 PM  

Owangotang: electricjebus: I can't wait for this issue to be politicized.

It's not an issue it's a goddamned tragedy and should be treated as such. This isn't a mass shooting like we have in America where someone willfully decides to commit atrocity, it is an unfortunate occurrence due to weather. What would be politicized, lightning control?


Tell that to the right-wing freaks cooing in our Facebook feeds about how it's some sort of payback/karmic retribution for 9/11.
 
2015-09-11 7:14:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: iheartscotch: mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...

The things can be several hundred feet tall. How did you suppose we built skyscrapers?

/ plus, it's near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. There can be thousands of people there at any one time.

I mean, yeah, I've seen cranes before... But still. The area around it must have been packed. Usually we try and keep a bit of a buffer zone around here when we use them. Damn...


Do a GIS. I've only seen that much humanity at major sports events and once at the Vatican. I imagine that most of the deaths were caused by trampling and not the crane.

/ went to Vespers at St. Peter's years ago. There's no assigned seating and its first come first served. When they opened the doors; it was a stampede. The word doesn't accurately describe the reality. I've been on a horse when 100 head of cattle stampeded; this was way worse.
 
2015-09-11 7:15:26 PM  

mongbiohazard: Owangotang: electricjebus: I can't wait for this issue to be politicized.

It's not an issue it's a goddamned tragedy and should be treated as such. This isn't a mass shooting like we have in America where someone willfully decides to commit atrocity, it is an unfortunate occurrence due to weather. What would be politicized, lightning control?

Tell that to the right-wing freaks cooing in our Facebook feeds about how it's some sort of payback/karmic retribution for 9/11.


Perfect opportunity to weed out FB 'friends'.
 
2015-09-11 7:15:34 PM  

Elliot8654: I can't tell you how many evangelicals probably spunked in their pants over this.
"GOD SHOWS HIS WILL! ISLAM IS FALSE! 9/11 WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN! HOLY WAR AND CRUSADE, WHICH IS TOTALLY NOT A JIHAD!!!"
That's been the last 4 hours on facebook feeds from fundamentalists.


i know this is all coincidence, but the rainbow yesterday at ground zero and now this.  Really can't blame people for trying to make it fit into their worldview.
 
2015-09-11 7:16:05 PM  

Snarfangel: mongbiohazard: Holy crap... That's a lot of people to get hit by the same freaking crane...


It was a whooping crane.


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2015-09-11 7:16:42 PM  
Why were there 107 people in a crane?
 
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