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Tuesday September 10, 2002
10:42 PM

September 11: Bah, Humbug

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I've been really put off by all this September 11 memorial stuff. Jon Stewart summed up my feelings nicely, as he often does:

I don't think that we're far enough away from this event to be doing this, quite frankly. Now, I understand, you may say, "Well, we do this for all events. In fact, the Civil War, hell, we have reenactments of that." But we didn't in 1865, is my point.

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  • Back then people remembered things! Things that happened years earlier!

    Now I'm doing well just to remember which of Ira[qn] took hostages in 1980.

    • I believe that was whichever one the U.S. didn't give the chemical weapons to.
      • I believe that was whichever one the U.S. didn't give the chemical weapons to.

        While one of them got gas, the other got state of the art jet fighters [tripod.com].

        Remember that it's better to die for oil that figure out an alternative engery source. After all, oil is forever.

        Or is that diamonds?

        I forget.

        • Nothing is forever :) It was Iran back in the day that the Shah of Iran was having problems with the Ayatollah Khomeni. Taking hostages seems so quaint in comparison to these days.

  • To me, remembering is how I honor those who died. Their lives were lost suddenly, horribly. On Sep. 12 last year, I saw a picture of someone falling to their death from the towers, and I thought, "That was the last seconds of that person's life. No one will ever hear from them again. I will never personally get the chance to meet them. They lived, had friends and/or family, had a life that meant something, and now are dead." I resolved that those people would not be forgotten.

    I understand we all hav

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    • We've been preserving the memories for a year now. There is no danger that they will be forgotten.
      • I know. I'm not worried you will forget. I'm not worried anyone else will forget, or that I'll forget. I'm just explicitly remembering.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I don't know. I hugged someone I loved for a few minutes and called it good.

      I've always thought it's more important to focus on what's ahead than what's past, especially in a situation like this. I like to think that the best way to honor the dead is to continue living.

      Good thing I don't watch the news, I guess...

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