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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 10:44:48 AM »
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/377947866641485824?lang=en

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 12:41:58 PM »
amirite?


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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 12:44:10 PM »
I read about it on NOTBBC. Some cunt was complaining about that night's episode of " Crossroads" being cancelled.
I remember where I was when I heard the first hilarious joke about it, too ( in a dodgy pub in Vilnius).

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 01:11:37 PM »
Will never forget that date as it was the first time I was ever spit-roasted.

It was the first time I guided a commercial jet into a high rise

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 01:25:12 PM »
I was at school, skiving off Games. Sitting in the Common Room, a teacher ran in panicked saying "America is being attacked!" and then wheeled the TV in. I saw more or less all of it unfold following the first tower being hit.

Perhaps most disturbingly, school kids went to find people as they were coming off the sports field to tell them what was happening - a fair few of the pupils were American with relatives in New York.

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2019, 01:32:34 PM »
Was CaB running back then? How quickly was biggy deriding the "official version" of events?

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2019, 02:30:35 PM »
Glad it happened tbh.

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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2019, 02:50:18 PM »
not sure about that

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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2019, 03:07:29 PM »
On a serious point, if it had had a profound effect on American foreign policy and their tendency to ignorantly intervene in Global Politics, sending tanks and drones in to destabalise regions of the world, creating power vacuums and compounding problems, then I would tentatively say that it might have been something that needed to happen. The chickens came home to roost, and the violence asserted on the rest of the world eventually (and perhaps inevitably) bounced back on mainland America.

But none of that happened and those in power didn't learn. They just threw more lighter fluid on the fire.

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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2019, 03:10:22 PM »
I always felt that America took 9/11 way too personally.

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« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2019, 03:20:33 PM »
Thought the whole thing was a bit childish tbh

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« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2019, 03:26:46 PM »
i remember. it was the day.... I saw an eagle cry.

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« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2019, 03:30:26 PM »
Nye Nelevan? Wasn't he the bloke who invented the NHS?

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 03:57:43 PM »
Did anyone else not have a clue what the twin towers were until they got stoved in? I knew what the Empire State Building was in New York, but these I had no idea as to their significance. One large building in Manhattan looks very much like another to me.

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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2019, 04:14:23 PM »
Of course i did they were the tallest buildings in the world when i were a lad. Also the simpsons

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« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2019, 04:46:50 PM »
Did anyone else not have a clue what the twin towers were until they got stoved in? I knew what the Empire State Building was in New York, but these I had no idea as to their significance. One large building in Manhattan looks very much like another to me.

No I'd never heard of the World Trade Centre before 9/11 either. I suppose they didn't hold the same symbolic fame outside America or tourist appeal that things like the Empire State building, Statue of Liberty etc. do (other than the viewing platforms, which any number of other NY skyscrapers probably have too.)   

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2019, 04:49:47 PM »
Same.

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« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2019, 04:51:18 PM »
I went to the roof of the Twin Towers in 1980, I took loads of pics too as I spent a week in NYC (the record shops back then were incredible, entire supermarket racks full of bootlegs etc!)
I even took a helicopter ride over Manhattan taking film and all but coming back through customs all my efforts were to be wiped by a scanner at the airport, at least that is what I've had
to tell myself all these years as all my rolls of film were blank when I tried to get them developed.

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2019, 04:53:47 PM »
Did anyone else not have a clue what the twin towers were until they got stoved in?

Of course I did, I watched the 1976 King Kong film and had this poster on my wall:


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« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2019, 04:58:12 PM »


originally mixed and recorded live 2 days after the event

Bowie  :  Future Legend
The White Stripes : Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground
Guided By Voices : Now To War
Soul Coughing : Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
Eardrum : Escape From Evil
Underworld : Mmm.. Skyscraper I Love You
Bomb The Bass : Dark Heart ~ Sabres Mix
Revolutionary Corps Of Teenage Jesus : Daddy Died
David Holmes : Don’t Die Just Yet
Techno Animal : Freefall

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« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »
Have they finished the replacement one yet?

They've built just on skyscraper near it, but you have to pay to get into it if memory serves me. The twin towers bit is like two big square four sided waterfalls that go into the ground. It's quite nice.

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« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2019, 05:18:06 PM »
I've mentioned this before but when they first announced the plans to build a memorial on the footprint of where the towers had been, I thought they meant it was going to be as deep as the towers were high. ''Quite a feat of engineering that'll be'' I thought, ''although they'll have to make sure it's difficult to fall down it.'' What a fucking fillet. Would have looked cool though.

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2019, 05:18:15 PM »


originally mixed and recorded live 2 days before the event

Bowie  :  Future Legend
The White Stripes : Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground
Guided By Voices : Now To War
Soul Coughing : Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
Eardrum : Escape From Evil
Underworld : Mmm.. Skyscraper I Love You
Bomb The Bass : Dark Heart ~ Sabres Mix
Revolutionary Corps Of Teenage Jesus : Daddy Died
David Holmes : Don’t Die Just Yet
Techno Animal : Freefall

listen

blimey

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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 05:18:58 PM »
I've mentioned this before but when they first announced the plans to build a memorial on the footprint of where the towers had been, I thought they meant it was going to be as deep as the towers were high. ''Quite a feat of engineering that'll be'' I thought, ''although they'll have to make sure it's difficult to fall down it.'' What a fucking fillet. Would have looked cool though.

So now we are doing "do you remember what you were doing on the day they announced the plans to build a memorial for the twin towers"?

icehaven

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« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 05:21:44 PM »
So now we are doing "do you remember what you were doing on the day they announced the plans to build a memorial for the twin towers"?

It wasn't even just one day, I thought that for ages. It was only when I saw a picture I realised how ridiculous that would have been. And I don't remember what I was doing, other than making such a stupid assumption. Drinking probably.

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« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2019, 05:55:55 PM »


Here's a collection of tributes & song parodies (mainly song parodies) I downloaded from peer to peer networks in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

https://mega.nz/#!JQgxlaTY!bn_ZTzHHV8311JLinD81WrIhdUMs2_GEDPHAlm9j9Qg

(Credit for the image goes to, I think, a CaBber, unless they were reposting it from elsewhere.)


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« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2019, 05:59:19 PM »
Was CaB running back then? How quickly was biggy deriding the "official version" of events?

Yes.  Not at all, as he wasn't around back then.

As I recall the thread was about two pages of people going "WHOAH!!" and "YESSSS!!" with lots of stuff about chickens coming home to roost etc., before TJ (an ex-mod of this site) came along and told everyone off as he had friends that were involved.  The conversation then sobered up a lot and carried on for many more pages.

To be fair, at the point of the thread first starting, the sheer size of the human tragedy (jumpers etc.) wasn't immediately apparent.

As for me I, surprisingly, didn't type anything.  I'd signed up in early August that year but didn't post anything until mid-October.


EDIT: It was already off the front page of GB by mid-October, looking at http://web.archive.org/web/20011023074632/http://chilled.cream.org/verbwhores/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=1

Unfortunately clicking back to previous pages doesn't work as all of the subsequent grabs are May 2002 or later, some of them being mid-2003.

In any case it seems that almost none of the threads got archived anyway.  Maybe someone better than me at driving the Wayback Machine might be able to drag something out of it, but don't hold your breath...
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Re: 9/11 - she's a big girl now
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2019, 08:07:16 AM »
yeah sorry this is yesterdays news but this is the Bee Gees spin

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« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2019, 08:16:25 AM »
yeah sorry this is yesterdays news but this is the Bee Gees spin

Arse. Came here just to post that.