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The 9/11 footage is starting to look really dated.

The fashions, the hairstyles, the cell phones, the cars. All from a long ago era.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10610/19/2013

Junior high kids have no clue about 9 whatever!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 109/08/2013

High school students barely remember it. They were toddlers when it happened.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 209/08/2013

High School seniors class of 2014 were in kindergarden on 9/11. First week of school for most of them.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 309/08/2013

I guess they will preempt ALL prigramming in NYC yet again to read the names.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 409/08/2013

Is it wrong that I think it's time they stopped doing that? After the 10-year anniversary I just thought it was ridiculous to have to read every single name.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 509/08/2013

They probably should stop doing that.. I agree. Especially once the museum opens. The new building is up and looks great, we must movie on, but not forget.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 609/08/2013

I was born in 74 and 9/11 is now the exact amount of time as JFKs assassination was from my birth.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 709/08/2013

Get out your calculator, R7! In 1974, the JFK assassination was eleven years prior. In 2013, 9/11 was twelve years ago.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1009/08/2013

A "long ago era?" Really? Because it's, you know, only twelve years ago. I bet the 1980's really blow your mind. Wow, did they have electricity then?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1209/08/2013

How am I wrong? 1974-1963 = 11 and 2013-2001 = 12. Numbers don't lie.

And call me Mrs. Florrick.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1409/08/2013

I have to admit, other than the reflecting waterfall things, I have ZEEO interest in this hundreds-of-millions of dollars boondoggle of a museum/memorial. They are of course selling YEARLY memberships for reduced admission to it! A private "not-for-profit" (my ass!) has already been set up soaking people and the government for millions to build the damn thing, and then to view the day-of-carnage treats will cost $30 bucks or so! Such a fucking scam upon which seemingly lots of people are getting rich. Sickening.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1609/08/2013

R15 Males who cut the throats of stewardesses and fly terrified 4 year old girls and their mothers into buildings are cowards.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1709/08/2013

The sky was so blue that day...

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 1909/08/2013

Atta was clearly a closeted, self-loathing gay, right? Left instructions that no woman was to touch his corpse, and was touchy about his junk. What a filthy Goddamned closet queen

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2009/08/2013

What are you talking about, R18?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2209/08/2013

I'd be surprised if they read the names live on TV again.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2409/09/2013

R13 needs to get a life.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2509/09/2013

But its his GRAAAVVEEEE!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2609/09/2013

OP is an insatiable bottom.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2709/09/2013

[quote]How does this tradition negatively impact you in any consequential way?

Grief-porn impacts us all.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2809/09/2013

I just love those Let's Roll® Cinnamon Rolls! They taste like freedom!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 2909/09/2013

Read r7 carefully. She makes sense whatsoever. 9/11 is now the exact amount of time? 24 hours? I think she means "It's been the exact amount of time since 9/11 etc.." but that's not what she says.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 3009/09/2013

I work across the street- directly across- from the site and every damn year on the anniversary, they play bagpipes. Enough with the damn bagpipes. Why are they even used? How are they even significant?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 3109/09/2013

I can't wait until the true test of time passing occurs - when they do a TV movie of 9/11 in period costumes, but with all the actresses and actors wearing their hair in whatever is the contemporary fashion for when the filming occurs.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 3309/09/2013

R33, it will be filmed in Toronto or Vancouver.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 3409/09/2013

I think bagpipes are associated with the Fire Department somehow.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 3909/09/2013

r31, I think maybe the bagpipes are traditional for funerals of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty.

Even out here in Seattle, when they show photos or video of those types of funerals on the news, there's a bagpipe player included.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4009/09/2013

R17=Your standard fat frau fundie fail.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4209/09/2013

"if women hadn't ditched their children in day-care very few children would have been harmed."

Are you saying there was a day-care center in the twin towers or Pentagon where children died? I'd never heard that - I thought all the children who died on 9/11 were passengers on the planes.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4309/09/2013

I was listening to Howard Stern's 9/12/01 show on YouTube earlier today, and one of the callers was bitching because a local gas station was "gauging" customers by upping the price of gas by $.25 to $1.30. My how things have changed.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4509/10/2013

[quote] fly terrified 4 year old girls and their mothers into buildings

I get the sentiment, but your phrasing is hilarious.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4609/10/2013

I think the monument is a waste of money too. It should have been replaced by a hundred story shopping mall, with each floor being a repeating set of McDonalds Starbucks and CVS's over and over. On top should have been a thrill ride simulating a plane crashing into the building.

On the ground floor you could have video booths that you could simulate cry and then watch yourself grieve publicly on a giante screen. You could have a bring your on gun day for target practice on Gitmo prisoners. They would kill two birds with one stone!!!

Gawd bless 'Merica And damn them muzlims to hell

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4709/10/2013

LOL R47 made me laugh

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4809/10/2013

[quote] you could simulate cry and then watch yourself grieve publicly on a giante screen.

That...would actually be very popular...and plausible.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 4909/10/2013

9/11 still feels relatively recent to me. It just blows my mind that there are now grown men and women who were very young children when it happened and can barely remember it. Doesn't seem possible that that much time has gone by...

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5009/10/2013

Liza Minnelli who was drinking at the time and quite heavy (she had just performed for that Michael Jackson tribute) turned on her TV that morning and thought she was watching Steve McQueen and Faye dunaway in "The Towering Inferno."

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5109/10/2013

[47] here again. Forgot that for the opening Miley Cyrus can blow fireworks out her twat, while robin thicke and beyonce get all sxy singing the national anthem.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5209/10/2013

"Enough with the damn bagpipes. Why are they even used?"

Well, they started with accordions but it just didn't seem right.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5309/10/2013

Does anyone else remember we had the longest stretch of perfect weather for weeks before and after 9/11? Sunny, 70s, not a cloud in the sky for weeks it seemed. That never happens in this part of the country and hasn't happened since.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5409/10/2013

Can someone with a membership please start our annual "The sky was so blue that day ..." thread?

I look forward to it every year. It's become my favorite American tradition.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5509/11/2013

"cowardly muslim zealots"

Never heard Dick Cheney described that way.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5609/11/2013

Oh R54, I remember that stretch of weather vividly - I believe there was maybe one night of rain in the months after the attacks.

The sky was so blue is of course a DL cliché, but I remember it as being especially cruel, because the sky may have been blue but it was accompanied by such a harsh smell, here in Brooklyn. NYC is beyond glorious in the fall, and nobody wanted to go out or do anything.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5709/11/2013

There was a HUGE storm system that came through Sept. 9 or 10. I think planes were grounded. Which is partially why it was so clear on the 11th.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5809/11/2013

Yes, r58, I thought it had rained sometime in the couple of days beforehand.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 5909/11/2013

maybe they'll get a CGI studio to update teh footage, like they did with the moon landings.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6009/11/2013

check the frontpage, r55. your wish has be granted...

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6109/11/2013

Thank you, r61!

And right on time, r1 is bitching about it.

Oh, I love a good tradition.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6209/11/2013

Can anyone explain the "But it's his GRAAAAVE!" reference that I keep seeing on every single 9/11 thread?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6309/11/2013

"Flying Four Year Old" ....thanks for a much needed laugh this morning.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6409/11/2013

r63, think about it.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6509/11/2013

I get that someone evidently didn't want anything built on that spot, but is there a specific story/thread that I missed regarding it??

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6609/11/2013

The summer before the planes hit,the news was obsessed with shark attacks and Chandra Levy.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6709/11/2013

And we've circled back, R67 and R68.

Look at the hoopla over Trayvon and Miley.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 6909/11/2013

Fashion wise almost nothing has changed since 2001, most current fashion is 60s/70s/80s retro like it has been since the mid 90s.

On the other hand, if you compare how people looked in 1960 vs how they looked in 1970 there's a huge difference. Same with 1970 and 1980.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7009/11/2013

I kind of wish it had happened a decade later so that we could have a million different views of the disaster filmed from every angle imaginable by everyone and their sister with a smartphone playing paparazzi/newsman.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7109/11/2013

"Sex and the City" has two towers, too. Only if they had Twitter then...

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7209/11/2013

"Males who cut the throats of stewardesses..."

Are you aware that "stewardesses" are called FLIGHT ATTENDANTS now, granny?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7309/11/2013

Not the ones who had their throats slashed, R73.

They're called ASHES now.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7409/11/2013

R31, I hate the sound of bagpipes because of 9/11. So many funerals over those months afterwards. They all had the damn bagpipes. Cantor Fitzgerald's traders were mostly Irish. Then the cops and firefighters had to have bagpipes at their funerals. I used to walk to work and that was a very warm autumn and a mild winter. I was always walking along hearing bagpipes on my way to work.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7509/11/2013

I remember I had to cancel my birthday party. It worked out for the best, though, as it made my 21st birthday bash the following year seem even more special.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7609/11/2013

When did we stop commemorating on TV for hours Pearl Harbor Day?

Oh, that's right; we never started (never mind in 1953).

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7709/11/2013

I also get that "dated" feeling watching the footage. Dated isn't the right word but I can't think of a better one right now. It wasn't that long ago but good lord, look at everything that's happened since then. That's what really makes me sad. All the things that have changed since then, yet Americans are worse off now. It should have been the opposite. We should have learned and grown from the experience. We should have come together as a nation. Instead, we've got more wing-nuttery than ever. More fear-mongering, more violence, less affluence, more ruthlessness.

It all happened so fast...

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7809/11/2013

Yea, but the stock market is ROARING, R78!!!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 7909/11/2013

All this carrying on about 9/11 -- I'm starting to wish that it had never happened.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8009/11/2013

Wow, R80, just...wow.

You wish 9/11 had never happened solely because of the fuss that's made over it?

Sweetheart, you're a sociopath.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8109/11/2013

[quote] Does anyone else remember we had the longest stretch of perfect weather for weeks before and after 9/11? Sunny, 70s, not a cloud in the sky for weeks it seemed

It rained 2 days after 9/11 and did not rain again until March. It was an unbelievably dry, mild winter. The temps rarely went below the low 40s. I was Glad because the city got so quiet in the aftermath that it seemed too creepy to sit indoors. I walked all winter, day and night and so did all my friends.

I lived Ian apt where I had a direct flight path to LaGuardia visible from my living and dining room windows. I never realized how attuned I was to planes flying up the East River on their way to land at LaGuardia until it stopped. I could tell whenever there was another threat because they would shut shut down air traffic around the city. The skies would become empty and quiet. It was so not-NYC.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8209/11/2013

The American way of grief can cheapen anything OP

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8309/11/2013

I wonder how many people who made it out of the buildings are unemployed today? Obviously not the Praetorian Guard -- aka NYPD and FDNY -- but office workers and others.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8409/11/2013

To be fair, R83, the cheapest, crappiest 9/11 grief merchandise was sold by Chinese immigrants hawking tee shirts and picture books. Their way was worse than ours.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8509/11/2013

R83 So true.

R13 I lost a family member on 0/11, my gay cousin John.

But enough already. The observance of 9/11 has become vulgar in so many ways. One example: today some gentleman read names then choked out the name of his deceased uncle. In his tribute to his uncle he sobbed "even though I never met you.."

Enough.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8609/11/2013

The American way of grief was hijacked and bested by a European named Tania Head.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8709/11/2013

R86, if you're so over it why did you watch the reading of the names? I was there that day and never watched any 9/11 commemoration name-reading things on tv. On 9/11/02 I made sure I was out of NYC because I didn't want to hear or see it.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8809/11/2013

R86 Because it can't be avoided. It's everywhere, every bloody channel on every TV and radio station. It's the National Day of Grief Porn.

Another issue to consider is that the more the USA grieves the harder those who hate the USA laugh and view 9/11 as a tremendous achievement.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 8909/11/2013

I haven't watched any of it in 11 years, R86. I have this thing called the Internet where I can read and watch what I want. I'm not a slave to old media. In fact, my tv set is off most of the time, unless I'm watching Netflix or On Demand.

TV is full of garbage, especially what they pass off as "news." If you watch that crap, don't be surprised that you're seeing crap.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9009/11/2013

R90 In my line of work we have international news stations in multiple languages running 24/7. So while your little life tucked away in your mom's basement with your Netflix may sound very appealing most of us have a life.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9109/11/2013

Funny, R91, trying to make someone such as yourself who watched the reading if 9/11 names cool. As if international news bothers to broadcast such a thing.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9209/11/2013

R69, what kind of blithering idiot must you be to compare news stories about Miley Cyrus with news stories about Trayvon Martin?

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9309/11/2013

I'm with 93.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9409/11/2013

I guess I don't see what the OP is referring to. The past two decades have been kind of a fashion rut. Plus you mostly saw white collar workers and emergency workers in the footage and that attire is slow to change. I was surprised to see as many mustaches on the men. I had recalled van dykes being more the facial hairstyle of the time.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9509/11/2013

Ever since the late 90s, fashions have changed very little. Looking at photos of people from a decade or more ago, they're all in styles that are still worn today.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9609/11/2013

Maybe George Lucas can re-master it with updated special effects.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9709/11/2013

^^ like the moon landing.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9809/12/2013

I think everything looks dated because it was filmed on VHS tape.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 9909/12/2013

Interesting story:

"Outrage as man 'defaces 9/11 memorial decorating it with cut-outs of crashing planes on 12th anniversary of the tragedy'"

Get this: he was charged with *criminal damage to a historic building* - for sticking cardboard cut-outs on it!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10009/12/2013

Hee hee, the picture is awesome!

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10109/12/2013

[quote]one man allegedly chose to mark the somber occasion by defacing a Louisiana memorial honoring the victims.

Why the fuck is there a 9/11 memorial in Louisiana??

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10209/12/2013

Relevant awesomeness:

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10309/12/2013

So should George Lucas try to update and re-master the footage, or should we reboot the franchise altogether? If it's a reboot, we'll need casting ideas.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10409/12/2013

There is no statute of limitation on mass murder OP.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10509/13/2013

Yes, the 9/11 footage now looks dated the same way Seinfeld looks dated, like they both represent exactly the same era.

by The sky was so blue that day.reply 10610/19/2013
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