Undertoad Monday Sep 11 10:08 AM
September 11, 2006: 9/11 victims montage
Listening this morning to Howard Stern's real time rebroadcast of his coverage of the day five years ago has been... and continues to be... a very moving experience. All of the confusion, the anger, the drama of the day plays out again.
The Cellar's own Where were you thread is fascinating, if I may toot our own horn.
Emrikol Monday Sep 11 11:44 AM
milkfish Monday Sep 11 11:48 AM
What was special about the other 92? Are they the passengers and flight crew in the planes?
maninthebox Monday Sep 11 11:56 AM
Awesome links Emrikol. That brought a few tears to my eyes. Fascinating montage as well.
Trilby Monday Sep 11 12:13 PM
thanks, Emrikol. I'm pretty teary-eyed myself. I can't watch any of the movies, the documentaries...it makes me so unbearably sad. My life changed that day--I decided to quit my job because I was unhappy in it; the past five years have been years of upheaval and change for me.
Shawnee123 Monday Sep 11 12:14 PM
Thank you Emrikol. I got a bit teary myself. Maybe the entire rest of the world doesn't hate us. Or didn't.
rkzenrage Monday Sep 11 02:40 PM
Re: Emrilol.... OT, but I had to...
Shawnee123 Monday Sep 11 03:58 PM
I love Goggies!
sproglet Monday Sep 11 05:06 PM
Hate to be picky but it's not a montage is it?
Trilby Monday Sep 11 05:22 PM
sproglet Monday Sep 11 05:50 PM
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Now that is heartless.
Emrikol Monday Sep 11 05:51 PM
I'd rather it be more graphic and realistic. I hate the commercialization of it. Movies, books, stick-on-the-back-of-your-car magnets. WTF America?
Trilby Monday Sep 11 05:57 PM
You can beat your drum on tons of other threads.
Undertoad Monday Sep 11 06:50 PM
The IotD queue is pretty full right now, and I wasn't expecting to post this, but once I was listening to the real-time rebroadcast, I felt moved to do it.
wolf Monday Sep 11 08:45 PM
As a prosecutorial exhibit I think that the montage does a good job. It puts human faces on the tragedy, turning them from mere numbers to husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, and friends.
Karenv Monday Sep 11 09:10 PM
Aliantha Monday Sep 11 09:16 PM
Why would the dogs die of cancer?
glatt Monday Sep 11 09:18 PM
wolf Monday Sep 11 09:18 PM
They apparently died of urbanlegenditis.
Undertoad Monday Sep 11 09:20 PM
With their noses at ground level, trained to constantly sniff to find humans, they surely breathed in the worst of whatever was present down there.
wolf Monday Sep 11 09:22 PM
Undertoad Monday Sep 11 09:25 PM
I'm utterly relieved! Thanks wolf!
wolf Monday Sep 11 09:29 PM
I saw a piece on FoxNews today about the search dogs. Apparently there's a new book about the dogs at Ground Zero that looks pretty interesting. I had also heard about the search dogs dying in droves, and am very glad to know that it's not true.
neatorama Tuesday Sep 12 05:37 AM
These dogs have a stressful job - they can actually get depressed if they don't find live people every now and then. In fact, their handlers usually "hide" a live person for these dogs to discover after several hours on the job, to stave off stress and depression.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 12 01:02 PM
I would hope they have boots for the dogs like the sled teams use, but I guess respirators are out of the question.
wolf Wednesday Sep 13 02:54 AM
Many rescue dogs do wear boots, but sometimes the tradeoff between sureness of footing and protecting their paws is a tough choice. As far as respirators go, I'm sure someone has developed them, but it's tough as hell to get a dog to wear a cute little sweater, a heavy piece of equipment would be tougher. Except for balancing things on their nose tricks, most dogs don't like stuff on their faces. It also would impair their scent tracking capability.
neatorama Wednesday Sep 13 07:26 AM
the dogs can't smell with a respirator!
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Sep 13 08:25 AM
Shawnee123 Wednesday Sep 13 09:52 AM