I was wondering how you were going to approach "the elephant in the room." I shouldn't have expected anything less: grace and dignity and the final word. Nicely done, John.
Thanks UP. This is America's remembrance. Being Canadian the event certainly affected me too but not in the same way. After all the terrorist act was directed at the US. As for the anniversary remembrance and all the observations and references, I'm kind of uncomfortable with it. Can't quite explain it, but I am. Thus, today I posted other editorial cartoons of events of the week gone by but I couldn't entirely ignore a reference to it.
Thanks, Nicky. You know over at Tribal Blogs they're doing a "carnival" (poor choice of words today) around 9/11. As a humour blogger I just couldn't bring myself to participate. It'd kinda be like Gilbert Godfrey talking about the Japanese tsunami. I thought that would be highly disrespectful. So this is what I ended up doing.
"As for the anniversary remembrance and all the observations and references, I'm kind of uncomfortable with it. Can't quite explain it, but I am." I understand. Really. I'm imposing on myself a radio silence of sorts, at least on Facebook and Twitter, because of all the commentary generated by the remembrance. Even thought about putting up "Self-imposed radio silence" for status and leaving it at that. But then it really wouldn't be "silence." I'll see you at least over at Yahoo Stattracker later today...probably only place I'll be online, other than a handful of blogs. Definitely no Facebook or Twitter. Better for my sanity.
I was conflicted by the choice of the word "carnival" too after I thought about it...however, I did want to say something, but not necessarily today. That's why I wrote it yesterday :). Enough (too much) is going to be said today, some of it, I'm sure for which people will be issuing apologies or maybe should (but won't)...on the other hand, free speech is a good thing too. I'm conflicted (obviously) about the whole thing, probably already said too much here myself and should work on that "self-imposed radio silence" more.
Being a non Canadian, non American living close to this whole thing, I am very uncomfortable. Terrorists - we love Canada for taking all our terrorists, just don't give them any money!
Why can't Peyton's daddy fix this for him as usual?
That's a misconception, Stefana. Seriously.
I completely understand. I'm kinda poking around some blogs and FB, but that's about it. See you for some football later.
The whole thing grabs at you, the original incident. Me, I think the observance today is fine...and natural. But it was the week's worth of media hoopla that preceded today that kind of did me in.
I'm not aware of past incidents. But they certainly are a family dynasty when it comes to football, aren't they. And I certainly know a couple of fantasy football participants who are kinda broken up over his injury.
It's the draft hoopla happened with Eli.
Seriously,no misconception Dufus.
Oh, that Ontario Election 'toon just had me in stitches. Ha!;-)Good pick for the remembrance.
No really. Canada doesn't harbour terrorists. Where did you get your info?
Oh, okay, the thing with the Chargers.
Yeah I liked the "Canadian" toon too. On 9/11, see the comments already made.
I'm glad also that you didn't inundate us with... you know... *sad smile*. I agree with UP, it was done with grace and dignity and I thank-you.You didn't have to post it, but you did, but you did, but you did.... and I thank you!HA!As for the rest, always a good chuckle or two or three. *grin*
I did see the comments. I had something (a lot actually) to say about the "Canadian" terrorists thing, but there's been enough hype on that issue. What has happened cannot be undone, but don't blame Canadians for it (that is, in a nutshell, what I had to say).
Thanks for the 9/11 pic, I stole it and pit on fb. Thanks!
I have some info but I am not giving you any info. On the other hand my terrorist is not your terrorist!
thank you for making me laugh today, I needed it.
I'm glad you got through my Blogger/Disqus comment maze. I agree with your point.
Well I'm glad I could provide folks with a chuckle on such a day. Thanks, Quirks.
Hey, what's mine is yours. But I refuse to share my undershorts.
Hey, that's what I'm here for.
Since Stephen Harper is acing up again here is a link for you to read --- http://www.torontoobserver.ca/2011/04/23/tory-candidate-denies-ties-to-tamil-tigers/
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