Re: [rumori] Re: pho: LAT: Time Has Come

From: Every Man (
Date: Wed Sep 19 2001 - 15:39:28 PDT

For me, it was totally depressing to have just come back from Burning Man,
a place of piece, love, happiness, and uniting cultures -- to this disaster
on television barely a week later. Talk about a serious contrast. Leaving
a hippie culture and peacefully driving cross country back home where
an act of war breaks out.... i only wish it was a movie.

My heart goes out to anyone on this list who might have lost a family
member or friend from this tragedy. My parents knew a couple people
on the plane that crashed in PA and are totally devastated.

At 09:55 PM 9/19/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>>From: Don Joyce <>
>>The one, single, and universal cliche that emerged even as the tragedy
>>unfolded was blurted out by EVERYONE EVERYWHERE, regardless of class,
>>status, or intellect - "It looked just like a movie." Like nothing else I
>>can remember, the look of this event was BOTH a complete surprise and yet
>>immediately and utterly FAMILIAR.
> Ya know, I had a very odd experience with this because the night before
> the attack, just before I went to bed, I had spent about 3 hours watching
> the DVD of Fight Club which features (*SPOILER*) the destruction of 6
> building in New York. The director's commentary about the final scene
> was really interesting, and I started obsessing over it, even going so
> far as watching the destruction frame by frame. The special effects guy
> had spent an entire year doing nothing but that 15 seconds worth of
> falling debris, and I have to say that it is REALLY realistic. Why I
> chose that particular night to study a movie that I have seen many times
> before, I don't know.
> Waking up the next day to turn on footage of the WTC collapsing was
> bizarre, to say the least......

Every Man
Press The Button, Midnight - 3 am Sundays
WRUW, 91.1 FM, Cleveland, OH

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