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9 / 11 Burnout

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    FWIW my US relatives feel the same as Boom and Mizzou on this. One is a native Long Islander and she especially thinks it has gone over the top.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I love Boom, but he doesn't actually feel this way.

    Go look at the Super Bowl thread from last year about the topic.
  3. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    That may be true, could also be that people evolve over a year and that with it being the 10 year anniversary it has just been too much for some folks.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    History channel has a show this week called, I am paraphrasing - "Phone calls from the Twin Towers"

    That is history porn and its fucking disgusting.
  5. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I saw the commercial for that, and just those 30 seconds almost had me in tears. Marking the occasion is fine by me. But to take it to the point where you want everyone to relive every single excruciating second of that horrible day is too far.

    Calling it "history porn" may be the most spot-on analysis I've ever seen about a TV show.

    I remember taking the phone call from my mother-in-law, letting me know that my father-in-law died in a terrible accident and that I had to tell my wife, who was 7 months pregnant at the time with a daughter who would never get to meet her grandfather. This is akin to us sitting around as a family and me saying, "Hey, remember that late-night phone call we got and I told you your Dad died? Wasn't that horrible?"
  6. J Staley

    J Staley Member

    I get what you're saying, but 9/11 wasn't as personal to most people as the death of your father-in-law was to you. Sure, you probably wouldn't watch the show if one of the phone calls featured is personal to you, but I'm guessing even those people had to give the History Channel permission to use tapes of the calls. Some might have even supplied tapes of the calls.

    I think if you were writing a profile about a family that lost a loved one in 9/11, that you would use the tape of a phone call from the Twin Towers if you could. To me, it's the same thing.
  7. printdust

    printdust New Member

    If the 10th anniversary cools the 11th, so be it.
    In the meantime, it's all about economic stimulus. On sale now at your local kiosks.....
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I'm not arguing that the calls aren't authorized. Knowing I'M AN ATTENTION WHORE America, many relatives probably couldn't wait to get their moment in the sun.

    It doesn't make it any less perverse or disgusting.
  9. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I have been accused by family and some friends of not having much of a sense of humor, but that being said, this strikes me as being two things:

    Irreverent. Tasteless.
  10. J Staley

    J Staley Member

    Couldn't you say that about any person who has ever shared a tragic story with any reporter?
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I will reluctantly say that's pretty good programming. Very, very different. I'm sure History Channel will handle it as delicately as it can.

    But there's no way I'm watching it.
  12. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Don't kill the messenger dude. I found that. Hell everyone is making a buck off this with T-shirts and shit, and this just shows how far people will go.
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