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October 10, 2001 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Hijack Suspects Looked for Hookers in Boston.. For real or PsyOps? What would you do on your last night on earth. In Boston.
posted by stbalbach (33 comments total)

 
Idea for link courtesy Rubicon1.
posted by stbalbach at 3:20 PM on October 10, 2001


I wouldn't be squabbling over the amount of money, for one thing...
posted by QrysDonnell at 3:26 PM on October 10, 2001


Apparently these guys were cheap about everything--hotels, meals, drinks. I guess the economic slowdown hits everyone's T&E liberties. Seems like they might have wanted to apply for credit cards, in retrospect. Just one more thing I don't understand about these folks.
posted by Rubicon1 at 3:29 PM on October 10, 2001


shtupid.. I read in the Guardian or somewhere today that the FBI thought that only 5 of the hijackers knew they were gonna die, the rest just thought they were hijacking the plane as the 5 piloty people were trained and wrote letters saying goodbye (yeah). Also, all of the hijackers, well, suspected hijcakers seem to have been pretty shoddy muslims, virtual alcoholics etc.. I reckon drug-induced brain-washing. Or something so completely off the wall, nobody will expect it when the truth comes out.. Hey, its happened before, nobody but a movie writer would have thought of the 11th..
posted by Mossy at 3:33 PM on October 10, 2001


I would drink bubble tea, from the mainteahouse on Main Street, in Vancouver.
posted by skwm at 3:33 PM on October 10, 2001


I would go swimming with the penguins at the new england aquarium.
posted by rabi at 3:36 PM on October 10, 2001


I would get really really ripped the night before, eat all the beef, turkey and salmon jerky I could lay my fundamentalist hands on, then hopefully pass out and sleep through the whole hijacking-planes-and-crashing-them-into-buildings thing.

Either that or call in sick:

"H-Hello? Is Mr Atta there? *cough* I don't think I c-can *COUGH* make it to the airport today."

Actually the drinking and jerky is pretty much what I do most nights anyway.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:36 PM on October 10, 2001


Doh! Changed my mind. Got room for one more in that penguin tank, rabi?
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:39 PM on October 10, 2001


Shoddy muslims indeed! What kind of holy war is that Al-Quida running, anyway? Sheesh. I'm glad that stuff is coming out in the press, it's probably ultimately more harmful to the Jihad than all of our blustering about war and tossing bombs around.
posted by nyomi at 3:40 PM on October 10, 2001


I'd eat vodka soaked pork off a stripper's behind.
posted by QrysDonnell at 3:40 PM on October 10, 2001


I'd break into Fenway, run the bases, slide into home, and then hide behind the Green Monster for 24 hours.
posted by billder at 3:42 PM on October 10, 2001


do you believe this? does this even add up?
posted by rebeccablood at 3:44 PM on October 10, 2001


do you believe this? does this even add up?

I believe it. It's a guy thing, rebecca. Our DNA needs T & A. It's that simple!
posted by Rastafari at 3:51 PM on October 10, 2001


Early on (like 9/11 or 9/12) there were reports that some of the Florida-based guys were at a strip bar days before the attacks. I can't seem to find a link on AP.
posted by Mid at 3:59 PM on October 10, 2001


Rebecca: this seems more plausible to me than the Boston police department, a driver for escort services and a prostitute all working for the CIA. I dunno, am I missing something here? Sure, they had the conviction to die for their faith, but people don't always act consistently.
posted by lbergstr at 4:09 PM on October 10, 2001


eh.. sure Mr. Laden .. we're real busy gettin reEEEdy.. *cough* .. can you send over a few more thousand dollars? "
posted by stbalbach at 4:13 PM on October 10, 2001


It's a guy thing, rebecca. Our DNA needs T & A. It's that simple!

Hey! Cheesy cop-outs like that give the rest of us guys a bad name. You may not want to date anytime soon, but I do. So speak for yourself.

"Dear, I don't care what Rastafari says. Not all guys are like that. I swear!"
posted by gd779 at 4:22 PM on October 10, 2001


Couldn't they just wait one more day for their 73 virgin wives?
posted by entropy at 4:46 PM on October 10, 2001


Couldn't they just wait one more day for their 73 virgin wives?
posted by entropy at 4:46 PM on October 10, 2001


Last day of my life in Boston? Two words: Pub Crawl!

Then I'd probably join Rabi in the penguin tank.
posted by elfgirl at 5:26 PM on October 10, 2001


"Dear, I don't care what Rastafari says. Not all guys are like that. I swear!"

ALL guys are like that. If they tell you otherwise, they're trying to get into pants by being sensitive. They think it's what you want to hear.
posted by Rastafari at 6:06 PM on October 10, 2001


Unfortunately, I think Rastafari is right.

I also think that on my last day in Boston, I would dance in the relfecting pool down by the Christian Science Center, then steal a shitload of fried dough from a street vendor.

Also, I might sit on that huge tree halfway down the Esplanade.

Then I'd climb into the Hatshell, eat my fried dough and yell really loud, trying to pick up chicks. My DNA thinks it's a good idea.
posted by sixfoot6 at 6:17 PM on October 10, 2001


Christian Science Center's a good idea...

But then so is breaking into Fenway...

And then there's the pub crawl...

Anyone for seeing if a conductor would let you drive the T for a bit?
posted by davros42 at 6:20 PM on October 10, 2001


islamists are not who they say they are.
posted by bwg at 6:37 PM on October 10, 2001


ALL guys are like that. If they tell you otherwise, they're trying to get into pants by being sensitive. They think it's what you want to hear.

First response: Heh, heh. Second response: Ugh.

Like I said, speak for yourself. I'm a single guy, and I've never been interested in "action" for action's sake. It would feel cheap and pointless to me. Relationships are all about the person; the body is nice (yes, very nice), but an afterthought.

I obviously don't know you, so you get automatic benefit of the doubt. But a lot of guys (and, less commonly, girls) use "DNA" as an excuse for irresponsible behavior. If you feel compelled to play the field while dating, or if you're just interested in action, maybe you ought to take a close look at who you're dating and why.

Anyway, I think you said something about tangents?
posted by gd779 at 6:39 PM on October 10, 2001


entropy, Couldn't they just wait one more day for their 73 virgin wives?

They just realized that they didn't know what to do and neither would the virgins. They were looking for lessons from professionals.

Whores in Boston. Houris in paradise. It's a guy thing.
posted by Geo at 6:47 PM on October 10, 2001


Wow, you guys have some good ideas! Keep an eye out for me in the penguin tank! Don't forget the big ol' central tank, too! And that fried-dough bit... genius.
posted by whatnotever at 7:16 PM on October 10, 2001


I'd definitely have to spend my last night in the North End, though if I were headed for heaven, that might be redundant.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 7:37 PM on October 10, 2001


Like I said, speak for yourself. I'm a single guy, and I've never been interested in "action" for action's sake. It would feel cheap and pointless to me. Relationships are all about the person; the body is nice (yes, very nice), but an afterthought.

Well, ok. I should qualify my statement. Most guys are like that. Apologies to gd779. No offense indented. However, I would also like to say that my post was not off the point. It was in response first to rebeccablood's post, then (humorous) response to yours -- gd779.
posted by Rastafari at 9:11 PM on October 10, 2001


> What would you do on your last night on earth.
> In Boston.

Maybe I'd take the Red Line over to Harvard Square, browse the book stores, pick up a Harper's or New Yorker at Out of Town News, get a coffee and muffin at Au Bon Pain, and sit outside watching the people. Or maybe I'd call an old local friend or two and meet them at the Plough and the Stars.

But if I were one of the men scheduled to slap an "Allah is my co-pilot" bumper sticker on a 767 the next day, it probably wouldn't really have been my last night. I think I might have ended up at the last minute turning that airliner around, taking it down to Cuba, and trying to trade it for a beach hut and regular deliveries of cold beer.
posted by pracowity at 11:15 PM on October 10, 2001


I'm a single guy, and I've never been interested in "action" for action's sake. It would feel cheap and pointless to me. - gd779

This describes Islamic Fundamentalist mind-set perfectly!

Hopefully gd779 will stay away from cheap motels and hookers.
posted by stbalbach at 5:59 AM on October 11, 2001


No offense indented.

But what about block-left offenses? (Ok, ok, stop your groaning!) Don't worry, none was ever taken. And I didn't mean to imply that your post was off-topic (it wasn't), just that my comment had drawn the discussion off into one of those tangents you had been talking about.
posted by gd779 at 6:24 AM on October 11, 2001


What would you do on your last night on earth. In Boston.

Avoid the traffic.
posted by holgate at 6:41 AM on October 11, 2001


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