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September 11, 2006 11:44 AM   Subscribe

September 11th Memorial Jenga.
posted by reklaw (61 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
The American flag is a nice touch.
posted by delmoi at 11:45 AM on September 11, 2006


Two great things, together for the first time ad nauseum.
posted by Plutor at 11:46 AM on September 11, 2006


You forgot the puffs of smoke from all of the charges.
posted by wfc123 at 11:47 AM on September 11, 2006


We. Todd. Did.
posted by disgustipated at 11:51 AM on September 11, 2006


Also, in real life, the towers did not get simultaneously taller and rickitier.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:51 AM on September 11, 2006


Finally... a 9/11 FPP for MY generation!
posted by BobFrapples at 12:11 PM on September 11, 2006


That just seems... wrong.
posted by magodesky at 12:12 PM on September 11, 2006


Classy.
posted by Kickstart70 at 12:20 PM on September 11, 2006


How can something so wrong feel so right?
posted by Keith Talent at 12:23 PM on September 11, 2006


All that's missing is a bunch of dead bodies. I wonder why they didn't include those... oh right, cause thousands of dead people aren't funny.
posted by dripdripdrop at 12:23 PM on September 11, 2006


bestrest of the web
posted by GuyZero at 12:26 PM on September 11, 2006


All that's missing is a bunch of dead bodies. I wonder why they didn't include those... oh right, cause thousands of dead people aren't funny.

Tragedy + Time = Comedy.
posted by Keith Talent at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2006


too soon?!?!?!
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2006


nah, just exactly too long enough almost by now.

im in ur towers killin ur doodz
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:31 PM on September 11, 2006


You didn't see Titanic.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:37 PM on September 11, 2006


Did I miss another $30 contest to see how many pointless 911 threads we could sneak in?
posted by Rhomboid at 12:58 PM on September 11, 2006


Actually setting two Jenga sets on fire would've been too much to ask?

Amateur.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:00 PM on September 11, 2006


and the paper airplane should be in shreds by the last frame. I agree with crash.
posted by whatnot at 1:05 PM on September 11, 2006


They so could have scattered legoguys all around the wreckage. Need I mention the various states of assemblage that legomen can be posed in?

On a serious note, this appears to also be 3 years old.
posted by ninjew at 1:06 PM on September 11, 2006


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posted by afx237vi at 1:23 PM on September 11, 2006


Poignant and thought provoking. Great post.
posted by Samsonov14 at 1:28 PM on September 11, 2006


But my post was deleted as not good enough. [shaking head in amazement]
posted by ereshkigal45 at 1:31 PM on September 11, 2006


LOL! I'm sure the parents of my friends that died in the WTC would get a great laugh out of this, especially today of all days.

If only they could spread chalk powder over the whole thing to simulate the ash of incinerated people that I had to scrub from my apartment. That would make this memorial complete.

What the fuck makes this FPP worthy?
posted by Gamblor at 1:34 PM on September 11, 2006


What poor taste. Horse brasses on a brick fireplace - yuck!
posted by dodgygeezer at 1:38 PM on September 11, 2006


All this jaded cynicism is turning this into the worst 9-11 ever.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:42 PM on September 11, 2006 [4 favorites]


Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Comedy - Timing = a tragedy

Comedy - Tragedy = ?
posted by poppo at 1:45 PM on September 11, 2006


Merry 9-11 everyone!
posted by Mach5 at 2:01 PM on September 11, 2006


All this jaded cynicism is turning this into the best 9-11 ever.
posted by cellphone at 2:02 PM on September 11, 2006


I missed this post this morning
posted by Flashman at 2:04 PM on September 11, 2006


Comedy is a defense mechanism.

Once upon a time I was in a bus wreck. Mutiple ambulances, arterial bleeding, you get the idea. I'm sure the people they shipped first were more subdued, but those of us who were well enough to wait for the last ride out (another bus) were making jokes in bad taste like there was no tomorrow. Had things been a bit worse, there might not have been a tomorrow for some of us and we needed to come to grips with that.

I'd be curious to know what the mood was like on the troop transports comming home at the end of WWII.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:04 PM on September 11, 2006


Funny how 5 years of the worst 'foreign policy' in US history can turn 2400 dead office workers into just another punchline
posted by Flashman at 2:08 PM on September 11, 2006


too soon?!?!?! - StrasbourgSecaucus

It was probably too soon when this was new on the 2nd anniversary of the attacks. Now, that depends on how close you are to the events.
posted by raedyn at 2:11 PM on September 11, 2006



posted by bob sarabia at 2:14 PM on September 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


That's one animated *gif I will never forget.
posted by ninjew at 2:17 PM on September 11, 2006


Comedy is a defense mechanism.

I always hear people say that in any sort of instance such as this, and while it's true that comedy is often a defense mechanism, it's not necessarily always a defense mechanism.

That said, I don't really even find this funny. And I don't mean that in the "I'm so offended, this is not a laughing matter" way, I mean it in the "really, this just isn't, you know, funny" way.
posted by Stauf at 2:18 PM on September 11, 2006


Once upon a time I was in a bus wreck...

When you're the one facing death, it's gallows humor.

When you're using other people's very recent, very public murders --on the anniversary of their deaths, no less-- as the prop for a stupid joke, then you're just being an asshole.
posted by Gamblor at 2:19 PM on September 11, 2006


Tragedy + Time = Comedy.

Good point. For example, I do get a good chuckle out of Hiroshima. I break into laughter whenever I think of all those people just looking up at the sky, going: "Is that a bomb? Lucky for me, I'm far enough away that it won't ... AAAHH! MY FACE IS MELTING!!"

*wipes eyes* Comedy gold!
posted by pardonyou? at 2:23 PM on September 11, 2006


a little Hiroshima humor
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:27 PM on September 11, 2006


Did nobody notice the URL? MANSE.CX!
posted by Sukiari at 2:41 PM on September 11, 2006


posted by ereshkigal45 But my post was deleted as not good enough. [shaking head in amazement]

Your favorite IRC log sucks.
posted by fandango_matt at 2:48 PM on September 11, 2006



posted by quonsar at 2:50 PM on September 11, 2006



posted by O9scar at 3:04 PM on September 11, 2006


The creepiest part of that is the little smile on the airplane. Terrorists love Southwest!
posted by InfidelZombie at 3:22 PM on September 11, 2006


What's with all the 9/11 posts today?
posted by Smedleyman at 3:27 PM on September 11, 2006


I know, synchronicity, trippy huh?
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:35 PM on September 11, 2006


IF YOU LAUGH AT THIS THE TERRORISTS WIN
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:22 PM on September 11, 2006


Oh, man. Going straight to hell.
posted by cortex at 4:28 PM on September 11, 2006


I am perhaps taking this too seriously. I am a New Yorker, and memories of that day still resonate with me deeply. I am also a zealous believer in comedy, and that nothing should be held sacred when it comes to the art of funny. There is a difference, I believe, between the jenga bit and the "I'm falling for you" valentine O9scar posted. The former I find crass and stupid, and it hurts me a bit. The latter has something redeeming to it, and I really quite like it. There's a sad poignancy to it, something true being expressed about love and blindness and tragedy, and I don't find it disrespectful at all. I think it's lovely, and sad, and even kinda funny. It's art, where the Jenga gag is just small, lacking heart, and (while slightly clever) seems to have been conceived coldly, without appreciation of the magnitude of the tragedy depicted.

As I said, I am perhaps taking this too seriously.
posted by TonyRobots at 4:29 PM on September 11, 2006


Your favorite IRC log sucks.

It wasn't IRC. (Which you would know if you had looked at the links.) It was a link to a transcript of posts from an old-fashioned non-Web online community whose heart is in lower Manhattan - not just some random online group of people, but people looking out their fucking windows and standing on their rooftops seeing things unfold and then frantically checking in with each other.

Jesus.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 4:33 PM on September 11, 2006


ereshkigal45, I agree with your sentiments 100% but I think you've posted to the wrong place.
posted by TonyRobots at 4:50 PM on September 11, 2006


I know you're reading this thread, Little Steven ColberT. And I totally know you're going to use some of this shit. You are ON WATCH!
posted by DenOfSizer at 5:06 PM on September 11, 2006


Boohoo.

So this is basically just a bunch of people IMing each other. Whee.

11-SEP-01 8:57 Ellen
I think I heard the crash all the way up here. Oh god.

11-SEP-01 8:57 Stacy Horn
Jet. A big jet.

11-SEP-01 8:57 Pez
It's on AM 820. NPR's FM signal has been knocked out and an eyewitness is now speaking.

Apparently it was an American Airlines jet. A real commercial airplane.

11-SEP-01 8:57 just charlene
someone guessed that it was a 737.

11-SEP-01 8:57 Cathy
The plane is in the building!!!! I can't believe this!!!


Repeat ad nauseum.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:06 PM on September 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yes, fandango_matt. That's exactly what it is. It's a yahoo chat session.

Idiot.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 5:13 PM on September 11, 2006


Ugh... ereshkigal45, seconding TonyRobots. Regardless of the posts merits, you really don't want to get into this (at the very least, not here in the blue).
posted by Stauf at 5:17 PM on September 11, 2006


Driving home, I saw a bunch of people on a busy street corner. One of them was waving a big American flag and people were trying to get drivers to honk their horns. It was all I could do to keep from rolling down the window and shouting: "Thousands of people lost their lives, and you're acting like your team just won the World Series."

That sounds about right. Americans are deliberately alienated from reality itself. For every person in the world bothered by the sick 9/11 humor, theres probably another 100,000 or so bothered by the sickening "patriotism" of a spoiled, brutal, retard americans who celebrate their own ignorance. Of course, those billions of ungrateful anti-american bastards have no appreciation for family, not like the "patriotic" amerikan minority, who ensure that they can always turn to their families for support! Hey, maybe if we sent cardboard cutouts of lost family members to all the brown people that we bomb and shoot and kill, they wouldn't hate us so much and would learn to love life peace democracy freedom capitalism.
posted by mano at 6:22 PM on September 11, 2006


If we can't laugh at this terrible tragedy, we let the terrorists win.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:36 PM on September 11, 2006


Obviously this is the correct thread to post this to. It's been making its way around the intarnets.


posted by taursir at 7:23 PM on September 11, 2006


Oh please. Anyone looking at those photos can see that the planes didn't bring those towers down, they just don't have enough mass. I heard that there were times during which bricks were taken from the lower section of the structure for `maintenance' but there's no listing of WHO was doing the maintenance, or in fact the very nature of said maintenance. Any paperwork would have been lost in the collapse anyway.

Also the photo sequence `conveniently' fails to capture the moment of collapse, so we can't see the way that the towers fall. I don't know about you, but there's something a little arranged about the pattern of debris in the final image. Something just isn't right here.
posted by tomble at 8:27 PM on September 11, 2006 [1 favorite]



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posted by zekinskia at 9:33 PM on September 11, 2006


UFOS TRIED TO STOP 9/11!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
posted by bob sarabia at 9:37 PM on September 11, 2006


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