thak you
September 22, 2001 3:07 AM   Subscribe

thak you speaks for itself
posted by Postroad (18 comments total)
Those are stirring images, postroad, and I think I understand the somber tone you were trying to set with your scant link description.

I am now going to violate that tone:

WARNING: This is a link to a gigantic page which contains every, single photo of every person who has cried or lit a candle on Planet Earth since 9/11. No thumbnails. Full size pics. Many, many of them. I'm on my employer's T1, and the page took nearly a minute to load.

Just a little cautionary note for the bandwidth challenged.
posted by Optamystic at 3:55 AM on September 22, 2001

sorr abut the spelling! it was early in the morning.
posted by Postroad at 4:00 AM on September 22, 2001

These tribute pages are all over the place and yet, everytime I look at them, I get a great big lump in my throat.

I am bandwidth challenged, so I didn't get to see every picture that was contained here. There was one site I was viewing the other day that contained a picture that, to me, was as eloquent and poignant as any I have seen since September 11th. It was supposedly a picture of a kid in a Palestinian school. He was holding up a sign which simply said, "Terror is the common enemy."
posted by MAYORBOB at 5:47 AM on September 22, 2001

I don't have a T1, but I have DSL. It didn't take that long to load, and I thank you, postroad, for the link.
posted by aubrey at 6:05 AM on September 22, 2001

There needs to be some kind of giant thank you card that we here in the US could send to, well, everyone who participated in these memorials.

Anyone have any ideas/links?

BTW, the site loaded quickly on my cable modem.
posted by estopped at 6:52 AM on September 22, 2001

For those of you who missed it, posted on September 14th
posted by fooljay at 6:57 AM on September 22, 2001

Which was posted in this thread, which happens coincidentally to contain a mirror of the linked site above...
posted by fooljay at 6:58 AM on September 22, 2001

Surprised nobody on Mefi is accusing these other countries of "jingoism" for showing the American flag. But, oh... oh yeah.
posted by owillis at 7:10 AM on September 22, 2001

I love the fact that most people around the world, as displayed in these pictures, have a sense of sorrow because they understand, almost instinctively, that America is Good. Thanks for the link.
posted by davidmsc at 7:18 AM on September 22, 2001

I keep wondering how many of those people in those pictures are Americans abroad, how many of those tributes were organized by Americans, how many of those people are employees of American companies and American embassies, how many of those flowers were bought and placed by Americans, and not by the citizens of those countries the photos were taken in.
posted by Mo Nickels at 8:13 AM on September 22, 2001

> I keep wondering how many of those people in those
> pictures are Americans abroad

That's what I was wondering. There are thousands of Americans living in some of the cities in those pictures, so it's no great surprise to see some flowers and candles outside the American embassies there.
posted by pracowity at 8:45 AM on September 22, 2001

You two define cynical.
posted by smackfu at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2001

no mo or opty. it was a NCIA (new central intelligence agency) it was all americans. not one forieghner sighned it. matter of fact. they were all made up on sept. 9, in a Jersey railyard while fucking your.... and prac, to say."Yeah..huh-ha, thats what i thought yogi", get a life.
posted by newnameintown at 9:20 AM on September 22, 2001


jin·go·ism (jngg-zm)

Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:14 AM on September 22, 2001

Postroad, thank you.
posted by mattpfeff at 11:03 AM on September 22, 2001

I think I speak for all Americans when I say, "Mmmmm ... hot Macedonian chicks!"
posted by geronimo_rex at 12:15 PM on September 22, 2001

Here's a strange case of someone's editorial intervention, or rather, disinformation campaign. The page Postroad links identifies the subjects of one photo as "Israelis in Jerusalem," whereas the version linked from the Google news & resources page calls them "Palestinians in East Jerusalem." It looks like the version in Postroad's link is the propaganda, since the caption as provided by the originating Reuters agency is "Palestinian women mourn during a vigil outside the U.S. consulate in east Jerusalem, September 12, 2001. Palestinians said they sympathized with the victims of the attack in the United States despite their criticism of U.S. support for Israel during the Palestinian uprising. (Reinhard Krause/Reuters)."
posted by Zurishaddai at 7:09 PM on September 22, 2001

P.S. Apparently the photo MAYORBOB mentions above, the Palestinian boy with the sign "Terror is our common enemy," was taken at the same East Jerusalem rally.
posted by Zurishaddai at 7:17 PM on September 22, 2001

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