Holy fucking shit.

Postby ConcreteLobotomy on Tue Sep 11, 2001 3:21 am

There's just nothing to say about what happened today. It's so unbelievably wrong, it's surreal.<P>-=ConcreteLobotomy=-
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Postby TheGreatElBobo on Tue Sep 11, 2001 8:44 am

How could people, who think comics about death and gore are funny, be so sensitive about such things?<P>
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Postby Michael on Tue Sep 11, 2001 8:48 am

Well, I didn't feel comfortable about posting earlier, but Lee has the opportunity to reeeeeally push the tastelessness envelope here. My question:<P>How will Butch react?<P><P>------------------
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Postby Elephant on Tue Sep 11, 2001 8:59 am

Well, this comic treads a fine line between actual gore, which would not be amusing (as evidenced today), and the cartoon violence that we expect from Wile E. Coyote (which I actually watched this afternoon to take my mind off of the horror). It's basically a sick joke, but LAH seems to do a pretty good job in making it more of a joke than sick. If LAH was actually killing people and cracking jokes about it, we'd be horrified, but since it is a cartoon, we can understand that he's not serious.
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Postby Lee Herold on Tue Sep 11, 2001 9:29 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Michael:
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How will Butch react?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I heard a rumor that he may be hunting down Osama bin Laden as we speak.<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Tue Sep 11, 2001 9:34 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Elephant:
<B>Well, this comic treads a fine line between actual gore, which would not be amusing (as evidenced today), and the cartoon violence that we expect from Wile E. Coyote (which I actually watched this afternoon to take my mind off of the horror). It's basically a sick joke, but LAH seems to do a pretty good job in making it more of a joke than sick. If LAH was actually killing people and cracking jokes about it, we'd be horrified, but since it is a cartoon, we can understand that he's not serious.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks. I wouldn't do a gag about this, just like I won't touch school shootings. Regardless of how effective a defense mechanism black humor can be, there is a line. <P>Wile E. Coyote rocks.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Toddandpenguin on Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:21 am

Great open letter on your site, Lee! <P>In follow up, anyone who wants to help, one site that is helping out is <A HREF="http://www.helping.org/promos/cs_wtc.adp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.helping.org/promos/cs_wtc.adp</A> <P>This is just the sickest thing I have ever seen.<P>~dave
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Postby Pyromancy on Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:42 am

I must admit that I'm unfamiliar with Lee's choice of music but I echo the sentiment. The people responsible for this atrocity did finite damage where they thought it would be an unending source of ruin for the US. The "loss of life" was extensive, but every one who died spawned a hundred, maybe a thousand patriots who are ripe with rage and crying out for justice, and not just in the US, but all over the world.
I'd say bin Laden is guilty, but he isn't the only one to blame. His people, meaning followers not his ethnic group, are as responsible. He's a maniac, no choice. They <B>chose</B> to follow him. The image that will remain with me for the rest of my life isn't of the planes hitting the WTC or the towers toppling. It's an image of people smiling happily and dancing in the streets over this devastation. I blame them. If it weren't for people having this congratulatory attitude toward this, people like bin Laden couldn't exist.
I think that every country that kills in the name of religion should be targeted in the american retaliation because, as long as they do, bin Laden-esque fanatics will spring up. I think every country where the public burns american flags in celebration of terrorist attacks should be added to that list because they hate because they are told to, not because there's a reason. I think that bin Laden, for promoting this and probably planning this, should die a thousand deaths drowned in the blood of innocents that <I><B>he</B></I> cares about. If Butch has gone looking for him, I have one thing to say to butch, " you bring the scalpel, I'll bring the fire ants."
The US will recover. The US will rebuild. The US will still exist in ten years, I'm not so certain about the middle east.
I would also like to point out that patriotism is all but dead in the US, or was until yesterday. Until yesterday morning, social security and weak leadership were the two hot topics in US political news (scandals notwithstanding) and this morning, there's an entire country, even a world, backing the US military in just about anything they do.<P>I also think that the people who crashed the hijacked jet in Pennsylvania should be posthumously decorated for dying in defense of their country. They are true heroes.<p>[This message has been edited by Pyromancy (edited 09-12-2001).]
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Postby Gavin Chafin on Thu Sep 13, 2001 2:18 am

Lee, it's a shame that Butch couldn't have been on one of those planes. 
He would've surely taken care of those terrorists.</p>
<p><font color="#808080">But, after killing the terrorists, he probably would've
taken the plane's controls and crashed into the WTC anyway.</font>
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Postby Lee Herold on Thu Sep 13, 2001 3:59 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gavin Chafin:
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<font color="#c0c0c0">But, after killing the terrorists, he probably would've
taken the plane's controls and crashed into the WTC anyway.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm laughing out loud! You're sick, man!<P>(edited coz I tried to use UBB instead of HTML to close the font tags.)
</font><P>
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Postby Gavin Chafin on Thu Sep 13, 2001 5:22 am

I just thought of something...I hope that Boxjam wasn't offended by my comment.
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Postby Pyromancy on Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:58 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGreatElBobo:
<B>There's music!?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I just meant the lyrics, man.
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Postby TheGreatElBobo on Thu Sep 13, 2001 11:46 am

There's music!?
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Postby Toddandpenguin on Fri Sep 14, 2001 5:37 am

more moving words on the site! about love this time, no less....very well said.<P>~dave<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Fri Sep 14, 2001 9:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frodoelf:
<B>just so you know, lee. i love you. ^___^ Your opening letter is a great burst of emotion.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Aw, shucks. Thanks, man. Though it can never be betwixt us, I appreciate the sentiment. I hope we can stay friends.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Fri Sep 14, 2001 9:48 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by toddandpenguin:
<B>more moving words on the site! about love this time, no less....very well said.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks, Dave. They're not my words, though. I wish they were, but I've been too pissed to come up with anything that moving, from that viewpoint. <P>I did, however, make that "Freedom" banner, and anyone's free to snag it and post it somewhere if they like. I'm rather fond of it.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Frodoelf on Fri Sep 14, 2001 11:45 am

just so you know, lee. i love you. ^___^ Your opening letter is a great burst of emotion. <P>------------------
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