A 9/11 soda display that made Coke boxes into the Twin Towers prompted many responses, most of them either disgust or references to 9/11 memes.
This is the video for an IndieGoGo campaign called September 11th Redux with a goal of $1.5 million. The key quote from the information section of the fundraising campaign is this: "We are like a Mythbusters for September 11th." That pretty much says it all. These people want a lot of money to recreate 9-11 in whatever country they think will actually let them do this.
Who knows if they will reach their goal/be allowed to drive an extremely large aircraft on autopilot into a building. But hey, if you donate $125 you'll get a T-Shirt that says "9-11: THE REDUX" which will be awesome for those of you who love explaining your clothing to the TSA and Federal officers.
Jon Stewart may be off of television, but he's not out of politics.
He's currently lobbying members of Congress to renew a compensation package for the first responders who braved their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. You can see him chase down Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, trying to gather her support for the bill.
He also had some stern words to say, according to CBS, at a Sept. 16 rally.
During a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol, flanked by law enforcement representatives and members of New York's congressional delegation, Stewart said he's "embarrassed" it's taken a public lobbying for Congress to "do what's right" and renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
"I'm here today basically to apologize," he began. "I want to apologize to all of the men and women, the first responders, that you had to come down here today. I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed for our country. I'm embarrassed for New York. I'm embarrassed that you, after serving so selflessly with such heroism have to come down here and convince people to do what's right for the illnesses and difficulties that you suffered because of your heroism and because of your selflessness."
"Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers on that day," recalled Stewart, who interviewed several first responders during his time at the Daily Show and has been active in 9/11 charities.
After 14 years of lying, Steve Rannazzisi, who you might know as Kevin from The League has come clean about Sept. 11.
In multiple interviews, including on the WTF podcast with Marc Maron, Rannazzisi told a story of how he was in the tower when the first plane hit and only barely escaped the tragedy with his life. He credited this experience for why he decided to pursue a career in entertainment.
The New York Times reported Sept. 16 that conflicting accounts led to Rannazzisi admitting the truth.
Confronted this week, though, with evidence that undermined his account, Mr. Rannazzisi, after a day of deliberation, acknowledged on Tuesday that his account was fiction. Actually, he had been working in Midtown that day, and not for Merrill Lynch, which has no record of his employment and had no offices in either tower.
"I was not at the Trade Center on that day," he said in a statement provided by his publicist, Matthew Labov. "I don't know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry."
...Mr. Rannazzisi, who declined requests for an interview, said in his statement that, once he had lied, he could not figure out a way to undo the damage.
"For many years, more than anything," he said, "I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn't come clean about this?"
The Times also said that the comedian's endorsers were also rethinking their relationship and it could probably lead towards a hard future in this guy's career.
All you aspiring entertainers out there, here's a tip: Don't lie about your involvement in national catastrophes.
Look Lindsay Lohan, we all know that Sept. 11 is a tough time for many people and that coherent thoughts about the tragedy still evade people even 14 years after the event. But keep it together.
Poor, poor Lindsay decided it would be a great idea to post a picture of herself and a message about Sept. 11(?) last night. But what she actually did was provide a very long, very confusing, very insane-sounding caption about god knows what that ends with "#UnitedNations".
Here's the caption:
they always come back. I love you NYC 💋they always come back. I love you NYC 💋 #godblesstheworld #michaeljackson #rip miss you as my real only private friend. For you: god, for all hurts and wrongs, please let me forgive, Allah please let me be forgiven, and all forgive themselves. Please and thank you. (Someone I was with the night before several towers fell, it felt like not a curse, but more like a spell.. What we think in America is not always clear, we don't have @peta commercials / you just kill deer....with this being said, I'm a girl with a reputation mislead... Like a diamond in the rough, you, now, for 25 years have seen me on TV and screen.. So i am programmed 🔺to stand tough. Black or white - in life, rather than love we create a fight of an ideal situation of an unexceptional, yet unacceptable future that @TMZ @Eonline @HarveylevinTMZ & #harveyweinstein ..couldn't and wouldn't even care to describe any thought of the people we forget to help when a franchise film comes out and, If money means more than freedom- than stay in California. If helping others is a passion, talk to angelina jolie... If you want to be a brilliant actress, work wth Meryl Streep ...at the end of the day- republican or democrats --- BE HERE NOW @oprah and live with integrity. Or go to sleep. The most beautiful life comes cheap. Stop fighting and using artists for distractions. It's boring... 🙏 #UnitedNations
Either this is performance art, or someone hilarious hopped on her account, or we should all continue to be very worried about her.
Not sure how something conceivably about Sept. 11 turned so quickly into something about Michael Jackson. Not sure why she asks god to help her forgive, but only Allah to let her be forgiven. Not sure if she's mad at Oprah or using her as an example of something good.
Just really not sure.
On the night before Sept. 11, people in Manhattan were treated to a remarkable sight. A vibrant rainbow landed directly on One World Trade Center, creating a beautiful picture as our nation prepares to remember the tragic events of 2001.
NBC Nightly News posted the picture on their Facebook page to commemorate the event.
On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, a rainbow appeared to emerge from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.
So, a very upset Englishman had a problem that would only happen in your nightmares.
His girlfriend let the cat eat his bacon and he desperately wants the police to come in and assert some justice. His suffering cannot be measured and has sent shockwaves across the globe for those who crave righteousness for such a heinous situation.
News outlets are reporting it even over the pond.:
An Englishman called the emergency line for the West Yorkshire Police recently to report that his girlfriend had let his feline eat his bacon. And not only that, but he wanted to move forward with charges on both the kitty and the girlfriend.
Here's a video that includes the audio of that very important emergency phone call in question:
If this man cannot find justice, where does it exist in the world?
A Florida woman was being held hostage in her home by her boyfriend on Tuesday, and a Pizza Hut helped save her life.
Cheryl Treadway and her kids were being threatened by a man named Ethan Nickerson at knifepoint and were not allowed to leave.
Nickerson also took away her cell phone, but he let her use it briefly to order a pizza, according toMyFox Tampa.
That’s when she used some quick thinking to write “911 hostage help” in the comments section of her order.
A chef at the Pizza Hut noticed the strange message and the restaurant quickly alerted the police.
The suspect was then arrested and charged, while Treadway and her kids escaped to safety.
This story is very similar to another real-life incident which was used in a Superbowl ad this year to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Facebook and Instagram were down for a brief period of time on Monday, and this was enough to send some people into a panic.
The local 911 dispatcher in the East Bay area of California told the Claycord blog that they received 5 different calls from people complaining about the outage.
“Our lines are [sic] dedicated to handle life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it’s not a matter of life and death when it stops working,” the dispatcher said. “One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn’t a life threatening emergency.”
The hacker group Lizard Squad initially claimed responsibility for the outage, but Facebook later issued a statement denying the group’s involvement.
“Earlier today many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram,” they said. “This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.”
Fortunately it only lasted an hour, so these 5 terrible people were able to quickly get back to posting selfies, babies and gross food pictures. PHEW.
Build-A-Bear's hastily-deleted tweet was just one of several brands caught in the act of turning one of the most deadly attacks on American soil into a chance to promote their #brand with #sales on Twitter. That doesn't even compare to these four though. Here's Intimacy Box, a lingerie company, who had the gumption to even get the date of the attack wrong:
CVS couldn't resist slapping their corporate logo on their sentimentality (via Seth Fiegerman):
Of course, what better way to think about and honor 9/11 than from a company that makes prosthetic fappable lady-bits:
And finally, here's a series of tweets (via Brandon Wall) from a Bikram Yoga studio in Arlington, VA:
Bikram Yoga eventually apologized for any insensitivity, but not before laying down the Loose Change conspiracy nonsense and a healthy lack of Basic Human Dignity.
Oh, wow -- a school district in El Paso, TX, is investigating after a fourth grader reported to mom that her teacher forced the class to draw graphic images of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
"We had to draw the boom cloud and the planes hitting and people jumping out of windows," mom Ivie Gremillion said her daughter told her. "That's something that kids should get in trouble for drawing. That's people being murdered, people committing suicide."
The drawings depict stick figures falling from the burning buildings with speech bubbles that read "help" and "I love you."
Even worse, Gremillion's husband is headed to Afghanistan in the next few months, and she says her daughter is convinced he's going to die because the teacher said that "the Afghans did this because they hate all of us and they want to kill all of us."
The school district has apologized to parents and promises to resolve the matter asap.