Thursday, September 11, 2008

Antichrist Television Blues

Yesterday, Becky twitted that the weather today was 'so 9/11-y'. Of course I had to come back with a snide reply that I thought it was very 9/10-y. But I got what she meant - at least where I was. Downtown was blue sky and low 70s. Not too unlike 7 years ago.

One of my work peeps has his birthday today. That's gotta suck. And he's gotta be on a plane too. Now I don't think that sucks too much. And I believe that in the law of averages it won't happen again - not like it did. But remembering his birthday isn't all that difficult.

Everyone remembers 9/11. But if you were born on 12/7 - is everyone anyone associating it with Pearl Harbor?

It still kind of floors me that it has been 7 years. It seems like yesterday. It seems like a lifetime ago.

If you haven't seen the Pentagon memorial, I find it kind of impressive....and a little weird. There is a bench for everyone who died, but the benches make-up the path of the jet into the building. A little too freaky for me.

There's really not point to this post. I thought I'd have one with my friend's birthday, but it never came into focus. I wasn't formulating anything of significance.

Why the Arcade Fire song? The title doesn't lend itself to the post - but the opening verse of the song does:

I don't wanna work in a building downtown
No I don't wanna work in a building downtown
I don't know what I'm gonna do
Cause the planes keep crashing always two by two
I don't wanna work in a building downtown
No I don't wanna see when the planes hit the ground

Freaky. But I still like the song.

Song by: Arcade Fire

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