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(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:39, archived)
# Ahahhaa,
this made me laugh.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:40, archived)
# I was saving this for midnight but I'm tired...
The tribute in light was hard on the forearms to maintain....



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(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:42, archived)
# nicely!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:05, archived)
# Thank you sir.....
Wanted to do one of those flashy zooming in type jobbies.....
But I lack skills!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:13, archived)
# nicely edited
woo:D
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:41, archived)
# hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
group ticket to hull! :D
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:42, archived)
# Try and get a table seat, will you?
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:42, archived)
# I'm terribly sorry...
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:52, archived)
# Damn!
I'll uhh... wait for the next one.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:55, archived)
# We're
gonna need a bigger train...
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:46, archived)
# Its the last one before 9/11.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:58, archived)
# Don't forget to buy a ticket before your board
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:50, archived)
#
hull! for me :(
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:11, archived)
# on the bright side, you're not alone! :D
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:59, archived)
# Yup that's got hull written all over it
Cya there.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 19:57, archived)
# Go on then!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:42, archived)
# I can see this getting a lot of use over the next 36 hours or so
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:46, archived)
# ......"we're all going on a Summer Hulliday"
...said Cliff
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:49, archived)
# Think I might give this site a miss tomorrow, I can see a lot of our cousins across the pond (and indeed here) getting all Internet Angry.
srs bsns
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:55, archived)
# I was thinking about this earlier
am I right in thinking that there was a plea from the mods or admins or something in the early days of b3ta for people to stop making fun of 9/11 quite so much?
For some reason such a thing entered my head earlier and I couldn't remember if I'd imagined it or not.

-edit- Question not directed at you, more anyone who'll listen ;)
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:58, archived)
# I have to admit that I see their point, if they did.
I know this is b3ta and anything goes, and all that, but it is still basically making light of thousands of people being killed.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:01, archived)
# While this is true
It's very depressing otherwise.

-edit- I've made my views on this fairly well known over the years anyway. I'd say there's a difference between making fun of a personal tragedy and making light of an absurd situation. And while planes full of people hitting towers full of people is utterly tragic at face value, it's also pretty fucking absurd.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:04, archived)
# My theory is that
the towers are photoshopped so much both because you don't actually see the human tragedy in the towers falling, just brick and dust.

It is images such as the falling man which do show the actual horror of the occasion and very few people use that one as a source image.

Ultimately, though, all famous images get photoshopped regularly, so it would be strange if no one ever used it.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 21:21, archived)
#
Anne Frank. Shot-in-the-head vietnam guy. Hitler vs the Jews. People's religious beliefs. Raoul Moat. I found this...
All routinely fair game. Why get all uppity about 11/9 just because it's the anniversary?
Not saying you are, hedge, btw.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:10, archived)
# It's good to hear that others have some concern about this.
At the very bottom line, there is nothing funny about it, and it's not like there is a shortage of things to joke about. But there are bastards on here who will do more of it simply because it offends.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:13, archived)
# Red rag, right here :-)
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:15, archived)
# erm
I found it pretty funny. Now go wash the sand out of your vagina.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:44, archived)
# here's funny: go fuck yourself
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:51, archived)
# Nope
It wasn't
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:17, archived)
# b3ta didn't invent satire nor bad taste.
As far as I can remember, there has been a satire magazine which published a cover story, shortly after 9/11 with the headline: "women can't drive", showing a fireman standing at ground zero.

edit: oh, found it: www.titanic-magazin.de/uploads/pics/card_849368602.jpg
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:49, archived)
# I don't even understand that ...
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:59, archived)
# eh--just smug little people who find people in the sad misfortunes of OTHERS
Lose your legs--then show us what kind of post you find to be funny.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:04, archived)
# Where is the line, though?
You've posted jokes about downs syndrome in the past. How would you justify that as being one side of the line and Herman's post on the other?

Certainly, Herman's post is not pointing and laughing at the deaths, rather he is re-appropriation a famous image to make it ridiculous. Whereas most downs jokes on the board simply are downs=lol.

There may be some argument that some imagery should never be re-appropriated, but I personally think that gallows humour is a very important way for people to cope with the darker sides of life and a psychologically very healthy thing to do.

Although I would agree that if a post's intention is simply to mock the unfortunate and feel superior to them, then that should be criticised as a shitty bullying thing to do. Some 9/11 jokes may be doing that, but not every one of them.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 21:44, archived)
# me neither.
they replaced the cover afterwards.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:05, archived)
# It's very simple..
Look at where you are.. You are probably in the wrong place if this kind of thing offends you.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 9:04, archived)
# Sorry had to do it
Its B3ta for ya
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:14, archived)
# Not complaining
Just trying to remember whether that was an actual facet of b3ta history or just a figment of my imagination.

I guess I'll have to ask Fnord...
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:18, archived)
# Not sure, Mushroom. That doesn't ring a bell.
In fairness I think most "twin tower" and other 9/11 pics I've seen haven't made fun of 9/11 or sought to belittle the human cost. What I think they've usually done is use iconic images related to an horrific event for humorous purposes, which may sometimes be uncomfortable but which I personally think is fair enough. It's something b3ta's always done, and it's part of a wider tradition of British humour.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:07, archived)
# which is one reason I'm happy not to be British
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:31, archived)
# oh, here we go.....
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:38, archived)
# We're glad you're not, too.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:43, archived)
# 'merican! I knew it!!!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:43, archived)
# 9/10/11
*mindsplit*
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 23:56, archived)
# 10/09/2011
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 0:12, archived)
# 11911 91111 90210
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 0:18, archived)
# of course, my mistake
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 14:10, archived)
# Interesting non-sequitur there.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:45, archived)
# I'm happy not to be you
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 23:40, archived)
# Get over yourself
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 21:34, archived)
# take-hoff
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:52, archived)
# Fucking hell Herman you have outdone yourself hahaha *clickie woos*
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:54, archived)
# brilliant
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 20:58, archived)
# tats a clicker
wish I could do that :(
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:01, archived)
# Hahaha!
Woos yays etc for this one!
And clx..
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:17, archived)
# hahaha turbo boost.
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:21, archived)
#
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:22, archived)
# I didn't know Michael J. Fox drove KITT now
;)
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:24, archived)
# Hahahahahahahahahaha
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:25, archived)
# Police car time!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:38, archived)
# Ok
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:59, archived)
#
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:02, archived)
# Hahahoh fuck
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 21:53, archived)
# DAMN YOU HOFFFFFFF!
(, Sat 10 Sep 2011, 22:46, archived)
# Silly Hoff
Car is not plane.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 10:58, archived)
# Another single for the Hull train please.
I LOLd then followed that with a sharp intake of breath. There's not much on B3ta that makes me feel truly uncomfortable, but this comes close. However, it's not for me to censor or criticise.

On a side note, I don't think I've seen the collision with the South tower from that angle before.
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 14:09, archived)
# hahahaha
this is amazing herman, congrats too!
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 15:59, archived)
# Ha ha
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 16:13, archived)
# hahah :D
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 16:25, archived)
# This has been
the only thing worth logging in a commenting on for years

Excellent work there sir !

The rest of you are cunts x
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 16:48, archived)
# ha ha ha
you're going to burn in hell for that one
(, Sun 11 Sep 2011, 19:11, archived)
# HAHAHAHAH!
This is fantastic!
(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 16:43, archived)