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Celebrating 9/11

I wonder if the best way to celebrate 9/11 is to do a truly American thing, something untainted and untouched by terrorism or cultural fears. Have a picnic. Go to the beach. Go on a road trip. Make potato salad. Sing some old campfire songs. Play fetch with your dog. Rub your cat's belly. Play with your kids. Call your Mom.

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touchofgrey
Sep. 8th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I was about to ask a really dumb question of why is everyone talking about 9/11 all of a sudden. (And why am I half expecting for someone to blast me for even asking.)

But 10th anniversary. Ok, I get it.

Although you aren't the first I've seen phrase it that way. We're "celebrating" 9/11?
shesingsnow
Sep. 9th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's really kind of screwed up, this whole celebration thing.

But, I figure - celebration of the way the US came together, before the patriot act and all of that insanity. Celebration of the real heroes that day. That kind of thing.
shesingsnow
Sep. 9th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
It's everywhere up here--
jackkansas
Sep. 9th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Forget 9/11.

Mourn the brave and the dead, as we do for any catastrophe. But shun another opportunity to crank up the jingoism and chest thumping. Too many other innocent dead because of all this.
dragoncaller
Sep. 9th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Um, no.
I think a truly American thing would be to dump the kids with your Mom and take off to the casino. Statistically speaking, of course. Not like I would ever do anything like that m'self.
shesingsnow
Sep. 9th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Um, no.
bwhahahaaaaaaaa. Wait, I thought McDonald's was the babysitter these days???

...

And thank a police officer. Thank you.
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