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November 22d, 1963
Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:10 PM

Yes, we all know what happened on this date.  But did you know something else happened,  something so horrendous it's been pushed to the back of the collective conciousness of New York City residents and totally forgotten?

Here's the whole sad story of a transit tragedy:

http://www.sioctopusdisaster.com/memorial.html  

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:41 PM

Never heard of this one! Do you think that there's lots of octopususes under that water? Are we in any danger? How can we protect ourselves? Tragedy awaits the unwary! 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:41 PM

What were the other fake monuments this guy did?  The elephants?  The alien abduction?  Only a pandemic could slow that guy down...

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:52 PM

54light15
Do you think that there's lots of octopususes under that water?

You know better grammar than that.  It's "octopiii"... (pronounced Becky-fashion octop-aye-yi-yi)

That is not dead which can eternal lie ... and whenever Cthulhu wakes he'll want good pastrami...

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:33 PM

As gullible as people are today, I bet there are hundreds who see this monument in its travels, think "how sad", and believe its true. Myths promoted around the current election only prove the point.

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Posted by Backshop on Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:43 PM

It was only New Yawkers.  There's too many of them as it is...Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:51 PM

Backshop

It was only New Yawkers.  There's too many of them as it is...Smile

 

As an old Jersey guy I tend to agree!  Wink

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:25 PM

Maybe his next monument will be to memorialize the subway workers killed by the giant alligators in the NYC sewer system.

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:28 AM

In one of the Sharknado movies, the sharks invade New York and they do battle with the alligators that everyone knows live in the sewers. 

A "sharknado" is just what it sounds like. 

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:00 AM

To those of us who remember what we were doing on November 22, 1963, the OP should be ashamed of himself.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:13 AM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:15 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

To those of us who remember what we were doing on November 22, 1963, the OP should be ashamed of himself.

 

With all due respect, I remember exactly  where I was and exactly  what I was doing on 11/22/1963, and so does the wife. Both of us remember it like it was yesterday. We also recognize the artist's aim in covering the "event" with a larger event, and realize he means absolutely no disrespect.

Life moves on, know what I mean?  It started moving on 11/23/1963.  And for those with no first-hand memories of that date, it may as well have been 100 years ago. 

After all, who remembers the Lusitania  every May 7th?  In the general scheme of things, very few indeed.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:20 AM

54light15

In one of the Sharknado movies, the sharks invade New York and they do battle with the alligators that everyone knows live in the sewers. 

A "sharknado" is just what it sounds like. 

 

 

Dammit, I missed that one!  I missed the "Moby Dick" re-boot too where the "whale" eats a submarine and a cruise liner!  I miss all the good stuff!

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Posted by Convicted One on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:45 AM

Flintlock76
We also recognize the artist's aim in covering the "event" with a larger event, and realize he means absolutely no disrespect.

I have no problem with your original "spoof" post, but how can you say with certainty what was on the mind of someone who you are not in direct contact with?  I say this because you seem to have a habit of making broad generalizations about 3rd parties ("we all owe a debt of thanks to mrXX for blah blah..." being another example).

Such generalizations seem misguided,  as though you feel entitled to think on other people's behalf.   I'm not trying to pick a fight with you, but it is a tendency of yours I have come to notice.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:07 AM

Oh boy, here we go.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:48 AM

Convicted One
I have no problem with you original "spoof" post, but how can you say with certainty what was on the mind of someone who you are not in direct contact with? 

The artist explains his choice of the date and why in this article.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3817821/Something-fishy-Artist-creates-monument-paying-homage-faux-tragedy-Staten-Island-ferry-sunk-GIANT-OC

It's for the same reason he chose the date of October 24th 1929 for his "Elephant Stampede Memorial," the big news story of that date was the Stock Market Crash.  The news of "Black Thursday" supposedly  eclipsed the news of the "stampede." 

He explains himself very well. He needs no help from me.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:50 AM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:53 AM

charlie hebdo

 

 
Flintlock76

Yes, we all know what happened on this date.  But did you know something else happened,  something so horrendous it's been pushed to the back of the collective conciousness of New York City residents and totally forgotten?

Here's the whole sad story of a transit tragedy:

http://www.sioctopusdisaster.com/memorial.html  

 

 

 

And what is YOUR purpose in posting such nonsense? 

 

To have some fun.  Some people get it, some don't.  If you don't get it, move on. 

Here's the thing, if I'm channel surfing and I run into something I don't like, music, a show, or a comedian who's brand of humor I don't like or consider offensive I don't go whining to the cable company, I just change the channel. End of story.  

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Posted by ORNHOO on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:58 AM

More on the Cornelius G. Kolff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_B._Keane

 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, November 23, 2020 12:05 PM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 12:21 PM

Marines have a sense of humor and can laugh at themselves.  So do the SEALS.  

Ever hear what the SEALS say about themselves?

"It's not so much that we're good, we're not that good, everyone else sucks!"

Know how many Marines it takes to change a light bulb?  Five.

One to change the bulb, four to stand around muttering that the bulbs were tougher in the "Old Corps!"

Anyone in the mood for some service jokes?

https://www.wearethemighty.com/humor/5-hilarious-military-jokes/

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, November 23, 2020 12:52 PM

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Monday, November 23, 2020 1:02 PM

   C'mon, kids, let's see how long we can keep this up.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, November 23, 2020 1:04 PM

Paul of Covington

   C'mon, kids, let's see how long we can keep this up.

 

I think the point was made.  I will delete. 

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Posted by Convicted One on Monday, November 23, 2020 2:26 PM

Flintlock76
He explains himself very well. He needs no help from me.

Well, as I said earlier, it's not my intent to pick a fight with you. But at the same time reading the link you provide to the daily mail really isn't very convincing that the artist had nothing but benign intentions either.

Lee Harvey Oswald claimed to be a "patsy".....but just being a claim made by the perp doesn't necessarily make it so. Does it?

WinkWinkWink I mean we haven't even gotten to the artist's insensitive exploitation of stereotypes against cephalopods, and here you are forgiving him already     Whistling

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Posted by Backshop on Monday, November 23, 2020 2:46 PM

How much calamari would that make?

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Posted by Convicted One on Monday, November 23, 2020 3:05 PM

Backshop
How much calamari would that make?

I hope you are not about to regale us with tales of Redwings playoff exuberance.

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Posted by Backshop on Monday, November 23, 2020 3:09 PM

Too much ancient history to bring that up.

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Posted by Convicted One on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:34 PM

Backshop
Too much ancient history to bring that up.

Well,  "history" is at the core of our discussion.  I suppose that at the very core of this thread's topic, context is critical.....51 weeks out of the year the artist's decision to use the Kennedy assassination aniversary date as a plot device, just looks like a dumb stunt. But, one week  out of the year, ..it appears a little more pre meditated.....whether intentional or not.

I wonder if the artist would  be so cavalier as to consider using Feb 26, 1993 as his zero hour, and see how well  that went over with the locals? My guess is he would not.

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Posted by 54light15 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:09 PM

At least it's a joke, unlike the Boston molasses flood or the battle of Slapton Sands. Look 'em up! 

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