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Thursday. 9.13.07 9:59 pm
There's no 'w' in it!

Anyway. I bought a coffee maker. It does pods, tea, and grounds. It even comes with coupons that expire in June of 2006. All for 6.25.

Now I need some coffee pods for it. There's the coffee all the other groups sent the VT Episcopal Youth group after four-sixteen/the tragedy/the April 16 incident/Va Tech (:p). Guess they figured after shit went down, they needed coffee. I don't know that anyone here drinks coffee. Maybe I'll take the instant stuff over to my dorm now. I'd still need a mug, though.

Any suggestions on coffee?

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You know, I wonder
Wednesday. 9.12.07 9:41 am
Considering my previous posts, I was stricken with a quandary.

After the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, did the media refer to it in other news as "incidents like December 7"? Did they just say "Pearl Harbor"? Why doesn't the media say "December 7" or "twelve-seven" in reference to it?

Was the media always this ridiculous?

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Tuesday. 9.11.07 5:53 pm
Of course, today being the anniversary of the attacks on the WTC, the news has been all "the events of 911" or "the Sept 11 incident". WTF?

Then the news did the same thing regarding the VT shooting back in April. "During incidents like April 16".

I'm getting seriously annoyed with this.

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Monday. 9.10.07 5:01 pm
I made a Lolcat.

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A brief annoyance.
Sunday. 9.9.07 3:19 pm
So the Episcopal Youth group in Littleton, CO sent the VT Episcopal group cards after what happened in April.

I was reading through them, because I figured it'd be nice to not have had the letters come in vain.

One thing I noticed, though, was that several said "when Columbine happened"... I thought Columbine was a place, not an event.

I'm not saying that to pick on the youth group, it's a very nice gesture of them to send cards after Shit Happened in April, especially since they were in the same boat a few years ago. I've just noticed overall, a tendency to assign somewhat meaningless names to events: 9-11/nine-eleven/nine one one/9[building-building]/September 11; Columbine; April/Va Tech/Tragedy.

Yeah, it's really shitty that these things happen. I guess in context, it's obvious what the person is referring to, and thusly the names aren't "meaningless". At the same time, September 11 happens every year. Columbine and Va Tech are schools. There are plenty of tragedies that occur every day.

Perhaps it happens more often than I notice where people actually say "the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001" or "the shootings at Columbine High School/Va Tech" or, as Wikipedia does it, "Virginia Tech massacre" and "Columbine High School massacre". They say "Sept 11 attacks", but there could be any number of attacks on Sept 11.

Again, most of the time these events are mentioned, it's somewhat obvious what happened... but even still... is it possible to take the time to actually say what happened, as opposed to giving the even an almost arbitrary name?

Yeah, I refer to the VT shootings as "The Day Shit Went Down" amongst my friends. That's because when it happened, the general consensus among us was "Shit Went Down." That doesn't happen around here too often. If I were talking to someone else that had no real contacts with the school, I'd go as far as to say "The VT Shootings" or something.

It's like people don't want to say things. Sheesh.

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