News Archive for: Sep 11, 2001 to Sep 17, 2001

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2001

Stunned

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Woke up this morning and could not believe the news. Spent the day in front of CNN and that disbelief did not pass. Made the comic; time for bed.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2001

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Photos showing before & after skyline views.

Of all people, Alan Thicke provides some interesting commentary.

Photos:
http://www.ultradio.com/
http://pf.johncglass.com/war/bla2/
http://baal.guns-media.com/images/wtc/
http://www.animusrex.com/wtc1.php
http://lightningfield.com/

The Guardian: "Americans cannot ignore what their government does abroad."

Multimedia (Flash) presentation illustrating the WTC events. In Spanish, but very clear.

Michael Moore does what he does.

Friday, Sep 14, 2001

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I went to a comic shop during lunch today and saw a line of people running down the block and around the corner. Not for the comic shop, but for the shop next door-- a shop that sells flags.

Even more Photos:
A satellite photo of the New York City area.
http://killer.gaschamber.net/~tsk/wtc/xactly/ (unfortunate URL, sorry)

Jeff Kandt: "President Bush now promises "victory" over terrorism. This strikes me as incredibly naive, or cynical, or both."

Dave Winer: "We've got to find a better use for it than use it as an excuse to unleash our anger through military force."

So many stories this morning. Almost everything Doc Searls says and links to today and yesterday is worth reading. An important thing that's been running through my head all this time, and makes no appearance at all in the President's scripted rhetoric, is summed up by Doc in this quote: "For the terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center, America was the Other, the villian. What was their story? Who else is following that story, and believes in it, for whatever reason? Why? What can we do to change that story?"

When he's off-script, George W seems to babble incoherently (scroll down to Q&A session), and I wouldn't be the first to make stream-of-consiousness links to the Tower of Babel and the Tarot Tower card.

Saturday, Sep 15, 2001

No Contest: Jennifer Babcock

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Allowing Jennifer to speak for her comic, she says, "Presenting, C'est la Vie, a comic strip starring the existentialist beauty Mona Montrois. She is published in the UCLA newspaper, The Daily Bruin."

Monday, Sep 17, 2001

Stuff:

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The Dalai Lama's letter to the President written Sept. 12th.

Kottke.org points to an older Suck.com column addressing the concept of terrorist activity as cowardice.

Gotta love that Blackholebrain: "There is no tolerance for *Dubyonics* in any discourse dealing with that which could become a world war."

And also: "And what's this with Dubya promising to 'Rid the World of Evil'? [T]hat's an extremely tall order."

Jack Masters: "As an atheist, I feel a little alienated by everyone on the news praying and talking about praying, but I certainty empathize with the families and friends of the victims."

In other news: My comic comes directly from me and deals with things that I'm thinking about at the time I make it. Expect last Tuesday's events to be a running theme for as long as I can't get them out of my mind. There is nothing inherent to comics that they have to entertain, distract and take you away from reality (though I often prefer to read comics that do just that). If you're a regular reader of Zwol, you'll be used to reading my therapy, so nothing has changed-- It's just that usually what's bothering me isn't the same as what's bothering the rest of America. I apologize in advance if I'm bringing you down.