Tuesday, September 12, 2006


There's a video going around on digg that was filmed from somebody's window five years ago today. In the background you can hear the commentary from the newsdroids. Talk, talk, talk. I vote for less talk and less action. Silence is golden.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, you know - I managed to spend Monday itself saying and writing nothing at all to anyone about That Event or about What We Ought To Learn From It. I also got to turn my attention simply away within a few seconds, every time someone brought those topics to me.

You could, too, I think. And this might help create what you want.

Nothing you don't already know, of course.

- Loren

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:35:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

I don't think it's wrong to contemplate what happened. I think it's a mistake, though, to simply yammer on about it when you have nothing to say. What I was really ranting about was the news person who was watching the tragedy unfold and just talking, talking, talking about the dust and stuff. I don't blame him - it must have been emotionally overwhelming, and he was trying to do his job. But I think STFU is a good mantra sometimes. There is too much noise in my head, and I see others who seem to have the same problem.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is ranting ever the thing to do when there's too much noise in your head or others'?

Even brief ranting advocating silence?

The course of action I described Wednesday is something that I only stick to on September 11 each year - in my experience (and maybe yours?), the single least favorable day in the calendar for helpful discussion of September 11, 2001 with people one doesn't know well. I didn't mean to recommend it for any other days than that. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

- Loren

Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

Ultimately, if your argument were true, then it would never be appropriate to say anything, without first asserting that one had no noise in one's head.

Friday, September 15, 2006 1:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for jumping in late, but why tie down every September 11 to what happened in the U.S. years ago? What's so special about that?

Couldn't every day be tied to some tragedy performed somewhere on the planet that day in the past?

And then what? Wouldn't we always be looking to the past instead of the future? Not to mention looking only at tragedy?

Someone has to ask the question of yamering noise: what are you really trying to say?

-the lady with questions.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:55:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...


And anyway, this past September 11 was the 100th anniversary of the Satyagraha movement. Personally, I think this is a much better anniversary to celebrate on 9/11.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:31:00 PM  

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