Posts Tagged "9/11"

A part of a landing gear, apparently from a plane destroyed on 9/11, found today in lower Manhattan

(via @NYTnickc - DCPI)

Seth MacFarlane was supposed to be on a 9/11 plane but missed his flight, per Wikipedia - via @elisewho (NPR) →

On the morning of September 11, 2001, MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. Suffering from a hangover from the previous night’s celebrations,[125] and with an incorrect departure time (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent,[126] he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed.[126] Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked,[127] and at 8:46 a.m. it was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, obliterating the airplane, and killing everyone on board.[128]

In an interview with, MacFarlane said the following about his close call:

“The only reason it hasn’t really affected me as it maybe could have is I didn’t really know that I was in any danger until after it was over, so I never had that panic moment. After the fact, it was sobering, but people have a lot of close calls; you’re crossing the street and you almost get hit by a car… this one just happened to be related to something massive. I really can’t let it affect me because I’m a comedy writer. I have to put that in the back of my head.[129]

"So the Daily Intel did a video of NBC’s Kardashian “moment of silence”… and it’s kind of devastating.” - @DylanByers

Mike Piazza’s memorable HR, Sept. 21, 2001

(First MLB game played in NYC after 9/11)


Ani DiFranco reads “Self Evident” at the 92nd St. Y.

I heard her read this at Carnegie Hall not long after 9/11 [listen]. It was powerful and urgent. It’s still powerful, but it’s different to hear her read it now. The distance is clear. The delivery is subdued, refined and slightly resigned. 


A steel beam signed by President Obama was lifted into place at the top of One World Trade Center yesterday. The message reads: “We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger!”

(via thedailyfeed)


Mets Bring Back Banner Day, Honor 9/11-Inspired Banner


Esquire: Is the poster for the new season of Mad Men a desecration? Or just how we continue to reckon with 9/11?

Mad Men Season 5 Poster Controversy - Falling (Mad) Man, by Tom Junod