watershed moments in your life ......not history

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  1. SIPAWITZ

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    Sure the birth of Jesus of Nazareth or even the invention of the printing press....but we weren't alive

    Name events that you remember exactly were you were when you heard they happened

    I'll start

    I was delivering a pizza to the projects when I heard Thurman Munson died in a plane wreck...of course I told the people who got the pizza

    You're next
     
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    You fucking suck
    just fucking stop
     
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    Why do people always want to be the person to tell people that somebody died?
     
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    Here's an easy one for you shean

    9/11

    I was on the toilet bowl when my wife at the time came running downstairs and screamed..." those bastard hit the world trade center come look"
     
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    I'll never forget 9/11 when the 1st building collapsed - was watching ABC w/Peter Jennings .... :tears:
     
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    I just heard it on the radio...why not tell them

    I was in my office at Qualcomm when my Secretary walked in and said magic Johnson has aids
     
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    When did you hear what was going on? You just turn on the tv?
     
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    Here's another I remember

    Was on the third hole at Escondido country club when this lady comes out of her house and screams..."oh my God Payne Stewart died in his plane"

    Very stunned by that
     
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    I was working the front desk of a very large corporate hotel and conference center when the OJ verdict came in. We had several TVs in the lobby, and about 300+ people gathered in the lobby to hear the verdict. Usually, it was very loud, conversations, phones ringing, etc, but when the verdict was being read, all of the phones and conversations stopped. It was dead silence. When they announced the not guilty verdict, there was a collective gasp/scream, and then cussing, and so much conversation, it was so loud. But the phones didn't start ringing again for a good 20 minutes, because everyone in the country was doing what those 300 people in my lobby were doing. Talking about a murderer getting off scott free.
     
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    I was in DZ Aikens deli when people started rumbling about Michael Jackson dying....very interesting how the place became a buzz and saw some people crying
     
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    I was unemployed at the time - was having some tea & browsing the internet, my usual morning routine - someone on a board wrote that someone crashed a plane into the WTC, but I really didn't think that much of it - I figured, some yahoo took a little bi-plane and crashed it, whatever ... day went on, and I decided to check CNN.com ... couldn't get through. Tried some other news pages, couldn't get through. Thought to myself .... something's going on ... went into the living room and turned on the TV to ABC, figured if it was something big, Peter Jennings would be on. Sure enough ... :tears:

    When I saw the 1st tower come down - I started shaking, literally shaking, and couldn't stop. Many thoughts going through my head - among them, these people really know what they're doing, and they're determined .... Had to go take a shot to stop ....
     
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    Excellent!

    I was in my office and when the verdict was being read I was tipped off by my Secretary to come to the break room

    About 15 of us and when the verdict was read....we all yelled bullsiht!
     
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    On 9/11, I was a stay at home mom living in Vegas, and my husband worked swing shift, so he was home too. My mom called me and asked me if I knew what was going on. There was so much wrong and bullshit reporting going on at the time, my mom told me there were several other planes missing. I turned on the TV and saw the towers burning and really thought the world was going to end. A couple of hours later the mayor of Vegas got on TV and said there had been reports of threats against major casinos on the strip, and they were considering evacuation. How do you fucking evacuate the Las Vegas strip? So much chaos. My son was a very young infant and I was scared shitless, even though I was thousands of miles away.

    My husband stayed home from work and we got iHop take out for dinner that night. :pig:
     
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    Oh yeah - the OJ verdict. I was in Grad school, and went out to my car to listen to the verdict. After hearing it ... I was disappointed, but resigned ... and walked back into the building. Was going into the library, as one black male student was walking out. I'll never forget that snicker/snide look he gave me. :fil:
     
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    Your married with kids? :nocheer:
     
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    Ze death of pedo asshole Van Helsing and zat miselable old vaggot Jonathan Halker.
     
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    Didn't happen :nojj:

    Didn't happen. :nojj:

    Didn't happen. :nojj:

    Didn't happen :nojj:


    Didn't happen :nojj:
     
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    The Giants were playing a day game in San Diego so I had the radio tuned to KOGO for the game for the drive home from Del Mar the day before. the next morning I got in my truck for work at about 5:45 and I was still on the news channel so I heard about it and immediately tuned to The Rock 105.3 to catch Howard live before it restarted for the west coast feed.. he was clowning on KC for leaving the building
     
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    Die Old Man! :yay:
     
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    Kid.
    Singular.