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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    It's quite interesting I guess remembering where one was during these events....but who actually gives a flying fuck where any other kunto was?
    The possibility of Hal giving his password to Chitty, and he was doing one of his Chitty Saves TD threads, did cross one's mind.

    Though none of the posts appear to have been penned by a mosaic-Down that can't spell 'too' and other three letter words, so, apparently not.

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I'm just trying to get the board speaking and not falling out...
    How am I doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    I do remember where I was when the twin towers were hit and collapsed.
    I was away, sleeping off night shift in a hotel in Lincoln, when wife called and told me to turn on the TV. The first plane had already crashed into the North Tower and I watched the second go into the South Tower live. Shocking moment and led to a very busy evening and night shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Sobriety treating you well it seems.
    I'd forgotten how miserable these hangovers send you.

    OK if its of great interest to you Army, I was in Longbridge, Birmingham, playing Pro Evolution soccer on the ps2 or 3 it was I think when the news of Princess Di's tunnel smash came in at around 1 or 2am. I think I may have lost 7-1 to my brother before heading home with his lighter and leaving him an unflushed turd in his loo.

    JFK, I can't remember, but would have been in Germany somewhere. I thought Elvis' death was bigger news.

    I'm too young to remember Bruce Lee's death but my mum and dad were extras in the movie he died filming when stationed in Hong Kong.

    Michael Jackson, I'm pretty sure I was in the Corner Bar on soi 22.

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    Chuckling at Lu and Dil's posts above.

    Also listening to youtube tunes with the music I used to listen to in the Manchester council sauna for TEFL peasants like me who can't afford to pay for private gyms.

    Fuck, I miss Manchester so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    The three seminal moments in our lifetimes unless you (or anyone else) have any suggestions.
    Well, I would have thought that 9/11 and Twin towers falling, or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, are more seminal than the death of a pedo pop star and a face that sold millions of magazines.
    But as for the original 3 events, #1 I was at an aunts place happily playing some game with my cousin when it came on the news and my mum and aunt started crying. I of course had no idea of the importance, being only 8 years old.
    #2 I was living in Outback Oz, and had driven 150km to do some shopping. Walked into the supermarket and the checkout chick was crying. WTF?
    #3 Don't remember, don't care. I do remember that one of the girls at work a few days later was still upset, so we went through all his song titles to show her what a weirdo he was....I mean, who else writes a love story to a rat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    JFK, I can't remember, but would have been in Germany somewhere.
    you are older than you let on fella or have you been reincarnated

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Fuck, I miss Manchester so much.
    so do the people who live in what its become

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    you are older than you let on fella or have you been reincarnated
    Just googled the year of JFK's death. Thought it was around 73.

    I guess that'll explain my memory lapse and the black and white footage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Just googled the year. Thought it was around 73.
    ah, i was wondering what you were before being a jovial bus driver

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    JFK was killed on the ASSy Knoll

    Princess Diana died Barlinnie Hilton doing 9 moths for making big money ( 1mm too big).

    Michael Jackson died listening in from the Danish village Solvang

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Well, I would have thought that 9/11 and Twin towers falling, or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, are more seminal than the death of a pedo pop star and a face that sold millions of magazines.
    Nobody gives a fuck about America.

    Unless you sing.

    Or a subject of conspiracy theories.

    Obviously.

    9/11 at work.

    As I said before.
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    But that's another one.

    Where were you when the twin towers got done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Go on then

    (I had to google the last)
    RFK - I was sat in the family living room when I heard the news on the TV. I went into the kitchen to tell my mother. she looked up said "OK" and went back to what she was cooking.
    Lennon - I was in a cab on 5th Avenue NYC
    Brel - I was waiting for a class to start at the French business school I was attending. Initially I misheard and thought they were talking about Jacques Borel, a quite famous French businessman, of the time.
    I couldn't understand why anyone would care (apart from family & close friends) about his death


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Neil Armstrong walking on the moon
    That was another one...and I was glued to the sofa with my dad, watching it all happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    But that's another one.

    Where were you when the twin towers got done?
    In a Bangkok bar. I had flown out of NYC that weekend. I was in the WTC the Friday before

    For many years I took the subway to/from the WTC every day. The building I first worked in was opposite the WTC and had to be demolished.
    However by the time the planes had struck my company had moved to midtown

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    JFK was killed

    Princess Diana died

    Michael Jackson died
    Don't know



    Quote Originally Posted by Happy As Larry View Post
    John Lennon
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    On the way to work

    9-11 is a given (came home from work and neighbor's wife stopped me on the road)

    Also Chernobyl, Oluf Palme Murder,Downing of KAL 007, First kiss etc

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    I was offshore in the North Sea on a Finnish icebreaker for 9/11. The internet offshore was so slow back then that it was a couple of days before anyone really had any idea of what had happened. I remember having a load of stuff confiscated from my carry-on luggage at Oslo Airport on the way home from that work trip with all the new security measures that were suddenly put in place.

    Jon Lennon... I was in the 3rd Year at comp but his death didn't have much affect on me.

    The only musician who's death really registered with me was David Bowie a few years ago. I was travelling from Thailand to Egypt (Rawlins was also on the flights) and Bowie's death was all over the news once I arrived at my Cairo hotel room.

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    Couldn't give a toss about any of them.

    So I don't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I remember very well. I was here at this house where I am now in Mae Jo. A friend called and told me to turn on the tv. For some reason, I had no tv, but I did have a computer on dial-up. The frustration waiting for the news to slowly update. Finally, jumped in my car and drove to Chiang Mai and watched it on the news at the friendís house.
    Sounds frustrating, misskit. I had to look up where Mae Jo is located. I see it is 90 mins north of Chiang Mai.
    I'm sure most people would remember where they were on 9/11 as it was a horrific day and changed life as we know it from that day forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I was offshore in the North Sea on a Finnish icebreaker for 9/11. The internet offshore was so slow back then that it was a couple of days before anyone really had any idea of what had happened. I remember having a load of stuff confiscated from my carry-on luggage at Oslo Airport on the way home from that work trip with all the new security measures that were suddenly put in place.
    Yup, life definitely changed after 9/11 and you are living proof of that. It was a nightmare.. I remember I had to fly through the US customs from Canada to go to Korea not many years after that, and vowed never to fly though the US to go to Asia after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I was away, sleeping off night shift in a hotel in Lincoln, when wife called and told me to turn on the TV. The first plane had already crashed into the North Tower and I watched the second go into the South Tower live. Shocking moment and led to a very busy evening and night shift.
    What kind of work did you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Don't remember the announcement but I do remember all the partying that went down in the following days.
    Must have been an amazing and unforgettable day!

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    JFK Assassination song; The day John Kennedy died, by Lou reed.
    He said,The presidents dead he was shot twice in the head in Dallas, and they don't know by whom.'

    This parched march thingo is great, remember all kinds of things

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    I used to look at women in the magazines. I know that it was sexist. but I was in my teens
    Also Lou reed.

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