Daily Archives: September 29, 2005

The WTC

I posted this late last night and I have some more thoughts about it now.

Right after 9/11, shots of the World Trade Center, shot before the attacks, were deleted from many movies. The one that comes to mind immediately was a scene, shown in the original trailer, from Spiderman. The scene showed a helicopter caught in a giant web strung between the Towers. This scene was deleted from the movie. I thought, perhaps, they’d include it as a deleted scene on the DVD, but they didn’t. Wikipedia has a list of movies and and some TV shows that were affected by 9/11 here.

In some movies the Towers were digitally removed from scenes.

This has always bothered me. Why remove them? The Towers stood until a group of religious zealots, out to take over the world, destroyed them and thousands of people inside. Removing the Towers from the films made it seem as if they had never existed. That just wasn’t right.

That was why I was so glad to see the Towers in the Lost Episode.

How do you feel about this? Please leave comments, I’m really very interested in other’s opinions on this subject.

Casey's Insurance Money is Running Out

Cindy Sheehan has signed up with a speaker’s bureau to get speaker’s fees. She sure needs the money. She lost her job because she was spending too much time away from it. She told Cybercast News Service the other day:

cause Casey’s insurance money’s going to run out pretty soon.

Not only is this woman denigrating her adult son’s memory and service to this country (which is worth fighting for by the way) she’s using the proceeds from his very sacrifice to do it.

Mrs. Sheehan, I’m sorry for your loss.

I’m so glad you are not my mother.

See Angry in the Great White North and The Anchoress for more.

I Missed My Blogiversary

It was yesterday. One year blogging. I started this out on my own, then February 11th Jeff joined me here. So we have another blogiversary coming up…

One Year, over 50,000 visitors. Large Mammal in the TTLB Ecosystem.

Thanks to Chris at A Large Regular (owner of blogshares in this blog), Lorie at PoliPundit and Byrd Droppings, Betsy Newmark, Michelle Malkin, Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report, Ideazione (The Right Nation), The Anchoress, Jeanette and Newton at Oh How I Love Jesus, Matt Margolis at Blogs for Bush, Lady Jane at A Lady’s Ruminations, Laura Lee at The Wide Awake Cafe, Hugh Hewitt, LaShawn Barber, Mover Mike, and all the others who have linked to us.

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