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A fact about 9/11 you never hear about

On the evening of September 11, 2001, thousands of Iranian people gathered in Madar Square, on the north side of Tehran, in a spontaneous candlelight vigil to express sympathy and support for the American People. They could have been executed for this act of bravery. Not saying people in that country weren’t cheering (cause many of them were), but more than 90 countries actually lost citizens on this day 14 years ago. There is always some good to find if you look hard enough.

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” 2001/09/11, thousands and thousands Iranians went instantly in the streets with candles in homage to the victims ”
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/category/terrorism/september-11/

” iranians mourn 9/11 victims ”
http://shabhaft.blogfa.com/post-134.aspx

” Iranian Students are calling for pro-american demonstrations, marking 9/11 ”
http://daneshjoo.org/article/publish/printer_1873.shtml
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=44b_1359356589&comments=1#amo1gKQ3JUoXzdow.99

Funny or Die spoofs the 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman video

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Funny or Die promptly spoofs the 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman video that went viral this week.

Watch it here.

Supertramp and 9/11

Some coincidental 9-11 foreshadowing going on in this Supertramp album cover from 1979. Never noticed it until now. Officially creepy.

Supertramp

Buy Supertramp  “Breakfast in America” here.

NYC Sitcom Map

The amount of shows and movies based in NYC is staggering. As a guy from Minnesota, I always kinda grew tired of seeing everything based in NY or LA. Of course, we have had our share here in Minnesota too. Okay well three: 1. Coach 2. Little House on the Prairie, and 3. The Mary Tyler Moore Show. If it weren’t for Tim Allen or The Coen Brothers, we probably wouldn’t have any films based here.

shows based in NYC or Minnesota
(via A Public Flogging)

More random Duck Duck stuff

Dan Wilson/ Star Tribune photo by Jeff Wheeler

Dan Wilson/ Star Tribune photo by Jeff Wheeler

1. Minnesotans are a quietly proud bunch when it comes to our local celebrities. Songwriter-singer Dan Wilson (Semisonic) cowrote the Adele piano ballad “Someone Like You,” and is enjoying it’s No. 1 status. He writes a lot in case you didn’t know and won a grammy for co-writing the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready To Make Nice.” (story)
2. This is why I don’t heroize. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to arrange a sex party during the March on Washington? (ABC News)
3. In case you haven’t heard, there was a homicide on 9/11 in NYC that remains unsolved to this day. I suppose the events of that day created the ultimate diversion for getting away with murder. (story)
4. Unreality Magazine published a gallery of celebs without eyebrows to demonstrate how having eyebrows helps us not look like escaped mental patients.
5. This picture pretty much sums up how I feel about politicians right now.
politicians
6. An honest letter to New Yorkers from a kid that “didn’t really care” about 9/11. (via McSweeneys)
7. Turn game night on its head with these awesome games from the mental_floss store. There are great educational games for the kids available too.