Posts tagged "september 11"

Fleshlight Wants You To Remember A Very NSFW 9/11

I was going to stay away from the brands-tweeting-smarmy-sentiments-about-9/11 stories today. But then the people behind Fleshlight, the world’s premier manufacturer of fake vaginas for dudes to have sex with, had to go and make 9/11 about them. Making fun of brands is a tired genre. Brands gonna brand. Brands will always find a way to…
By: Cooper Fleishman / September 11, 2014

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. AT&T posted this advertisement, featuring a hand holding a smartphone with an image of the memorial lights for the Twin Towers against the NYC horizon, to their Twitter page, writing, "Never Forget." Hmm, using…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2013

September 11: Tragically Inspiring

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others. But to me, September 11 is also a…
By: Daley Quinn / September 11, 2012

NBC Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview About Breast Implants

Outside of New York City, "The Today Show" chose not to air the 9/11 "moment of silence" at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the time when the first hijacked airplane hit the World Trade Center — in favor of ... wait for it ... an interview with Kris Jenner. The "Keeping Up With The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2012

Hot Links: Mark Wahlberg Makes Major 9/11 Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg is in a whole lotta hot water for giving the following quote -- about being scheduled to fly on one of the planes that was hijacked on 9/11 -- to Men's Journal: “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2012

Our Recollections From 9/11: Kate

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

Our Recollections From 9/11: Julie

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2011

4 Lessons I Learned About Resilience From The Survivors Of 9/11

I’ve heard friends say that this past week of being inundated with 9/11-anniversary footage and commentary has been overwhelming. I can more than empathize. As the co-author of Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors, I spent close to two years steeped in interview footage of those who…
By: Courtney Martin / September 9, 2011

Mind Of Man: My Plan On 9/11

I had a plan on September 10th, 2001. It was a rough plan, just broad strokes, really. But it was a plan. Because men make plans. You can’t build a bridge or pull off a bank heist or rescue a hostage without a plan. So I had a plan to get my life in order.
By: John DeVore / September 9, 2011

Our Recollections From 9/11: Jessica

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2011

Our Recollections From 9/11: Ami

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2011

Our Recollections From 9/11: Amelia

It's been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change -- how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2011

There’s A 9/11 Handbag

A purse to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks doesn't sound like it should be right. But hear me out on this. Handbag designers Jen and Chris Mascali lost their father, Staten Island firefighter Joe Mascali, on 9/11 and they are donating the wholesale portion of proceed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

“The Daily Show” Talks to 9/11 First Responders

www.thedailyshow.comWhether you come down on the Republican or Democrat side, it's hard not to watch this clip from "The Daily Show" and…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a "Wear A Hijab" event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She is inviting men and women of all faiths to don a hijab veil (for women) or kufi head covering (for men) in silent solidarity with Muslim…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2010

Holy Insensitivity: Class of 2011 T-shirt Is Totally Inappropriate

Nine high school juniors in Dearborn, MI, who are Arab-American, were suspended for wearing these T-shirts that refer to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Um, where were their parents? Or better yet, what printing company took this job? [Fox News via BuzzFeed]…
By: Annika Harris / January 7, 2010

Five Puppies Cloned From 9/11 Rescue Dog

You might not remember Trakr the dog, but even after his death, he's still making headlines. Trakr was the hero dog that located the last survivor amid the smoking rubble at Ground Zero. Five puppies were cloned from Trakr's DNA after his search and rescue handler, James Symington, won the opportunity in an essay contest.
By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2009

TSA Porn Or Security Measure?

After 9/11, airports became a place where every traveler is a terror suspect. In an effort to combat terror threats, some airports have turned into virtual high-tech strip joints. You might not have realized it, but the Transportation Security Administration has been testing 40 "whole-body imaging" machines at 19 airports. Critics say the machines, which…
By: Annika Harris / May 21, 2009

German Entrepreneur Trying To Trademark “Freedom Tower” Condoms

A German entrepreneur is applying for a federal trademark to use the Freedom Tower to market a line of condoms. His proposed slogan is "Freedom Tower: Make Love Not War." Clearly this guy lacks originality; he stole his product name from the main building in the new World Center Complex that has yet…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 2, 2009