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Where was Superman

bill\sables 15 Sep 01 - 12:02 PM
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Charley Noble 15 Sep 01 - 12:20 PM
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Subject: Where was Superman
From: bill\sables
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:02 PM

I just got home from our local supermarket. I was looking through the CD's which was next to the video section. Two kids were looking at the movies including Superman when the youngest, about 5 years old, said "Where was Superman when they bombed America" The older lad, who I presume was his brother about 9 years old answered "Didn't you see him on TV, he was wearing a firemans suit"
The wisdom of kids.
Bill


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:07 PM

Oh, Bloody Hell....... reading that is the nearest to tears I've been in all this.... not sure why, I'm not a parent.

Thankyou Bill for posting that.

*VBS*


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:20 PM

In the absence of superheroes (or shall I also add a merciful god?), many ordinary people have risen this week to fill the void.


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:49 PM

Userfriendly.org did a great comic about this very thing a few days ago...

click here


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 01:44 PM

BTW Clinton....I loved that cartoon and was glad to see you had posted it on the other thread. I took the liberty of posting it to a few others as well....it is just great! Thanks again.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: SharonA
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 02:09 PM

Wow. Thanks for posting that story, Bill.


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Bernard
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 02:20 PM

Aren't kids the best?!

Just the sort of thing we need to take away some of the pain...


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:15 PM

That's wonderful...the insight of children, eh? Thanks Bill.

Thank, too, Clinton, for the cartoon. It's a great one.

kat


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:47 PM

Oh, Bill, thanks for telling that story. And Clinton, that comic is just right.


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 05:22 PM

Out of the mouths of babes......God bless!


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Justa Picker
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 06:08 PM

Forget about Superman.
We need James Bond!


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 06:34 PM

Well, perhaps General MacArthur would do....


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Susan from California
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 06:46 PM

Maybe Gandhi.....


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Gareth
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:09 PM

No Amos, this is too important to be left to the Generals.

Douglas Haig genuinly thought he was correct.

I beg to suggest that you read the C S Forester Novel, "The General" to put this in the proper prospective.

What a bloody, bloody busines this is.

BTW I was drinking with my member of Parliament (UK) last nite. One of the Chauvenistic A*******s butted in and suggested that Collin Powell was soft on terrorism and suggesting that A'ghanistan/Dublin Should be nuked.

Full marks to our MP, he upset our A***hole by suggesting that as Collin Powell had seen combat from Platoon to C-in-C might explain why he was not "Gung Ho !"

Gareth (Still praying for the dead and bereaved)


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 12:28 PM

WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
(Les Barker)

Tell me now who are your heroes?
Tell me which have stirred your heart,
How they live and breathe and function;
Tell me what sets them apart.

Tell me; are they brave and handsome?
Are they in the public eye
Or common folk, and merely mortal?
Tell me do they fear to die?

Tell me now who are your heroes?
Some, I know, would canonise
Those whose deeds entangle others
In their own self sacrifice;

Those who meet their fates believing
Human lives are not so dear,
Meeting death with pride and purpose,
Seeking out what others fear.

Tell me now, are these your heroes?
Those who fear and yet still dare;
When we all would flee to safety
Here's the one who climbs the stair;

Here's the one who meets the danger,
Facing death for workman's wage;
Facing death for friend or stranger,
Unremarked by history's page.

Tell me now, are these your heroes?
Decent working folk who fought
And died in fire and dust and debris,
Whatever hell some fool has wrought.

Brave beyond romance or beauty;
Brave whatever brings the day;
Time to live or die for duty,
Do the job and go away.

(A tribute to the rescue workers of New York from Les Barker's website.)


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:41 PM

I donno... the song that keeps going through my head is...

"There's no gods...
And precious few hero's..."


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 04:43 PM

Kids, Bill. I have heard the sadness with which Freja talked with us, seen the tears, watched Matt, who is not given much to displaying sadness outside go quiet and pale. He's nearly 14, but he's needed some big hugs this week since Tuesday, for the children of the world the future is looking black.
Watched the re-run of this week on BBC 1 tonight, still so sad.

Lest we forget


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Alice
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 07:12 PM

Bill, thank you for telling us about those kids. Really great. Alice


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 07:55 PM

Noreen - thanks for posting Les' song.


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Subject: RE: Where was Superman
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 08:05 PM

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