Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 5 years ago

    I was standing on the platform of an elevated train station in Brooklyn, on my way to work, when the man standing next to me said, “a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.” I turned and saw smoke coming from the South Tower. I immediately knew what was happening. I had seen it before in 1993.

  2. palin drome

    palin drome said, almost 5 years ago

    A touching exchange. Zonker realizes that B.D.’s world is not as secure as Zonker, their baby-sitter, likes to pretend.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Thank you, Gary.

  4. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 5 years ago

    I was 3000 miles away. We were watching the coverage on TV at work when the first tower fell. I felt like someone had just knocked all the wind out of me.

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 5 years ago

    @Rodney

    I got on the train and went to work, thinking the WTC is downtown and my office is in Midtown. I went to work the next day also. The subway car was packed but nobody made a sound. Three days later I found myself unable to get out of bed; I took a personal day.

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 5 years ago

    BD’s National Guard unit worked at Ground Zero:

    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2001/10/23

  7. ANQuixote

    ANQuixote said, almost 5 years ago

    At least “Cowboys & Aliens” makes sense.

  8. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @Rodney

    Me too…. Ay the time I was working the third shift….
    I happen to awaken to find the smoke was coming away from both towers….
    I was completely numb watching those towers collapse, one after the other….
    I’ll never forget that….

  9. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    “Many and sharp the num’rous ills
    Inwoven with our frame!
    More pointed still we make ourselves
    Regret, remorse, and shame!
    And man, whose heav’n-erected face
    The smiles of love adorn, —
    Man’s inhumanity to man
    Makes countless thousands mourn!”

    —Robert Burns, Scottish poet, “Man Was Made To Mourn: A Dirge” (1784)

  10. Tog

    Tog said, almost 5 years ago

    I remember that I was off work that terrible day. I’m in England and a friend suddenly emailed me to say that a plane had crashed into the world trade centre. I thought maybe a light plane and turned the TV on to witness the horror and reality of what had happened. I have never been so thunderstruck. I witness death everyday as a medic but this time the tears wouldn’t stop.

  11. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Gary, thank you…

  12. cdward

    cdward said, almost 5 years ago

    I was getting ready to go from my house to the office next door when my sister-in-law called & said a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We turned on the TV in time to watch the second plane hit. Later, I got a call that one of our parishioners – who was a FDNY firefighter – was at the WTC and hadn’t reported back. I spent the rest of the day with his family (I’m their pastor) waiting for word from him. It never came.

  13. Muchadou

    Muchadou said, almost 5 years ago

    Thank you Gary. Mxx

  14. cpl.jarhead

    cpl.jarhead said, almost 5 years ago

    Do not grieve for the dead but grieve for the liveing for they carry the burden of remembering

  15. Eric Miller

    Eric Miller said, almost 5 years ago

    Was 3000 miles away, commuting to work on a bus in LA. Still hit hard, still they sent us home (worked in a high rise, part shock, part security concern). Even though so far away, I’m with B.D. — will always remember, don’t wish to see coverage, don’t need to relive horror. At times there is a NY – LA antagonism, but on this only shared horror and complete sympathy with anyone close.

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