Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bye Bye Bin Laden, But.....

This is how it started for me tonight:
Rita B.
Ok, is Osama Bin Laden dead or not? I hope he is but I hope they don't break into the Celebrity Apprentice to report it...

I too was watching Celebrity Apprentice and hoping that Nene would lay a full out beat down on Star Jones complete with chair breaking over her head. And then Twitter blew up with the news that he was dead and all I could think was that he'll still be dead in 15 minutes, just please don't interrupt my show!

So after Hope was fired I flipped to CNN and watched Wolf Blitzer talk so much that I was thought he was going to pass out from excitement. I bet he gets boners over this stuff. As we were all waiting for Obama to come out and give the official news, you could see America go from "right on!" to "America, Fuck Yeah! No one beats us!" - of course say this from the outside looking in and that's just how it appears to me. Look, I get that you're happy and you should be, but celebrating this dickheads death in the streets is no different than when there were pictures of people in the middle east celebrating the deaths of those killed on 9/11. It just pisses off those who are against you and could make them more eager to come back and hurt you again. Please be careful America, pride is one thing, don't let it be more.

I thought Obama's speech was ok, but he was clearly trying to take credit for this to boost his re-election bid next year. Maybe it's because I don't like the guy to begin with, but there was too much "I" when it should have been all about the military men and women who made this happen.

So anyway, doesn't anyone else think that Bin Laden was already dead or pretty close to anyway? He was on dialysis, of course he wasn't hiding out in caves! I kind of think that he was only the figurehead leader and that someone else has been running the show for awhile now. Why am I being a buzzkill? I'm just not convinced that killing him will bring any sort of peace - there are just so many other nut jobs out there waiting to take his spot and become famous for all of the wrong reasons.

This tweet says it perfectly:

Yes, Osama Bin Laden is dead, but it is the ideology, not the man, that was the problem. An idea is A LOT harder to kill than a person.

Also, they say that they took a DNA test to be sure that it was him that they killed. They can get the results in a day? And will it be an episode on Maury?

I'm just so glad this news didn't break during the Royal Wedding, it was bad enough that it nearly ruined the end of the Apprentice. Don't mess with my Sunday night TV dammit!

And my final thought on this - the news broke on Twitter. Not on TV and not on Facebook, on Twitter. That is why I tweet folks (and obsessively check it) because when shit goes down, it's on Twitter first.

Twitter highlights after the announcement that Bin Laden is dead:

Paul Triggian:
bin Laden was killed in a mansion. Now we have to determine who did it, in which room and with what object.
Andrew Schultz
Holy crap....just turned on the TV....SHOCKED....McDonald's is offering $1 drinks - any drink, any size - all summer long.
The Jarv
How drunk is George W getting tonight?
Jesus Christ
The Devil is officially pissed. He had to leave a fiddlin' competition down in Georgia early to file is Osama paperwork.
Osama Bin Laden
Well this sucks...I accidentally enabled location on my tweets.
John Perrotto
They should have captured Bin Laden alive and made him continually go through airport security for the rest of his life.
This new found Patriotism people are experiencing should last for a couple weeks. Or until the iPhone 5 comes out, of whichever is first.
Adam Hendra
R.I.P Osama Bin Laden - World Hide And Go Seek Champion (2001 - 2011)
Connor Turner
RT @: So... no one wants to hear about this awesome salad I just made?

“@: SEE?!?! I told you... RT @: BREAKING NEWS: Chuck Norris returns from secret trip to Pakistan.”
Scott Smith
Years from now people will say "Where were you when you heard Twitter knew more about breaking news than Wolf Blitzer?"
I will never forget where I was when I heard Wolf Blitzer tell me I would never forget where I was when I heard that Bin Laden was dead.
Sydney Barton
Yo, Osama bin Laden: I’m really happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but Waldo played the best game of hide and seek of all time.
Brian Griffin
BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump demands Osama Bin Laden's death certificate.

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