Alkaholik wrote:i had my fun for this day last night already, errrr i guess you could say this morning, one thing that kinda shocked me is that i havent heard anyone mention the second thing that comes to my mind when i hear or see 4/20, that is the Columbine tragedy....
You're right. For some reason the list of dates and events stops at '97 and didn't the school shootings occur in '99? Didn't the shooters do it specifically on that date to commemorate Hitler's B-Day or something?
yea it just really shocks me, nothing on the radio, tv or internet about it, i have heard the oklahoma bombing and hitlers birthday and all the other stuff, but just really nothing about Columbine, i dont know if people have forgotten or if they are trying to forget it. nothing major, just kinda surprised me not to hear anything
I'm thinking along the lines of South Park's Family Guy/Mohammed episode. If you bury your head in the sand it's all okay. If you never mention it, it never happened, and will keep it from ever happening again.
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