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Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:18:52 AM »
When OJ Simpson in his white Bronco led police on the slow speed chase through the streets of LA.  I was at home watching a baseball game when the news broke.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 02:37:24 AM »
Doing whatever a second-grader does.

I do remember us quietly watching the trial once in the school library and debating his guilt amongst each at lunch.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 03:06:40 AM »
Doing whatever a fetus does.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 03:14:29 AM »
Doing whatever a student does.

Plus, that was no big news halfway around the world (OJ who?), so it only got a minute or so towards the back end of the evening news.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 06:35:53 AM »
Watching news on the TV for once I guess. I was a Sophomore in High School, and Rush Limbaugh told me all I needed to know about current events most of the time... but for at least a little while that night I watched whoever was covering it.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 07:40:51 AM »
I was probably crying

Also I don't remember 911 either
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 08:43:15 AM »
Totally ignoring OJ Simpson.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 08:48:01 AM »
I was in school. I don't remember that as clearly as the "Not Guilty" verdict which we were allowed to watch in school.  I remember most of the people in the school were convinced that it was the blackest day in American jurisprudence. Of course, with the benefit of hindsight, it can be equated with just about any court finding in the state of Florida.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 01:13:53 PM »
Regretting my forced transfer from the Test and Performance Group at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station to the Special Services Engineering Department in order to implement a new NRC regulation.  In the end, it was one of the best moves that I made in my career, and there was no question in either department as to OJ's guilt.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 01:38:47 PM »
Would I still exist if I wasn't born yet?

Are we born already and assume bodily form (do our souls pre-exist some determined timeframe), or does God create our souls before we assume bodily form?

Anyway, I probably was just conceived at around 20 years and 1 day.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 01:42:16 PM »
I was at a Biotechnology high school flunking badly because I spent more time in theater, cultural centers and all places humanities people go instead of science people. It would take an year and half for me to "get" what was going on.

Cultivating my platonic crush on the short, curly-haired brunette tap-dancer/ballerina girl from my classroom;

Hanging out with the other nerds;

Playing Vampire: The Masquerade with a Malkavian, in high expectations for Changeling:The Dreaming, and power-playing psionics on AD&D 2nd Ed.

Practicing Hung-gar I suppose;

Playing video-games in the Commodore Amiga 500 and in my old MSX, while at the same time despising all things PC;

Watching anime on VHS tapes that were copies from the copies a friend made from the copy of an original Japanese one. That was a black market and no cool nerd would watch just the one or two that were on open TV back then;

Studying Kardecist Spiritism;

Practicing hypnosis with friends for fun (don't do it);

Having my first job not with family and not in school, where not only the gay boss would try to hit on every newcomer, but the girl I liked there (not the same crush from school) thought it would be a good idea to use my name to make her Jiu-jitsu fighter boyfriend jealous. Eventually a new guy arrived, the girl I liked left and I think the following year I had already changed jobs.

The first year I sported long-hair, I think.

And basically not at all aware that I was already a young adult.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 01:54:52 PM »
When OJ Simpson in his white Bronco led police on the slow speed chase through the streets of LA.  I was at home watching a baseball game when the news broke.

I don't remember where I was for this, only that I was near a TV because I watched it for a while. 
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 02:30:53 PM »
I was busy being 9.  I had more important things to worry about in those Halcyon Days, like Mario and Ninja Turtles.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 02:58:59 PM »
I was finishing up at community college after returning from Brazil.


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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 03:13:40 PM »
I was in the plane of non existence ;D
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 03:51:53 PM »
Between careers (from library work to newspapers), working at Encore Books so I missed the slow chase on TV.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 04:44:27 PM »
I believe I was watching  Ewing and the Knicks in the process of blowing another playoff series to Jordan and Co. from the Windy City.

And all of the sudden the game was interrupted by OJ in a moving vehicle, but it damn sure wasn't no Hertz commercial.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 04:50:37 PM »
About a year too early for me.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2014, 05:26:13 PM »
Sitting on the floor, or doing baby things.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2014, 05:31:41 PM »
In my happy place probably. Kids have less things to worry and a lot more ways to have fun.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2014, 07:32:40 PM »
I was missing ABC's TGIF because of the chase. (Just a kid at the time)
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 07:39:27 PM »
6th grade or something. But cant remember anything memorabile about the day or the year.. Although fi i think of it now, setting traps for Minsk and pheasants was something i was into back then. As for the day itself chances are I was goatherding after school with a meighbour my grandfather's age, dead now. Born Close to Cernăuți / Cernowitz . He Told me this story how the Romanian army shot the Jewish pharmacist in His village.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2014, 08:30:33 PM »
I was missing ABC's TGIF because of the chase. (Just a kid at the time)
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2014, 10:55:27 PM »
In my happy place probably. Kids have less things to worry and a lot more ways to have fun.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2014, 11:05:56 PM »
I was out at the mall with a friend and we wound up at his house to watch the conclusion, with his parents doing commentary.

I'm actually surprised that I remember -- it doesn't seem like it should be that much of a standout.

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2014, 03:50:45 PM »
I had just gotten back home from my youth group's retreat in Colorado (I had just graduated from high school). I was put things thing back and went into my parents room to give back some things they loaned me, turned on the TV and that was on every single station!
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2014, 10:51:09 PM »
Today (6/17) was the actual anniversary of the white Bronco slow speed chase.  Oops.   :-[

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 10:55:01 PM »
I feel so misled! I demand recompense sir!
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 10:57:24 PM »
I feel so misled! I demand recompense sir!

Sighs.... I should have verified the date rather than rely on the dumbed down media which reported the story last week. 

The best recompense is authentic Greek feta cheese.   :laugh:

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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2014, 11:00:37 PM »
I feel so misled! I demand recompense sir!

Sighs.... I should have verified the date rather than rely on the dumbed down media which reported the story last week. 

The best recompense is authentic Greek feta cheese.   :laugh:
On a fast day?!?  What, are you trying to make the guy fail on day 2? Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2014, 11:02:59 PM »
I feel so misled! I demand recompense sir!

Sighs.... I should have verified the date rather than rely on the dumbed down media which reported the story last week. 

The best recompense is authentic Greek feta cheese.   :laugh:
On a fast day?!?  What, are you trying to make the guy fail on day 2? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

OK, I take back the feta cheese and substitute a bowl of lentil soup.   :laugh:

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Re: Where were you 20 years and 1 day ago....
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2014, 03:11:28 AM »
I was wondering why this Orange Juice guy was a big deal.
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