Tragedy de jour

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Marshall & Moonshine, Oct 2, 2017.

Which one affects you the most?

  1. Puerto Rico hurricane and response

  2. Las Vegas shooting

  3. Tom Petty’s passing

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  1. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    which one hits home the hardest?
    it’s anonymous.
    and it’s only tuesday.
     
  2. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    I don't do anonymous. Petty. The others are tragedies ,but have zero bearing on my life. People are killed every day. Weather is a constant. I enjoyed Tom's music. I've never been to Vegas or Puerto Rico.
     
  3. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    The body count in Vegas is staggering. Very hard to comprehend. Puerto Rico has, thus far, had under 20 casualties (IIRC). Tom Petty was a gifted artist, but a single person. Each one tragic, especially for those individuals and their loved ones.

    The loss of a single human life is a big thing. When it happens as part of the predictable cycle of life or a predictable natural disaster, it is no less disturbing to those affected. However, when it happens, en masse and out of the blue, at the hands of another human being it is even more difficult (for me at least) to comprehend and affects everyone (since we all could be the victims).
     
  4. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Me neither. I picked Tom, as well.
    I know I’m supposed to feel bad for that, but I’m done with that shit.
     
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  5. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Hard to choose between plague and cholera.

    LV is a tragedy. No one on earth should die enjoying themself listenning to music (even if it is country music) by the hand of a madman, IS or not... don't we know that in France... Terrible
    So is Puerto Rico. I have been there while on the Navy when my ship stopped at the Roosevelt Road Naval Station. I really enjoyed my stay and the people there, that is why I voted for PR.
    Tom Petty? Well, he had his life and fame. Shame he went so soon. Still, we have his music to listen too. By that, he is reaching some kind of eternity

    May they all rest in peace.
     
  6. fry

    fry Senior Member

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    I’ve been sitting here with a news channel rolling in the background for a couple of hours. I don’t even think they have mentioned Tom Petty yet. He is apparently going to be an afterthought today. Remember the day Michael Jackson died? Farrah Fawcett died the same day, almost nobody knew she died, they were wall-to-wall with the Michael Jackson story.
     
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  7. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I’m not trying to figure this mathmatically. I’m just asking which one actually made you “feel something” the most.
    Comparing the loss of life in numbers makes LV the obvious choice for some, but I’m already over it.
    I feel like I should feel more, if that translates. I really shouldn’t say this out loud, but if I’m honest, my mind wasn’t on the loss of life for more than a minute or two before it drifted to the 2A stuff that’s bound to follow.
    I’d actually choose PR over LV. Being dead is easy. Living amidst destruction is harder, if you ask me.
    Tom was the easy choice for me.
     
  8. Gmal

    Gmal Senior Member

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    I gotta say Vegas. Tom Petty, even though I reckognize his talent and impact, is still just one guy.

    Weather is kinda inevitable. It"s bound to happen somewhere sometime.

    Vegas is so fvcking unnesecary. Why the hell would anyone shoot up people just for the hell of it? That's just way beyond my grasp.
     
  9. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Since there was no ratzazz I chose TP.
     
  10. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Damn. I didn’t think anyone would pick rats ass...
    You’re fckin COLD, bro!!
     
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    At this point, mass shootings are also kind of like the weather in this regard. Nobody seems to be able to do anything about it.
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    1. Las Vegas Shooting
    2. Puerto Rico
    Tom Petty doesn't even make my list at all. I'm sure he was swell but him passing away doesn't affect me in the slightest. I can still listen to his greatest hits.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I'm going Tom Petty on this one. People get shot all the time. Hurricanes happen every year. It is sad. But having been a life long fan of Petty and having not personally known any victims in Vegas or Puerto Rico, the harsh truth is that a musician's death in this instance has a more profound impact on my life.
     
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  16. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    Many want to pretend they feel the world's pain. No thanks. This is a world of pain. Should I mourn strangers? 8 1/2 billion of them. Tom was exceptional to me because he created ART I loved. Pick your poison. High horses are made to fall off of. Like I tell Mrs. FEZZ,

    "The reason I don't cry is because I'll never stop crying."
     
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  17. James R

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    Tom Petty has hit hardest for me.
    I'm not oblivious to the others at all, it's just that I, along with many others, feel a personal connection to Tom through his music.
    He may not have known us, but we knew him.
    He was a part of my life for damn near as long as I can remember, of course I feel gutted.
     
  18. Caoimhin

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    I'm not familiar with Petty so I can't same I'm effected but everyone means something to someone so I'll go with...

    D. All of the above
     
  19. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    I'm not an "elitist." I would mourn my plumber too, he does nice work. I know his name, I've shook his hand.
     
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  20. BlankinLoud

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    It's getting to a point where one must be fckin COLD just to get through another day filled with news of atrocity and tragedy. Some days it comes down to either "rats ass" or "I need a drink."

    Those that depend on me deserve better than "I need a drink."

    Therefore it's rats ass.
     

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