Sunday, March 25, 2007

My Own Private September 11th.

So Sunday morning I go into the store to clean out the downstairs.

I start sweeping the floor and this huge cloud of dust started forming and at that moment I knew exactly what the folks felt like at Ground Zero when the Towers fell.

And then I sorted some comic books and stuff.

I'll never forget.


JET said...

God help you IANO.
And me, for laughing.

Kaylee said...

HAHA that was funny:)

Roger the Shrubber said...

You are a brave brave man!

cake said...

I was just trying to make supper and I kept thinking of your courage in the face of comic books...I couldn't stop crying. You're an inspiration!

mrs. bacon ace said...


Bella said...

I'm moved by your courage.

Anonymous said...


As a New York City resident who was, in fact, in residence on 9/11, I am very troubled by your apparent callousness toward the events of the day.

When the World Trade Center towers went down, they sent up clouds of highly toxic asbestos dust. Anything the dust covered was effectively ruined.

This includes the basement apartment of Orville Hooms -- who was in the process of re-cataloging his comic book collection (hence many were out of their acid-free cardboard boxes.)

So what was lost in the dust?

X-Men 94
Tales from the Crypt 38
Moon Girl 4
Richie Rich Gems 14
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 (first printing)
An entire set of "Secret Wars" in NM condition
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6 -- autographed by Jim Sterenko

and many others, as well as nearly 2,000 3mm mylar sleeves. All useless. All gone.

Too soon, man, too soon.

-- Lamont Cranston

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I just read a full toxology report of the ground zero dust and it was basically harmless. Mostly made up of drywall particles that are too large to cause any real harm.

cake said...

Large drywall particles are death to mylar sleeves. Poor, poor Orville Hooms...

cake said...

Hey! IANO stalled at 9 comments and Cake's at 8...maybe I'll actually pass him for once. Dare I hope!?