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As most of you have probably heard, US forces stormed a compound yesterday and killed Osama Bin Laden. It was a great victory for our troops and hopefully gives some sense of closure for the families who remain in our hearts almost a decade after the attacks of 9-11-01.
Here in NG land, the death of Bin Laden has brought things full circle. As I sat at my desk this past month making 140x90 thumbnails of crappy old kill-Osama games for the upcoming redesign, I felt lame that some of our most popular content of all time is hackneyed games tossed together by angry teenagers. I had to remind myself to put it in context; this was a major event that happened almost a decade ago and Newgrounds was the only site where people could respond in the form of games and movies.
In a way, it was our most culturally relevant period; everyone was telling me how their co-workers were on Newgrounds that day, I got to make an appearance on CNN and FOX News was showcasing some of the more popular submissions on TV.
Personally, I'm glad this period is over and I'm happy to see Newgrounds continue to move forward with larger creative ambitions. The death of Bin Laden feels like a transition point in our history and I hope that 100 years from now, people will browse the archives of NG and say "Man, those were crazy times back then."
Oh and GroggyLobster spent weeks making a new game, only to have his protagonist die the night before release.
This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.
Good memories of the times when there were so many Bin Ladin flashes. Back in 2001 - 2003 they were all over the place.
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At 5/2/11 09:53 AM, EyeLovePoozy wrote: Reading about those old flashes reminds of this one.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Haha, that's the first one I thought of when reading this thread!
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I heard that when a leader of an ideology dies, nothing changes. If anything, the leader becomes a martyr.
This too will pass.
The "War on Terrorism" era was my first beginnings here on NG,i would never get enough of watching the "Bad Dudes" guy punch the living shit out of Osama on the "War on Terrorism" collection page. :D
Of course i had to make an Osama flash in those days as well. :p
At 5/2/11 09:52 AM, ChainsawNinjaZX wrote: You think this will be the end of it, it's only the beginning.
you are right, with the death of osama, terrorist will be more rageous!
aniway... yesterday we have deleted a big black spot on the face of earth!
Signature made by illicit, thank you!
No but seriously, I'm pretty sure U.S has killed allot more innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan then any "terrorist" did.
I wasn't around yet, back when all these Bin Laden flashes hit the portal, but I do remember that the Bin Laden section used to be a popular one. Even years after "9/11".
I did find some Bin Laden stuff from NG on other websites when I was 12-14 though. One I remember in particular is:
I remember a friend of mine showed it to me. We thought it was hilarious :)
Didn't we give him weapons in the 80s?
Also: when can we expect pico day winners?
and have you determined pico day game prizes ammounts/ how many there will be?
Congratzz! Can't wait for redesign.
At 5/2/11 10:01 AM, StalkerGuy wrote: No but seriously, I'm pretty sure U.S has killed allot more innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan then any "terrorist" did.
Yeah, but those innocent people weren't American. So nobody cares.
At 5/2/11 09:47 AM, TomFulp wrote: As most of you have probably heard, US forces stormed a compound yesterday and killed Osama Bin Laden. It was a great victory for our troops and hopefully gives some sense of closure for the families who remain in our hearts almost a decade after the attacks of 9-11-01.
"Happy Birdthday, Tom." :P
In terms of turning points, there's certainly something in the air. Been there for a while now. And events both joyful and disastrous seem to be happening at an increased rate.
TIME TO RIDE THE WAVE!
Hey, now that this fucker is dead, maybe airport security in general will chill and be less paranoid and invasive...
One can always dream, right?
Anyway, congratulations to the forces who were involved in the raid! They might not get virgins in heaven, but they'll probably get a hell lot of booty once they're back on US soil :P
At 5/2/11 10:00 AM, Lost-Chances wrote: I heard that when a leader of an ideology dies, nothing changes. If anything, the leader becomes a martyr.
True. It happened with Muhammad, Jesus, Stephen (a disciple of Jesus who is worshipped as a martyr in Catholicism), etc...
It's probably going to happen to bin Laden too.
Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was assaulted. It cried, "Help! Help!" and the other peanut said, "A talking peanut? I must be going nuts!"
At 5/2/11 10:31 AM, Bahamut wrote: Nobody's gonna miss you, wanker!
Disregard that, there seems to be a problem with making fun of the death of Osama Bin Laden with mere TF2 lines.
I'm glad that bastard is dead, but the Muslim extremists are never going to dissapear fully down there the arab countries. Now they are probably pissed.