Explosions at Boston Marathon

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jakewalters
4/15/13 3:17:40PM
Details still coming in, but two explosions reported at the Boston Marathon

LINK

Deadspin has some pretty crazy pictures from the scene as well (LINK)

Sending thoughts out to all involved
FastKnockout
4/15/13 3:28:39PM
I felt sick looking at the pictures. Prayers go out to everyone hurt.
prophecy033
4/15/13 3:28:49PM
Fuck, this hurts. My thoughts are with all those there
cowcatcher
4/15/13 3:35:23PM
Lots of blood on the ground, apparently there were some lost limbs. Just sounds like a horrific scene. I doubt it was an accident considering there were two so close together. Let's hope the injuries are minimal and no one lost their life. What a shame.
postman
4/15/13 3:40:04PM
Wow that 5th pic down has some gruesome qualities(lack of a better word). What a awful day.
ChrisSabal
4/15/13 3:54:04PM
reports from Twitter, so take with grain of salt, but apparently there is an un exploded device at the Mandarin Hotel and an explosion at JFK Library.
infestructure
4/15/13 4:22:54PM
I hope the people responsible are torn limb from limb. This shit makes me ill
jakewalters
4/15/13 4:24:41PM

Posted by ChrisSabal

reports from Twitter, so take with grain of salt, but apparently there is an un exploded device at the Mandarin Hotel and an explosion at JFK Library.



just heard similar reports on CNN
FastKnockout
4/15/13 4:41:16PM

Posted by jakewalters


Posted by ChrisSabal

reports from Twitter, so take with grain of salt, but apparently there is an un exploded device at the Mandarin Hotel and an explosion at JFK Library.



just heard similar reports on CNN



I heard the fire at JFK is unrelated.
kopower
4/15/13 5:48:25PM
Terrible news. Seeing the live video replay of the bomb go off is crazy. Very early rumors, are there is a suspect in custody at the hospital. Let's hope this is true, and they nab the son of a bitch.
jakewalters
4/15/13 5:49:44PM

Posted by kopower

Terrible news. Seeing the live video replay of the bomb go off is crazy. Very early rumors, are there is a suspect in custody at the hospital. Let's hope this is true, and they nab the son of a bitch.



Apparently those reports are false I agree tho, lets get that motherfucker.
kopower
4/15/13 5:52:19PM

Posted by jakewalters


Posted by kopower

Terrible news. Seeing the live video replay of the bomb go off is crazy. Very early rumors, are there is a suspect in custody at the hospital. Let's hope this is true, and they nab the son of a bitch.



Apparently those reports are false I agree tho, lets get that motherfucker.



Damn. I thought it was to good to be true.
FastKnockout
4/15/13 7:19:41PM
Facebook really brings out the worst in our country after these events. Can't believe there are people making light of the situation and the lives lost.
pmoney
4/15/13 7:48:35PM


I guess there is no hope for the human race
jakewalters
4/15/13 7:58:37PM
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.”
-Mister Rogers
prophecy033
4/15/13 7:59:30PM
Reports are that 1of the 2 dead was a 8 year old. Puts me in an even worse mood
kopower
4/15/13 8:18:20PM

Posted by prophecy033

Reports are that 1of the 2 dead was a 8 year old. Puts me in an even worse mood



That is even worse news. So sad
prozacnation1978
4/15/13 8:36:53PM
Holy shit. Just heard about the bombs. Been at work all day. No one mentioned it at work
Saw it on the mmamania forum what happened
Crazy.
Bubbles
4/15/13 9:05:11PM
this is disgusting, I really hope they literally crucify those responsible
prophecy033
4/15/13 9:35:11PM
Looks like the new reports are 3 dead 130+ injured
jay98107
4/15/13 9:39:36PM
The great Patton Oswalt had some positive things to say about it, which made me feel better.


Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity." But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness. But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago. So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."


Made me think of Robert Kennedy quoting Aeschylus after the assassination of MLK. We must "dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and to make gentle the life of this world."
jay98107
4/15/13 9:41:17PM

Posted by prophecy033

Looks like the new reports are 3 dead 130+ injured



With missing limbs in the double digits. What a shame. An important holiday for Boston and a historic sporting event marred by this unnecessary violence.
jakewalters
4/16/13 1:01:23AM
My mind has been going a mile a minute since hearing about this and I can not get any sleep.

Anyone in the same boat?
KungFuMaster
4/16/13 1:11:07AM
If I'm allowed to speculate, I would like to point out the date of today's attack is very close to the date of the Oklahoma City bombing which I'm sure you guys knew that already.

But anyway - it's a sad day indeed and if I had a new song to share with PG I would.

Of all places - why a marathon?

KungFuMaster
4/16/13 1:17:13AM

Posted by jakewalters

My mind has been going a mile a minute since hearing about this and I can not get any sleep.

Anyone in the same boat?



I'm just turning in right now and I know my mind will be racing just like yours. Oh and Jake, when you have kids of your own - your mind will be racing twice as much. I'm not painting a bright future for you aren't I? Sorry.
jakewalters
4/16/13 1:52:02AM

Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by jakewalters

My mind has been going a mile a minute since hearing about this and I can not get any sleep.

Anyone in the same boat?



I'm just turning in right now and I know my mind will be racing just like yours. Oh and Jake, when you have kids of your own - your mind will be racing twice as much. I'm not painting a bright future for you aren't I? Sorry.



I'm gonna beat the shit out of my kids so much, I probably won't care too much for their well being. Seriously though, I have friends who are dads and am good friends with my own dad and from what I've seen the positives far outweigh the negative

and yeah.. i'm the kind of person who should be on sleeping pills but am too gunshy to take shit like ambien so i just self medicate with nyquil once or twice a week. even when i get a good workout right before i still can't help my mind from racing & keeping me up. doubt i'm gonna sleep much tonight, I tried sitting infront of CNN all day and still cant digest this tragedy.
prophecy033
4/16/13 2:57:51AM

Posted by jakewalters

My mind has been going a mile a minute since hearing about this and I can not get any sleep.

Anyone in the same boat?

yep, right there with you bro
airkerma
4/16/13 12:02:09PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Facebook really brings out the worst in our country after these events. Can't believe there are people making light of the situation and the lives lost.



I've seen jokes, conspiracy theories, and callous disregard. These were posted by "friends" for lack of better word. It really makes me more sick than the event itself...
"Oh no what if it's the gov trying to disarm us" Fuck you, people were just literally disarmed a day ago, quit the shit for a short amount of time.
KungFuMaster
4/16/13 1:33:26PM

Posted by jakewalters


Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by jakewalters

My mind has been going a mile a minute since hearing about this and I can not get any sleep.

Anyone in the same boat?



I'm just turning in right now and I know my mind will be racing just like yours. Oh and Jake, when you have kids of your own - your mind will be racing twice as much. I'm not painting a bright future for you aren't I? Sorry.



I'm gonna beat the shit out of my kids so much, I probably won't care too much for their well being. Seriously though, I have friends who are dads and am good friends with my own dad and from what I've seen the positives far outweigh the negative

and yeah.. i'm the kind of person who should be on sleeping pills but am too gunshy to take shit like ambien so i just self medicate with nyquil once or twice a week. even when i get a good workout right before i still can't help my mind from racing & keeping me up. doubt i'm gonna sleep much tonight, I tried sitting infront of CNN all day and still cant digest this tragedy.



Thanks for reminding me. I'm working very hard on enjoying life and not let 'what could happen' ruin it.