Posts Tagged ‘24’

9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 08/11

September 8, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

—————————————————————



Question #08:

I have a little list of names & faces here for a game that I like to call:



“Remember That Terrorist ?”



& I’d like you play it.

Friend: Am I on that list ?

X-Mer: No, that would be weird.

There are no prizes to win but just play along for a moment with my madness.

Friend: Don’t I always ?

X-Mer: [LOL]

So, I have 5 terrorists which I’ll name & show their picture of & you tell me if you remember them or not.

Terrorist I:

Osama Bin Laden, leader & founder of Al-Qaeda.



Friend: I think I remember a slightly longer & greyer beard but yeah. I think he’s out to sea at the moment.

X-Mer: Right.

Terrorist II:

Richard Reid, the Shoe Bomber.



Friend: Really ? That’s his face ? I’d never seen his face.

X-Mer: Right but you’d heard about the Shoe Bomber ? You remember him as well ?

Friend: With the way it ended, now’s he’s become more of a joke I think but…

X-Mer: Speaking of jokes…

Terrorist III:

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Underwear Bomber.

He had something explosive in his underwear but it wasn’t you know what, remember ?



Friend: I never saw his face like with the other guy or maybe I did see but…

X-Mer: …but the Underwear Bomber does ring a bell ?

Friend: Does ring a bell.

X-Mer: Unless I’m mistaken that’s 3 in a row. How about…

Terrorist IV:

Nidal Malik Hasan…



Friend: Was he in “24” ?

X-Mer: [LOL]

No, he wasn’t but he could’ve been. He was a psychiatrist, an American, a psychiatrist working at Fort Hood…

Friend: Oh ! Did he go crazy ?

X-Mer: …& he went crazy & starting shooting… well, basically anyone who was in his path.

Friend: Yeah sure, I heard about him, yeah.

X-Mer: An ironic twist, a psychiatrist who goes nuts.

Friend: Yeah.

X-Mer: So, that’s 4 for 4 sofar. Last 1…

Terrorist V:

Ian Davison.



Friend: Ian Davison ?

X-Mer: Yes, remember Ian Davison ?

Friend: No, unless he… was the Oklahoma Bomber ?

X-Mer: Oh, c’mon ! It’s Ian Davison, don’t you remember. He was arrested in 2009, only 2 years ago.

Friend: …no, doesn’t really… no.

X-Mer: NO !?!?!?!

Friend: Ian Davison ?

X-Mer: Well, I didn’t know him either & had to look it up…



[Info Source I]

[Info Source II]



Ian Davison, a British national, is a white supremacist who, along with his 18-year old neo-Nazi son Nicky Davison, was arrested in 2009 for planning terrorist attacks.

They had ricin, a type of poison, which could’ve easily been used to carry out terror attacks & killed many people.

Friend: I guess your point would be we all get to see the Muslim terrorist but we hardly get to see or hear anything about…

X-Mer: …I don’t know, would you say that’s the point ?

Friend: Yeah, sure. You heard about it & was very hard to ignore really because it was all over the news & this was like: “who the Hell is he ?”.

X-Mer: Yeah, who is Ian Davison ? If his group, Aryan Strike Force, apparently even wanted to topple the government why is he so unknown ?

Friend: Yeah. Sounds like a serious threat to me.

I guess it’s like what we discussed before like it’s more local as opposed to… that’s also interesting, you had the Underwear Bomber who was apparently part of Al-Qaeda.

Seems a bit weird, I don’t really believe he was actually, I believe from what I’ve read it was more like a… disappointed or maybe disturbed individual that…

X-Mer: Like a lone wolf ?

Friend: Yeah or like somebody who’s lost his way & though: “this is the right way, I’m very unhappy in my life, so I’m going to make an impact” something like that.

X-Mer: Which he did but only in a humourous sense.

Friend: Yes & now he’s going to be the laughing stock of…

X-Mer: He already IS !

Ok, so still no Ian Davison ? No ringing bell ?

Friend: No, I mean… no.

X-Mer: Well, maybe after today, right ?

Friend: Maybe.



—————————————————————

That’s it for part 8 but please check back tomorrow for part 9 of the interview, where I ask my friend about the silent & peaceful majority of Muslims.


The FINAL Day… In Quotes 5/6 & 6/6

May 26, 2010

Previously, On This Web Log:

After the sad news was announced that there’d be no 9th season, we decided to put up quotes of the FINAL 6 (2 + 4, haha get it ?) episodes of TV series “24”.

Over this past 8th season, we’ve seen the familiar with Jack Vs terrorists, the new with Jack Vs 3 – count ’em, 3 ! – Presidents & also the inevitable with Jack Vs… Chloe ???

& now, with a double episode series finale, Jack’s time… is up.



Evil Hates Jack



Seeing as World War III not starting after the 1st-ever Everybody Draw Muhammad Day is forcing our favourite Counter-Terrorism Agent into an early retirement from weekly TV programming, let’s make the most out of the little time we have left with him by taking a closer look at the last 6 episodes of the groundbreaking series 24…



The following web log entry takes place between the time you start reading & the time it takes you to finish it.

Sighs of relief by Muslim terrorists worldwide occur in real time.

It’s 02:00 PM



#01
If Jack dies today, it’s on you.

#02
Chloe, we can’t stand by & let Jack assassinate [SPOILER].

#03
What are you gonna tell the President ?
– I think it’s time she… she knows everything.

#04
Bauer was definitely wounded during the attack.
– How badly ?

#05
The U.N.
– Why ? You already got what you wanted.

#06
It reads: “All religions, all this singing, one song, peace be with you.”

#07
I am not interested in that woman’s condolences.

#08
How are we doing this ?
– By using CTU servers, we can distribute it simultaneously to everyone.

#09
President Taylor won’t be able to stop the truth from getting out.

#10
You’re destroying an agreement that took years to put together.
– An agreement made by murderers and liars.

#11
Get on your knees !
– Please, Bauer, I’m telling you the truth. I’ve got a family, I’ve got a little girl.

#12
It’s Dalia Hassan.

#13
I have just heard something that is very disturbing.

#14
I was trying to protect you.
– Protect me ? You betrayed me !

#15
It will be decades before your country recovers.

#16
I don’t see a way out of this, Madam President.

#17
We can take our case directly to The Hague.

#18
The windows on the East side of the building give him a clean line of sight down onto the podium.

#19
Chloe O’Brian, Director of CTU.

#20
The last 24 hours have been the most difficult in this long & challenging road that we’ve all traveled together to reach this moment.

#21
Jack, they’re gonna kill you.

#22
I didn’t have a choice.

#23
I have a 556 rifle pointed straight at your head.

#24
Jack, I told you everything I know.
– & you thought I believed you ?



Evil Hates Jack



& with that 24th quote, we unfortunately come to the last ever Hour Of Power With Jack Bauer & 1 last image…






Evil Hates Jack



Goodbye Chloe… Goodbye Jack… Goodbye 24… ūüė¶


The FINAL Day… In Quotes 4/6

May 19, 2010



Evil Hates Jack



Seeing as FOX not re-investing those big a$$ profits from a certain 3-D movie is forcing our favourite Counter-Terrorism Agent into an early retirement from weekly TV programming, let’s make the most out of the little time we have left with him by taking a closer look at the last 6 episodes of the groundbreaking series 24…



The following web log entry takes place between the time you start reading & the time it takes you to finish it.

Multiple forms of torture occur in real time.

It’s 01:00 PM



#01
Tell me you have a lead on Bauer.

#02
There are people within our own government that are trying cover this up, including President Taylor.

#03
I’m honored to play even a small part in such an historic event.

#04
You’re suggesting muzzling the press ?

#05
They tagged it as a .308 Springfield.

#06
He served with Jack in the Gulf before Jack was enlisted by CTU.

#07
Listen, Jack, I sure hope you know what you’re doing, because this path you’re on, there ain’t no coming back from it.
– I wasn’t planning on coming back.

#08
I want you to start erasing all your connections to me.

#09
Are you sure that’s all you need ? Should I call the doctor ?

#10
You know what he’s doing, don’t you ? He’s eliminating everyone involved, working his way up. How long before he gets to me ?

#11
Did you hear what I said ?! That’s Jack Bauer !

#12
The assailant is masked.

#13
Jack, you’re making a mistake.

#14
He’s been trying to kill the peace treaty from the start.

#15
Don’t kill me, Jack.

#16
Is it Bauer ?
– No. It’s the President.

#17
The signing is in less than 2 hours.

#18
They’re looking for you, questioning everyone, including me.

#19
The White House is trying to suppress the story.

#20
You were right about Jack.

#21
I may be her daughter but I don’t have any official role in government.

#22
Bauer knows.

#23
Think of it as uh… sacrificing a rook for a king.

#24
There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.



Evil Hates Jack


The FINAL Day… In Quotes 3/6

May 12, 2010



Evil Hates Jack



Seeing as clueless-about-next-season-writers are forcing our favourite Counter-Terrorism Agent into an early retirement from weekly TV programming, let’s make the most out of the little time we have left with him by taking a closer look at the last 6 episodes of the groundbreaking series 24…



The following web log entry takes place between the time you start reading & the time it takes you to finish it.

CTU mole shenanigans occur in real time.

It’s 12:00 PM



#01
Shot twice at close range, lot of powder residue around one of the entries, like an execution.

#02
He’s my fianc√© & I told you to leave him out of this.

#03
Bauer killed her.

#04
Something is seriously wrong here.

#05
All the police scanners are talking about you.

#06
Came in a month ago on a diplomatic visa.

#07
It explains everything that happened in the last 24 hours.

#08
So you’re a part of the cover-up ?

#09
Rumor has it she was also his mistress.

#10
The program hit on keywords “Hassan”, “nuclear”, “Bauer” but all three have been in the news in the last few hours.

#11
They’re outside of CTU & they’re all completely masked.

#12
Hey, what Jack says & what he does are 2 very different things.

#13
There are no good guys here.

#14
Are you all right, Madam President ?

#15
I think the time has come for you to distance yourself from this mess.

#16
Go to hell.
– You first.

#17
She died in agony, which is exactly what I’m gonna make you do unless you tell me what I want to know.

#18
Please… please, you’ve got to stop him. Please.

#19
Bauer’s armed & extremely dangerous, so if you don’t want to end up like these people, shoot on sight.

#20
You people are so stupid.

#21
I want the name of the person who gave the order to pull the trigger !

#22
Damn it !

#23
You dumb bastard, you swallowed it.

#24
This is for my friend.



Evil Hates Jack


The FINAL Day… In Quotes 2/6

May 5, 2010



Evil Hates Jack



Seeing as Times Square being saved by an ordinary guy is forcing our favourite Counter-Terrorism Agent into an early retirement from weekly TV programming, let’s make the most out of the little time we have left with him by taking a closer look at the last 6 episodes of the groundbreaking series 24…



The following web log entry takes place between the time you start reading & the time it takes you to finish it.

Grammatical faults occur in real time.

It’s 11:00 AM



#01
My husband wasn’t perfect.

#02
What a magnificent woman.

#03
Seven, six…

#04
Bring it on, you son of a bitch.

#05
It’s Chloe.

#06
I’ve known Jack for a long time & I’ve never seen him like this.

#07
She has no idea.

#08
Move ! Move !

#09
He’s been two steps ahead of me the whole time.

#10
I was in a CTU holding cell !

#11
This isn’t about the truth, Cole. It’s about revenge !

#12
Your note also mentioned Charles Logan.

#13
Madam President, the important thing is not to panic.

#14
Pick up the damn phone.

#15
You have recast yourself as the great peacemaker.

#16
But I know Bauer. & I can promise you, he will never let this go.

#17
I know you hate me right now but I don’t really believe you want to see me executed.

#18
You really believe Jack Bauer wants to trust some toothless
international tribunal to mete out the justice to people who killed [SPOILER] ?

#19
Now that this is all over, you deserve to hear the truth.

#20
It was a lie from the beginning.

#21
Having trouble getting the CTU comm protocols to work.

#22
Call an ambulance. Call an ambulance now.

#23
Jack, we can make a deal.

#24
Nothing.



Evil Hates Jack


The FINAL Day… In Quotes 1/6

April 28, 2010



Evil Hates Jack



Seeing as soaring production costs are forcing our favourite Counter-Terrorism Agent into an early retirement from weekly TV programming, let’s make the most out of the little time we have left with him by taking a closer look at the last 6 episodes of the groundbreaking series 24…



The following web log entry takes place between the time you start reading & the time it takes you to finish it.

Spelling errors occur in real time.

It’s 10:00 AM



#01
What the hell is Jack doing ?

#02
You crossed a line, Madam President.

#03
Even if they do, the evidence is still out there.

#04
I expected more of a fight from you.

#05
Hope that she’ll forgive me for keeping the truth from her.

#06
No, it’s the President who’s lying.

#07
What’d you do this time, Jack ?

#08
We can make it look like the prisoner was killed while she was trying to escape.

#09
Chloe, what the hell is going on ?

#10
Where’s Bauer ?

#11
Please, they’re gonna kill me. Chloe…

#12
I’m under presidential orders.

#13
The target is Jack Bauer.

#14
They’re afraid of what I’m gonna do.

#15
How far are you willing to go to protect this lie ?

#16
Some people are so invested in their fear and hatred that peace is the most threatening thing they can imagine.

#17
Son of a bitch.

#18
Put your weapons down now !

#19
We’ve got Jack. He’s locked down.

#20
I know I should feel relieved, but I just feel worse.

#21
You got a decision to make.

#22
She’s smart. She’s smarter than either of us ever gave her credit for.

#23
Stop this cover-up before it’s too late.

#24
She’s finally got some teeth.



Evil Hates Jack


B4 X-Mer: 24

December 16, 2005



Before X-Mer’s New Atlantica Page here on WordPress, there were the early days on “Windows Live Spaces”.

When they closed down, an offer was made to save & move content here.

What follows are some of my earliest attempts at… well… whatever it is I did there so long ago…





Just finished watching 24 season 4 today & oh man, it was shocking !
 
The "Bauer Power Hour" remains 1 of the few things that can claim & actually are Must-See TV. This season proved no exception for me personally.
 
I’d been spoiled greatly beforehand & therefore¬†knew a lot of what was going to happen to Jack & the baddies. But actually seeing it develop & the ending was something else.
 
There were a lot of new characters so it was great everytime a¬†familiar face showed up. People die, people live & nothing’s ever the same after this.
 
Bring on season 5…