CNN Pipeline subscribers will get a chance to relive 9/11 in all its horror Monday as the cablenet plans to stream a "real-time" replay of its coverage of the attacks. But these aught-one nostalgiacs will get an even more bracing blast from the past from the furrowed brow of Aaron Brown, the thought-tormented anchorman who rocketed to stardom on that fateful day, and subsequently retrorocketed his way back down to earth, where he's now in internal exile in the Copper State.
There's no better way to mark the day everything changed and yet stayed the same than by pouring out a malt liquor in honor of those instant 9/11 stars who ain't here. Who could have thought Ashleigh Banfield would survive the toxic duststorm of the collapsing Twin Towers only to be brought low by an ill-conceived bus tour across these United States? We would have like to have known you, inadvertant spam king Mir Tamim Ansary, but we were just kids. Singing cop Daniel Rodriguez, we hardly knew ye! Who dares to speak of Dr. Mark Heath, and the reality show somebody should have given him? Kings, counsellors, actual heroes, pretend heroes, careerists on the make, ordinary citizens… They are all equal now, proof that nothing is more forgettable than the the admonition, "Never Forget."