Allen (allengator86) wrote,

Mega Media Monday - 02.22.10 (Disaster Edition)

Usually on Mega Media Monday I show you guys some clips that are usually light hearted, entertaining, and possibly funny with a side of viral. These are the kinds of videos I usually watch and love to share with you guys. Today's entry, however, is a stark contrast from what you usually see on here.

Word of warning: these videos, while not graphic, will probably make you sad, depressed, or even angry. I think that its important to look at the grittier side of humanity from time to time and realize that the world isn't all peaches and cream. Especially with a certain video in here, I couldn't help but feel true sadness and horror at some of these things. Again, what I am posting on here today is far from funny and is really meant to be more of a wake up call. The funny will return next week, I promise.

Today's offering of videos range from accidents to intentional disasters. The videos are all safe for any age, but they are grim, so you are warned.

Hindenburg Disaster

Challenger Disaster

Chernobyl - Aerial footage after explosion

There is also a neat video about a couple of guys who visit the site in 2006 as well as the abandoned town of Pripyat. Its actually spookier than it sounds.

September 11th South Tower Attack

I remember coming into school that day from outdoor marching band practice and heard people talk about a plane accident. I assumed it was just another plane accident until I saw the footage. My second period World History Honors class decided to take a trip to the American History class across the hall because our side of the building was not wired to television yet. We went in there and shortly after the south tower was hit and that was when we knew that this was far from an accident. I remember sitting there with my mouth hanging open, both worried for the people and shocked that something of this magnitude was happening on our soil. Watching the footage here brought those memories back. We will never forget what happened that day as long as we live, and pray that it doesn't happen again.

That was all I could handle for one week. My intention was not to kill your buzz or to make you depressed, but to remind you of things that have happened. I think its healthy to remember those things once in a while and to reflect on the future. I've been doing that the past couple of days myself. I'm not depressed, but thankful that those times are behind us.

Until next time, keep watching.

The Allengator
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