Useful Notes Columbine Discussion

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11:19:19 PM May 4th 2012
edited by Fanra
Changing quote from:

I used to think that there were some things that are so obvious you couldn't misunderstand them, but I was wrong. The Columbine is the state flower of Colorado. The state wanted to put out a license plate showing an image of the Columbine flower, with its name below, the date of the incident, and the phrase "Choose Life". Rather than reading it as a memory of what happened at the school, some people immmediately presumed it was an anti-abortion message! —Andrea L. Anders, Lakewood, Colorado


"I wouldn't say a single word to them; I would listen to what they have to say, and that's what no one did." - Marilyn Manson

It seems to make more sense. And yes, any state with a "Choose Life" license plate would be assumed to be an anti-abortion plate since a number of states have those exact same words on anti-abortion plates.
05:04:34 PM Aug 23rd 2011
edited by QAZ
  • "The black comedy exploitation film Duck! The Carbine High Massacre. Released exactly one year after Columbine, Duck! was the first film to be made about the killings, and without a doubt the most tasteless. The makers of the film were arrested and briefly imprisoned for bringing guns onto school grounds to shoot their movie"
  • "shoot their movie"
  • "shoot"
  • lawl.
04:21:38 PM Jan 9th 2011
I recently finished "Columbine" by Dave Cullen (fantastic read, btw) which contains much debunking of the commonly accepted falsehoods regarding the Columbine massacre. Among these is the idea that Harris' rejection from the Marines was a trigger that drove him over the edge; in fact, Harris had not even received the recruiter's rejection on the morning of the massacre.

Given that, I want to remove the line "it was speculated that this is what drove him over the edge." or at least modify it to state unequivocally that this is a false idea, but I thought I should bring it up here first before I go editing the page.
08:57:44 AM Jan 10th 2011
If it's factually untrue, go ahead and change it.
01:12:53 PM Mar 26th 2010
I've decided to move a lot of the stuff in the tropes list into the main body of the article, as I feel that it would work better that way.
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