Not wishing to detract from the gravity of the 9/11 events (expounded at very great length), but the first thing we read, "...never found the ghosts head", is perhaps a lighter parody of the kind of endings that accompany "It was a dark and stormy night..." at the start. Usually in a ghost and/or a horror story (headless ghosts aside) it's usually a newly-found corpse whose head is missing. Hence there's strange imagery involved in the concept of a decapitated ghost (as opposed to a ghost of a decapitee). It could have been an interestingly compounded set of tropes, of course, but given its apparent lameness it probably wasn't. 188.8.131.52 17:22, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
- They never found any traces of firemen in the ruins of the twin towers did they? No fireproof, extremely hardwearing clothing, nor axes, gas cylinders etc.? Horrific or what?
- And the layer at the top of the mounds should have contained some traces of human DNA. Right?
- That's more horrific. -- Weatherlawyer (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Children born after xkcd first came out are now old enough to have this conversation. 184.108.40.206 19:12, 5 May 2015 (UTC)