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~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 5:02 PM (permalink)
... the day of the OJ Simpson car chase ...
18 YEARS AGO !!!
http://abcnews.go.com/Arc...son-car-chase-10554624
 
 
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    chewingthefat

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    Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 5:15 PM (permalink)
    In Naples, Florida, eating Michelbob's ribs, watching TV. GO OJ, GO...to hell.
     
    #2
      wheregreggeats.com

      Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 5:20 PM (permalink)
      I was in the QFC at Mercer Island, Washington (at least when things came to a head) ... there was no grocery buying happening anywhere in the store as everyone was gathered around the TV in the coffee shop.
       
       
      #3
        wheregreggeats.com

        Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 5:21 PM (permalink)
        EIGHTEEN YEARS !!!
         
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          mar52

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          Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 6:08 PM (permalink)
          In Los Angeles, NOT on the 405, watching in amazement because there wasn't any traffic.
           
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            chefbuba

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            Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 7:04 PM (permalink)
            In LA, siting in traffic on the 101, 134, 5, 110....missed all the live tv.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 7:15 PM (permalink)
              I was fighting king salmon and lake trout on Lake Huron.
               
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                JRPfeff

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                Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 7:25 PM (permalink)
                Sitting in a hotel somewhere in Indiana eating pizza.
                 
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                  Hot Dog Empire

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                  Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 7:28 PM (permalink)
                  I was sitting on my couch planning my exit strategy, after I discovered my ex wife was seeing other man - and she didnt know that I was aware of it yet.  I remember watching T.V thinking, "Ha - there's a woman at the root of his problems as well"!!
                  Unlike OJ though, my life has continuously improved since that day!! 
                   
                  #9
                    felix4067

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                    Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 7:28 PM (permalink)
                    This was also the day my sister's divorce was final, so we were sitting in our apartment drinking heavily. I remember being cross because we wanted to watch TV and couldn't get anything but the chase.
                     
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                      baileysoriginal

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                      Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Sun, 06/17/12 10:45 PM (permalink)
                      Hard to believe it's been 18 years - the spouse had gone to one of the newly opened casinos in Tunica MS and I was studying blue prints for the house we would build 6 months later.  And we're still in it.
                       
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                        Davydd

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                        Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 9:54 AM (permalink)
                        I was at an Old Chicago restaurant in Minnetonka, MN when the chase came on all the TVs. My mother was up visiting us from Indianapolis.
                         
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                          MetroplexJim

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                          Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 10:13 AM (permalink)
                          I was hosting my youngest's eigth grade grade class party in Arlington, VA:  eighty kids running amok as I was watching the 'low speed chase' while trying to supervise the pool.
                           
                          I also remember seeing live the Howard Stern fan "prank-calling" Peter Jennings: 
                           
                          Oh, 'dis is quite tensess.   ...  Ah sees Oh-Jay.  'N he be skaared!  ... Ba-Ba Booey".  
                           
                          Jenning's disgust when Al Michaels told him that it was a prank call was both palpable and priceless.  Stern played that clip endlessly during the O.J. mess (and probably still does).
                           
                          Here's the clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP8TwjRMdS0 
                          <message edited by MetroplexJim on Mon, 06/18/12 10:36 AM>
                           
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                            ScreamingChicken

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                            Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 10:31 AM (permalink)
                            At home, listening to a White Sox game on the radio.  Back then John Rooney and Ed Farmer were the broadcast team and they were splitting their calls between the game and the chase.
                             
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                              carlton pierre

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                              Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 1:30 PM (permalink)
                              Wow, was that 18 years ago?  I was delivering pizzas I believe.  So glad both of those episodes are over!
                               
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                                fishtaco

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                                Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 1:47 PM (permalink)
                                Working, Bartending at the Kensington Club in San Diego. Thinking he might jump on 5 or 15 and head
                                for the border.
                                 
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                                  Pigiron

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                                  Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 1:52 PM (permalink)
                                  I was in Madison Square Garden watching game 5 of the NBA Finals (the Knicks beat the Rockets that night to take a 3-2 lead in the series).  At one point, hundreds upon hundreds of people were watching the chase on the TVs at the concession stands instead of the game.  
                                   
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                                    ScreamingChicken

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                                    Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                    Pigiron


                                    I was in Madison Square Garden watching game 5 of the NBA Finals (the Knicks beat the Rockets that night to take a 3-2 lead in the series).  At one point, hundreds upon hundreds of people were watching the chase on the TVs at the concession stands instead of the game.  

                                    So they were watching 1 hacker in a Bronco and not 5 hackers in Knicks jerseys?
                                     
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                                      mjambro

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                                      Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/18/12 5:25 PM (permalink)
                                      Doing customer service an M&M production line at the Mars plant in Hacketstown, NJ with a flight to CA on the following morning.  That was just before it was publicly announced that the newest M&M would be blue (by popular demand / popular vote).  Watched it on the news in a motel room that afternoon / early evening. 
                                      <message edited by mjambro on Mon, 06/18/12 5:27 PM>
                                       
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                                        Cosmos

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                                        Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Thu, 06/21/12 9:51 AM (permalink)
                                        I was beginning my own search for the real killer...
                                         
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                                          stricken_detective

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                                          Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Thu, 06/21/12 3:45 PM (permalink)
                                          My friends, bf & parents conspired to throw me a surprise party for my 20th birthday. That in & of itself was a comedy of errors, but OJ was the big topic of the day. Thanks for ruining my birthday, OJ.

                                           
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                                            travellerjames

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                                            Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Fri, 06/22/12 8:49 AM (permalink)
                                            18 years ago i was 10 years old, so probably in my home town or Barnstaple, England, and probably picking my nose, setting fire to something or falling off something! lol
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
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                                            When i were a lad this were all trees!!

                                             
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                                              MikeS.

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                                              Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/25/12 12:07 AM (permalink)
                                              In Fresno, sleeping. PP woke me up so I could watch the stupid thing. I did for about 5 minutes and went back to bed. I couldn't believe hom many of my midnight shift co=workers had watched the stupid thing.
                                               
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                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/25/12 9:25 AM (permalink)
                                                Cosmos


                                                I was beginning my own search for the real killer...


                                                Any luck so far?
                                                 
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                                                  CNW

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                                                  Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Mon, 06/25/12 11:56 PM (permalink)
                                                  I was also delivering pizzas. Everyone had it on. I was at home on Work Comp when the criminal trial was going on, so I kept track of what the jury got to hear and what it didn't. And believe it or not, I agree with both verdicts. If I had been on either jury I would have found as they did.
                                                   
                                                  CNW
                                                   
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                                                    stricken_detective

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                                                    Re:~ Where were you EIGHTEEN (18) years (YEARS) ago today ??? Wed, 06/27/12 1:35 AM (permalink)
                                                    ^^^^^^^^^You don't think Dennis Fung screwed up the investigation by only sampling every third drop of blood?
                                                     
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