On September 10, 2001, a party was going on at the Bowery Ballroom on Manhattan's Lower East Side. As music blasted and drinks flowed, employees of The Onion celebrated their first New York issue.
That issue never made it to print, but the following week staffers gathered in The Onion's New York office and got back to work.
The 'rest of country temporarily feels deep affection for New York" was the truest headline I ever read that day.— Sumita Pahwa (@SumitaPahwa) September 11, 2017
Fwiw, the Onion 9/11 issue helped me tremendously to deal with that awful day.— WitlessDesign (@WitlessDesign) September 11, 2017
I still quote the point-counterpoint regularly. "We must retaliate with blind rage" vs "We must retaliate with measured, focused rage"— Meh and Ugh (@MehAndUgh) September 11, 2017
Everyone was understandably on eggshells for a week. Then especially the Hell piece broke the spell and we were smartass America again— Michael Gebert (@skyfullofbacon) September 11, 2017
"Hijackers surprised to find selves in Hell" is one of the greatest phrases ever written. I saw it back then; still hilarious.— Geneva Hall (@auntpappy1) September 11, 2017