UNFUNNY PICTURES  9:11 am September 11, 2008

A Children’s Treasury of Terrible 9/11 Art

by Ken Layne

You could've STOPPED THE PLANES or something, but you wept. Thanks, Cunt - Wonkette
(Every year on this rotten day, we repeat this beloved 9/11 feature, sort of like how “A Charlie Brown Christmas” plays on the teevee every December.) On this solemn day a half-dozen years ago, nearly 3,000 people were horribly killed so that Rudy Giuliani could earn a hundred million dollars and run for president of 9/11 and the most corrupt administration in American History could wage endless war around the world that has killed some 700,000 people while finally restoring energy and defense stocks to the solid dividend payers favored by long-term investors. Also, “September the Eleventh” has inspired the most insipid, maudlin kitsch in the history of an already very kitschy nation, along with some truly stomach-turning old-fashioned American Huckersterism.

Uhhhhh .... - WonketteIf you thought passenger jets could be terrifying weapons, you’ll truly be terrified by the giant winged baby monster from Hell.

How did such a truly awful, gut-wrenching event inspire such stupid crap? It’s just part of our modern, idiotic culture — the same mouth-breathing instinct that compels people to pile a bunch of wet stinking stuffed animals at the site of a fatal car crash, or order a hundred Thug Life “memorial T-shirts” to remember some shithead gangsta teen who got himself shot, or make a GeoCities memorial site for Princess Diana (with animated GIFs and MIDI music of “Candle In The Wind”).

Or, if you’re an entrepreneur, maybe you just manufacture some lighters in China with bas-relief images of the burning WTC towers and Osama bin Laden’s face, and when you open it, the thing will play “Für Elise” and little LEDs will blink in the “fire.”

But nothing says “We sort of had it coming” like the endless variations of the Crying Eagle.

Oh shit a giant eagle has eaten one of the WTC towers - Wonkette

one for every year he's been away .... - Wonkette

This next one is truly emblematic of the whole pathetic trend: The fucking flag is not only somehow tattooed on the eagle’s feathers, but it’s also backwards. Show some respect, crying eagle.

NO UR DOING IT WRONG - Wonkette

While cynics will say 9/11 has been used primarily to justify a $500 billion trillion-dollar occupation and destruction of a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, optimists will point out that 9/11 could also get you a dollar-twenty-nine bag of grease fries down at the Burger King, in Hilltop Plaza:

More like FREEDOM fries - Wonkette

And if the endless pictures of the Smoke Devil attached to absurd quotes from the Book of Revelations weren’t enough, somebody decided to bring attention to yet another mysterious animal shape in the smoke:

The fuck is that supposed to be? - Wonkette

Uhhhh ….. Is it a chicken drumstick? Maybe the head of that little dude in “Gremlins”? Maybe a mooninite?

hi jesus! - Wonkette

Optimists saw Jesus as the Great Destroyer.

Let’s move on:

We won't easily forget this one .... - Wonkette

Okay, WTF? Is this what 9/11 is like in Second Life?

Uhhhhhhh - Wonkette

Burning? Is that really the word you want to use here?

America is back, babies!

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 127 comments }

Keram2 September 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

Reuse. Recycle. NEVER FORGET.

Terry September 11, 2008 at 9:17 am

Well, look at it this way. Producing these images is a cottage industry that keeps these folks inside at their computers and away from the rest of us.

Texan Bulldoggette September 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

So that’s what the Statue of Liberty looked like before she got all green-pewtered up. Sorry, but what are the scratches on her chest supposed to represent? I must hate America because I don’t know the symbolism of 3 cat scratches.

regisgoat September 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

The Bin-Ladin lighter is a real mindfuck. Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up smoking.

grendel September 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

7 years ago today I was on a plane connecting through Atlanta and missed the whole thing when it happened live… I’ve always had to experience it through the replays and hearing about it second hand. Thanks for connecting me with the true horror of those moments through these truly abominable works of “art” (although I would like to see a little more light on the naked second life lady liberty…. yowza!)

hrhkingfriday September 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

I love the crying eagle, two tears means he shanked a bitch!

dano September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am

What, no ceramic nick-nacks portraying people jumping from the 80th floor? Why does the Franklin Mint hate America?

Lorax September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am

The naked Lady Liberty is totally confusing. What is she pledging to not forget? Where she left her clothes? How she got those scratch marks on her girl-parts? How she got talked into wearing nothing but a hat? The look on her face is something between “where the hell are my car keys” and “it’s Thursday ALREADY?”

I’ve seen naked, bloody women coming at me with a sword many times before, and they were ALL more terrifying than this.

snig September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am

The fitting memorial I would endorse would be to have the names of all the fallen servicemen tattooed on the architects of the Iraq war. Then have the names of all the civilians caught in the crossfire tatooed in a different color. A different color for all children. But not the insurgents, because some would consider that offensive. I’d consider glow in the dark pigments, so they have something to read at night, but I don’t know if the technology is there yet.

CivicHoliday September 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

Four more years of hysterical war mongering and instilling mind-numbing fear of death and destruction in the public! McCain/Palin 08!

regisgoat September 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

[re=92295]hrhkingfriday[/re]: I aspirated my larynx when I read that.

Noodle Salad September 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

Anyone trying to make a buck off of 9/11 should be sent to work in a Precious Moments sweatshop until their nightmares are populated by misshapen little children constantly getting married and going to heaven.

rina September 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

I’m pretty sure that the mysterious smoke-animal is a koala bear. Maybe they are the great threat that Colbert has been warning us about!

snig September 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

[re=92292]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: It’s an homage to Bruce Lee.

Johnny Zhivago September 11, 2008 at 9:25 am

Actually, that never-forget lady is a rather poorly lit, poorly posed and poorly rendered Poser P4 Female, more commonly know in the digital art world as “Posette”.

toastandlove September 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

[re=92292]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That’s not the Statue of Liberty, it’s Anger-Bear Sarah Palin, about to go fight Terrorism, naked but for her War Paint. And by fight Terrorism, I mean shoot wolves with high-powered rifles, from the sky, like an angel of wolf-death.

4tehlulz September 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

Why is that one firefighter stabbing the other one in the neck with a flagpole?

Nasara September 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

So, you didn’t like my Geocities website?

ProgHead777 September 11, 2008 at 9:30 am

I didn’t think it could get worse than Space Jesus at the top there. I was very, very wrong. That second eagle pic took less than 60 seconds in photoshop. That’s a real heartfelt tribute right there.

And fucking french fries?! Oh, ‘scuse me, freedom fries. The little “Value $1.29″ star at the bottom kinda says it all.

Oddly, the Osama lighter auction is the least disturbing thing on this page.

whiteguyinshaw September 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

Today, we are all bad photoshop graphics.

Strappo September 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

Again, I want to say Happy Terrorist Day and God love Bush for imprinting it into the laws of our great nation.

Just in case you missed my embittered editorial on it:

http://tdh46.typepad.com/mondosapore/2008/09/no-its-not-a-mo.html

And that’s all the self-promotion I’ll do today. On wonkette. It is in the spirit of the day though.

Servo September 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

Unlike the King, McDonald’s loves gays and snubs Heroes®.

Strappo September 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

[re=92310]ProgHead777[/re]: I happen to think the last one, the drawing of JC rising out of the flames, is pretty affecting. Done in study hall by a religious 7th grader.

jagorev September 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

The third-to-last one is actually kinda touching. All the others pretty much make me lose faith in America.

ProgHead777 September 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

I just noticed… why the hell does the Osama lighter play Fur Elise when you open it? Does Fur Elise have some special 9/11 significance that I’m not aware of?

botlrokit September 11, 2008 at 9:40 am

Art, expression, blah. Why would anyone draw a picture of a non-intervening Jesus?

YellowSnow September 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

Well, its official, the Velvet Elvis and Velvet Crying Clown are dead.

Long Live the Crying Eagle!

snig September 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

[re=92313]Strappo[/re]: That’s decent. “Choose your enemies well, because that’s who you’ll most resemble” resonates with me too.

snig September 11, 2008 at 9:45 am

[re=92319]YellowSnow[/re]: Wait for it. In an infinite universe, all permutations of Elvis art will eventually exist. I’m waiting for the poker playing dogs weeping while watching 9/11 on TV.

jagorev September 11, 2008 at 9:47 am

[re=92318]botlrokit[/re]: Obviously, Jesus is just bummed that he is a weaker God than the Muslim Jesus (PBUH).

Canuckledragger September 11, 2008 at 9:48 am

What, no sno-globes?

hatlesshead September 11, 2008 at 9:48 am

The item that sums up what America is truly all about are the fallen freedom fries. The others are the usual American schmaltz, and there is plenty of that to be had, always.

The “animal” in smoke … look at the face and the wing formation. It is the Angel of Destruction.

The end. Amen.

magic titty September 11, 2008 at 9:50 am

Good God. Don’t you people have any respect for Rudolph Giuliani and what he’s done for this country!?!
No?
Ok.

whatever_dc September 11, 2008 at 9:50 am

note that the burger kink coupon is good on both september 11th and 12th. wtf??? why does burger kink hate america???

TheHappyPundit September 11, 2008 at 9:50 am

Topless Lady Liberty makes me ‘stand’ up for America. Wacka. Wacka.

onehotdisaster September 11, 2008 at 9:54 am

ooo i love these! and they’re so much cuter with the 9:11 am time stamp. nice, my wonkette.

Crow T. Robot September 11, 2008 at 9:54 am

I’m truly inspired that Wonkette has chosen again this day to honor America’s final transformation in to the fascist nation we all knew we could be…for the children.

I’m sure that knowing that the invisible sky fairy honors their loved ones along with each fallen sparrow, will be truly comforting to the victims’ families, even as we continue to blow up wedding parties in Afganistan.

C’mon gang, let’s get together & put on a big show, and try to figure out one more freedom we can give up to keep America safe from 14th century thugs wearing belts full of rusty nails & dy-no-mite.

ladymacbeth September 11, 2008 at 9:55 am

i wait for this post all year.

Crow T. Robot September 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

…and don’t forget the bottom line now…just because 3000 people died doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make a little profit today, right?

That is all, carry on.

pondscum September 11, 2008 at 9:58 am

[re=92328]Canuckledragger[/re]: Instead of fake snow they could use toxic ash.

btwbfdimho September 11, 2008 at 9:58 am

Second eagle has two tears, one for each tower, very creative. The other eagle reminds me of Cindy McCain, subliminal?

LittlePhatGuise September 11, 2008 at 9:59 am

Note to “team america”, the seller of the BinLaden Lighter:

I used to like that song, Dick.

Thanks for ruining it, all while trying to make a buck off of some asshole republican.

To boot…..a fuckin’ Mountie?

BASTARD!

ManchuCandidate September 11, 2008 at 10:03 am

Where’s the 9/11 Liberia silver 20 dollar coin? It’s gotta be worth something I tells you.

sezme September 11, 2008 at 10:03 am

Say what you want, the Porsche 911 is a great car!

Serolf Divad September 11, 2008 at 10:04 am

Why is the American Bald Eagle such a whimpering pussy?

TGY September 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

[re=92291]Terry[/re]: That would be a cool idea if it wasn’t for teh Intarnets. As it is, they can annoy us nearly instantly.

Also, what’s up with the near-naked Statue of Liberty? It’s ok, though, she still has her hat on. Baby, you can leave your hat on.

TGY September 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

Also, crying eagles make me itch.

space stout September 11, 2008 at 10:08 am

i just now discovered the poignant comments that appear when i place my cursor over each image. The first is my absolute fave- praise jeebus for wonkette’s wisdom…

lazyb September 11, 2008 at 10:10 am

Surely there must be a Hummel figurine? A nice 9/11 gift for Grandma?

Botswana Meat Commission FC September 11, 2008 at 10:11 am

9/11 Porn is my second-favorite type of porn. Second only to German bondage & discipline midget porn.

Delicious September 11, 2008 at 10:12 am

[re=92295]hrhkingfriday[/re]: Crying Eagle was in prison?

TGY September 11, 2008 at 10:13 am

[re=92353]space stout[/re]: Thank you for pointing that out, or I would’ve totally missed the poing.

obfuscator September 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

[re=92349]Serolf Divad[/re]: Those American Freedom Birds are crying masculine tears of stoic patriotism. They’re similar to the tears you cry when you watch “Brian’s Song” or “Saving Private Ryan” or “The Hottie & the Nottie”.

Gopherit v2.0 September 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

Great. Those cocksuckers at MSNBC are replaying all of their 9/11 coverage. Cuz what would be a better memorial to those who died than replaying their deaths once a year? Who fucking needs Christmas now?

Gopherit v2.0 September 11, 2008 at 10:18 am

[re=92333]TheHappyPundit[/re]: Yup? Who would have thought Liberty’d have a nice rack?

freeradical September 11, 2008 at 10:19 am

If you look at the cloud to the left of the angel/devil/koala bear cloud, you can see that that adorable mutt Benji killed all those innocent people.

DoctorCulturae September 11, 2008 at 10:21 am

Who said there isn’t art in America? But no velour blankies with the towers… to keep us warm, safe, and secure?

bago September 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

I think cat-scratch-liberty is one of the less egregious abuses of the poser 3d default models.

Ithink this will tell you of what I mean.

4tehlulz September 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

[re=92355]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: Oh man. The Republican Convention must have been paradise for you.

ServiceJervixJuice September 11, 2008 at 10:26 am

That crying eagle is totally faking it. As soon as your attention wanders it’s going to tear out your liver or eat your hamsters.

rmontcal September 11, 2008 at 10:28 am

I didn’t know that Jeebus lived in the outer spaces!

I think the religious 7th grader in study hall should draw a picture of Jeebus ignoring the falling towers because his attention was distracted by Kurt Warner throwing a touchdown. Or maybe Jeebus ignoring the falling towers because he is all caught up with the plight of his true chosen people, the sentient lobsters that live at the bottom of the Sulfur Seas on Voolva-7 in the Laybeeuh Cluster.

Cape Clod September 11, 2008 at 10:29 am

What about the 9/11 comic book starring Dick Cheney? Or the painting of Rudy Guilliani running around catching people who fell out of the buildings?

jagorev September 11, 2008 at 10:32 am

[re=92371]Cape Clod[/re]: I want to see that Giuliani video set to the Benny Hill theme.

(there is literally no catastrophe that cannot be improved with the Benny Hill theme)

Servo September 11, 2008 at 10:34 am

Did the Jeebus peoples replace the Three ( Mooslim ) Kings of the Nativity scene with a Fireman, Policemen, and an EMT?

obfuscator September 11, 2008 at 10:34 am

[re=92362]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Scores of Grubby Europeans were inextricably drawn towards Lady Liberty’s Heaving Boozums of Democracy… and don’t forget her Melting Pot of Peaceful Assimilation.

hrhkingfriday September 11, 2008 at 10:42 am

[re=92356]Delicious[/re]: cryin eagle was my prison bitch!

ZippyDee September 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

Don’t bother trying to pick up the commemorative lighter. Some guy in Afghanistan bought the whole lot.

Bay_Of_Pigs_In_Lipstick September 11, 2008 at 10:44 am

Those crying eagle images are superb. I want to marry a man who has such an image tattooed across his chest. So its the last thing I see when he passes out on top of me.

Servo September 11, 2008 at 10:44 am

I always had this gut feeling that Jeebus was part of the Q Continuum.

lilblackcorvette September 11, 2008 at 10:47 am

it is my birfday. I will be appropiriately solemn until Happy Hour!

shoeho September 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

I think I’m just going to turn off the teevee, the ‘net, and hide my head under a pillow until after the election. I’m sure y’all will tell me what I missed. I picked a lousy year to give up Xanax.

Subdude September 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

Lady Liberty has a coke nose problem.

NoWireHangers September 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

Nothing like kitsch in the morning. The Eagle should really be wearing an American flag bandana and sun glasses that reflect the burning towers, but what can you do?

Also, one last picture of America’s mayor who hates community organizers:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2071/2208430750_7238b1b1d7.jpg?v=0

rocktonsammy September 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

quit screwing around you guys, I’m
trying to remember something I forgot

Sussemilch September 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

[re=92343]btwbfdimho[/re]: I was thinking something along these lines.
http://www.geocities.com/nullacct/forget_palin.jpg

bup September 11, 2008 at 10:56 am

Serious question – is the lighter for people who are pro-al Qaeda?

Because it doesn’t seem to condemn bin Laden’s strike at all. It kind of – you know, commemorates it.

TheHappyPundit September 11, 2008 at 11:01 am

@Gopherit v2.0: Seriously, Palin’s got nothin’ on Liberty! Well, except for tattooed lipstick.

freakishlystrong September 11, 2008 at 11:03 am

It’s very difficult to work while looking at these, literally, I’m barking..thank you Ken…the snark runneth over…

TGY September 11, 2008 at 11:10 am

Also, slow news day?

randomsausage September 11, 2008 at 11:16 am

Of course America, with your gay crying eagles, you deserved this!

Anyone else think that Jesus, in the top picture, looks like he’s going to fire death rays from his eyes and zap the whole planet?

Godot September 11, 2008 at 11:17 am

The second “Crying Eagle” looks more like an “Oversized Anime Sweatdrop Eagle”. Where’s his plus-shaped aneurysm, and what awkward sexual innuendo did he find himself subject to to prompt such a reaction?

KevoTron September 11, 2008 at 11:18 am

God I hate this fucking day. I wish I was a master hacker (like in that awesome Angelina Jolie movie from the 90′s) so I could destroy conservative sites today.

Anybody else in NYC seven years ago? Please stand up.

As a person who was in Queens that morning nothing makes me more annoyed than right-wing douchebags who defend imperialism with the quaint phrase “remember 9/11″. I wanna punch that stupid eagle in his crying beak.

NotthatLC September 11, 2008 at 11:19 am

I feel compelled as someone who had a xtian fundie childhood that that is NOT Jesus as the destroyer, but Jesus welcoming all the people that died that day into his welcome arms in heaven. Or some such. All though I can’t decide which is worse – Jesus welcoming the martyrs or the crying eagle. This is going to bug me all day.

Botswana Meat Commission FC September 11, 2008 at 11:22 am

[re=92367]4tehlulz[/re]:
Lot of perverted midget Ground Zero workers in that crowd…

OzoneTom September 11, 2008 at 11:25 am

I want a lighter with Rudy 9u11iani that plays show tunes!

SayItWithWookies September 11, 2008 at 11:28 am

Happy Trifecta Day everybody!

The 3-Legged Man September 11, 2008 at 11:28 am

I find it ironic that the bald eagle had to be put on the endangered species list over objections from republicans who think conservationists are extremists.

whatever_dc September 11, 2008 at 11:32 am

[re=92452]OzoneTom[/re]: rudi in drag that plays show tunes!

OzoneTom September 11, 2008 at 11:34 am

Jesus wept? Just wait until 11/05/2008.

Several impovershed low-lying countries will go all Atlantis overnight.

ZippyDee September 11, 2008 at 11:36 am

[re=92434]Godot[/re]: Well answer this. How did our Little Miss Liberty get those scratches, hmm?

sati demise September 11, 2008 at 11:38 am

[re=92436]KevoTron[/re]: I was in Mexico that day. All the gringos were watching CNN, the Mexicans stopped me on the street to give me condolences-and the local Catholic priest gave a special ceremony for Americans where he talked about Jefferson and Adams.

So, when people say Bush squandered all the world wide good will, I know what they are talking about. A Catholic priest in a small Mexican town knew more about our American Constitution than Bush, and thats a fact.

Godot September 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

[re=92436]KevoTron[/re]: I was in lower Manhattan that day, though a bit farther north than the World Trade Center, at my elitist liberal America-hating New York University. We of course blamed America first, then god-damned America.

whatever_dc September 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

[re=92489]sati demise[/re]: for fuck’s sake: IRAN of all countries offered condolences!!!

Weeping Jesus September 11, 2008 at 11:44 am

[re=92477]OzoneTom[/re]: Yes, but then I cry when I hear Wind Beneath My Wings…..

sanantonerose September 11, 2008 at 11:48 am

[re=92289]Keram2[/re]: You forgot Reduce.

policonoclast September 11, 2008 at 11:52 am

[re=92292]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: It looks like Mz Liberty been stripped nekid and gang-raped by muslams.

Da Derga September 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

[re=92359]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: That’s special. And right after Olbermann went off at the Repubs for commercializing 9/11 and turning it into a brand.

randomsausage September 11, 2008 at 11:57 am

Click on the “insipid” hyper-link in the story — those eagles cry blood!

Weeping Jesus September 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

Little known fact: Trig Palin was conceived on Sept. 11, 2007. Do the math.

columnv September 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!

grendel September 11, 2008 at 12:05 pm

[re=92500]Godot[/re]: Did your chickens come home to roost?

Cape Clod September 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm

[re=92372]jagorev[/re]: Damn straight. I sometimes watch ‘Titanic’ with the sound down, played at 3X speed, with the Benny Hill theme playing. It’s the only way to tolerate it.

natteringnaybob September 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Hold the snark and pass the truthers. Check this out:

http//www.prisonplanet.com/dear-reporter-looking-for-a-story-about-911.html

God I hate this day too. For alot of reasons.

JadedDIssonance September 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm

God knows how many OUTRAGED emails teh Wonkette batphone’s gonna get about this thread.

jagorev September 11, 2008 at 12:21 pm

[re=92563]Cape Clod[/re]: It also works with Schindler’s List.

(Too soon?)

KevoTron September 11, 2008 at 12:24 pm

[re=92489]sati demise[/re]: That’s a really great story. I can’t help but feel really emotional today when I think about how terrifying the whole experience was. It’s nice that seven years later I can snark about stupid pictures of space-Jesus and whatnot but the truth is I’m really quite angry at the state of the world right now.

sigh… back to snarking… sorry for being all mushy on space-Jeebus thread.

lenorecutie September 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Wow, I think that lighter is the tackiest this I’ve ever seen. Is it wrong that, because it’s so awful, I feel like I need one?

I bet I can make a killing on e-bay with a set of commemorative 9/11 spoons.

The Station Manager September 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm

[re=92518]sanantonerose[/re]: That’s because we’re not supposed to reduce. Go out and buy shit, for America’s sake!

ladymacbeth September 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

[re=92383]lilblackcorvette[/re]: happy solemn birthday.

ah fuck that. happy birthday.

in your honor we will all drink.

Sussemilch September 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm

[re=92595]KevoTron[/re]: Am I alone in being completely unafraid on 9/11? It was horrific, but as a kid who grew up with cowboys n’ russkies playing nuclear chicken and the clock ticking towards midnight, 9/11 seemed *inevitable* in some form. It was more expected than unexpected. Someone just filled in ther where, when, and how. I pity the people who thought the world was ever safe, and who conveniently forget facts like how the conflict between Russia and Georgia is between the 1st and 3rd largest nuclear powers on Earth.

njdon September 11, 2008 at 12:55 pm

no one seems to remember pearl harbor (12/7/41). a day which will live in infamy.

remembering pearl harbor may be bad for commercial relations with the japs. like the germans they are all reformed good guys now.

nevermind.

jagorev September 11, 2008 at 1:06 pm

[re=92614]lenorecutie[/re]: As long as the spoons are made with scrap metal salvaged from Ground Zero, and embossed with a bald eagle, I think they’re going to sell like hot cakes.

Ooh… new idea: 9/11 commemorative cakes!

lumpenprole September 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Adding to that list of grief kitsch – memorializing a child on the tinted back window of an SUV. wtf.

KevoTron September 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm

[re=92651]Sussemilch[/re]: No, you’re not alone. I was only 21 at the time and pretty naive about the ways of the world.

What was scary was a) girlfriend was stuck in Midtown and there were rumors about more attacks coming b) I lived in a neighborhood full of Pakistanis and people were VERY edgy c) I was super fucking stoned and that shit was just too intense.

The best part? I got in a screaming match with my girlfriend that ultimately lead to us breaking up. Best thing that ever happened to me. Thanks Osama for putting that bitch on ice.

natoslug September 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Thanks to the incompetence we’ve demonstrated as a nation over the past seven years in our Global War of Terrorism (someone please help me change that so I can abbreviate it as GoTWAT rather than GWoT!), I am two fucks short of caring about 9/11 and instead heading to 7-11 for a slurpee. Anybody want me to pick them up something?

Bitch's_Brew September 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Botswana Meat Commission FC September 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm

[re=92651]Sussemilch[/re]:
I was living in D.C. at the time and would say 9/11 felt more like the feeling you get watching a really bad car accident a few hundred feet in front of you. More like a kind of depressed dread than actual bodily fear.

lilblackcorvette September 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm

[re=92643]ladymacbeth[/re]: thank you. and as the honoree I will drink too. again.

Miller September 11, 2008 at 1:30 pm

What, no Spock and Kirk at Ground Zero weeping? That was my favorite.

http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

crookedE September 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm

“Never forget” this one: http://www.911twenty.com/

S.Luggo September 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Kurt44 September 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I saw some memorial Twin Towers postcards that read “April 4, 1973 – September 11, 2001″ as though the buildings were people who had died. Creepy. Another postcard had US flags superimposed on each tower, ridiculously stretched to cover their full length. Much money has been made by people with poor Photoshop skills.

abbyrose September 11, 2008 at 2:15 pm

wow. someone should for reals curate an art exhibit of all this stuff – would be fascinating!

regisgoat September 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Maybe in time for next year. We could also go to work on a design that would have Jesus and Lady Liberty both crying, like in a Kelly cartoon for The Onion, and they both have eagles on their shoulders, and they’re both crying, and Jesus is lighting his Sacred Heart with an Osama lighter. And there should be some obvious caption: “Never forget, this, the worst day in history, worse than the day the Giants lost the World Series, even.”

Devil Anse September 12, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Wonder if they would still accept that coupon ? Loves me some freedom fries

Devil Anse September 12, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I figured out the “animal” in the smoke…. Jesus dropped his fish

KiraJenLove September 15, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I am a Christian, and I am offended by the symbolic use of Christ’s supposed figure in these works. I noticed that most of the symbolic imagery was Occult in origin and has a deeper Satanic meaning than most people are aware of.
I admit, though, that I was once guilty of wanting to create a poster of a photo of the burning buildings with a quote from Luke 13:4,5 in the space next to them. It seemed an appropriate Bible verse relating to the tragedy.

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