I mean, as Ken pointed out in this recent comment to me, there is a reason I'm depressed, lately, besides my stressful job and my paint-fume-crazed girlfriend (and perverted cats). It's the end of summer, and not only are we at war, still, again, and possibly exponentially, but it's time to observe the anniversaries of both the WTC attack and the Katrina tragedy. Fun!
Given all that, I could not be forced to watch Shrub's press conference. Yet, once more I have to thank the mighty powers that be for The Daily Show, which actually made watching clips of the "President" actually livable and, well, hilarious. Watch now if you haven't...
In truth, I thought I'd have to bleach my eyes after the "Double Horrible Fantasy" bit, but the tears of laughter sufficed. Unfortunately, I was then able to see the horror of the commercial that appeared a bit later. Have you seen it?
Yes, it's "The National Collector's Mint" annual coin "commemorating" 9/11. Oh, yes, there are more. Two of my personal favourites being the "Let's Roll" and "Leadership" editions.
In case you're wondering, this is also the National Collector's Mint that had to withdraw it's offer for the 2004 9/11 coin because NY State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office sued them for fraudulent claims that the coin was "legal tender" and "silver". The mint was fined, and the investigation still never determined whether the thin layer of silver plating actually came from the WTC site. And yet, here they are again, with a product and commercials tackier and more strident than ever. Lovely.
One has to wonder what's next... Sorry, no time for Photoshop niceties.
Sorry, no time for Photoshop niceties.
In other words, we are all going to Hell, children. Each and every one of us, if we're not already there.