Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hell Is For Children

At least that's what Pat Benatar said. I figure that since I've the personality of an overeducated preteen, that means me.

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.

Yeeessssss.

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.

In other words, we are all going to Hell, children. Each and every one of us, if we're not already there.

7 comments:

BEAST said...

A 'beautiful stand up sculpture'

he he he , does anyone actually buy this shite ???

BEAST said...

Oh and YAY I AM FIRST.....
AND SECOND

Hanuman1960 said...

I saw that commercial as well, and could not believe my eyes and ears!

The sad thing is that there are stupid people who will buy this crap....

First Nations said...

oh my god!!!!!!!!
i came that >< close to doing a post on this same subject.
i saw that last night! the one with the stand up towers! my jaw hit the floor!!!! fucking shameless disgusting profiteering tacky asshatted fuckfaced bastards!!!!!

*pant...wheeze...pant*

(happy place, happy place...)

BigAssBelle said...

oh god oh god oh GOD stop this crazy shit!!!!!!! this makes me crazy. help us all :(

GayProf said...

Wow -- Just when you think Bush could not be anymore dim-witted. He astounds me with his clear lack of smarts.

claire said...

Ach. I've seen the commercials, too, and can't help but thinking that there will be no end EVER to these marketing bastards trying to squeeze as much profit out of fucking DISASTER for as long a humanly possible. And yes, i'm sure people buy this crap or else they would fucking stop doing it.

Silver from Ground Zero??? Eh???

And Jon Stewart is the only person who can make our president bearable. Love him.