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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Let's Joke About the Twin Towers, Shall We?

Take a minute to view the photo in the link below and tell me how much it makes you laugh. Go ahead... check it out.

Tasteless Halloween Costumes of 2008

You laughed, didn't you... and I do mean you must have laughed really, really hard cause death is just so funny...

Granted, this is not headline news and it's just a way for this couple to get attention and get their "one day of fame" in the blog world.
"This guy and girl dressed up as one of the twin towers and a plane for Halloween, when the girl was asked if she thought she would offend anyone she replied, “No, it’s cool, my aunt died on the 64th floor, and it was a conspiracy anyway.” Are you kidding me? I’m all for grossly offensive jokes but not when it’s taken THAT far."
The comments under this picture on the site called The Dirty were angry about this costume... not so much offended for themselves but angry for those who died during the terrorist attack. This site has some, shall we say, questionable photos and people are not offended by much... but this was different.

Question: How is it that since this woman knows someone who died and she thinks it was a conspiracy it's okay to joke about those who died?

Another Question: Would she dress up to look like her aunt's killer if she were killed during a home invasion? What if her aunt was run over by a train... would she dress up like a train?

This isn't a way of honoring someone you love... it's a way of mocking their death and saying you don't really give a damn.

Seems to me (and several others) she's just another inconsiderate person who hasn't dealt with the truth of the matter... terrorists killed her aunt and if she cared for the woman at all, she would not have dressed up in such a manner.

There are a lot of things people joke about that are really inappropriate but we pooh-pooh them and shrug our shoulders and sometimes even giggle a little. But I don't see anything humorous about death... I'm not going to laugh at jokes about 911. I'm not going to laugh about the things Hitler did. I'm not going to laugh about thousands of people dying in an earthquake. Death is not funny and if you think it is... truly, get yourself to the hospital and get a lobotomy.

No matter who you happen to think is to blame for the Twin Towers coming down... do you think it's funny that all those people died?

NOTE: When I first viewed this photo, I was just looking primarily at "her". Stop and look at "him" and tell me what you see. I'll tell you what I see... I see that they've pasted bodies falling off his costume to imitate the actual victims who jumped out of the building. WOW... somehow that makes this thing just that much FUNNIER, doesn't it?

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The Right Guy said...

It's in poor taste to say the least. I was born and raised in NY and lived there until 2002. When 9/11 happened, I worked for a company whose CFO's husband was a fireman. He was off that day, but rushed in when the first tower was hit. He was up in the north tower's stairwell when the building collapsed and they never found his remains. My coworker was 8 months pregnant at the time with their first child. This was no conspiracy, as it was perpetrated by Islamic terrorists that wanted to destroy our country. They did not succeed. I have more than the deepest contempt for these people and anyone that thinks it was a conspiracy offends me as well. All I can say is that some in the world are fortunate that I was not president. Now, if anyone wants to be a good sport, donate to the Pat Lyons foundation at http://patlyonsfoundation.org/

Bug said...

Islamic terrorists are definately to blame and I don't understand why people must go around stating it's "our country" that did this to ourself. Why on earth would we do that? It makes no sense.

I would like to point out that in my mind there is no amount of time that can pass wherein I can start joking about the people who died in this horrible terrorist attack on America.

Thanks for the comment

Trish said...

I agree with the above posters. If anyone can even say the word conspiracy in the same sentence as 9/11, they are idiots. The facts have been proven over and over, and anyone who still believes that we had anything to do with those attacks, has not got a firm foot on solid ground!
And the costumes, and their wearers, are the most inane, insensitive tasteless things I have ever seen.

David Drake said...

Those costumes are sick and the people wearing them depraved. Tasteless, as Trish says. Good god almighty.

Bug said...

Trish... I totally agree... these two obviously don't care about the lives of those who died.

David... I think it's funny how some people posted that it doesn't matter because it's been 7 years and we should just "get over it".


Anonymous said...

i just found this blog, it's rubbish :D

Bug said...

I'm just going to take that as a compliment... might as well.

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~