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When news breaks, someone will be around to make a buck off of it.

All one needs to do is search eBay to find gaudy trinkets related to September 11 for sale. Even more hideous are the miscreants who dug through their grandmother's attic trying to find anything with the World Trade Center emblazoned on it to sell as commerative items, or the enterprising folks who are making money off of the war on terrorism.

It's never too early to start Christmas shopping. For the kiddies, we have Axis of Evil darts.

Is your postman special to you? Then why not buy him this WTC memorial print with the Postal Creed on it?

For the person who spends a lot of time in the bathroom, you could make his ummm...movements more enjoyable with this bin Laden toilet paper!

For the testosterone-heavy man in your life, there's an American Brass Balls coffee mug

For the techno geek in the family, there's this Osama mouse pad, because you know that every time you sit at the computer, that's the face you want to see.

Make staring at the clock even more depressing by ordering your "Remember 911" time piece!

What better way to get the kiddies involved in the war on terrorism than a bin Laden pinata? Crack his head open, get rewarded with goodies. The kids win, and terrorism doesn't!

So the more I looked at this stuff, the more my stomach turned. This couple is selling off unused WTC Observatory tickets.

The eBay sellers are out in force. Beanie babies, knives, license plates, and specially designed money are all for sale.

My favorite item by far is the John Travolta Scientology Minister September 11 Raincoat!

I'm sure there are thousands more trinkets - decorative plates and tasteless t-shirts and velvet paintings and whatever else people can plaster the twin towers on. Are people really buying this stuff? Does anyone actually want that John Travolta jacket or a 9/11 clock? I wonder how much money total has been made by greedy leeches off of this day.

Have you seen any other novelty items related to September 11? I've become obsessed with this now, I don't know why. Maybe it's a morbid curiosity, just to see what kind of get-rich-quick schemes will go through a person's mind even in the face of 3,000 dead people.

Comments

have you ever seen the movie rob roy? his wife tells her rapist, "i will think of you dead until my husband makes you so. and then i will think of you no more." mousepads? pinatas? he doesn't deserve that kind of attention and fame. the only place i want to see bin laden's face is attached to a disembodied head on a pike.

there was a report on over here the other day with a bunch of people getting their panties all up in a twist because of the people selling such 9/11 memorabilia.

however, these are the same guys buying miniature flags to hang on their car antennaes, and all sorts of bumper/window stickers. uh...

Amy came across a 9/11 font set.

Grr. That was me. For some reason, my name/e-mail/url got lost in the preview page.

I posted that font thing over at hfsd yesterday, gave credit to amy.

I have a ticket from the towers for 20 odd days before 9/11/02 and a recipt for the Rad Shack in the basement.. Heck ill sell em how much are they worth? hehe
People are SUCH idiots, but I will take their cash.

I blogged the other day about $2001 bills. Look and feel like money, have the idiot, er, president on the front and the WTC on the back.

I'm not sure which bothers me more - the people that make this stuff or the people that buy it!

I had a pair of tickets to see Nirvana in London at the beginning of April 1994. After the gig was cancelled (what with the lead singer being dead and all) I sent them back to the booking agency and got my money back. Within weeks, I noticed ads in music papers selling them for 200! Maybe I'm just naive, but it hadn't even occurred to me that anyone would pay so much for a bit of paper...

the best part about the pinatas? the name of the website itself: osamabinladenpinatas.com
WTF?

For shame on those who try to make a profit off peoples pain.

If there is a market, someone will sell it. It may piss people off but, this is a capitolist and free country. I don't happen to like it either but, that is what makes this country great. we are free to do what we want. That means we can buy or sell or, we don't have to participate, do we. great concept, huh? FREEDOM!!!

If there is a market, someone will sell it. It may piss people off but, this is a capitolist and free country. I don't happen to like it either but, that is what makes this country great. we are free to do what we want. That means we can buy or sell or, we don't have to participate, do we. great concept, huh? FREEDOM!!!