Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Happy September 11th Everyone!!!


Now some of you are probably thinking that using the words "happy" and "September11th" in the same sentence is just terrible. Fuck that. I'm going to be happy today. I'm going to celebrate the fact that I wasn't hit by an airplane and killed. Why do people feel it necessary to mourn on the anniversary of a death (or 3000 deaths)? I can see the families of the victims being sad...they're reminded of what they've lost, it's only natural. But to those only tangentially affected, I don't see how moping around all day is going to help anybody. The whole world mourning isn't going to bring back all those people from the dead (although that would make for a really cool zombie movie!). And speaking of joking, how is joking about September 11th hurting anybody? I can feel bad for the victims of terrorism, I can hate terrorists, and I can make funny jokes about terrorism all at the same time. They're not inconsistent things.


Example:


So with the above image, I'm sure whoever created it has nothing against New York. It's just a funny play on the traditional "I heart NY" merchandise. I can feel bad about terrorism and laugh at this image at the same time. Maybe laughing at it will help people deal with the sorrow that terrorism causes. It's all good. So this September 11th, go out and play...make jokes about Osama's beard...and think about how lucky you are to be alive. Being sad doesn't help anybody.


That's my serious opiniony thing for the day. TIME TO EAT COOKIES!!!!!11



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