3rd Annual Mother of All 9/11 Posts
If there is one thing in this life that I truly appreciate, it’s misguided self-expression. From bad crafting to terrible singing to hideous tattoos, I love it all. The only caveat for me is that it has to be sincere. It can’t just be horrible, it has to mean it. Otherwise, it’s just parody. Which is something else entirely.
At no time in our history has here been a finer context for the creation of such heartfelt obliviousness as the yearly commemoration of 9/11. And so, for the third year in a row, I’m going to subject you to an extensive, handpicked assortment of Nine-Elevenalia.
Now, I realize that this pushes the envelope for some of you, and I can only say that I am not minimizing the event. Instead, I’m focusing on the strange and often inappropriate ways that people express themselves in situations like these. Like every Regretsy post, I’m only the curator of this exhibit.
Because there’s so much to look at, I’ve taken the liberty of grouping these things into the following categories:
Sparkly gifs are probably one of the most prolific areas of 9-11 Tragicrafting, and I’m not surprised. After all, everyone needs a fun way to say, “America is awesome!” or “Sorry your friends died in that building thingy.”
While there are thousands of glittery memorial snowglobes and weeping eagles on the internet, I only have the stomach to show you a handful. Please download them and put them all over your Facebook today, if only to annoy the terrorists in your extended network.
The Day America Cried™
Or wait, maybe it was The Day the Angels Cried™
Or The Day Eagles Sat on Snow Globes That Covered New York™
Damn, the eagles were really busy that day
Oh, I remember all right. Giant eagles, swooping down with flags.
Freaked me right the fuck out.
They weren’t blown up, they were “escorted.” Come on, it was fun!
God even gave them corsages.
Classy. I think Cafe Press has this on a thong.
NEVER FORGET THE ROSE IN THE WATER
NEVER FORGET YOUR NAME
NEVER FORGET THE HARRY POTTER FONT
NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO READ THAT
Hey all you dead guys checking your Facebook in heaven?
Wait for us, ok? kthxbai!
Who doesn’t remember where they were on the 6th anniversary of 9/11?
Best wishes on this special day! There’s cake in the break room!
BONUS: After showing you these hideous gifs last year, I asked you to come up with your own sparkly way to salute 9/11, preferably using Justin Bieber, kitties and piano keys. Here are my favorites.
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Of all the tragedies that came out of 9/11, nothing is sadder than these.
When selecting a tattoo design, it’s important to choose something you would enjoy looking at for the rest of your life.
Unless you put it on your back. Then it’s your wife’s problem.
- See many more in the American Pride Gallery
And of course, this.
You could make the argument that some of these images were designed to provoke an emotional response, but I think they stop short of pure trolling, which is the gold standard. I also think some of this was pure stupidity, which is not the same as being an asshole.
Also, a few of these were created long before 9/11, and are just creepy, all things considered.
I’m sure there are many hundreds of files I missed, but this is all I have the stomach for, and it’s almost 9/12.
I hope you see at least one new thing here, and that you never forget whatever it was that you were supposed to remember.