Friday, January 05, 2007
I guess blood money spends like regular money...

If you are a fan of unimaginable tackiness, this is your Holy Grail. It's the World Trade Center Commemorative Coin. Yes, it is. I'm not lying.
At last, the lowest point in modern American history is reduced to a shitty keepsake, destined to be kept in a junk drawer with rubber bands and expired Red Lobster coupons.

"Look, Earl; the Twin Towers stand up. Let's buy two of 'em. Then we'll eat at Olive Garden and watch American Idol."

Well, at least those three thousand-plus people didn't perish in vain. The National Collector's Mint Company gets to make a tidy profit from their horrible deaths. Whenever I think this society can't possibly sink any lower, I see something like this. Holy mother of cunt, this is terrible!

If you have a strong stomach, go to the website and watch the TV commercial.

I'm willing to bet if you hold this wretched coin to your ear you can hear the anguished cries of the victims of 9/11, like some bastardized sea shell. God damn the people who profit from it.


Blogger Blonde said...

I can't believe that you just wrote about this because the commerical was just on here in NJ! I am disgusted every time I see it.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God.

Hubby and I just saw that commercial for the first time last night and nearly threw the coffee table at the television.

This shit makes me so fucking angry. Who can I beat up?

Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

Right there with you on this one. I saw the TV commercial and damn near threw the remote at the set.

The "Holocaust Coins" weren't a big hit in the 50's either...

Blogger Alison said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

That's just so WRONG. And WTF is that whole "standing Twin Towers" bullshit?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope someone sets their building on fire, then gives them the choice to burn to death or jump out of the top floor window so they can contemplate the puddle of mush their bodies will become in a few seconds.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good god-- I think I could have been able to stomach it-- until the part where the towers stand up on the coin. Nauseating.

Blogger Melissa said...

Those are amazingly tasteful and empathetic. Bravo, Collector's Mint! What's nexy-a series of JonBenet Ramsey porcelain dolls?

Gaah. I have to go kick something now.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember having the same feelings when the commercial came out a couple of years ago here. I can't imagine what makes people so horrible.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you against the free enterprise system, you commie?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody actually got paid to come up with that idea?! Seems the government employs idiots in all sectors.

Blogger Monalicious said...

Pop-up money, got to love that.

I haven't seen the commericial in a few years, but isn't this coin actually made from silver recovered from the site?

Truly disgusting.

Blogger Anthony said...

The Real Me, the "National Collector's Mint" is a private company that has absolutely nothing to do with the United States Mint or the US Government, not that they make any attempt to be clear about that.

I thought the sale of these coins had been shut down by Elliot Spitzer. I guess they retooled the marketing.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this too. Minted from Silver taken from the site. Nice.
Perhaps the Pentagon Coin made from melted ammo or the Pennsylvania Field Coin with the pop-up nose-diving jet will be more tasteful.

I've heard, don't know if it's true, that Rumsfeld kept a piece of the Pentagon debris in his office.

Blogger Spinning Girl said...

I think you and I might have taken the same pill this morning.

That is indeed pretty bad.

Look, mom! They stand up! Then they fall down! Stand up, fall down. Stand up, fall down. Up, down. Up, down. Up, down. Up, d .. *crk*. Down. Down.

I'm going to eat cashews until I can't move, to comfort myself.

Oh wait, I'm trying not to stuff the void. I'll just get in bed nakedly, and pray.

SG, out.

p.s. I like when you say "cunt".

That WTC coin is flat out disgraceful.

I'm for a coin with a little gallow that pops up and you can repeatedly hang Saddam's evil ass! That one I would buy.

Blogger Brookelina said...

Aren't you glad I had you put that channel on?


Blogger yournamehere said...

it is indeed a travesty.

beat me up. Lead with your boobs.

David Duke doubts the existence of the Holocaust Coins.

they didn't think it was tacky enough, I guess.

that would be fitting.

that was their crowning achievement.

How about a Nicole Simpson pez dispenser?

what makes people so horrible? Greed.

yes. Yes I am.

I don't think the govt. had anything to do with this.

they also sell ashtrays made from skulls of the Oklahoma City bombing victims.

I'll bet Ann Coulter is somehow involved with his.

he probably rubbed his tiny cock on the debris.

spinning girl,
you're naked? Hot.

I know someone who bought Uday's left ear on ebay.


Blogger yournamehere said...


it seems that people of all political persuasions are horribly offended by this crap. At long last, something to unite us.

Blogger n.v. said...

Alison, I agree with you, but that "threw up in my mouth a little" line is so old and so lame. Stop using it.

I saw this commercial on TV and laughed. It's funny. I bought a set and tried to use them at Tim Horton's for a coffee.

Blogger n.v. said...

Tracy, they never found a jet at the Pentagon. How about shrapnel from the bomb that was used to make the fake jet hole?

Have some more Kool Aid N.V.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did find lots of jet pieces at the Pentagon, and the much reported (by conspiracy wackos) hole that was too small for a jet fuselage to fit through was shone to be where one of the jet's wheels blasted through the building.

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes... that product is super refreshing. I guess that's another reason why I am glad I don't get any tv channels....

Cunt much NV?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a saying here in Australia...

"ONLY in America".

What a fucking crock of bullshit.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, obviously your commenters are all appalled, understandably.

Imagine their families?

I think that althought victims can be remembered, this stuff just perpetuates ongoing pain for everyone.

They've done enough to say 'we love you'

Let people move on with their lives.

Blogger Nick said...

The best thing about the towers being able to stand up is that you can throw tiny little airplanes at them to knock them down.

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