Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colbert Report Covers 9/11 Tribute Items: "Shopping Griefportunities"

Steven Colbert highlighted some 9/11 tribute items on the Colbert Report last night. He highlighted a handful of interesting items, but only scratched the surface regarding the extent and number of 9/11 related goods. As I have documented and discussed here, September 11th had a tremendous impact on consumer and household items, which were available for sale across the US. With the 10th Anniversary, we are seeing an influx of new items, but there have been such examples for the last 10 years. In fact, there are many odd and sometimes offensive items that I have collected and highlighted here. Regardless of the object (or motivation for creating it), this is an important part of American history that should be captured. Thank you to Steven Colbert for bringing some humor to a very sensitive topic.

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