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9/11 Humor?

A tipster sent us a link to a YouTube video that really has to be seen to be believed; a video they had been alerted to by their 7-year-old. Since that time the video has been pulled, but it remains available at the directors website. The video, released on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, is allegedly an attempt at humor at the expense of the memories of the thousands who were murdered at the World Trade Center. I say "allegedly" because, even after repeated viewings, I've yet to find anything remotely approaching funny. Since I've had nothing but trouble trying to view the video this evening I'll give you the condensed version with screenshots...

The piece is supposed to be a pitch for investors in a Ground Zero recreation in sunny Los Angeles called Ground One.


The site is supposed to be finished with Phase I, and heading into Phase II where they'll need to import millions of tons of material to give the flavor of the original.


But wait, there will be attractions, A terror waterslide, an IMAX screen, a 110-story bungee-jump of death, and a My Pet Goat petting zoo...


And that's about it...

The caper on the humor-deficient video is the extended rationalization for making and posting the video by directory Andy Cochrane. It's all your fault if you're offended, sickened, etc. by this tasteless piece of drivel...

Comments (9)

I have a weird sense of hum... (Below threshold)

I have a weird sense of humor, and as I read the intro, I was broadening my mind, thinking maybe that the video wasn't that bad but them timing was.

No, the video is that bad.

The two worst, most tastelessly insensitive and unfunny bits? The "burnt luggage" and "bungee jump of death."

I give YouTube credit for pulling it.

Kevin - A suggestion - why ... (Below threshold)

Kevin - A suggestion - why not invite the filmmaker to respond to the criticisms, here or in another blog post -- you know, practice that whole "journalism" thing... it might be interesting to see how he defends his work.

Leave it to old "pucker pus... (Below threshold)

Leave it to old "pucker puss" (lee lee) to get in his .0000002 cents worth.

It would be interesting, bu... (Below threshold)

It would be interesting, but honestly Lee, I can't imagine how one would defend it.

It's indefensible to treat the horrible deaths of so many people as a joke.

I can't imagine either, Her... (Below threshold)

I can't imagine either, Heralder, that's why I asked to hear the filmmaker's side.

Lee, that's why I linked to... (Below threshold)

Lee, that's why I linked to his commentary...

Ah, thanks Kevin. I watched... (Below threshold)

Ah, thanks Kevin. I watched the video (most of it anyway) and left in disgust. I should have dug further...

I would say I have a dark a... (Below threshold)

I would say I have a dark and twisted sense of humor, but that's just horrible.

Yeah, anything can be made ... (Below threshold)

Yeah, anything can be made funny.

THIS, however, is not even remotely funny.






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