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Tonight it's either the plane crash, or Bon Jovi.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by powder, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. powder

    powder New Jack

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 24 Likes Received: 0
    I think it was nineteen-ninety-three, when on the way home from a road trip, my father pulled the car over to the side of the highway to inspect a cardboard box. Inside he was overjoyed to find around forty t-shirts that said in ugly purple, orange and teal letters: "I SURVIVED THE 1993 FLOOD."

    Twice now someone has said to me, "Wow, this terrorist plane crash thing is a big deal." I'd agree. I haven't seen this many college classes canceled since Ziggy Marley came to S.I.U.

    It is a Big Deal. It's difficult to escape it, whether you care or not. It's because of this that makes everything so annoying.

    Without real tragedy in a persons life, it's impossible to differentiate one Big Deal from the next.

    Let me explain.

    (Think about the worst thing that's ever happend to you. Now think, "Would they make a movie out of it? Would it be any good?)

    Too many people in the world starve for drama. They act like if they don't get their torcherd soul merit badge, they'll never be that interesting of a person. So they flock to tragady.

    But being depressed isn't fun. Ask anyone who actually is. If they advertise that they're depressed, they probably aren't. Like I said, it isn't fun, and it certainly isn't "cool." (Despite the goth scene.)

    So a person who is flocking to tragedy, who isn't familiar with what it actually feels like, can only mimic what they think depression should look like. Eventually, all the things that are a "Big Deal meld together. And so, one day they'll wear the "I Survived the '01 Plane Crash," the next it'll be the "Kiss Reunion Tour." It was a damn big deal.

    (They made shirts that had Kurt Cobain's death certificate on them.)

    It's only a matter of time till NBC makes a Friday night movie "in honer of the victims on Sept. 12.

    Sometimes I wonder if eight years ago, someone was laying in their casket with a shirt on that said, "I Didn't Survive the Flood of 1993."
  2. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    on the bad T-shirt tip I was thinking:
    My Radical Fundamentalist Moslem Sect Mounted the Biggest Act of Terrorism in World History and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

    2 Can Sam

    ANSWER Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2001 Messages: 613 Likes Received: 0
    Hey Powder man, i got a question for you are you Pow from 502 underground? based in louisville? if so man, i think you came to my town and did some throw ups and shit, are you living here now? hit me up man, [email protected]
  4. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Sept. 11th.
  5. George Dubyah Bush

    George Dubyah Bush Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2001 Messages: 2,286 Likes Received: 0
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Bump for Smart's t-shirt.
  7. graffitiSUX

    graffitiSUX Senior Member

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 1,659 Likes Received: 0
  8. please.die

    please.die Guest

    a friend sent me a link..like a day or two after the attack and it was for a shirt being sold that said some shit like "I flew a plane into the WTC and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" all the complaints made them take it down, and when you tried to go to the site it looked like they were selling a 13.95 plain 50/50 fruit of the loom shirt, since they removed the logo. ..not to kill the fun mood..but I thought it was pretty fucked..the humor disappears when it gets put to practice..
  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    I dunno, I'd do it... if I got more than 30 orders or so then shirts would be around $12 or $15... more than a hundred orders and shirts could be like $10 to $12 so... I doubt I would advertise it though... also that slogan sucks next to mine, but yeah... it is in poor taste, however, you'll never go broke appealing to the lowest in people

    2 Can Sam