Friday, October 27, 2006

The Ashes of Integrity

Ads for the commemorative coins of 9/11 are the worst sort of patriotic kitsch, maybe even worse than the coins themselves, gold coins inset with a ".999" silver "sculpture" of the Twin Towers that stands up, rising from the ashes of Ground Zero! The silver, we are told, was "recovered from vaults beneath the ashes of Ground Zero." So if you have some of that silver, you yourself have a piece of Ground Zero (which is why it's better than gold). All for a mere $29.95 (regularly $49.95).

Only someone who hates America wouldn't want one.

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