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It finally happened. [Sep. 10th, 2009|11:17 pm]
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I've been waiting for this moment. Every year since the event, I look around the likely sites. Has it happened yet? One year it almost did, but they weren't charging and it was electronic only. Another year someone almost did it, but didn't quite clear the bar. But it's done now.

Hallmark has 9/11 USA Patriot Day greeting cards for sale.

I had become naive enough to think they'd wait a decade.

[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2009-09-11 06:27 am (UTC)
I read your current mood as "bank" and I think that would have been totally appropriate.
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[User Picture]From: jenlight
2009-09-11 06:37 am (UTC)
I can't find the 9/11 ones.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-09-11 06:49 am (UTC)
The only one in which the card itself makes reference to the "day" is http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product|10001|10051|832303|214068;215605;230570|null|P1R8SO|ecards

The category and the marketing are enough for me. They don't have to be disgusting in the type on each card!
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2009-09-11 07:25 am (UTC)
I like to use 9/11 as an occasion to exercise oft-ignored/threatened rights, namely private bathroom analingus while high on paint thinner, the receiver reading the manga version of Mein Kampf.

Edited at 2009-09-11 07:26 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-09-11 08:26 am (UTC)
I hate you, Milkman caladri
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[User Picture]From: maps_or_guitars
2009-09-11 11:40 am (UTC)

*thinks about top shelf brain bleach, restrains self*

On the other hand, I could get a bunch of these and start sending them to people for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and so on.
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[User Picture]From: wanderingaengus
2009-09-11 11:55 am (UTC)
They're not as bad as I imagined -- no skyscrapers, no "Happy 9-11!" -- kind of generic pro-military cards. There's still a couple more years for them to get worse.

(The "Tanks!" card sure is something.)
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[User Picture]From: drieuxster
2009-09-11 11:58 am (UTC)


I so had to RT that on facebook so that others will know where to do their, whatEver... on this most holliest of HolyDays....

Did I miss the one celebrating how Dubya shot down the IranqIstanian Flying Saucer?
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-09-11 12:16 pm (UTC)
I remember you calling it.

I am conflicted because I kind of want to buy one for the WTF of it, but I don't want to give them any money.
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2009-09-11 12:58 pm (UTC)
Let me get this right if i am standing in a building and an airplane runs into it that makes me a Patriot right. Seems like the concept could be expanded to include being in a burning building or just being in a building when you die. And of course the next obvious thing would just dieing.

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[User Picture]From: jpallan
2009-09-11 02:50 pm (UTC)
The Onion News NetworkSpecial Report: Americans observing 9/11 by trying not to masturbate.

Please note:
  1. Distinguishing Bush-era government behaviour from the antics claimed by The Onion was impossible.
  2. This is actually somewhat less offensive than the actual behaviour of Hallmark.
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[User Picture]From: sooz
2009-09-11 05:29 pm (UTC)
i'm totally going to target today to find a card for you.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-09-11 11:18 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-09-11 11:17 pm (UTC)
"Remember the Maine" started our empire. This one started the end of it.
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[User Picture]From: turnip
2009-09-13 12:09 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised there aren't any 9/11 cards that play music when you open them.
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