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Old 09-10-2004, 08:11 AM   #1
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The Humor of 9-11

See, Fly, Die

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Stadsschouwburg theatre launched its “great gala of terrorism” under the slogan “See, Fly, Die” -- a play on the “See, Fly, Buy” slogan for duty-free shopping at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The “Y” depicted a diving plane.







I guess poor relations with Europe is Bush's fault......
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What about those toys that looked like planes hitting the Twin Towers?

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/London...28/605601.html
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:48 AM   #3
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Well it sure got people's attention which is what marketing is all about I guess. Not that I necessarily agree with it, but I won't exactly use sleep over it either.
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humor about 9/11

making movie or documentary about 9/11 for monetory purposes

where is moore ?
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The theatre said it aimed to provoke a serious discussion on terrorism, adding this was especially important after the Russian school hostage crisis last week and the bombing of Australia’s embassy in Indonesia on Thursday.
though personally I do think it's rather tasteless it isn't meant to be humour either as suggested in the title of this thread
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Maybe something was lost in translation by the phrase "great gala of terrorism".

Bad humor or sick minds
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lots of art is an attempt to offend

it's tasteless, but not worse than that
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Damn, 9/11 is not a joking matter. This whole thing is about as funny as a broken crutch.
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Re: The Humor of 9-11

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I guess poor relations with Europe is Bush's fault......
At least you realize it. Good first step!
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it's not supposed to be funny though
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Taste is the enemy of art.
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but I won't exactly use sleep over it either.
That would be 'lose' any sleep over it.

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Maybe something was lost in translation by the phrase "great gala of terrorism".
The website of the Stadsschouwburg speaks of a theme night where the effects of terrorism are discussed by intelligence experts, terrorism experts, historians, criminal law experts etc. So it certainly doesn't look like they're making a mockery out of terrorism or 9-11. They probably just thought the title was a nice way to draw attention to it because of its counterpart.
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Glad that Karl Rove is not Dutch.
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Well is it much of a surprise? When 9/11 happened, one thing we really didn't see on the news was people in other parts of the world rejoicing about our tragedy. Tasteless yes, but you have to wonder how and why it has gotten to the point where Americans are viewed at the way we are.
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humor about 9/11

making movie or documentary about 9/11 for monetory purposes

where is moore ?
because using NYC as a backdrop for the RNC is so much better.

eh, let them have their humor. I see people standing in front of the Trade Center site everyday taking pictures in front of the hole smiling as if the place is Disneyland. That's more offensive to me than a Dutch play.
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