Monday, September 11, 2006

How I Will Spend This 9/11

For 9/11 anniversaries past, I didn't pay attention to any coverage. I still can't see movies or documentaries about it, and have just recently been able to look at still pictures without the throat constricting and a couple of tears falling.

This morning, while making chocolate chip cookies, I was listening to Al Franken get choked up recalling some of his experiences. What a time to begin paying attention to remembrances. I've got a head cold and it makes the dripping even worse. But how bad can you feel with the smell of chocolate chip cookies?

And of course the past few days I've gone from anger and outrage to laughter and ridicule about ABC/Disney. I can't think of a worse way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 than that damn cheesy mockumentary. It's like America getting attacked again, using cheap phony emotions and lies to manipulate us into following a monkey moron down another path to disaster.

And it doesn't seem that outrage, media coverage, letters, entreaties or threats did one jot of good to combat a huge mega-corporation that cares only about making money, which means backing the most pro-business anti-little guy horses they can find, which are generally Republicans. There's only one way to control or punish such an entity, and that's by going after their bread and butter.

The rest of today I will spend playing Resident Evil 4 (imagining the Ganados with mickey mouse ears) and looking for or creating satires bashing ABC/Disney. And, of course, trying not to eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies. I bet the victims and heroes of 9/11 would love a good laugh and a cookie.

To start things off, here's some clips of upcoming historical documentaries from Disney/ABC, via AmericaBlog.

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