|Awestruck with horror
||[Oct. 1st, 2010|01:57 pm]
I'm stuck at Firestone waiting for a tire change. There's a TV on some sports channel. So I was just subjected to an ad for a "commemorative nonmonetary coin" for a 9/11 memorial. The base of the coin is gold, and then on top of that are silver representations of the twin towers and the USS New York. |
The silver used for these coins is proclaimed to be ".999 pure silver recovered from Ground Zero."
Am I supposed to be impressed that someone is mining the wreckage for silver, and then turning it into tacky memorial coins? And I do mean tacky: the silver figures flip out from the base to stand up, making it 3D. And it's got some certificate of authenticity and authorization from some federal bureau of some long and incomprehensible name.
It's so gawdawful that I sort of hope they show it again so I can be certain that I'm not hallucinating.
I give Tacky its full due: it keeps finding ways to gobsmack me.