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9/11 Museum Opens to Public Next Week

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, May 14, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure I'll ever go. Anyone here interested in going?

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I'll go. From what I've seen so far I think that the museum affords
    people the opportunity to experience 9 /11 in a fun, safe, informative
    and interactive environment.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Organizers avoid a difficult moment for the honorable Chris Christie, as Adele Dazeem comes down with a cough, cough, cold and can't sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" after his speech.

  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    9/11 Museum leadership under fire for the souvenir shop
    which many consider crass.


    9/11 T shirts and Coffee mugs do seem a bit much
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    There is a gift shop at Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona.there are books, flags, mugs, key chains, hats, t-shirts, magnets ... the normal things sold at museum gift shops.
    Not enough time since 9/11 has passed to start selling 'official' t-shirts and key chains.
    The difference being VJ was less than 5 years after Pearl Harbor and the US is still slogging its way through some cave dwelling terrorists.
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Imus was ranting about this subject in his eloquent way this morning.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Geraldo, Stossel and Imus went from liberal to conservative because no one but Fox would employ them, their opinions are bought and paid for
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I cannot state an opinion on the first two, but I'm a regular listener of the latter. He's an equal-opportunity splatter-er.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I may or may not check out the museum. I mostly think it will depress me. I watched the buildings burn and come down from my roof that morning -- until my neighborhood was overrun by smoke and debris and you couldn't be outside. I also volunteered at the site of the towers several times a week for a few months into 2002.

    Regarding the souvenir shop. ... I posted this on here a few years ago. They set up a temporary storefront museum downtown at some point, and we walked by it a a bunch of times before deciding to go in one day. To the right they had some displays. Nothing remarkable, but appropriate. The first thing I was hit with, before I even saw any of that, though, was a gift shop area to the left . It was crawling with tourists buying key chains and trinkets. I had a really visceral response to it, and had to get out of there. It made me think that to a lot of people who watched what happened on TV, it was like a CGI effect or somehow not quite real. I have too many bad memories from that time.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The gift shop would do well with survivor celebrity appearances where visitors could
    get autographs and have their pictures taken.

    I would imagine that people like Rachel Uchitel and Ashleigh Banfield would do well.
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You know, a big part of the reason museums have gift shops is to help pay for the museum.
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