today, understandably, a lot of thoughts turn to five years ago, and the attacks on the twin towers. but let me share in something which i am still trying to get my head around.
not sure how many of you guys read the times during the week, or at the weekends come to that. this week the strangest (in my humble opinion) thing was given away free. it was a very shortened copy of the hardback, illustrated, comic book version, of the commission report of the twin tower attacks.
there should have been pictures here, in fact i scanned the whole thing with the intent of posting it all, but something is amiss in beta land.
basically the gist of my post was to be whether or not it was in bad taste. it is produced in the style of most “graphic comic books” and to be honest, is a stunning bit of art. i just wonder of the validity of presenting something as important as the 9/11 commission report in such a lowbrow manner. but then my thinking went along the lines of, “if they want to appeal to the type of person that wouldn’t normally read this type of report then all good and well, but these types (in this country) wouldn’t be buying the times in the first place. and there is little chance of them forking out beer money on a glossy “coffee table” book either.
i dunno. really. got me puzzled.
anyhoo i’ll try and post some pics here and failing that will try and sort the problem.
found a site that is serializing it. go to SLATE.COM and click on the “launch” tab on the picture.
i am going to take the time to read it all one day this week/weekend.
good grief a sensible post! whatever next!