Fun with Terror

Terrorism isn't funny, but making fun of it is
Implications - Description
The terrorist attacks of September 2001 have spurred a number of mockery products like terrorist toilet paper and finger puppets. New (and sometimes laughable) technologies for tracking and capturing terrorists have sprung from high-strung security organizations. There’s even virtual terrorism in the MySpace and Second Life communities.

Implications
The best way to overcome your fears is to stare them right in the face. Even better, make fun of them. The more you know about what keeps your consumers up at night, the more you can help them overcome their fears through the use of humor.
SCORE: 3.7
Warm Top 6 Examples: 33,053 Total Clicks Sep 06 - Oct 07
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Virtual Terrorism - Second Life Virtual Community Suffers First Terrorist Attack
SCORE: 5
Warm 6,297 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 07
Virtual Terrorism
Second Life Virtual Community Suffers First Terrorist Attack
Virtial terrorists in Second Life have bombed a virtual American Apparel outlet and Reebok store. The terrorist plot was carried out by a group of orgranized Second Lifers who believe, "The population… [More]
Terrorizing T-Shirts - ‘I am Not a Terrorist' Shirt States the Obvious
SCORE: 3.4
Warm 4,387 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 06
Terrorizing T-Shirts
‘I am Not a Terrorist' Shirt States the Obvious
Make a political statement with this very cool shirt. According to the designer, “After reading about blogger Raed Jarrar’s experience at JFK (he was forced to take off a shirt with Arabic writing on it… [More]
Terror Soap - Political Hygiene Products Scrub Out All Kinds of Dirt
SCORE: 3.1
Warm 3,731 Clicks Pub: Oct 24, 06
Terror Soap
Political Hygiene Products Scrub Out All Kinds of Dirt
Cleanse your kitchen of terrorists with terror soap. This shockingly unique brand can be found in Costa Rica. BoingBoing notes, "Oh, what dark, foreboding poetry lurks in those long-lasting pink suds."… [More]
MySpace Hacked By Terrorists - Is Laura Schlessinger's Son A Victim Or a Bad Guy?
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 5,366 Clicks Pub: May 23, 07
MySpace Hacked By Terrorists
Is Laura Schlessinger's Son A Victim Or a Bad Guy?
Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a talk show host who tells other people how to raise their kids. Her own son, Deryck Schlessinger is currently on the hot seat since his MySpace page was recently removed due… [More]
Political Puppets - The Terrorist Finger Puppets Make Dangerous Politics Fun
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 6,193 Clicks Pub: Dec 20, 06
Political Puppets
The Terrorist Finger Puppets Make Dangerous Politics Fun
Oh look! For $55, you can buy a set of finger terrorist puppets! The terrorist finger puppets boast an "Uncanny crocheted likenesses" to Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, Ahmadinejad and… [More]
Terrorist Toilet Paper - Flush Down the Enemy with Political Spoof Wipes
SCORE: 2.1
Mild 7,079 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 07
Terrorist Toilet Paper
Flush Down the Enemy with Political Spoof Wipes
Spoofing political figures has been around forever, but maybe not in such poor taste. If you feel the need, you can order custom TP with your favorite political satire or sarcasm on it. The company makes… [More]
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