Osama bin Laden Death Swag Selling Well, at Home and Abroad
|It's never too early to become a patriot.|
We might not be getting pictures of Osama bin Laden's corpse from Barack Obama -- but there's some interesting memorabilia for sale.
The Toronto Star is reporting that T-shirts, greeting cards, and coffee mugs celebrating Bin Laden's death are selling like hotcakes across the globe. One eBay vendor even tried to auction off a "bin Laden tooth" before the sale was unlisted by the company.
A Cafe Press salesman is selling Tees for everyone from the computer nerd in need of a shirt declaring Osama bin Pwned to babies looking for a fashionable and patriotic onesie, like the one pictured above.
Muslims have been selling Bin Laden merchandise throughout the Middle East since the 2001 terrorist attack on America, with street vendors hawking Bin Laden posters and action figures next to Arnold Schwarzenegger "pec development" pinups and glossies of WWE female wrestlers.
There's no accounting for taste.
See more items after the jump.
Foreign Policy has a slideshow up about bin Laden trinkets that have been sold in the Muslim world.
In one, a bin Laden poster is posted alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger "unlocking his secrets for total peck development."
In another, bin Laden tape cassettes are being sold roadside in Pakistan at a shop that also sells WWE Divas merchandise, marked "Ladies of Wrestling."
One more link on the site shows a bin Laden "action figure" for sale.
UK's Guardian reports that bin Laden swag has been on the decline in recent years, with few t-shirts being sold in Egypt these days. Osama's death is likely to inspire an increase in sales for al-Qaeda sympathizers who want to remember their hero in lieu of pouring a cold one on the curb for him. American capitalists are getting in on the action in hopes of making a quick buck or two off the heroic operation that killed the world's most wanted man.
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