Osama Death Merch: 6 Disturbing Gift Ideas


Osama bin Laden may be dead, but America’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on. Want a creepy relic to commemorate NOsama Day? Bid on bin Laden’s (alleged) beard! Got $12,000? The domain name BinLadenConspiracy.com could be yours! Below, 6 OBL commemorative options, starting with two Mother’s Day gift ideas:

1) For your pregnant sister-in-law:

Hey, it’s almost Mother’s Day! Why not congratulate the soon-to-be-mom in your life with this lovely “Bye Bye Asshole” T-shirt? As an added bonus, the word “Asshole” will stretch right over that cute baby bump, and Osama’s head will be at pubic level. This isn’t about being sexy. It’s about being right. America!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) For your mom’s car:

Unlike most OBL death merch being sold this week, this bumper sticker is both patriotic and relatively understated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) For your hipster roommate:

This T-shirt isn’t overzealous like SOME T-shirts (I’m looking at you, “Bin Laden in Hell” baby onesie). Bonus: it’s made out of 100 percent organic cotton, showing that you can hate terrorists and love the environment at the same time. Everybody wins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4) For your racist, yoga-loving friend:

Sure, there are many yoga mats with anti-Osama sentiments to choose from. But what’s more soothing during your sun salutation than a reminder of your intention to hate Muslims?*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) For your techie coworker:

This iPad case is succinct and subtly ironic, perfect as a coffeeshop conversation-starter. No extra lives for you, Osama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) For your Republican, beer-drinking dad:

As your dad knows, the only sad thing about Osama’s death is that Obama ordered it. Unless Sarah Palin was right, and George W. masterminded the whole takedown ages ago! Either way, he can savor the taste of freedom with this beer stein.

 

 

 

What? These options don’t match your gift-giving needs? Never fear, there are many, many, many more options to choose from on eBay, Etsy.com, and CafePress. Share your faves in comments.

*Please note: Gaiam is only the manufacturer of the mat, CafePress does the printing. There is now an online campaign asking Gaiam to remove the mat, but it would be prudent to forward concerns to CafePress as well. Gaiam is aware of the problem and is working to remove the mats and has said they do not condone the statements on the mat pictured.

Front page image: Abbottabad Baby Onesie/CafePress

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