For just 300 rubles or about 10 bucks, Russians now can decorate their aquariums with replicas of the sunken Kursk submarine, in which 118 Russian sailors suffocated to death eight years ago. Note the certificate authenticating the important fact that the aquarium decoration is “Made In Russia.”
What could be a better X-Mas gift for your fishies? Imagine your Harlequin Rasboras darting beneath the hull, your Kissing Gouramis frolicking o’er the propellar, your ever-curious Glowlight Danios nibbling their fishfood flakes inside the Kursk’s mess hall…it’s both fun and educational!
Some Russian livejournal bloggers are already crying “too soon!” Others are insisting/hoping that it’s a hoax, which again leads to the “too soon!” whine. As one blogger bleated, “Would an American put a replica of the Titanic in his aquarium?”
Answer: No. But that’s because when Americans die, it’s a tragedy, whereas when other people die, it’s kitsch. Comedy isn’t as simple as people think it is, folks.
Thanks to Ilya, the eXile’s designer-god, for forwarding this on.
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