Strip Clubs and Ground Zero Editorial Cartoon

Strip Club at Ground Zero Cartoon

Props to our old friend Dan McGinley (who has since quit blogging) but is still lurking around the blogosphere.  He came up with this gem about all the “Hallowed” businesses surrounding Ground Zero in New York.

I believe the strip club is the Pussycat Lounge and the horse betting is definitely near as well.  I made up the Checks Cash place but who knows if there is one there.  My joke is that you know your neighborhood has gone down hill when it gets a check cash place and a dollar store.

Thanks Dan!

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  1. What a way to pay respect

  2. G says:

    I don’t think that your neighborhood goes down once you get a dollar store and a check cashing place. I think it goes down once your town starts giving birth to Dunkin’ Donuts.

  3. Gavin says:

    Nice one, Bearman. Hollowed ground indeed. As someone who doesn’t live in the States, this whole mosque debate is strange and depressing to me.

  4. nursemyra says:

    Perhaps the dollar store is in the basement of the strip club?

  5. jynksie says:

    Imagine all those Muslim hunnys stripping out of their burqa’s at the “Pussycat”! Oh yeah, some Middle Eastern Mamma right there! hooooooooo-weeeeey! o.O

    The mosque is fine where it is intending to go. Personally, I would like to see Muslims leaders use this controversy to open dialogue and speak out against the extremism that runs rampid through their culture/faith. There is an opportunity to enlighten, I just hoped it Isn’t snuffed out!

  6. tmcelmurry says:

    The debate over this is really crazy. The 9/11 tragedy occurred in the heart of the business district. There’s no way to dictate what can/can’t be built around the 9/11 memorial. The Mosque debate is one of those that if the media had stayed out of the issue would have run in a few papers and then died down.

    Have you seen the debate still going on over the Pennsylvania crash site. Some of the ones who lost their loved ones are trying to sue to have the memorial changed cause they feel the shape of some of the landscaping can be interpreted as Islamic symbols.

    I don’t think there will ever be a 100% satisfied group. We all remember and will forever remember what happened that day, and we’ll all pass these monuments and parks with a humbled step for a while, then they will eventually become like the Vietnam wall to most, just a symbol and nothing more, which is really sad, but is in fact the way our lives work. We move past, we move forward, these are just buildings and landscaping, not our loved ones who were lost that day the memory of them resides in us and should be honored by us carrying forward with our lives.

    • Bearman says:

      Didn’t see the stuff about Pennsyvania. That reminds me of the recently burned down Touchdown Jesus around here. They are rebuilding it and trying to figure out a form for Jesus’ hands/arms so that it can’t be related to any football ref hand signal.

      I think they should just build it the same way…Touchdown Jesus got them alot of press (that kind of press hasn’t hurt Notre Dame – which also has a TDJ)

      • lisleman says:

        This is why I read the comments – often more interesting than the post.
        I was thinking of posting about Touchdown Jesus. The youtube clips were interesting? If that’s the right word. So ironic that a bolt of lightning would torch the Jesus figure.
        So now they want to have a non NFL type figure? Have you done any cartoons on this subject yet? Instead waiting for it to catch fire maybe they should incorporate fire into the design.
        Too bad Moses didn’t marshmallows when he came upon the burning bush.

        • Bearman says:

          Some people made fun of the church as if the lightning that set the fire was “purposefully” sent by god to destroy it. Yet the church said since the fire attendance and donations have been up…so who is laughing now?

      • Tony says:

        Touchdown Jesus??? Does he have Nun cheerleaders???

      • Tony says:

        OK I just googled Touchdown Jesus & I’m not impressed. I think it’s totally wrong naming him that. He’s in a lake. Surely it should be Water Polo Goalie Jesus

  7. Dr. Cynicism says:

    Excellent alternative perspective, haha. Nice!

  8. jammer5 says:

    This is something I’ve been harping about ever since the nut cases have been spewing their hypocritical rants. Hallowed ground? Ya right. You’re correct: more like slum ground. The center would be both a good thing for the neighborhood, and let the world know we are a open society, not some freaking idiots who can’t understand that their call for not building it is NOT what our forefathers fought and died for.

    • Bearman says:

      Everyone seems to have an opinion of what our “forefathers” meant and hold it up as if things can’t change. (and many times people on two sides will say that is what the forefathers meant) Many of our forefathers meant to continue slavery but that doesn’t get brought up..haha

  9. Nate Fakes says:

    I’m surprised they haven’t put a Wal-Mart up there yet

  10. Dan McGinley says:

    You’re most welcome, Bearman. Nice work!!! I did a Google Earth to walk around ground zero, and my favorite example is a seedy massage parlor above a sushi place! Nothing says “Hallowed Ground” like raw fish with a happy ending. Any more ideas come my way, and I’ll send them to your very talented self!

  11. Friggin Loon says:

    What? No golden arches or Hooters? Sheez! Why would you want to build a mosque there, Time Square is a much better option!!!

  12. This is like one stop shopping/entertainment for me. Nice.

  13. Roland says:

    Oh, crap… they just put up a Family Dollar up around my house…

  14. If the criteria for hallowing ground is where lots of people died in one disaster, most British cities would be sacred from WW2 blitz bombing as would many German cities from the efforts of the Allies. Also Lockerbie for that matter.

    Surely it is what you do about the causes of the deaths that matters?

    dave no longer gallowaygrave

  15. Bo Lumpkin says:

    The area isn’t really goin’ down until they put in a “Dirt Cheap”. That is where they sell all the stuff that has been returned to Target, the dollar stores and other places. We’ve got ’em every where.

  16. 25BAR says:

    Long time, Bearman!
    How are you?

  17. bschooled says:

    Haha! Believe it or not, they’re building a cash check place AND a dollar store in my neighborhood.

    I’d rather have the strip club, at least there you can get something to eat…

  18. DadaHyena says:

    Could be worse…they could be selling explosives and airline tickets next door to each other.

    • Bearman says:

      Isn’t that like having a Jehovahs Witness Church next to a Biker Bar?

      • Tony says:

        I’m a Jehovah’s Witness & I think that’s a good idea. I could ride my scooter to church then knock on their door for a beer & a game of pool afterwards. It just doesn’t get much better than that!!!

        • Bearman says:

          I just read a book about a guy who never drank and was an evangelist minister who started hanging out in bars as he was trying to live like Jesus. He figured it was easy to find people who agreed with him in church but might be better to hang out where the real people go.

  19. George says:

    I see that I will be visiting that neighborhood starting from the right and working my way left. 🙂

  20. Tony says:

    Maybe they could all cooperate & have stripping jockeys at the Pussycat club with nude horse photos for sale after the show in the cash checks store

  21. jillsy says:

    hold on a sec…we have a “dollar tree” near our house, but i think it’s one of those upscale ones! 🙂

  22. WriterDood says:

    Very nice. Sums up the issue and puts the whole thing in perspective with one picture.

  23. Sheila Deeth says:

    Very nice. Very hallowed. Perhaps it’s beyond redemption of any ilk.

  24. SpilledInkGuy says:

    I’ve got $50.00 on that old one with the limp.
    (How’s that for a set-up, Bearman)?!

  25. Friggin Loon says:

    I hope when they are praying to Mecca the brothels don’t get the wrong idea 🙁

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