9/11 On Ice

No word if Disney will produce it, but based on Titanic: The Musical, Mirvish's new show in Toronto, perhaps 9/11 On Ice could make it's way to New York, Chicago, London and Hogtown at some point.

Perhaps the historical pattern with grand tragedy is that you first make a serious dramatic film about it, then wait for all relatives to die, then make a romantic version (Cameron's Titanic), and then a song and dance production. So maybe it'll take a hundred years or so, but we'll get there.

Clefto commented on this over at my blog at hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca:

"In the early morning hours
The planes brought down the towers!
(step, step, kick. Step, step, kick)

A horrific attack!
It must have been Iraq!
(step, ball, chain. jump and kick.)"


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Hoss

9/11 On Ice. I'd like to see Bill Hicks (sadly deceased) as one of the scriptwriters for that! A biting, acerbic expose of bullshit all the way down the line.

May 20, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Christos

@ Hoss

Talk about a tragedy. At 32, he still managed to cement himself as a legend, so sad that he left us so early and that hack Leary is still around and has a career basically thanks to Hicks. His tirade on Jay Leno and celebrities who do endorsements is still one of my favourite bits.

As for this "musical", it's just someone trying to be an opportunist and not exploring or trying to convey the real reasons for perceived hatred of the west and how the division of the Ottoman empire by the West (read: England, US and France), impacted the middle east for generations until this day (and beyond).

May 20, 2015 @ 1:10 PM

Hoss

@ Christos
I had assumed this idea of '9/11 On Ice' was a spoof. Maybe I didn't read carefully enough.

May 20, 2015 @ 1:15 PM

Irv

Then halfway through the show. professional demolition teams blow up the stage & blame it on someone else. For a fleeting second Cheney appears in a mirror & then splits.

May 20, 2015 @ 2:12 PM

Hoss

@ Irv

And there we have it.

May 20, 2015 @ 2:14 PM

Argie

.....and Omar Khadr can play a terrorist. Shouldn't be a stretch eh?

May 20, 2015 @ 2:23 PM

Irv

@Argie: Sure can, then he can get sued for 160 mil for shooting someone..in a war.

THEN, in Part 2, this train goes buy with carloads of money for 5 minutes representing all the money used to fund the war on Iraq. Only, they never find WMD, but they do find my virginity & Mike's penis.

May 20, 2015 @ 2:35 PM

Argie

@Irv
I admit, that did make me laugh.

May 20, 2015 @ 2:45 PM

anonymous

This post is sckening

May 20, 2015 @ 7:28 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Don't look at me. This entry belongs to Ryan G.

May 20, 2015 @ 9:52 PM

Ryan G / hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca

@anonymous

Don't shoot the messenger.

May 21, 2015 @ 8:21 AM

Ylvis fan

Ylvis (the Norwegian guys who made "The Fox") did "9-11 On Ice" as a skit in a stage show called "Ylvis III" back in 2007. Check it out on Youtube They are not making fun of 9-11, but of the "On Ice"-concept.

May 30, 2015 @ 5:34 PM

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