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Ted Rall

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Mar 2, 2002
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They're eerily calm. They smile and crack jokes and laugh out loud. They're the scourge of the media: Terror widows. 
Man: So when your husband called you from the 104th floor, he knew he was going to die?
Woman: Oh, yes- he was on fire! By the way, Larry, that's a bitchin' tie!
Woman 2: Of course it's a bummer that they slashed my husband's throat- but the worst was having to watch the Olympics alone! 
Woman 3: I keep waiting for Kevin to come home, but I know he never will. Fortunately, the 3.2 million I collected from the Red Cross keeps me warm at night. 
Woman 2: The unbearable grief of the empty spot in your conjugal bed must weigh down your heart with unimaginable pain. 
Woman 3: Huh? Oh, yeah, definitely. 
Next up: Terror window meets terror widower! 
Woman 4: A prenup?! I got $1.8 million from the airline security firm! 
Man 2: Yeah, but I sued the airline itself- I scored $5 million!
Mar 7, 2002
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