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From the Dept. of Things I Just Noticed: This Crass JFK Ice Cream Sign

Come on, guys.

"You know what JFK really enjoyed? I mean, before he was brutally murdered in front of his wife mere steps from here. That's right -- ice cream.
“You know what JFK really enjoyed? I mean, before he was brutally murdered in front of his wife mere steps from here. Yeah, that’s right — ice cream.”

I don’t know how long this sign proclaiming that the Sixth Floor Museum Store + Cafe proudly serves Henry’s Ice Cream. I’ve passed that corner in my downtown wanderings, but had never noticed it, until today.

I guess whomever cooked this up figured they were honoring his life? I’m not that surprised, because the city tends to be sort of tin-eared when it comes to this sort of thing. But I wouldn’t expect it from an enterprise directly associated with presenting the assassination and its fallout with context and a degree of sensitivity.

You maybe think, Whatever, it’s a sign advertising ice cream and it’s harmless. I don’t know. It’s just a little flip for my tastes and I guess I’m going to be a dad about it.

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