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The Morbid Spectacle of NCAA Basketball on the Deck of the USS Carl Vinson

Bin Laden’s death didn’t happen to anyone but him. And while we’re allowed to feel good that he’s gone, turning a basketball game into an attraction at his cadaver museum isn’t therapeutic to me. It’s weird. The choice to be there is ours entirely, the events poisoned by a lingering sense of insatiable voyeurism. (“I’m still trying to figure out where [the body] was,” event consultant Michael R. Rowe said during a site inspection on Monday.) (Grantland.com)


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