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Yesterday brought the following email to my inbox:

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ONE OF THE MONSTER JAM SHOWS AT THE TACOMA DOME—January 15, 16 or 17

WHAT: Tacoma Dome Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, at the Tacoma Dome from January 15 — 17, 2010.

PLEASE RSVP BY REPLYING TO THIS EMAIL WITH THE SHOW DATE AND TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU REQUEST!

Thanks-
Julie

My reply:

Dear Julie,

Isn't this the event that killed a 6-year-old boy last January? Why are trying to lure my family to this with free tickets?

Thanks for letting me know.

No reply yet, but I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, let's revisit some amazing facts. As soon as the fatally injured 6-year-old was hauled off in an ambulance, the Monster Jam went on with the show. A few days after the killing-by-flying-debris, George Eisenhart Jr., a monster truck rally promoter from Ohio, expressed condolences over the Tacoma killing and crowed about his organization's unblemished safety record. The next week, Eisenhart was killed by a monster truck at one of his own rallies.

You can get tickets to the Tacoma Monster Jam here.