No sooner does a team of anonymous American heroes risk their lives in pursuit of a solemn oath of justice than a multinational cartoon corporation seeks to profit from it with shitty tchochkes. Two days after members of the Navy's SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden, Disney trademarked the name for use in, among other things, "Christmas tree ornaments."
FishbowlNY caught the applications—for exclusive use of "SEAL Team 6" in "entertainment and educational services, toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles; hand-held units for playing electronic games; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes; clothing, footwear and headwear"—which were filed on May 3.
The fact that Disney is going into the SEAL business may worry actual SEALs, who are beginning to chafe at the public's desire for "SEAL porn." But they needn't worry: Disney is going to make the classiest fucking SEAL Team 6 snow globe that the world has ever seen.
[Photo of SEAL via Defense Department]