Facepalm momentThere have been several facepalm marketing moments recently. Brands and tragedy just shouldn’t mix. On September 11 several brands displayed bad taste and worse judgment. And then there is the Urban Outfitters fiasco.

Anybody who has ever worked for a big company – and I am guessing there are a lot of you reading this blog – know how many levels of signoffs it takes to get a product to market. (Lots!) So I want to present you with this WTF moment: a blood-spattered looking sweatshirt with Kent State on it. Seriously? How many executives can be out of their right minds at the same time?

Carol’s recent post on the CNBC blog is the type of scathing sendup that we love Carol for. Don’t miss this one. It will draw you in like a slow-motion train wreck. Massacre humor?! Not all publicity is good.