James Holmes memes: New low in online response to Aurora theater shootings

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We all process tragedy differently, which may explain the attempts to wring humor from the Aurora theater shooting. But like the James Holmes Facebook tribute pages, or tweets about how the suspected killer is hot, the proliferation of James Holmes memes is mondo-disturbing. Under the theory that this stuff shrivels in the light, we share ten examples from a collection that's up to 181 at this writing. And believe us, the following are far from the worst. Page down to see more James Holmes memes.

More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "Aurora theater shooting and Batman mythology: 'Going Sane' and 'Case Study.'"

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