Friday, July 30


There's a hilarious brouhaha over a poster the London underground introduced, then withdrew, as part of an anti-smelly-food campaign: "The offending advertisement depicted a man on a subway train surrounded by salami, strings of sausages and Parma hams, above the words "Please don't eat smelly food." Hmmmmm. What do all of those "foods" have in common? But it wasn't the meat producers who complained, it was Guido Cerboni, economic affairs chief at the Italian embassy in London, who said the poster was "offensive and harmful to Italian products." Uh... Guido: Olive Oil? Pasta? These Italian products are in no way slurred by the poster. Get a grip. The real joke here is that the poster shows how disgusting meat is. Mustn't have that!

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