Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"Something's afoot at the Circle K"

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A new restaurant in India's financial hub, named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated the country's small Jewish community.
'Hitler's Cross', which opened last week, serves up a wide range of continental fare and a big helping of controversy, thanks to a name the owners say they chose to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries.

A huge portrait of a stern-looking Fuehrer greets visitors at the door. The cross in the restaurant's name refers to the swastika that symbolized the Nazi regime.

I don't care how many people India has this is just full on fucking insane. "Hey, let's pack up the kids and head over to that cute little Hitler Restaraunt!" I'm sure their ovens are spectacular, but for the love of fuck have some freakin' decorum or respect for that matter. I'd say we boycott India, but then customer service for every company across the United Freakin' States would be obsolete. Gah.


What do Right Wingers see when they read the New York Times? [via BS]


"LONDON (Aug. 21) - Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including old favorites Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, to edit out scenes that glamorize smoking."

Does Mel Gibson's father work for Turner? This reminds me of the movie makers that wanted to erase the World Trade Center out of movies as not to remind people of 9-11. Personally, it's bullshit, but hey, while they're at it, they should cut out any scenes with abuse, alcohol or sweets. Perhaps they should obliterate all political cartoons too, and then they can come over to my house and delete the cellulite from my ass. Morons.

[link via BWE]


Good Bumbershoot news! Bumbershoot presents People Talking & Singing a benefit for 826 Seattle featuring: Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, Lemony (Daniel Handler) Snicket, the fabulous and young Seattle sensation Smoosh and John Hodgeman!!! Woo! I'll be there for sure!!


Ta-da~! Have a dandylicious day, oh yeah, bonus points if you know what movie today's headline came from. ;)