#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 7th, 2013 21:18
#2 By: Shane_Simmons, December 7th, 2013 21:29
Suddenly, my suggestion a few years ago that the local paper try to get a full-page ad from the local Mitsubishi dealership for their Pearl Harbor section seems a lot less crass.
#3 By: Noah Django Gross, December 7th, 2013 21:36
my reaction, as voiced by Ray Allen in the role of Jesus Shuttlesworth:
My reaction to Spaghetti-Os' marketing dept, that is. The meme is great.
#4 By: Matthew Borgard, December 7th, 2013 21:38
These are great, but the Kent State parody is probably the most biting. Be warned, it's not necessarily graphic, but pretty dark, so replace the [slash] from the link with a /.
#5 By: Noah Django Gross, December 7th, 2013 21:54
#6 By: TheMetalPedant, December 7th, 2013 21:58
Surely the Kent State one hasn't been purged from the internet, but it's gone from that link. Anybody have it? Some sick part of me wants to see it.
#7 By: invisiblemonkey, December 7th, 2013 21:59
Add ".jpg" to make it work. I darkly chuckled at it for a long time.
EDIT: Oh, it works without the .jpg. Neat.
#8 By: Ygret, December 7th, 2013 22:08
It seems they took the original down, does anyone have a link to it?
#9 By: wygit, December 7th, 2013 22:17
HuffPo has it, plus some more comments.
#10 By: wygit, December 7th, 2013 22:20
I saw some suggestions that this has increased Spaghetti-Os brand awareness a thousand percent. I wouldn't be surprised if this resulted in a boost in sales.
One tweet I liked:
"Yeah, yeah, keep laughing, but I bet you guys hadn't thought of @SpaghettiOs in years until yesterday." - @seph_barker
#11 By: El Mariachi, December 7th, 2013 22:26
Shouldn't we be able to see through the Spaghetti-O's "mouth?" Where is the tongue coming from? Why does everything throw a shadow on the ground but not on anything else? And why doesn't the flag have an inked outline like the character?
Crass insensitivity is just the tip of the iceberg with this shipwreck.
#12 By: kangaroosevelt, December 7th, 2013 22:28
That's pretty crass and tasteless, but I'm going to nominate this Wrigleyville bar for most crass and tasteless Perl Harbor memorial.
#13 By: Dan Patterson, December 7th, 2013 22:41
Oh, I can imagine far worse than that.
#14 By: Michael Mandeville, December 7th, 2013 22:48
Sooo it's offensive to show a mascot holding an American Flag...that's actually all I remember from 2001 till about 2007.
#16 By: weezgrrl, December 7th, 2013 22:52
I honestly don't understand what was so tasteless about the original tweet. That people ran with is more of a controversy than the original posting itself. shrug
#17 By: invisiblemonkey, December 7th, 2013 22:57
I don't think the outcry is about sensitivity to all the people that died that day, or the reminder of the kickoff to America's entry into the war, it's the crassness in that a company would think "Great synergy to market our product!" The flag-wielding cartoon pasta blob was just the icing on the cake.
#18 By: newliminted, December 7th, 2013 22:58
At work today, an older customer mentioned that today is Pearl Harbor day, that it meant more to him than it would to some of the younger people around. A co-worker said 'Is it Pearl Harbor day? Congratulations!'.
WRONG SENTIMENT! I said.
#19 By: Brian Sizemore, December 7th, 2013 23:07
I see what you did there...
#20 By: Robin Gherghetta, December 7th, 2013 23:11
how often are you visiting internet k-hole? I updates like once every two months!
#21 By: awjt, December 7th, 2013 23:35
Actually, yes, tasteless, thanks for the warning. But your post sent me on a wild Kent State Wiki-fu, and I learned a bunch of stuff just now. Thanks!
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