Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Novelty ice-cube tray causes offence

Some people are easily offended. The pity is that they are so often taken seriously these days. Note: "one critic" makes the news.
"An ice cube tray has gone on sale in which drinkers can make a replica of the Titanic - complete with four icebergs. The product is called the Gin And Titonic Ice Tray.

The manufacturer says it allows drinkers to 're-create history' by making the two objects collide in the glass, but one critic has branded the idea 'sick and distasteful'. Titanic historian Brian Ticehurst has gone so far as to suggest the product is akin to making light of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Manufacturer Fred and Friends is renowned for its off-beat household items. The packaging for Gin and Titonic reads: 'Ice ahoy! Gin and Titonic is guaranteed to be an unsinkable addition to your next party. 'This reusable ice tray contains four icy Titanic ships and four menacing icebergs. Pair them up in your mixed drinks and re-create history. Go ahead...sink another round!'

Company spokesman Joe Edmundson said: 'We design housewares that are functional and fun. The Gin and Titonic is quite a good seller around the world. 'Somebody is always going to be offended by something, especially when it involves humour with a little edge.'

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It may be in poor taste to some and they are entled to that view -- but wishing to impose your own taste on someone else shows an inflated view of your own wisdom and importance. De gustibus non disputandum est, as the Romans used to say

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So the law suit would be, dare I say it, a titanic undertaking...

Anonymous said...

Let the idiots have a party with this Titonic and learn what their guests say.

As much class as a talking fish.

Wes said...

Are the same critics criticizing Led Zepplin for using the image of the Hindenburg? It is unbelievable the things people get offended at.

Anonymous said...

Catholic and many Protestant churches have a guy nailed to a cross hanging up front for all to see, and we never see any opposition to that, do we?

Oh, wait.

Anonymous said...

This story helps us understand the basic difference between liberals and conservatives. It also shows how "being offended" has become such a huge business. ($$$)

When the conservative doesn't like red meat, he simply doesn't eat it.

When the liberal doesn't like red meat, he wants it banned so no one can eat it.

Yo' mama said...

When the conservative doesn't like red meat, he simply doesn't eat it.

When the liberal doesn't like red meat, he wants it banned so no one can eat it.


What a nutty assertion. Oh you wacky conservatives!

Bobby said...

"What a nutty assertion. Oh you wacky conservatives!"

---No, it's true.

When Lisa Lampanelli makes fun of Sara Pallin, black people, christians, jews, gays, asians, etc, it's comedy.

When Rush Limbaugh makes fun of Obama, it's racism.

Yet who got her HBO Special last saturday? Lisa Lampanelli. Tell me, how come Rush Limbaugh can't get a show like Bill Maher on HBO? Do they HBO executives think only liberals watch that channel?

Anon 3:31 said...

"What a nutty assertion. Oh you wacky conservatives!"

Only a fuzzy-brained liberal would call a fact an assertion. The truth hurts, doesn't it.

Anonymous said...

"If God doesn't destroy what America has become, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorah."

Anonymous said...

"Only a fuzzy-brained liberal would call a fact an assertion. The truth hurts, doesn't it."

The only fact at play here is that Anon331 is an idiot.

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