Monday, March 16, 2009

"He's Like Wet Kauerkraut In My Hands" - George Soros (Or Was It Lili Von Shtupp?)
Would you care for another schnitzengruben?

You think the Germans learned everything they know about Black America from Mel Brooks movies? Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves
By Charles Hawley

A German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a tasty curry sauce. The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product.

Many sales executives have drawn the same conclusion: What better poster child for hope than US President Barack Obama? There are Obama dolls, Obama T-shirts, Obama soap-on-a-rope. There is even Obama thong underwear on offer.

Not wanting to miss the boat, a German food company has now gotten into the act. Sprehe, a company that has all manner of frozen delicacies on offer, has come up with a new product it calls "Obama Fingers." Far from being real digits, though, the "fingers" in question are "tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried," as the product packaging claims.

Fried chicken, in other words. With a curry dip.

For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US -- naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows.

[Judith Witting, sales manager for Sprehe] told SPIEGEL ONLINE the connection never even occurred to her. "It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," she said.
Ahhh, Lili... you personify all of Deutschland's pissing their collective lederhosen over Das Ausgesuchte. "It's tw-eww... IT'S TW-EWW!"

Auf Wiedersehen, baby.


Blogger Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

That's it. I am changing my last name.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

My family name in the original German is "Weithmann" (pronounced VEET-mahn). Howdya think I feel?

1:33 PM  
Blogger A. Sinner said...

Gotta watch them Obama-Fingers. They tend to gravitate to your wallet.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

I guess they do not know that fried chicken when connected to black people is racist. Fuzzy Zoeller found this out after Tiger won his first Masters which allowed him to select the food for the next Masters dinner and said he would probably have fried chicken and collard greens.

Northwestern University ran into trouble with this as well

All this company needed on the box was a smiling picture of a black man, Obama.

I suggest this company and probably many nations around the country need some sensitivity training. Imagine a state dinner in Germany with the two Obama's arriving in Tux to find fried chicken, collard greens, and specially flown in Watermellon.

Sorry, having my moment of fun at the years of our PC society. Poor Fuzzy was lost for years on the tour having to apologize to Tiger for a joke he made.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Leave it to this blog to bring out the references to Blazing Saddles and a movie guy that slaughtered all things politically correct.

I love it here in the cave, it is home away from home.

KUDOS VSC, even though the idiotic german who pronounce their W's as V's and then name a damn car company VolksWagen?? (or is that really Volks(V)agen)

What a bunch of dumkopfs!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Al said...

As a big fan of Blazing Staddles, I love the reference. As someone who is 1/4 German-Pennsylvania Dutch originally pronounced tr-ah-ow-p(Troupe was originally spelled Troup, until a Nun told my Grandfather he didn't know how to spell his own name) I'm not much more thrilled than Fr. E or Cavey about this infamia.

I want to know why not Obama schnitzengruben?

& what is really puzzling is that it had a curry sauce? Do they think Obama is Indian? (& I do nae mean American)

PS: Not to riun it for everyone, but the line after it's true was supposed to be him telling her she was sucking on his elbow.

11:38 PM  

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