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Ben & Jerry's new flavor frozen out of some stores

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. SayWhat?

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    I can think of other immoral acts a prude can commit to force their 'morality' on others, but we can't talk politics here.
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Does anyone else agree that this marks another arena where good taste takes a hit?
    I do wonder if the suits at the top of the chain know what's what here. It almost feels like the kids in marketing are chuckling over pulling one over on the old guys upstairs.
     
  3. SayWhat?

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    I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it tastes pretty good. I will definitely be looking for it on my next trip to the store. I don't normally buy B&J's due the price issue mentioned above, but I'll make an exception in this case if I find it.
     
  4. phrelin

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    Actually, I'm a secular humanist who has been accused of being a prude on many occasions.

    That's because "prudish" and "dissolute" behavior are terms that end up being judged based upon the narrow perspective of the observer.

    Someone long ago cautioned people about judging the behavior of others. It's good advice I try to follow, though admittedly I have not been very successful over the many years.
    I checked both markets in my little town one of which is Safeway and that also seems to be true. It makes me wonder why people like the One Million Moms group gave free national publicity to Ben And Jerry's. But it's Ben And Jerry's gain.
     
  5. Geronimo

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    There was alimited edition "Hubby Hubby" releases when one state allowed gay marriafe.. Some were offended but it seemed like an artificial controversy to me.
     
  6. Lucavex

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    At the end of the day, it's Ice-Cream. There are dozen of other "kid friendly" products with suggestive names. Sounds to me like some "anti-everything" group's crusade of the week.
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

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    I'm not a smoker... never have been... but "they" did go after "Joe Camel" because somebody thought it was use of a cartoon character to sell cigarettes to kids.

    That one I actually don't agree with... yeah, maybe they wanted kids to smoke BUT I don't see Joe Camel as a direct line to that end any more than the general "it is cool to smoke" type of ads you used to see more of... also Joe had a sexually suggestive nature to his marketing as well that some disagreed with even though it was (by then) largely a behind-the-counter product that kids had no direct access to purchase.

    I grant you that a lot of "consumer advocate groups" will go too far in their supposed pursuit of good taste... but that doesn't mean I don't buy into the concept to some degree.

    Does this ice cream fall into the evil category? No. There are far worse things a kid might accidentally see...

    But like I said... while I wouldn't jump on the "ban this flavor" bandwagon... I couldn't jump on the other side either...
     
  8. MysteryMan

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    While I'll agree "Joe Camel" was used to target young audiences pulling the ad really didn't do much to prevent them from becoming smokers. Till today lung cancer is the number one killer and other then asbestos exposure smoking is the main cause. The warnings, bans, and restrictions placed on tobacco use have had little effect.
     
  9. Herdfan

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    I wasn't offended, I just chose at that moment to no longer buy Ben & Jerry's ice cream. That was 2 years ago. And besides, while at one time they were really the only premium ice cream, that market has gotten many more players recently. We also got a Cold Stone. :)
     
  10. Drucifer

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    The ice cream balls sound great. I'm going shopping tomorrow and will look for them.
     
  11. Drucifer

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    I use the onemillionmoms.com 26 pages as a shopping list.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Hah! I didn't get to the list, was offended by this: [regarding a Penney ad]

    "....The screen then splits with a larger half of the screen dedicated to a bikini-clad model "strutting here stuff." Just before the scene ends, she reaches up, as if undoing her top. The announcer then states, "It is seriously hot in here."

    JC Penney's ad choice is blatantly disrespectful to all women, especially mothers and wives."

    My wives (former, to be sure) nor my mother were she alive, would not be offended in the least. (Also note the typo with "her" having an extra "e".
    I don't like someone pontificating about what's respectful or disrespectful! AND I want to see that ad, now pulled, dammit!
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Hasn't Penney's had controversial photos in their catalog since at least the 70s?

    Of course what was controversial then is mainstream now...Archie Bunker is downright tame. Elvis caused quite an uproar, but nothing compared to things now. I actually wonder, did some of the people in charge of the AFA now listened to Elvis or watched All in the Family (or snuck it in when the parents weren't around).
     
  14. SayWhat?

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    You're aware that AFA is considered a Hate Group, right?
     
  15. Herdfan

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    If it is the ad I am thinking of, that is Phoebe Cates from a classic scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I wonder if they know what Judge Reinhold is doing at the same time. :eek2:

    As for their justification that women should not be merely sexual eye-candy, then perhaps they need to get other women to stop using sex to get what they want from men. Maybe work on the supply side and not the demand side. :lol:
     
  16. Herdfan

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    Yes, but I don't think that show could be made now. Just like South Park would have been even more taboo in the 70's. Funny how things change but remain the same.
     
  17. dmurphy

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    They're a bunch of self-righteous, hypocritical jerks. I had to do cleanup after them at a previous employer. What a bunch of whiny pussbags. (Trying to quote Moe Syzlak here.)

    ... and if anyone here is a member of the AFA, that goes for you too. It's a group that's designed to make its members feel good about themselves by denigrating others.
     
  18. SayWhat?

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    They tried to kill off "Married, With Children" too.
     
  19. jeffshoaf

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    My biggest issue with groups like this (Million Moms, etc.) is that they have absolutely no sense of humor. Not only do they not see the humor in a lot of the things they protest against, they show no humor (or even cleverness) in their complaints.

    I don't mean to say that anything funny is excusable - I find Family Guy and South Park funny and often offensive (sometimes they go just a bit too far) - but these protest groups could probably make their point better and come across as more reasonable people if they just showed that they can laugh at something!
     
  20. dmurphy

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    Several years ago, I had to cleanup after the AFA when they decided to email-bomb a previous employer. They decided it was OK to spam us with lots of messages from various addresses all over the place - it was a real shady thing to do.

    So, of course, I wrote some Sendmail rules to automatically redirect all of their incoming mail back at their email addresses. I even wrote a set of scripts so that, as I discovered new attacks, I could perform Google searches for email addresses @afa.net and redirect them to random members of their organization. The more I got from them, them more they got.

    They eventually stopped, but they were a bunch of real jerks if you ask me.
     

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