Friday, April 04, 2008

Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up hard liquor**

Stop the presses. Michelle Malkin is outraged.

Yes, yes, I know. Forget about "dog bites man." This is about as unusual a story as "dog poops."

The occasion this time?

A vodka ad, created for billboards and other outlets. In Mexico.


Observing the quickly loosening fastenings on display over at Michelle's Hub of Horrors,* I'm about ready to go buy a quart or two. Seems like a good time for a screwdriver.

Once I mix said drink, I will join John Cole in toasting Jeffrey Moran, the Absolut exec apparently responsible for the ad. Here's the reply email the wingnuts are getting in response to their outraged missives:

Your message

To: Moran, Jeffrey
Subject: Offensive ad
Sent: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 15:18:30 -0400

was deleted without being read on Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:28:51 -0400

(pic. sources: 1, 2)

* No. No link. Surprising as it may sound, I do have some standards. Maybe it's only one drop not in the bucket, considering the zillions of links she'll be getting from her fellow xenophobes, but the parching of her brand of hatred has to start somewhere.

** (cf.)


Anonymous said...

I note that this map was discussed over at the (excellent) strange maps blog.

It baffles me that anyone would get riled up over this. But if such bright, shiny things can occupy the attention of wingnuts for even a short time, the better off we'll all be.

bjkeefe said...

Being baffled by the "thinking" of the wingnuts is a common hazard. On the other hand, this one is fairly easy to understand -- there's a strong xenophobic thread running through the far right, and Michelle Malkin is these people's patron saint. Which, when you look at her, and consider her parents (immigrants from the Philippines), is doubly strange.