Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Heil Homewares!


 

JCPenney has officially denied that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator during World War II.
The notion that the kettle looked a bit like the architect of the Holocaust caught on after someone posted a photo on Imgur, the photo sharing site, showing what the image of the kettle looks like if you squint at it.
Sure enough, a black sweep of hair, a moustache and a saluting "arm" appear, sort of.
The Telegraph wrote a story about it, and JCP responded in a tweet that said, "Certainly unintended. If we'd designed the kettle to look like something, we would've gone w/a snowman." (It's a rare day when a major retailer can get away with tweeting a Hitler joke — but JCP has pulled this off.)

5 comments:

cyrusfx said...

They would have gone with a snowman because a snowman represents white purity, harkening back to a simpler time, before the muddying of the races.

Taint Montgomery said...

Funnily, it actually does look like Cartman-as-Hitler.

Huge Larry said...

True that.

cyrusfx said...

And for future generations of visitors, I'm not actually a white supremacist, I was merely saying the above comment in jest.

Taint Montgomery said...

I would also like to say to our future readership (who have probably downloaded this blog archive via some uber-bitorrent derivative) that shits weird on here so watch out.

Actually this whole future readership thing could be a post in itself.