Monday, October 03, 2005

I'll buy your tchotchkes. Sell me your watch, please.

What with them being banned from some workplaces in the UK, they should be popping up all over the E-Bays from Britons hoping to smuggle them out to good offices abroad.

From the article:
Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: “It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”
"Unless, you know, you happen to be non-muslim. But then, I could care less about the infidels' beliefs."

Other prominent members of the community expressed differing opinions. One youth, who only spoke to us on condition of anonymity, was concerned for his safety and had turned to his friends for protection on the street. "G-g-g-osh P-p-pooh. Will I have to w-w-wear a b-b-burqua too?"

Big Dumb Sheep: England's got 'em in spades, kiddoes. (h/t to Michelle Malkin, for the whole sad spectacle)

Great minds think alike. Lost Budgie beat me to the punch with the man ham-on-the-street interview, of course. (I hope Piglet's not turning into some kind of Greg Packer wannabe...) Budgie's also got a nice list of other porcine items that are unwelcome to the UK's rapidly emerging religious police.
On a quick perusal, one title jumps out from the others: the George Orwell classic Animal Farm! Good Lord, I can taste the irony from here.

Kathy at Relapsed Catholic is starting a "Free Piglet" campaign. I'm all for it... so long as it's strictly Piglet, and not Willy, that's being freed.


Blogger Rachy said...

I've been reading some articles about anti-French sentiment in the United States, and how Subway had to remove some advertisements French people deemed offensive because it dressed up a chicken in a Napoleon outfit saying that French and chicken just go together. Extremely tongue-in-cheek advertisements that didn't hurt anyone, nevertheless they were pulled... and it suddenly occurred to me how much the double standards suck, because you can't tell me that there isn't outright anti-Americanism in France and various facets of French life

Grow up babies, no one is making you eat pork or eat Subway

11:40 PM, October 11, 2005  

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