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KFC Pulls "Racist" Australian TV spot

 
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 12:54 am
@msolga,
it's after midnight msO.

most of the angry murricans are in bed, or mellowed by now...
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 12:59 am
@Rockhead,
I don't quite know (being a diplomatic person by nature Wink ) how to respond to your "angry murricans" comment, Rocky.

People will read the thread in the morning.

And I hate it when people digress from the the topic of threads that matter to me.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 01:00 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Oh that's right . . . Thursday . . . i misplaced a day somewhere . . . if you see it, pick it up for me . . .

So, it rained?


Can you use past tense for a time in your future?
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 01:00 am
@msolga,
Don't you think this dead horse has been sufficiently flogged, Miss Olga?
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 01:03 am
@Setanta,
Well, you know, I wouldn't be at all certain of that, Set!

I'm absolutely serious about that.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 04:04 am
@Eorl,
Eorl wrote:

Setanta wrote:

Oh that's right . . . Thursday . . . i misplaced a day somewhere . . . if you see it, pick it up for me . . .

So, it rained?


Can you use past tense for a time in your future?


Very likely not.


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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:39 am
@Eorl,
It was already Thursday in Canadia when i posted that, Mr. Smart Guy.
OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 11:09 am
@Eorl,
Eorl wrote:

I wonder if it's possible to paste 28 pages into a single reply...
What good would that do? At no point did you retract your accusation that KFC was run by Cowards and Chickens or your silly submission that "the U.S. is not the only culture on the planet"... as if a private company making fiscally sound decisions implies any such thing.

Seriously, how hypersensitive do you have to be before you think a Kentucky based company, called Kentucky Fried Chicken, shouldn’t be concerned about their image in Kentucky, U.S.A.?

The globally aired commercial is too easily misinterpreted as racist in a 300,000,000 person market place, so of course it was pulled. You are apparently suffering from a National Napoleonic complex if you can’t see the obvious logic in minimizing the risk of offending such a significant number of customers in your own backyard.

To use this obviously fiscally sound decision by a private company as a platform to bash the citizens of the U.S. in general is as absurd as it is uncalled for.
Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:59 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
OCCOM BILL wrote:

you can’t see the obvious logic in minimizing the risk

Try reading it all again
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 04:02 pm
@Setanta,
oh. Well that's gone and ruined a really ordinary attempt at humour. sigh.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 04:54 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
sigh!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 09:00 pm
Damned Austrasians . . .
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Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 07:16 am
So, just to update you all, KFC ads for their cricket sponsorship are running again, but you'll be pleased to know that, despite the series being Aus v West Indies, no darker skinned people of any kind are appearing in the ads.
All's well that ends well, huh.

DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 08:28 am
@Eorl,
Another win for diversity!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jan, 2010 08:48 am
@Eorl,
You bet! Them darkies, they just cause trouble wherever they pop up.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Sun 28 Mar, 2010 11:07 pm
Here we go again! We seem to have a knack for this...

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/operation-blue-gum-for-barack-obama-visit-gets-the-chainsaw/story-e6frgczf-1225843035250
roger
 
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Reply Sun 28 Mar, 2010 11:26 pm
@Eorl,
Blue Gum? Good thing they didn't run it by me first. Never heard of it, and would be surprised to hear both words in the same sentence. You're sure someone isn't just making this up to see how you react?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 12:13 am
Blue gum? chainsaw?

I am soooo there.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 12:19 am
This one is obscure for me. Perhaps more regional in the USA? Perhaps a more dated term/slur? I've never heard it before.

T
K
O
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2010 12:40 am
I'm aware that blue gums in certain parts of the US can be somewhat a invasive species.
 

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