Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 Posted January 13 Share Posted January 13 (edited) Speaking of stuff people find offensive, if this one doesn't take the cake it at least deserves "honorable mention:" Back in the 90's a company was selling "Rubber Chicken Pops," essentially a Tootsie Roll Pop that had a really cool miniature rubber chicken on the handle. I'd buy 'em for Sassparilla Kid when he was a youngster, as did most of my buddies for their own kids. When the candy was gone you could slip the mini rubber chickens off, and collect 'em. Carry one or two in a pocket just for the fun of it. Put 'im on key rings. Or, and this was really popular, stick it upside-down on your car's radio antenna. Good to help find your car in a crowded lot, and otherwise just plain fun. Well... some outfit calling themselves "United Poultry Concerns*" started a campaign to ban the little novelties. *Motto - Promoting the Compassionate and Respectful Treatment of Domestic Fowl And they succeeded. Their drive was picked up by others, including PETA types who, in addition to the claims of UPC, argued that they were "disrespectful" of chickens. Good grief. Up with Chicken Pride! Edited January 13 by Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 1 2 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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