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Controversy of the day

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by bbgun, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Mine's a Gin and Titanic

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    THESE ice cubes shaped like the Titanic and icebergs have been branded "sick" - because they urge drinkers to recreate the 1912 sea disaster which killed 1,522 people.

    A cube-making kit called Gin and Titanic jokes: "Sink another round!"

    Historian Brian Ticehurst said: "They are distasteful.

    "How long will it be before they make ice cubes of the Twin Towers?"

    US maker Fred and Friends called its cubes "functional and fun."

    It said: "Somebody is always offended by something."

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    Like they say: tragedy + time = comedy.
     
  2. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Good grief, the Titanic sunk 100 years ago, move on....
     
  3. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    i want those
     
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I want to chew on that piece of ice. :laugh2:
     
  5. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Don't you dare.

    Contracting your jaw muscles a certain way on frozen water will directly affect the rest of the world. Who gave you the right to chew? I didn't, so you can't do that.
     
  6. Yeagermeister

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    If there are any Titanic survivors left and they object then it should be pulled.
     
  7. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    The last one died a few months ago. Maybe they were waiting for her to kick off before marketing this.
     
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'm Chuck Norris. You have no say here.
     
  9. bbgun

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    It hasn't been 100 years yet, but I don't don't think "time" has anything to do with it. Pretty sure we won't be seeing Holocaust-themed ice cubes 30 years from now. "Good taste" doesn't have an expiration date.
     
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Nah, getting upset about an ice cube is pretty lame and VERY drama queen / attention whore.
     
  11. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I'm not offended by the cubes. Just playing devil's advocate.
     
  12. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    The Bum & Coke making kit should be a big hit. :D
     
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I didn't ask for you to advocate for me. ;)
     
  14. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    As an aside, don't chew ice!

    I had done so for years until I found out that I popped out a filling because the ice that I was chewing caused it to get really cold and break!

    :(
     
  15. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    I'd find it offensive if little ice people were jumping out of it and ruining my cocktail. :D
     
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Just pretend your drinking Mezcal and just drink them down like the worm! :laugh2:
     
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    With my weird sense of humor I'd be cracking up if that were part of it. :laugh2:
     
  18. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe there aren't Ice Cubes of the Holocaust, but there are plenty of other joke/mockery type merchandise available. Yes, its' in bad taste, but if people find it amusing, who the hell am I to condemn them.

    As far as Titantic survivors objecting? Why? People should *Not* have the right to "not be offended".

    I'm not saying these are awesome, or they aren't in "bad taste". But come on people, please remove the sticks from your holy *****. Sometimes things happen that are offensive to you, ignore it and move on.
     

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