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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Revenge of the PC ice cream

We don't need any PC eradicator here in Sweden, the various organisations charged with PC monitoring manage to do each other in half the time. Here we see the Centre Against Racism being pounded on by the Immigration Board. The Centre takes a lot of money for swish lodgings in central Stockholm, which ain't cheap. A daily paper, Svenska Dagbladet, charged them with being wasteful with public money, the Centre is an umbrella government organisation against all things racist. An auditor found no wrongdoing, although the Centre doesn't have too good a grasp of accounting and general knowledge according to the auditor. The Immigration Board nevertheless wants the funding for the Centre cut, because they get way too much for what they are expected to do. Not surprising, since the only notable achievement was a remarkably dumb case against ice cream maker GB Glace who produced an ice cream called "Nogger Black". It was clearly an outstanding case of racism because, well, they used graffiti-like lettering for the logo of the product which is clearly using black youth culture (no white grafitti artists in Sweden it seems) which is clearly racist, somehow. Oh and Nogger looks like nigger, except the Nogger ice cream has been round for decades and, by the way, there is no actual word related to Nogger in Swedish anyhow. The closest you get to nigger is neger, which is an adjective for black but not really in the same way as nigger. So for all the money they spent on the Centre, they got one failed case against an innocent ice cream. No wonder someone wants their funding cut to a more realistic level.

Posted by Chefen | 11/01/2005 01:46:00 AM


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Where's Mappman?

11/01/2005 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger Chefen said...

Dunno, probably comfortably ensconced in Brussels investigating other cases of acts against icecream. At least I haven't seen him trying to shutdown useless government agencies (sorry, bastions of human rights) round here.

11/01/2005 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger darren said...

Chocolate ice cream should also be banned for obvious reasons.

11/01/2005 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes, so should Hokey Pokey. Must be horribly offensive to all those young people with acne........... And what about Strawbery iceream and the pinkos?

11/01/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger darren said...

I thought Hokey Pokey sounded rude and should be banned as it is sexist.
Fudge, there's another one, certain connotations there.
Vanilla likewise.

11/01/2005 11:37:00 AM  

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