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    Rampant Racism at Waitrose

    Those evil racists at Waitrose have been caught flaunting their disgusting ideology and forced to apologise. Their crime? They gave 3 chocolate ducklings names and of course called the darker duckling ‘Ugly’. This is of course racist.

    My advice is boycott this store; who knows what else they’re capable of.

    Unfortunately this isn’t a joke. We are truly living in seriously f**ked up times.
    'It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is; it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong', Richard Feynman.

    'Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason', Mark Twain.

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    Saw that, truly amazing that someone complained it was racist and even more amazed that waitrose buckled to the tw4t.

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    A Waitrose spokesman said: ‘We are very sorry for any upset caused by the name of this product, it was absolutely not our intention to cause any offence.


    Welcome to Britain 2019 - the Land of Perpetually Offended.

    But it's not just here - I read online that a university in the US has decided to shroud its 134-year-old murals of explorer Christopher Columbus after some students complained that the images were “demeaning” to Native Americans......
    Lister: Lister to Red Dwarf, we have in our midst a complete smegpot. Brains in the anal region. Chin, absent presumed missing. Genitalia, small and inoffensive. Of no value or interest whatsoever.
    Commander Binks: Binks to Enlightenment. Evidence of primitive humour. The human displays knowledge of satire and imitation. With patient tuition, could perhaps master simple tasks.
    Lister: Lister to Red Dwarf. Displays evidence of spoiling for a rumble. Seems unable to grasp simple threats. With careful pummeling, could be sucking tomorrow's lunch through a straw.
    Commander Binks: Binks to Enlightenment. The human seems to be under the delusion that he is somehow capable of bestowing physical violence to a hologram.
    Lister: Lister to Red Dwarf. The intruder seems blissfully unaware that we have a fairly sturdy holowhip in the Munitions cabinet. And unless he wants his derriere minced like burger meat, he'd better become history in the next two seconds flat




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    I can’t remember exactly who it was who sang the line ‘children are our future’ but I have the feeling that they could see the future and it was said ironically.

    All these perpetually offended ‘toddler-adults’ are the teachers and politicians of the future.
    'It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is; it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong', Richard Feynman.

    'Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason', Mark Twain.

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    I wouldn't call it racism per se... I'd call it a poorly thought through marketing campaign. Something like that should have been picked up in the planning stage.

    I have a friend who works for an IT company who came up with a system to sell to the Arab states.. it contained a map with the Gulf labeled the 'Persian Gulf'... as you can guess.. they didn't buy it.

    A bit of social awareness goes along way.

  6. Isn't 'toilet duck' an appropriation of gay culture, too?

  7. What did they call the other 2 ducks? If it was White-supremacy and Master-race, then I might understand the upset!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaznav View Post
    What did they call the other 2 ducks? If it was White-supremacy and Master-race, then I might understand the upset!
    I call my three ducks Adolph, Herman and Heinrich. Each to their own!
    'It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is; it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong', Richard Feynman.

    'Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason', Mark Twain.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by ninjarabbi View Post
    I call my three ducks Adolph, Herman and Heinrich.
    Do they return when you call them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Ronster View Post
    Do they return when you call them ?
    Only if they’re not invading Poland.....
    'It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is; it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong', Richard Feynman.

    'Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason', Mark Twain.

 

 
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