• So does this make you want to buy a white, gooey substance in a jar?
Heinz Co. said viewer complaints prompted it to pull a British television advertisement for mayonnaise that showed two men kissing.
The ad for Heinz Deli Mayo depicted a kitchen scene involving two children, a father and a male deli cook with a New York accent, whom the children addressed as "Mum." At the end of the ad, the cook kisses the father as he leaves for work.
The Advertising Standards Authority said it received 202 complaints, some that said the advertisement was offensive, inappropriate and unsuitable for children.
Heinz said the ad was withdrawn because of "consumer feedback." Spokesman Nigel Dickie said Tuesday that the company apologized if it had offended anyone.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly complained about the advertisement on Friday during his show, "The O'Reilly Factor."
"I just want mayonnaise. I don't want guys kissing," he said.
British gay rights group Stonewall said it was shocked that Heinz had yanked what it called an "innocuous" ad and urged gay consumers to boycott the company.
The ad, which was launched on British television just over a week ago and was meant to run for five weeks, was taken off the air Friday, Heinz said in a statement released Monday.
The ad did not run in the U.S.
OMG the Big Gay lobby is shoving their immoral agenda down our throats (ew, another set of words I should not have strung together).
Oh, I get it. Mom’s a New York deli guy because her sandwiches taste like they’re from the Big Apple with Heinz’s super mayo stuff. I get the joke. It’s just not that funny (what’s funnier is the queer group telling its people to boycott Heinz products; the O'Reilly reference made me laugh, too). Besides, I’m a Miracle Whip man myself.
For my gay humor, I would rather wake up with the King.
• Oh boy. Time to bail out the irresponsible and reckless who should have never received loans in the first place!
A massive foreclosure rescue bill cleared a key Senate test Tuesday by an overwhelming margin, with Democrats and Republicans both eager to claim election-year credit for helping hard-pressed homeowners.
The mortgage aid plan would let the Federal Housing Administration back $300 billion in new, cheaper home loans for an estimated 400,000 distressed borrowers who otherwise would be considered too financially risky to qualify for government-insured, fixed-rate loans.
And don’t give me this, “But rich people get bailed out, too.” I know that. Fuck them, too.
• You know what? I think I’d rather have the seven-year-old out on the road than his grandma.
A 7-year-old boy drove his grandmother's car more than a mile to a shopping mall before another motorist blocked the car and took the keys, police said.
Several motorists called police around 9 a.m. Tuesday to report a small child driving toward Muncie Mall on the city's north side. The boy was so small that some motorists could not see anyone behind the wheel, Police Chief Deborah Davis said.
"I'm kind of amazed at the whole thing," she said.
Matthew Sands of Hartford City said he followed the Geo Tracker into the mall parking lot and tried to block the boy from leaving as he drove into some bushes and a tree. Sands said the boy backed the car into his vehicle before he was able to get the keys away from him.
"He was awful small to be driving," said Sands.
Child welfare workers were called to investigate the case, Davis said. She did not immediately know whether the boy was returned to his family.