Obama Fingers

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    Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves

    By Charles Hawley

    A German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a tasty curry sauce. The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product.....

    For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US -- naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows.

    Witting told SPIEGEL ONLINE the connection never even occurred to her. "It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," she said.

    German Fried Chicken: Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
     
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    truth is always stranger than fiction
     
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    :rofl:

    I've never heard of Germans being racist...
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    hahaha oh man, I love it, so fitting
     
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    I half expected to open this thread and see a picture of President Obama flipping someone off, like President Bush had done... or was that photoshopped?

    Immie
     
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    Are you serious?

    Have you ever heard of Hitler?
     
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    seems odd they are all white meat...............
     
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    i guess your sarcams detector is broken
     

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