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Superman's product of the century (so far):
So, the Japanese cell phone company that has a monkey as their mascot made a new commercial. Some African Americans in Japan are playing the race card.
Here's the ad (now pulled from broadcast in Japan):
I suppose this means that the long used and revered (in Japan anyway) eMobil mascot must be abandoned in favor of militant PC speak. I'm surprised that one of the 'victims' didn't start talking about slavery - oh, right, the Japanese people never enslaved any Africans. Never mind.
Of course, no one on the left would ever suggest that a prominent public figure might be somewhat simian. Jeff Goldstein had a bit more on that a few months ago.
Obamessiah's reach is long.
In a last minute creative settlement, the city of Seattle fired the entire NBA for the moment - fired the owner, fired the players, kept their beloved team name, and got up to $75 million for doing it.
A new NBA team will play in Oklahoma City next year. But they won't be named the Supersonics. Seattle has until the end of 2009 to put together a new arena plan and rebirth the Sonics franchise.
The press is calling this a victory for Clay Bennett. Heh.