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Depressed
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:14 am    Post subject: Do we need to CHILL http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/si.....04409.html I just saw this story when I went to Yahoo to check my email.. This Vodka put a huge billboard in Manhattan with a large slogan "x-mas Quality, Chanuka Prices" There was a huge uproar and the billboard was destroyed. Is it just me or is everyone way too hyper-sensitive..

HindaRochel
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:21 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL To me it was offensive, and dumb. But they seem to favor those kinds of ads._________________But then again, I'm a dragon. "The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison." — Fyodor Dostoevsky (via cosmic-rebirth)

spring13
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:40 am    Post subject: I do think it was offensive. I wouldn't have had a total cow, but it was definitely more offensive than funny._________________http://crunchyandkosher.blogspot.com/

Fox
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:45 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL I'm usually the first (or at least second!) to complain about political correctness run amok, but I did find the billboard offensive. It seems kind of clueless in this day and age!

groisamomma
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:47 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL Apparently, their last ad was "Hamptons Quality, Newark Pricing" so this one couldn't be anything other than offensive.

Fox
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Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: re: Do we need to CHILL

 groisamomma wrote: Apparently, their last ad was "Hamptons Quality, Newark Pricing" so this one couldn't be anything other than offensive.

Sounds like they're trying to do the humorous insult shtik. I get the idea, and I've seen it used in ways that really were funny . . . but neither of these is funny enough or over-the-top enough to be an obvious joke.

crush
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 2:12 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL It's saying, "Good enough for Christians, cheap enough for Jews." I think that's offensive.

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Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: re: Do we need to CHILL

 crush wrote: It's saying, "Good enough for Christians, cheap enough for Jews." I think that's offensive.

That's it exactly.
Why didn't they say Xmas Quality, Black Friday prices?

They had to have known what they were doing. No DLKZ here. Companies have entire depts. whose job is to make sure they don't publish anything that will get them in trouble.

Raisin
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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 9:18 pm    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL Such bad ads can only help project a low quality image.

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Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: re: Do we need to CHILL

 groisamomma wrote: Apparently, their last ad was "Hamptons Quality, Newark Pricing" so this one couldn't be anything other than offensive.

If I remember correctly, I saw one that read, "TV Show Quality, Reality Show Pricing" or something like that.

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 Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 11:23 pm    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL Totally offended and really happy I did not drive by that sign! So glad it was taken down!_________________"Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else" Judy Garland "Whats up doc?" Bugs Bunny

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 Posted: Thu, Dec 01 2011, 4:43 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL http://www.aish.com/ci/ss/Anti-Semetic_Vodka_Ads.html

ally
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 Posted: Thu, Dec 01 2011, 4:56 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL That add promotes negative stereotypes as well as being entirely offensive. That said, I wonder if they knew full well what they were doing, figured they would get a ton of free publicity and so went ahead anyways.

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 Posted: Thu, Dec 01 2011, 4:59 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL absolutely (pun intended..I.e. absolut vodka) that billboard should have gone down. I've heard catty comments about Jews and money until I could throw up. Rather shamelessly among the (ironically) moneyed upper classes when I lived in England, and now I see its found its way into American advertisements. Yes, it was disgusting._________________Say, Think or Do One Thing Now to Bring Moshiach!

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 Posted: Thu, Dec 01 2011, 6:31 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL I find it very interesting that there were 10,878 replies to the article.

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 Posted: Thu, Dec 01 2011, 10:22 am    Post subject: re: Do we need to CHILL This has nothing to do with defaming Chanuka and everything to do with the stereotype of Jews being cheap (as in the verb, to jew). Ugly. I'll chill about a lot but I don't like this._________________The righteous praise and honor people for every good quality that is found in them while the wicked seek out faults in others to pull them down, even if they repented those deeds. (Rabbeinu Yonah, from Partners in Kindness)

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