It gets worse! I had a Jack Daniels T-shirt!
Before I bought the shirt I had never touched a drop of alcohol in my life -- after buying it I was on a bottle of Jack a day!
Ban these shirts! Ban them to hell!!!!!!
Roadside foodmonger Little Chef has fallen foul of the Sun for punting an "I ♥ Charlie" t-shirt which is apparently doing a roaring trade with students with a penchant for marching with Bolivians. The Little Chef I Love Charlie t-shirt The shirt is, of course, intended to celebrate the chain's culinary mascot, but as the Sun …
Exactly my thoughts.
Besides, neither Little chef nor Bolivians have trademark on "Charlie". "I love charlie" may easily refer to british 80th rock band. Or member of Vietcong, for that matter. Or that tunnafish mascot, sorry, I forgot the name of the brand. Or Winston Churchill´s favourite parrot.
Or... I doubt it is necessary to continue.
I am actually more distressed by fact that someone saw this t-shirt and thought "cocaine!".
Charlie always seems like a good idea at the time, usually due to some kind of misplaced nostalgia and seemingly happy memories of partaking before.
You hunt for it in the night, a few phone calls and wracking of brains later you find it on some godforsaken back road, and tuck in.
Afterwards of course there's always a feeling of shame, slight nausea and your wallet is £50 lighter. You resolve never to do it again, only for the cycle to begin once more at a later time.
Cocaine? God no, I was talking about eating at a Little Chef...
Great story. I've just ordered one and will wearing it with pride this weekend (provided this extra advertising doesn't overload the Little Chef's web ordering systems ;-)
I'll leave it for others to further explore the 'Prodigy' references!
Smiley face for... "We call it.... Chaaarrrrlllliieeee" :-D
If my recollection of what's on offer in yer average Little Chef is anything to go by, they'd do better ditching the Small/Medium sizes and adding XXL, XXXL, etc.
Unless they're expecting the wearer's fondness for Charlie to burn off all those calories of course......
I've never indulged in hoovering up Bolivian Marching Powder (or taken any form of illegal drug) but this amuses the hell out of me so I might just buy one of these shirts as a two fingered salute to Middle Englanders and toffs living off Mummy's and Daddy's inheritance
Are they selling them on the website?
Sigh. "Charlie" may be synonymous with cocaine to Sun hacks, but for (most of) the rest of us, it's just a name. Don't they have some alleged "pea-doh" or someone who looks a bit funny to be throwing to the wolves today?
Sometimes facepalming just isn't enough.
The "c" is lower case, implying it's not a proper noun, just a noun. I can't think of too many things "charlie" (vs "Charlie") might be referring to. Actually I'm struggling to get beyond a count of one.
Might buy one for the comedy factor ... £9 including delivered seems a bit steep. Then again, it's less than going 4 ways on a gram, I suppose.
Nobody is allowed to use the word Charlie anymore? So we can't burn coke any more. And that's it for words like horse, smack, crack, jelly, etc. etc.
It wasn't the gay community that removed the word "gay" from common usage, it was the outraged (and hypocritical) moral majority. There's barely a journo who doesn't dabble in a bit of the magic white powder once in a while.
Look, we all know Roops papers have a penchant for advertising Roop's other products in what might politely be called advertisements thinly disguised as editorial.
How about this being a clever advert for the T-shirts. Maybe students haven't been snapping up the t-shirts, but little chef hoped they would. So they could either, bung a journalist a few free bacon sarnies to run the story or simply pose as an outraged mum and ring the news desk and hope the eejits at the Sun buy it.
...we really need a website that closely monitors the personal habits of tabloid hacks, specifically keeping a close eye on their addictive and sexual misdemeanours. They make their ill-gotten gains snooping into other folks' affairs, not least at the expense of the England football team. Let's turn the spotlight on them, and see how their lives and marriages hold up to persistent scrutiny.
One for the citizen journalists and bloggers who are always getting ripped off by them, perhaps.
Amazon product spammer "shop-<greekgod>"* is selling bibs with the same slogan http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Bib-I-Love-Charlie/dp/B0030GHOP0/
ok so they seemingly just auto-generate products from a database of peoples names and you can find the same product for almost anyone by searching "shop-<greek god>*" <name> but they're evil and they are corrupting our children and they must be stopped. light the pitchforks and sharpen the torches etc...
*replaced the real name of a god that rhymes with moose to try and show I'm not advocating them or buying their products (I did and the quality's rubbish so really don't bother).
Guess it's either the Mum quoted - therefore holds no authority - not worth mentioning, or is just made up.
No outrage 'cause no doubt they want to 'ave-a-larf with the readership.
Also, no moral highground can be held when the rag punts as much juvenile sexualised content as it does.
8 out of 10 paedophiles read The Sun.
Hmm, aren't university students all over 18? So independent adults? So I reckon legally entitled to wear t-shirts with whatever slogan they choose (within the bounds of obscenity/decency etc)?
Doesn't cocaine dull your sense of taste? Perfect for a plateful of the cardboard shite served up at a Little Chef then.
I'm actually quite impressed at the thought there might be enough of a legitimate market for these (ie. people who like the place enough to show their support in public) for them to sell them in the first place!
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