Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Heinz Kisses a Man But Doesn't Stay the Night

Heinz has pulled an ad from British television that shows two men kissing because 200 people wrote to them about how disturbing it was to them and their children. Here is the ad.

The ridiculous aspect of Heinz's decision is that the ad is not even about same sex relationships: basically 'mum' has turned into a deli man because of the product she is using. I assume the 200 people were a little too...um...naive...to realize this. Here's a link to the article about the removal. After I read it, I went to heinz.com, clicked Contact Us at the bottom and gave them what for. (You need only click here to write your piece to Heinz.) Sheesh. One step forward, one step back.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Georgia Does It to Iron Maiden

My niece-in-almost-law started singing Iron Maiden's Run for Your Life. That's her Dad on guitar and her uncle holding up the lighter. Unfortunately, I only stood up with my camera after the song was half over so you don't get to hear this 8 year old singing the first stanza:

White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He took our game for his own need

Friday, June 20, 2008

Great Grand Nana & Little Ava

Here's a picture of my mother (Great Grand Nana) checking on her great granddaughter (my great niece, Little Ava) while shopping.