Posted by: wtfwjd? | May 14, 2008

Incurious Georgia

The racist fuckhead in Marietta, Georgia* who is selling the Barack Obama “Curious George” t-shirts may get more than he bargained for:

The publisher of the popular children book’s series “Curious George” is considering legal action against a Georgia bar owner for selling T-shirts that link Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to the inquisitive monkey.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is upset with Mike Norman, owner of a Marietta, Ga., bar, for selling the shirts which show Curious George peeling a banana with “Obama in ’08” printed beneath the image.

“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt did not nor would we ever authorize or approve this use of the Curious George character, which we find offensive and utterly out of keeping with the values Curious George represents,” said Richard Blake, the company’s spokesman. “We are monitoring the situation and weighing all of our options.”

Norman, who began selling the shirts in late April, has said they are not meant to be racist. He said he thinks the Illinois senator and the character “look so much alike.”

I hope this asshole gets what he deserves. Even if they didn’t win a lawsuit, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt could choose to bankrupt the guy with legal fees. Such a fate would be just but not just enough.

* A disgustingly culture-barren suburb of Atlanta, populated primarily by white, upper-middle-class, mouthbreathing, SUV-dwelling, dumbfucks. See Gingrich, Newt.

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