Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Rainbow of Ignorance

Did you know that February is black history month? Of course you did, and so, too, did the good people at Rainbow foods, who were so good as to send a special fliyer commemorating the event. And how do the culturally adept folks at Rainbow plan to celebrate Black History Month????



By offering discounts on collard greens, fried chicken and, so help me God, watermelon.



Of course, there are other, more culturally neutral items featured, such as okara, plantains and COLE SLAW... Because everyone is having a damn barbeque in the dead of February.

How, exactly, did this come to pass?

Jenkins: I was thinking, sir, that we should have a sale in honor of black history month.

Chief Marketing Officer: I like the way you think, Jenkins. Just make sure we avoid items like fried chicken, watermelon, collard greens. You know, that stuff.

Jenkins: Collard greens, watermelon and fried chicken. Right sir. And how about okra, plantains and biscuits. Those people sure like their biscuits.

CMO: What did you just say?

Jenkins: Away I gooooooo!

CMO: That sure is a whipper-snapper, that Jenkins.

And scene. Well, I've gotta go. Cub Foods has a sale on sheets and nylon for some reason.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

If there's no sale on grits and lard it just ain't a good black history month.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and I see that Lloyd Augustus Hall is featured as an innovator of cured meats.

He was also chief explosive inspector for the U.S. WW1 war effort and holds over 100 patents.

I'm sure he'd be proud that his likeness is helping to sell some high quality cool-aide, watermellon, and fried chicken to his descendents.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this doesn't make it on a certain local tv newscast. It's because Rainbow just bought advertising.

But it almost made the news.

4:08 PM  

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