Monday, August 21, 2006


How would you like this looking down on you while you try to eat your chicken fried curry?

Seriously. Some not particularly savvy residents of Mumbai, India wanted to open a restaurant that people will remember. It's called Hitler's Cross.

Even though I'm half-Jewish and I'd be just as dead as any other Jew if I'd lived in WWII Germany (or Poland, Holland, Austria, etc.) and Hitler had is way, it's difficult not to see the humor in it. However, I do resent the caption Reuters/Yahoo news put on it: "It's like if "The Producers" opened an eatery."

First of all, it's grammatically incorrect and while I get that they are attempting a more informal vernacular, it's simply unacceptable for a straight news service.

Secondly, it's inaccurate. The owners are not trying to fail in their business venture and hopefully the result will be exactly the oppposite of The Producers.

Thirdly, it's stupid. I came up with four better ones immediately. Let's see if anyone can beat them:

#1. "Is the SS Curry Chicken supposed to scream in the oven?"

#2. "So what exactly do you put in the special sauce?"

#3. "You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them! The Mein Kampf Burger is people!!!"

#4. "I'll have the vegetarian plate."

H/T: Little Green Footballs


Lynn said...

Hi Zelda. I asked a blog friend to look at your post about the lyrics to Whiter Shade of Pale (Aug. 2004). He left a comment. This song has been bugging me since I read that post a couple of months ago. I felt the same way about it that you did. Mystery solved. How about for you?

Zelda said...

Thank you so much Lynn. I had given up all hope, even though that post crossed my mind again a few days ago.

Here it is if anyone is interested:

Lynn said...

You're welcome, Zelda. The honesty of that post touched me and it came back to mind at a time when I am having trouble 'letting it all hang out' on my blog.

Brighton said...

I saw that article too, how insane.