Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chia Obama?

Let me get this right. For some reason the makers of the chia pets (and other chia products) find it necessary to now introduce Chia Obama? Welcome, Mr. President, to the ranks of those immortalized forever as chia characters including Shrek, Scooby Doo, and Homer Simpson. There has only been one other time an actual person, not a cartoon character, has been made into a chia head. According to this Wikipedia article, that honor goes to Mr. T.

I'm disturbed by the statement from the commercial, "Your Chia Obama is a symbol of liberty, opportunity, prosperity, and hope. Chia Obama makes the statement, 'I'm proud to be an American.'" Explain how this planter in the shape of someone's head symbolizes those things.

The statement it makes to me? "Some Americans will do anything to earn a buck; others will purchase anything given the right marketing."

Should we be offended by this?

1 comment:

Filbert said...

I pity the fool who doesn't bow to the obama head!