Monday, September 25

Repentance Pains? Call: '1-800-CLE-TZEDEK' (UPDATED Video)

Rosh Hashana over and 10-Days-of-Repentance pains got you down, Bunky? Well, Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," has the cure.

And he even gets the Hebrew right (not to mention the ringtone).

"Call: 1-800-CLE-TZEDEK. Operators are standing by."

But seriously, folks: Can you - for even a picosecond - imagine something like this aired for Ramadan in the West - let alone in the Muslim world? Don't believe me? Then try this burka on for size:

Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references.

The general manager of the dealership, though, says the promotions — which he called "tongue-in-cheek" — will air on some stations beginning next week.

In the spot, Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about "launching a jihad on the automotive market."

Sales representatives "will be wearing burqas all weekend long," the ad says. One of the vehicles on sale "can comfortably seat up to 12 jihadists in the back."

"Our prices are lower than the evildoers’ every day. Just ask the pope! " the ad says. "Friday is fatwa Friday, with free rubber swords for the kiddies."

G'wan. Guess who's got their panties in a knot over the spot... (hint: it ain't the Hadassah ladies)

(Cross-posted at Israelity)

(HT: Life of Rubin)

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