Archive for November 21st, 2006

Gingerbread Ubermenschen



Well, that’s certainly, um… festive?

OBERLIN, Ohio — An artist’s creation of gingerbread Nazis drew complaints after it was displayed in a hardware store window, prompting the store owner to demand the artwork be removed.

Charlie Palmer covered the gingerbread men during the weekend and said he wanted them out by of his business by Tuesday.

“He’s gone way overboard this time,” Palmer said of artist Keith McGuckin. “A few of his other displays were on the edge, but never that crazy.”

McGuckin said he chose the subject to provoke thought, not to offend.

“I can differentiate between real Nazis and that the atrocities they performed compared to these little gingerbread men, but I guess some people can’t,” said McGuckin, 50.

Palmer left one of McGuckin’s displays uncovered: a depiction of a suicidal snowman sitting under a hairdryer.

“I want people to say ‘Oh, my gosh,”‘ McGuckin said. “And once they look at it, say: ‘It is kind of pretty.”‘

Alrighty then…

Tragically, I could not find a picture of the gingerbread Hitler that I saw on the evening news tease last night.

5 comments November 21st, 2006 at 06:41pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

“You got your Chick Tract in my Galactus!” “You got your Galactus in my Chick Tract!”

Hat tip to Making Light, by way of Avedon.

November 21st, 2006 at 04:44pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

Quick Question

This has probably been asked already, and is probably in poor taste to boot, but… Are the Gemayels the Lebanese version of the Kennedys?

3 comments November 21st, 2006 at 01:31pm Posted by Eli

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