Monday, July 2, 2007

An Interesting Story

Here's a link to a story about 7-Eleven turning a few of their stores into "Kwik' E Marts" to promote the Simpson's movie. There's one in Maryland- maybe we'll have to go see it.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=267510>1=7703&

6 comments:

Hules said...

Have you seen it? I read a news article yesterday that labeled it "Highly Offensive"- for a couple specific reasons. I'm sure it would offend the Southerners here. Is it big in MD?

Rodrigo said...
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Meg said...

In this article it talked about how it could be offensive to people of Indian descent- it's basically the stereotype of an Asian/Indian running a convenience store. I guess that's one thing about the Simpson's- they make fun of every thing. But this promotion is just changing the look of a few of the 7-11 stores and adding some Simpson related products. Is there a link to the article you saw?

Hules said...

Oh, what I read was a news article-I didn't know about the indian descent jokes. The article made reference to the jokes attacking Evangelicals & bart totally naked- genitalia & all. The director said their intent was to offend some & entertain others. But yah you're right- that's Simpons.

Oh, and who is this Brazilian writing on your blog? My husband translated it for me & I'm totally puzzled. Is it someone you know?

Meg said...

I have no clue about the Brazilian thing.
Oh, the article was about the actual movie. That's interesting.

Hules said...

Meg,

Oh in portugese it just said he found your blog & he likes it. He wanted you to add his name to your "friends list" so that he could promote his t-shirt website. If you want you can put your blog on "Invitation only setting." Or there also is the option of previewing the comments before they post. My friend does that.