Of course, the eco-freak, animal rights above all other rights crowd are shittin’ kittens!
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If you find that gross, you aren’t alone. The restaurant has been receiving severe backlash from locals ever since the billboards went up at multiple locations. But the folks at Hell Pizza are totally unapologetic. They’ve defended their PR stunt on their Facebook page: “As well as being a delicious meat, and even quite cute, rabbits are unfortunately also a noted pest that is damaging to the New Zealand environment, particularly in the South Island.”
General manager Ben Cumming called rabbit meat one of the healthiest meats in the world. “Eating rabbit meat isn’t just environmentally sustainable – it’s actually helping to reduce pests,” he said. “It has a beautiful, subtle flavor and is a great match for the other ingredients on the pizza. You get chunks of the smoky rabbit flavor complimented by sweet and slightly spicy beetroot and horopito relish, then bursts of cream cheese and toasted pine nuts which linger on the taste buds afterwards. We think it’s going to go down really well.”
The chain also clarified that all the rabbit pelts used on the boards were ethically sourced. “For those who are concerned, we sourced these rabbit skins via a professional tanning company, who in turn sourced them from local meat processing companies where skins are a regular by-product.” But a lot of people don’t find the restaurant’s justifications convincing.
“Hell Pizza may be in trouble for more than the skinned rabbits rotting on its unappetizing billboard, because contrary to its claims, there is nothing ‘ethical’ about how the rabbits were slaughtered.” said Mimi Bekhech, associate director of PETA UK. “As for the name, ‘Hell’ sounds about right, because it’s what the rabbits likely experienced before they were made part of this tacky PR stunt,” she added.
The restaurant owners, however, seem completely unfazed by all the criticism. They’re even planning a new advertising scheme – mailing out ‘lost bunny’ posters to thousands of homes to promote the pizzas. In fact, the restaurant is no stranger to controversy. They were in the news in 2006 when they released pizzas named after the seven deadly sins. The ‘Lust Pizza’ was advertised by mailing out 17,000 condoms to locals. In 2008, Hell Pizza bought a young man’s soul for a mere $3,800. Head of marketing Rachel Allison visited 24-year-old Walter Scott to pick up the deed declaring Hell Pizza the new owners of the soul.
Hell Pizza was established in 1996 and now has branches in Korea, UK, Canada and India. They might have gotten away with a lot, but things haven’t always worked out for them. In 2008, the company had to apologize for an ad that featured Heath Ledger and the Queen Mother dancing on gravestones. When they released a new line of ‘misfortune cookies’ in 2011, one customer received a note reading: ‘you will marry a transgender’. The chain was forced to apologize again, but they don’t seem to have learned their lesson. Well, I suppose Hell Pizza is one of those places that will try just about anything to stay in the news.
We’re setting ourselves up for an entire society so dependent on electronic devices that when the SHTF they won’t be able to cope, thinks things through, engage in simple repairs, use tools, etc. It’s happening already.
The Millennial Generation and the ne before it will probably pooh-pooh all this but it WILL come back to bite them in the ass.
Many children aged just three or four can “swipe a screen” but have little or no dexterity in their fingers after spending hours glued to iPads, it was claimed.
Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers also warned how some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology.
They called on parents to crackdown on tablet computer use and even turn off wi-fi at night to address the problem.
The comments were made after Ofcom figures showed the proportion of households with tablet computers more than doubled from 20 to 51 per cent last year.
Experts have warned that the growth is having a serious effect on children’s social and physical development.
Last year, a doctor claimed that rising numbers of young people – including one aged just four – required therapy for compulsive behaviour after being exposed to the internet and digital devices from birth.
Addressing the ATL annual conference in Manchester, Colin Kinney, a teacher from Northern Ireland, said colleagues “talk of pupils who come into their classrooms after spending most of the previous night playing computer games and whose attention span is so limited that they may as well not be there”.
He added: “I have spoken to a number of nursery teachers who have concerns over the increasing numbers of young pupils who can swipe a screen but have little or no manipulative skills to play with building blocks or the like, or the pupils who cannot socialise with other pupils but whose parents talk proudly of their ability to use a tablet or smartphone.”
Addressing members, he said the “brilliant computer skills” shown by many pupils was “outweighed by their deteriorating skills in pen and paper exams because they rely on instant support of the computer and are often unable to apply what they should have learned from their textbooks”.
The ATL backed plans to draw up new guidance to be issued to teachers and parents showing the “best way forward” when dealing with children who are “addicted” to iPads and iPhones.
Mark Montgomery, a teacher from Northern Ireland, said overexposure to technology had been linked to weight gain, aggressive behaviour, tiredness and repetitive strain injury.
He called on parents to turn home wi-fi off overnight to stop children staying awake to play online games on iPads.
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I wonder what it will cost US Airways for one of its employees sending a picture of a woman with an airplane in her va-jay-jay?
I hope they fire the fuck-witted moron. And i hope no one ever hires him or her again.
On Monday afternoon, the airline tweeted the photo to a customer who was complaining about their service. US Airways said in the tweet, “We welcome feedback, Elle. If your travel is complete, you can detail here for review and follow up.”It took almost a full hour before the company removed the tweet, and it has already made its rounds on the Internet.
A representative of US Airways told The Huffington Post that they were looking into the incident as of 3:25 p.m.
The company sent out a follow-up tweet after the original NSFW image garnered more than 500 retweets.
If you insist on seeing it, click the link below. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!!!