Friday, July 25, 2008

How to create a lot of really, REALLY bad press

Thanks to the Kodiak Konfidential who spotted this little beauty in the Anchorage Daily News. It appears that the California Milk Processors Board can't tell the difference between a milk carton and a nursing mother's breast, and, by gum, they're going to sue a mother from Talkeetna over it.
Talkeetna batik artist Barbara Holmes heard from the group behind the "got milk?" brand this month.

Holmes made the mistake of advertising T-shirts and "onesies" - those snappable one-piece underclothes for babies - hand-lettered with the words "got breastmilk?"

She whipped up 10 of the little things from her downtown Talkeetna home with an outhouse and no running water. She sold six at a holiday fair in the senior center two years ago, then moved on to other projects.
Go on, go read the whole story. It's hilarious. It seems that the California Milk Processors Board, which has the trademark to the "got milk?" catchphrase, just doesn't understand parody (which is protected speech, by the way). And they certainly don't understand proportion. Picking on some woman out in the comparative Back of Beyond (a mother, no less!) because she's promoting breastfeeding? What are they going to do? Try and jail the toddlers who might have worn those onesies back when they were teeny-tiny infants?

I could call these doofuses a lot of things, but Ish puts it best: "Talk about boobs."

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

One of the many things I could never stand about the lower 48 is that everyone is lawsuit-happy. Blech. Leaves a taste in your mouth like sour milk :)

The pisser is that if the bad guys get the "right" judge down south then they'll win.