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May 30, 2002
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Arafat potato chips selling like pipe bombs in Jenin

Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that if you live in Egypt you can now purchase cheese flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips.

Arafat Potato Chips Explodes in your mouth not in your hand
The chips are bagged in Palestinian colors green, red, black and white and carry the likeness of a rotund and wide-eyed Arafat, saluting with one hand and holding a Palestinian flag in the other. He's dressed in his trademark military fatigues and black-and-white checked headgear.

I link to the full article here, but I found that the real story is the marketing campaign behind Arafat's chips. Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) has a list of the top rejected slogans - I list here my favorites:

10. Mister Potato Head has martyred himself for your snacking pleasure.
9. Death to Pringles, Death to Jews.
8. Tostitos may have the fiesta bowl but see the New Abu Ammar Chips Bowl next New Year's Day featuring Cal Berkeley v. SFSU.
7. We couldn't make them with real potatoes because the Jews have taken all our potatoes away.
6. Israeli supermarkets can't keep them on the shelves because we keep blowing up the supermarkets.
5. Goes great with Hamas Hummus!
4. Explodes in your mouth not in your hand.
3. Now served on all Air-France flights.
2. Free Martyr-Boy action figure in every box.

And the number one rejected slogan for Arafat's potato chips:

1. Try them today with new UN Observer Dip.

To see where I got the above slogans, click here.

Posted by David Melle at May 30, 2002 01:04 AM
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