March 23, 2012

The New Cold War: The Axis of Ice Cream

Hugo Chávez, right, with Cuba's president, Raúl Castro, last week.Chávez Strengthens Cuban Ties With Plan for Ice Cream Factory 
Venezuela, one of Cuba’s closest allies, announced a plan to produce a favorite brand of Cuban ice cream domestically.

Alert Rick Santorum to this new strategic threat!

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

OT but hilarious:

"Borat anthem stuns Kazakh gold medallist in Kuwait"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17491344

"Kazakhstan's shooting team has been left stunned after a comedy national anthem from the film Borat was played at a medal ceremony at championships in Kuwait instead of the real one."

Here's video of the medal ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39cenrIQW0

Anonymous said...

Old Hugo looks more and more like a lover of ice cream and comfortable living, less and less like an important leader of the revolution.
~ cipher

Grumpy Old Man said...

Nanny Bloomberg would probably regard this as a threat to public health, and set up firing squads for the gourmands.

Anonymous said...

It's all funny until a nuke goes off. And remember, you don't have to know how to make a cellphone in order to use one.

morleysafer said...

In the book All the King's Men one of the Huey Long character's catchphrases was "having peach ice cream in the big house"

Bob Arctor said...

"It's all funny until a nuke goes off. And remember, you don't have to know how to make a cellphone in order to use one."

I hope, if only for your sake, that this is sarcasm.

Joe Six-Pack said...

A Obama reelection would drive the point home that is over for White Evangelical Americans.

Kylie said...

"It's all funny until a nuke goes off. And remember, you don't have to know how to make a cellphone in order to use one."

Yes, it's a mistake automatically to associate being intelligent with being dangerous.

No Name said...

Commie Ice cream, Mandrake, Children's Ice cream. That's how your hard core commie works.

Dennis Dale said...

We cannot allow a soft-serve gap!

Mr. Anon said...

"No Name said...

Commie Ice cream, Mandrake, Children's Ice cream. That's how your hard core commie works."

"3/24/12 9:22 AM
Blogger Dennis Dale said...

We cannot allow a soft-serve gap!"

I can no longer allow communist subversion,........communist infiltration,.......and the international communist conspiracy, to sap and impurify all of our precious dairy products.

Hunsdon said...

Ice cream, the new dual use technology.

Anonymous said...

Behold, America's greatest threat from abroad: the ice cream socialist party

Tom in Va said...

Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
As they are used to wear, and let the boys
Bring flowers in last month's newspapers.
Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

Wallace Stevens

beowulf said...

I thought the Cold War was over.

Captain b said...

We can call it the Ice War. This icecream could be dangerous. You know, you can catch food poisoning if it's prepared in unsanitary conditions, just like in Cuba. A bioweapon as such.

Dahlia said...

Waiting to see the exit polls any moment for Louisiana and if Santorum is still running away with the women's vote. It's kind of unusual because women usually are pretty boring voters, in other words, they're not "moody". But not in this case.

NYTimes just came out with a good article asking why he appeals to women (foreign policy was not mentioned) so much and it even mentioned this:

"The Web site ricksantorum.com attracts more women than men, 60 percent of its visitors, a larger share than for the Web sites of other candidates, according to Nielsen ratings that were released last week."

Also:

"There is no mistaking the bond that Mr. Santorum has with conservative women — particularly married women — a group that has formed a core of his support since the primaries began in January. He has handily carried the votes of women in primaries that he has won, including those in Mississippi and Alabama. And where he has lost, in Arizona, South Carolina and Illinois, he has enjoyed a higher level of support among women than men."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/us/politics/rick-santorum-attracts-votes-of-conservative-women.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

Anonymous said...

Ice Cream Wars are no joke :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Ice_Cream_Wars

British understatement is not dead, btw.

"The conflicts, in which vendors raided one another's vans and fired shotguns into one another's windscreens, were more violent than might typically be expected between ice-cream salesmen."

Let's! said...

Maybe the feminists have more in common with Santorum than they think. If anyone should be on their knees begging for the Cold War to return, it's feminists.

Competition from the BRIC countries, which rose out of Communism's ashes, has been the worst thing possible for feminists' white-collar wish lists - so-called "flexible schedules" and "alternative career tracks" (i.e. I should be FIRST in line for ANY internal position that best matches my current workload vs. salary priorities).

If anything, these workamom perks are less common now than they used to be.

Kylie said...

Thanks to all who did riffs on Strangelove. That and The Producers* are the two most quotable comedies ever.

(Also enjoyed the Wallace Stevens.)

*Need I add I don't mean the remake?

Eric said...

Old Hugo looks more and more like a lover of ice cream and comfortable living, less and less like an important leader of the revolution.

Bah. He's getting old. At least he was fit enough to be a paratrooper once upon a time, which isn't something you can say about very many people.

David said...

Ben & Jerry's next flavor? Chunky Chavez...

Reuters stylebook update said...

The new article on WESH 2 anchor Joe Oliver's impression of the affair starts off by christening Zimmerman "a white Hispanic"

Kylie said...

"It appears that Blogger won't display more than 200 comments per post. I will see comments #201+ while moderating, but, unfortunately, nobody else will."

I like that "unfortunately". You're right, you are getting funnier as you get older.

I don't suppose there's any point in requesting that the moderator hold back the comments of some specific persons until after the 200 milestone has been reached.

I didn't think so.

This is the downside of being moderated by someone who is constitutionally disinclined to get involved.

David said...

>WESH 2 anchor Joe Oliver's impression of the [Trayvon Martin] affair starts off by christening Zimmerman "a white Hispanic"<

If Zimmerman is a white Hispanic, then is Obama a white black, or a black white?

Was it Zimmerman's white half that shot Martin or his Peruvian half? Clearly, anti-white activists plump for the former; but are they considering the fact that Hispanics have no noteworthy history of love for blacks?

If the US were to tighten the Mexican border, wouldn't that increase the presence of Peruvian mestizos like Zimmerman relative to that of mestizos from Mexico?

Inquiring minds want to know. Inquiring minds, however, will unfortunately receive the usual answer: yet another write-up about Emmett Till, an ADL press release, and lots of people jumping up and down in the street.

Marlowe said...

Chavez alleges CIA plot to dope ice cream, capitalist dogs up to old tricks, Castro narrowly escapes exploding cone.

we all scream said...

I'm confident Hugo Chavez would never be deemed a white Hispanic even if he gunned down the entire Wu-Tang Clan, Cash Money Millionaires, and No Limit roster. Yet Fidel and Raul are both fairly pale (at least enough to mock Batista as a mulatto, right? And he was lighter complected than George Zimmerman is). Che was Argentinian of course!

Eugene McCarthy said...

I knew that Baskin Robbins had 31 flavors of ice cream, I hadn't known there were 31 of Communism

Mr. Anon said...

"we all scream said...

I'm confident Hugo Chavez would never be deemed a white Hispanic even if he gunned down the entire Wu-Tang Clan, Cash Money Millionaires, and No Limit roster."

A worthwhile experiment, none-the-less.

Anonymous said...

Nah. The Wu had a few good albums, under RZA's supervision at least.