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No Lifeguard at the Gene Pool

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ohiobuck94, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    This is funny! :)

    Abercrombie & Fitch pokes fun at West Virginia, again
    Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Posted: 5:55 PM EDT (2155 GMT)


    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- Abercrombie & Fitch is poking fun at West Virginia with a T-shirt again, this one reading: "West Virginia: No Lifeguard at the Gene Pool."

    Gov. Bob Wise called the slogan cruel and said he would fight back.

    In March, Wise sent a letter demanding that the chain of collegiate-style clothing stores dump a shirt that read, "It's All Relative in West Virginia."

    "It is unfortunate that Abercrombie & Fitch continues to perpetuate stereotypes rather than positive things like the number of residents serving in the military or the state's PROMISE scholarship program," Wise spokeswoman Jodi Omear said Wednesday.

    Other Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts lampoon Kentucky ("Electricity in Almost Every Town") and Wisconsin ("Wisconsin Cuts the Cheese").

    Abercrombie & Fitch, based in New Albany, Ohio, earlier defended its shirt slogans as lighthearted humor.

    Spokesman Tom Lennox did not immediately return a call Wednesday
     
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    the T shirts that they had a few years ago which were Anti-asian were hilarious...
     
  3. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Two Wongs can make it white... lol
     
  4. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    A West Virginian hitchhiker was picked up by a guy in a big Lincoln Continental. The West Virginian noticed a bunch of golf tees on the front seat and asked, "What are those things for?" The driver said, "They're to hold my balls while I drive." "Boy," exclaimed the West Virginian, "these Lincoln Continentals have everything, don't they?"
     
  5. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    They also mentioned another shirt from the previous year or something


    West Virginia.... It's all relative


    Kinda makes me not wonder so much about those Marshall Morons :biggrin:
     
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

  7. horseshoe1

    horseshoe1 Newbie

    If governor "NOT SO" Wise would just keep his mouth shut instead of advertising for the shirt manufacturer it would sell a lot less shirts.
    But again, he is from Wesserginnie.
     

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