Burger King Tray Liners In Germany Feature Cartoon Veggies With Boobs

Burger King Tray Liners In Germany Feature Cartoon Veggies With Boobs

Maybe Burger King in Germany isn’t the same sort of “kid centric” destination that it is over here? Idea Sandbox has made some um, interesting observations about their “Veg City” tray liners. This one is employs the “airport screening” metaphor to suggest that BK doesn’t let any shady veggies into their food.

Uproar Over Tiny Illustration Of  Naked Statue In Children's Book

Uproar Over Tiny Illustration Of Naked Statue In Children's Book

A German author and her publisher were thrilled when a U.S. publisher inquired about putting out a North American edition of one of her bestselling children’s books… until the U.S. publisher asked the author to airbrush some of her illustrations.

http://consumerist.com/2007/12/04/it-was-fun-though-not/

It was fun (though not cheap) while it lasted—a German court has reversed last month’s lower court ruling against T-Mobile, meaning it can once again sell iPhones exclusively locked to its network. [Associated Press]

Premium Cola, The Ethical Cola Company

Premium Cola, The Ethical Cola Company

How about a cola company that does no advertising or marketing? Donates one cent per bottle sold to offset its carbon footprint? Where every customer can look at the company’s bank account, and if they disagree with how the founder is running things, can argue to have his share reduced? It’s called Premium Cola. There’s no salaries, no office, and no bosses, per se. All decisions are made equally by members of the cola collective. The drink is only sold to select locations in accord with the Premium Cola ideologies. Sound impossible to sustain?

T-Mobile Selling Unlocked iPhones in Germany

T-Mobile Selling Unlocked iPhones in Germany

Ars Technica says that T-Mobile has been forced to sell unlocked iPhones in Germany for just under US $1,500. The (temporary?) unlocked iPhone sale is a result of a lawsuit brought by Vodaphone (which is part of Verizon here in the U.S.) that claimed locking a phone to one carrier violated German law.

German Advent Calendar Features Serial Killer

German Advent Calendar Features Serial Killer

A cartoon advent calendar for kids, sold by the city of Hanover in Germany, has a tiny drawing of local serial killer Fritz Haarmann, who murdered 24 people during the 1920s. He’s holding a meat cleaver and peeking out from behind a tree, while happy men, women, and children enjoy the holiday all around him. He’s one of 24 famous people from Hanover who appear on the calendar; “It’s part of our history,” says Hans Nolte, the director of the town’s tourism board.

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/16/with-last-months-acute-droppoff/

With last month’s acute droppoff in American consumer spending, “Geiz ist geil” could be posed to become the next hot German import. [NYT]

United Airlines: Sorry We Lost Your Cat in the Cargo Hold For 3 Weeks

United Airlines: Sorry We Lost Your Cat in the Cargo Hold For 3 Weeks

    A 12-year-old orange tabby cat named “Pumpkin” is said to be doing well, after going three weeks without food or water in the cargo hold of a passenger jet that flew from England to Germany.

Jell-O Causes Biohazard Scare

A quivering, offal-like pool of cherry-flavored horse gelatin caused authorities in Germany to declare a biochemical emergency.

Walmart Retreats From Germany

Walmart Retreats From Germany

NYT reports Walmart wants to close its German stores, after years of failing to crack the Teutonic market.

Daimler CEO Gets Bad Customer Service From Own Company

Daimler CEO Gets Bad Customer Service From Own Company

Last week, DaimlerChysler CEO Dieter Zetsche went unannounced to a German MercedesBenz dealership, only to have the receptionist have him cool his heels for 45 minutes. He eventually asked to speak to the manager and was told he was busy.

After Losing Student’s Money, Citibank Badgers Him

Joseph is an American student stranded in in Germany after his meagre monies just got jacked via a Citibank security breach, one that Citibank would like to blame him for.

German Burger King: Nation of Aryans, Idiots

There’s two requirements for making an ad in Germany. One: near-graphic sex. Two: the sex is thwarted by the promise of an inane consumer item.

German Girl Has Skills

Oh, we really shouldn’t post this German optometrist commercial…

Bike Safety Ad That’ll Crack Your Skull

Bike Safety Ad That’ll Crack Your Skull

“Be careful when transporting fragile goods,” reads the copy.