Thursday, May 15, 2008

That really is curious...

A reporter and camera operator from WBZ news graced the shop with their presence this morning. They wanted to speak to owner Donna Friedman about the controversial T-shirt being sold by Mike Norman at Mulligan's bar in Marietta, GA. The shirt, featuring the likeness of Curious George peeling a banana with the message "Obama in '08," has stirred up a media frenzy regarding the racist implications of the comparison. We agree with Hougton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of the Curious George book series, that this is an inappropriate use of the image and are especially interested in how Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will deal with the trademark infringement aspect of the issue.

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