Cheese-flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips

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<a href=",2933,53847,00.html"; target="_blank">Arafat Potato Chips Take Egyptian Market by Storm</a>

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

CAIRO, Egypt - Cheese-flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips - five cents a bag.

[quote]Vendors report brisk sales of the new product. The maker of the chips says it donates five cents - 25 pisaters - to the "Palestinian cause" for every 50 packages sold.

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.

Shopkeepers say the Arafat chips, named Abu Ammar - the Palestinian leader's nom de guerre, are considerably outselling another new brand, The Hero, which hit store shelves earlier this month. The packaging for that brand pictures a schoolboy holding a stone in his right hand and books in the other as he confronts an Israeli tank.

"There's no one who doesn't love Abu Ammar," said Iman Mohammed Darwish, a 12-year-old girl. "I like the taste, and I want to help the Palestinians."

"I sell at least three boxes (150 bags) of Abu Ammar daily," said Fatma Abdel-Ghani, a shopkeeper in the Cairo suburb of Thakanat Al-Maadi as she carefully placed boxes of Abu Ammar above those containing The Hero and other brands of chips...<hr></blockquote>


  • Reply 1 of 6
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    This could be filed under the same thing Big Gay Al is... Tastless.

    You postedx the same thing over at MacNN. You're just begging for attention from people who will sit and type at you and not want to talk to you.

    It's strange - the WebSense method my school uses to keep kiddies off porn. I can go to <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>; and look at hentai, I can go to <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>; and look at women enjoying each other's company, but i can't go to the STINKING SOTUH PARK SITE because it it "Tasteless."
  • Reply 2 of 6
    spaceman_spiffspaceman_spiff Posts: 1,242member
    [quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:


    You postedx the same thing over at MacNN. </strong><hr></blockquote>


    [quote]<strong>You're just begging for attention from people who will sit and type at you and not want to talk to you.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Well, seeing as how I posted without making any comments of my own I?m not sure I was looking for either kind of attention.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    This just goes to show that Arafat is the beloved hero-almost-martyr of the arab world and any action taken against him or his authority will bring the wrath of the brainwashed masses that like their jews & cristians burning, their hindus bombed, and their potato chips in the likeness of their demigod.

    I say let them eat potato chips. As long as they're not blowing us up.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    pushermanpusherman Posts: 410member
    I think the very concept of a potato chip with a political agenda is about the funniest ****ing thing i've ever heard of in my entire friggin life.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Just wait until they start marketing the Saddam Hussein "wonder-chip-dip". 5 cents for every can sold will go to keep UN arms inspectors at bay. I bet it tastes like Vx Gas with just a tinge of mustard...gas I mean.

    [ 05-30-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 6
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Warning : dont eat these chips, they are cursed. If you eat them you will be transformed in A Yasser Arafat double.
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