I scream, you scream, we all….

July 18, 2008

ice-cream-militia-crop-140.jpgOkay folks, you’ve been trained for your summer ice cream routes, and today you get your assignments. Herb goes to Pleasantville, Ohio. Joyce gets Maple Grove, Oregon. Earl, you’ go to Najaf, Iraq….

Huh? Oh, didn’t I mention we have routes over there? It gets pretty hot, and after a busy day they like their ice cream just as as much as anybody.

Don’t worry about not speaking their language. Check out the Popsicle site. We’ve got products like Mega Missile WarHeads and Lemon-Lime Shots, flavors like Blue Raspberry Bang and Cola Blast, and descriptive phrases like “Your taste buds will explode.” Don’t worry, our customers have heard those words before.

Related post: Dimwit, you flung the Häagen-Dazs!

ice-cream-militia-300.jpg An Iraqi Shi’ite militiaman allied with anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr pauses to eat ice cream in the city of Najaf as clashes continued with U.S. forces in the area May 21, 2004. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

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“Fighting the jihad is hot work. When I need to cool down, nothing refreshes me more than a delicious Blue Raspberry Bang popsicle. And the blue tongue scares the crap out of the infidels!

Posted by Krista | Report as abusive

Um. Racist much?

Posted by nigara | Report as abusive

Because making a funny post about a guy stooping down to eat icecream next to his RPG is racist..

Posted by Matthew | Report as abusive

yeah well.. now imagine that the guy in question is not Middle Eastern but it’s an american young kid who’s fighting somewhere in the world and he’s eating icecream. The comments would definitely be different.

Posted by Martha | Report as abusive

See, now if Emeril had made the ice cream, he wouldn’t need to bring along his own ‘BAM’!

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

Whoever said that this is racism you are a moron. This is not racist. its called irony. I am imaging a white kid doing the same thing and its still ironic. hahaha.

Its even more ironic because he happens to be in the dessert eating an American product when he’s probly fighting Americans.

Posted by jason | Report as abusive