July 21, 2004

That's OK, there's better ice cream out there

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, is traveling the highways and byways of America, with a 12 foot tall effegy of President George W. Bush, complete with flames shooting out of the back end, in tow.

Ben Cohen says it's an acceptable way to point out what he calls the president's lies. "In a polite society, you don't go up to a person and look at them in the face and say, 'You're a liar,"' Cohen said in a telephone interview before arriving in Spokane, the next stop on the Pants on Fire Tour.

"We think it's a lot more dignified and there's a lot more decorum to say, 'Excuse me sir, your pants are getting a little warm, don't you think?"' Cohen said.

The "PantsOnFire-Mobile" is a trailer pulled behind a car. The Bush character wears a flight suit with the words "Mission Accomplished" emblazoned on the back, a reference to the president's declaration aboard the deck of an aircraft carrier that major hostilities had ended in Iraq. An electronic ticker on the front displays what Cohen says are Bush's lies.

The head is a rotating cylinder with various Bush facial expressions.

Cohen has founded a new political activist website, TrueMajority.org, which he says has 50,000 members. The new site, and Cohen's efforts are "not related" to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

I'll stick with other brands of ice cream, thank you very much.

Posted by mhking at July 21, 2004 07:41 AM

What a girlie man. Patriotism trumps ice cream

Posted by: Michael Gallaugher at July 21, 2004 08:57 AM

In a polite society, you don't go up to a person and look at them in the face and say, 'You're a liar'

You do if you're sane. Or you might say "Bullshit!" if you're a Texan or an Aussie, or "That would appear not to be the case" if you're English.

You only build a PantsOnFire-Mobile if you're a 100% grade-A moonbat.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 21, 2004 10:51 AM

Definitely left of liberal. Follow the link, check number 7.

Posted by: spacemonkey at July 23, 2004 03:50 PM

Blech, Liberice cream sours the stomache... For real good stuff, check out the good taste, and down right funny flavors of star spangled ice cream. I posted a short entry on them a few weeks back after hearing about them on the Michael Reagan show... I believe the same night you were on Michael.

Posted by: Pudge at July 25, 2004 12:44 AM

Let me politely say to Mr. Cohen, "Sir, some of your marbles are missing."

Posted by: Lee at July 27, 2004 04:23 PM
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