Even the U.K. Wages ‘War on Christmas’: KFC Spot That Spoofed the Holiday Draws Complaints, Resolution

BBH is a powerhouse London ad agency that made a pretty entertaining U.K. Christmas commercial for KFC late last year. With a daft, schmaltzy pop song, the two-and-a-half minute spot mocked both seasonal sappiness and unchecked materialism. Adweek named it its “Ad of the Day”:

The spot… opens with a showdown in a store between angry moms. “I almost tore your hair out for the last doll in the store,” one sings. “But the things that once divided us don’t matter anymore,” the other one sings in reply. And we’re off on a grandiose musical journey, as traditional holiday foes (carolers and carolees, snowballers and snowballees, Santa Claus and incontinent children) put aside their differences and bond over the soothing comfort of 11 herbs and spices. It’s all amusingly goofy and completely over the top.



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Today, American Atheists Will Argue Before an Appeals Court Against the ‘World Trade Center Cross’ Display

Later today, lawyers for American Atheists will appear before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to make one last bid to stop the National September 11 Memorial & Museum from including a Christian cross display.

Their main argument is that the cross isn’t part of 9/11 history. Rather, it was “created” after the fact (not hard to believe, since falling steel beams often form cross shapes) and it’s an example of Christian privilege at the exclusion of symbols from all other faiths.

AA President Dave Silverman explained their reasoning in an email:

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If Dr. Seuss and Charles Darwin Wrote a Book Together…

I don’t care that I don’t have kids. I still want this:



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Your Burger and Fries, Now With a Side of Bible

Dateline: Natchez, Mississippi.

Location: One of Sonic‘s 3,500 drive-in restaurants.

Note the free extra at the bottom of the receipt.



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When Hiring, Some Muslim Schools in the U.K. Practice a Shameless Kind of Gender Segregation

It’s not hard to spot what’s wrong with this picture … unless you’re running a Muslim school in the United Kingdom.

That’s not a one-time slip-up, but a pervasive pattern at some Islamic schools, says the British Humanist Association – even though this kind of thing has been against the law for the better part of 40 years.

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