And speaking of chicken...
Yeah, this really makes me want to buy chicken...
LONDON (Reuters) - Workers shown on TV singing with their
mouths full have prompted a flood of complaints from Britons
concerned over the depiction of bad manners.
The commercial for Kentucky Fried Chicken became Britain's
most complained about ad, with 1,671 members of the public
contacting the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Offended viewers said it encouraged bad manners in children
by making it appear funny to sing or speak while eating and 41
of those who complained said their children had aped the ad.
But the ASA rejected all complaints and dismissed fears of
an epidemic of children eating open-mouthed.
"As teaching good table manners is an ongoing process
needing frequent reminders at meal times, we do not agree that
the advertisement would have a detrimental effect," the
authority said in its ruling.
Hey hey we're the Monk----eeess!
Here's something you don't expect to see...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Five Thai Buddhist monks have been
defrocked and fined after a brawl with monks from a nearby
temple, police and newspapers said Tuesday.
The street fight was the culmination of years of antagonism
between monks from the two temples who had often exchanged
curses, insults and rude gestures as they collected alms on
different sides of a road, the Manager newspaper said.
"When an ordinary person is given a middle-finger sign, he
will be mad. So am I," it quoted one of the defrocked monks,
Boonlert Boonpan, as saying after the brawl in the northeastern
state of Nong Khai Monday.
Boonlert said he usually carried a knuckle-duster in his
shoulder bag during the morning collection of alms on which
Bhuddist monks depend, it said.
Boonlert and the four other monks, all aged between 15 and
28, were each fined 1,000 baht ($25) by police for public
brawling and were defrocked by senior monks, Wut Pomraksa, head
of Nong Khai police station, told Reuters.