An unsubstantiated rumor has been making the rounds about a major American manufacturer that’s seeking to boost its revenues with a new deodorant line.
The toiletry will reportedly use the name and likeness of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Reid recently offered a few remarks at the official dedication of the Capitol Visitor Center. He shared his relief that after the center opened, Congress would no longer have to “smell the tourists” on hot summer days.
“My staff has always said, ‘Don't say this,’” Reid divulged. “But I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true.”
Referring to the long lines of tourists that stream in, Reid revealed that “in the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol.”
Distributors of the new deodorant were hoping to pass out sample packs of the Reid roll-on to the over 4-million people who are expected to descend on Washington for inauguration festivities.
But it appears at this point congressional members are going to have to suffer through the odor assault since the company is still waiting on a response from FEMA on its request for emergency funding. It is, however, offering to send an ample shipment of clothespins to the more queasy members of Congress.
The next business venture for the company? Nancy Pelosi breath mints?
Celebs Protest Prop. 8
Speaking of things that stink to high heaven, Jack Black is currently starring in an Internet video that’s part of a protest against California’s passage of Proposition 8, which was a ballot measure that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Black appears in the video with a host of other Hollywood stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, and John C. Reilly.
Evidently, the makers of the mini-movie have hopes of reaching voters and persuading them to change their minds in the event of a future proposition. This objective, though, is undermined by the anti-religious content of the piece, and it is unlikely that the creators and performers are going to win over many folks.
Although meant to be funny, for a majority of the public it certainly isn’t. Jesus, via Jack Black, is portrayed as a song-and-dance man, with shrimp cocktail in hand, which is blatantly disrespectful to Christians. And the tired old attacks on the Old Testament offend Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike.
December kicks off the historical season of Advent in which millions of faith-filled individuals prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. When the video is looked at in conjunction with the far-left’s assault on Christmas, which has now become a seasonal tradition thanks to the willing mainstream media, the timing is insensitive and the mockery vulgar.
Christians in the footage are dressed in black apparently to convey evil, and they easily abandon their beliefs for the almighty dollar.
Perhaps the video star should ready himself for a severe Jack Blacklash.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a media analyst, teacher of mass media and entertainment law at Biola University, and professor at Trinity Law School. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood: http://www.youtube.com/user/NMHollywood.
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