Landfill Ice Cream

12:15 PM -- A local politico is desperately in need of a sense of humor, to judge from this AP story on the International Herald Tribune Website:

    One New York City politician apparently does not have a sweet tooth for a locally made vanilla ice cream with brownie chunks and cherries.

    That is because the ice cream in question, marketed under the name "Staten Island Landfill," is "insulting and derogatory," Staten Island borough president James Molinaro wrote in a letter on his Web site, in which he calls for a boycott of the treat.

    "The stereotyping of our community is as ignorant as it is hurtful," the infuriated politician wrote...
Well, boo frigging hoo.

    The company markets other city-based ice cream flavors, including "Jackson Heights Mangodesh," "South Bronx Cha Cha Chocolate" and even "Upper East Side Rich White Vanilla."
Now that's ignorant and hurtful. Haven't rich white people suffered enough?

    Those who tried the Landfill ice cream said the name was not a big deal.

    "It's not like we'll be expecting to see a syringe or a rubber boot in there," said Joe Melendez, an ironworker from Brooklyn.
No, that'd be the Coney Island Crunchy Surprise.

— Larry, Infuriated Monkey, Light Reading

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