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    Controversy over teapot that looks like Hitler

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    It didn't take long for motorists on Southern California's 405 freeway -- where evening plans go to die -- to notice something in the sky that looked a little unusual. It was a billboard promoting this new kitchen essential. And there was no mistaking its resemblance.
    Pure Hitler.
    Culver City's Democratic mayor, Jeffrey Cooper,
    complained to Mother Jones magazine
    : "I am disappointed JCPenney actually put that billboard up in the first place. ... As a Jew, I am offended, (and) as an elected official, I am mad that the city I represent is linked to this."
    They took down the billboard and even had some fun on Twitter replying to comments.
    In fact, when comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, "Well, JC Penney, get ready to sell a S***LOAD of these teakettles to a lot of ironic hipsters," the retailer quickly responded with, "Totally unintentional. But they'll need to grab it in stores since it's sold out online. #SadHipsters."
    Naturally, sales skyrocketed after the photos went viral. The $40 teapot is now back-ordered on JCPenney's site until late June, and some of the teapots even started listing on eBay for $200.
    Apparently This Matters: Teatime for Hitler - CNN.com

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    It's a teapot. Hitler is dead.
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    It's not as if Americans even know how to make tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    It's not as if Americans even know how to make tea.
    Hitler can teach us!

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    In the classic "Young Lady or Old Hag" I'm sad to report I see the old hag now.

    With this image I see the 24 year old lapdancer Kandy backing it up. Yes, she could use a sandwich.

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    Its a Tea Pot; therefore it represents the Tea Party. Gotta come down.
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    Looks like another brewing controversy to me.
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