Furious George

Protests from all over Georgia (and the country, it seems) might not have been able to stop a Marietta, GA bar owner from selling t-shirts bearing a picture of Curious George above the legend “Obama in ’08”, but maybe a big fat lawsuit from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt might. In this and other cases, sometimes the way to end the foolishness is to hit ’em where it hurts: in the balls.

No, Jasmine, in the wallet:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is upset with Mike Norman, owner of a Marietta, Ga., bar, for selling the shirts which show Curious George peeling a banana with “Obama in ’08” printed beneath the image.

“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt did not nor would we ever authorize or approve this use of the Curious George character, which we find offensive and utterly out of keeping with the values Curious George represents,” said Richard Blake, the company’s spokesman. “We are monitoring the situation and weighing all of our options.”

Georgia bar’s t-shirt links Obama, Curious George [Trib]

Also: the Redditors are calling on folks to leave bad reviews on the bar’s Yelp! page. Also, perhaps more effectively (though a little more assertive), you can just call the bar owner and let him know how you feel.

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~ by Jasmine on May 14, 2008.

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