By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog
While gulping down a big bowl of Cap’n Crunch cereal (a lifelong favorite, and the “2-for-1” offer was too good to pass up) recently, I found a surprisingly inappropriate Olympics-inspired set of games for sugar-craving kids on the box. See if you don’t agree some of the imagery is questionable in 2010.
Look for a wide, exaggerated smile paired with slanted, narrow eyes and you’ll find someone who is allegedly from Japan. (I’m not fooled; I’d recognize the dog-eating grin of a Chinaman anywhere.)
And speaking of teeth, check out the Canadian in need of dental work and astigmatism correction surgery. (This is what socialized medicine gets you?!) Any Canuck would be proud to be depicted as a fur hat-wearing, gap-toothed, crazy-eyed hayseed on a Yankee cereal box, eh?
I’m surprised they didn’t put wavy “stink lines” around that Frenchman (and an “On Strike” sign in his hand). Sacré bleu!
And thank God they decided to stay away from representing any African countries. Can you imagine? Holy crap!
Perhaps I should stick to cereals more in line with modern sensibilities. Bowl of Cap’n Trade, anyone?