Here's a voice mail I received from a reader today which gets my vote for the most drippingly sarcastic and judgmental message of the year. Listen. (Audio NSFW! Headphones up!)
However, I can't say she's completely wrong. In this case we did choose someone from a minority (the "super hot chicks" minority) and placed a bug on her. On the other hand, our intention was not to demean the super hot chick (super hot chicks aren't a racial minority, right?), but rather to uplift the bug. For too long, bugs have often been depicted wallowing in garbage or crushed underfoot by a shoe. The Mercury is committed to reversing this blatant discrimination by ensuring all bugs—regardless of race or religion—are portrayed in a positive, uplifting light. And preferably with nude hot chicks. Thanks for your message, caller!
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