Monday, December 06, 2010

Today's Wal-Mart Chanukah special!

Perfect with Latkas!!  Happy Chanukah!

14 comments:

DougJ said...

Stupid! Everybody knows that ham is served on Passover.

Tom Quigley said...

I guess word hasn't gotten to Bentonville, AR yet regarding those dietary restrictions....

Anonymous said...

Perfect w/Latkas. Or DiNardo.

estiv said...

Unreal. Brings to mind this recent news item from my home state: "When emails first appeared calling for dumping current [Texas House] Speaker Joe Straus in favor of 'Christian conservative' leadership, Straus' more visible opponents initially dismissed accusations of anti-Jewish/pro-Christian bias." Straus is a conservative Republican, but, well...his name is Straus.

Here's a link: http://www.texasobserver.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=17184:srec-member-i-got-into-politics-to-put-christian-conservatives-into-office&Itemid=1880

KF-in-Georgia said...

It's not actually Wal-Mart, I believe (although I've seen other posts attributing the error to Wal-Mart). A Greenwich Village deli ran this Chanukah special in 2007. http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/2007/12/06/2007-12-06_balduccis_offers_ham_for_chanukah.html

lucifervandross said...

Wolowitz on Big Bang eat's ham all the time.

Sebastian said...

I guess the people who sell Ham for Chanuka have an evil masterplan to make all Jews go to hell for sinning.

Well played I say.

Chris said...

Balducci's it is, not Wal Mart - and they'd go all aquiver if they knew they were referred to as a "deli." One of the highest end, snobbiest (and best) gourmet purveyors in NYC. Just the spot for your caviar and porcini. (And, in the interest of complete accuracy, they moved out of their Village location several years ago.) Still, a great story!

april said...

A friend of mine posted a similar picture from Giant or Safeway last week. Crazy and just insensitive.

Anonymous said...

Here's the full story from Sonpes: http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/hanukkah.asp

However, don't forget that many Jews, certainly the majority in the United States, do not keep kosher. Nobody in my allegedly Jewish household would have blinked twice about waking up on a snowy Chanukah morning and having a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs.

amyp3 said...

Is this halal?

daveed said...

True story:

While in college in DC I worked at Wagshal's a famed Jewish deli. The current owners, two partners, were not Jewish. One of the owner's sons, a business smart, hard-working, if a little sheltered in that all-American-Virginia-white-fraternity-guy way, asks me if I was Jewish.

ME: "Mike, I'm about as Jewish as a Christmas ham."

MIKE: Blank stare.

ME: "A Christmas ham. Get it?"

MIKE: Nada.

ME: "Christmas? Ham? Jews don't eat ham, the whole Christmas thing?"

MIKE: "Yeah, I get that." Beat. "So, are you Jewish?"

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I thought Jews didn't believe in Hell.

Mike Barer said...

I hate to say this but I've eaten my share of pork and has had crab and lobster on occastion.