January 28, 2009

Stay classy, Radio Shack

Everybody's go-to store for those tiny batteries that power garage door openers is passing out free voodoo dolls in hopes that soccer fans can use them against their hated rivals during a World Cup qualifying match. What's the big deal about a silly little promotion like that? Well...

An advertisement in the sports daily Record on Tuesday invited fans to clip coupons and redeem them at their local Radio Shack store for a voodoo-doll likeness of a U.S. player. The hope was that a little black magic might help Mexico break a decade of futility on the road versus its northern neighbor.

"Help end the losing streak so Mexico advances," the ad read.

An illustration showed a pair of scissors slicing off the leg of a doll in a U.S. jersey that was bruised, crying out in pain, leaking stuffing, and stuck with pushpins.

And, yes, Radio Shack is (ostensibly) an American company. Boycott, anyone?

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