Okay, so I stumbled across the BEST story at Earthtimes.org right before the holidays hit. I became caught up with the holidays, etc. and didn’t get around to sharing it with you until now. Here it is.
According to Earthtimes.org, “India’s eastern state of Orissa has lodged a protest with the US government seeking action against a California-based website for hurting religious sentiments of people by selling undergarments with images of Hindu gods.” It goes on to say that “Hindu priests and religious groups had slammed the website, cafepress.com, for selling undergarments embellished with faces of several gods and goddesses, including the presiding deities of Jagannath temple, considered among the most sacred Hindu temples in India.”
I get it, no one wants to see their deities on underwear, but I’m forced to ask…was anyone buying it? And if so, who? I mean, when it comes to underwear, I’ll admit it, I’m a pretty boring lady, but if I was going to hit Cafepress for some fun undies, I certainly wouldn’t start with some that had Hindu deities on them.
I’m forced to mention, because it was so clever, that Jim said that many bachelors should consider buying boxer shorts with the Hindu God Ganesh on them. After all, Jim points out, he is the remover of obstacles. Get it? Yep, that’s the level of high intellectual discourse in our household.
Of course, I’m no better. I suggested that you could get much more entertainment by visiting my friend Greg’s food blog, What Greg Eats. At his Cafepress store you can buy ladies underwear that says “What Greg Eats” on them. Now that’s comedy!
Not to make light of the obvious pain that all of this is causing to the folks in Orissa, but trust me guys, I can’t imagine anyone is wearing that underwear!