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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Big Pork Sucks

Funny. I was just chatting with an exec in a major media company. On a bus. Last night. A very nice bus outfitted like a limo. But that's another story. Anyway, her interestingly random comment was "never pick a fight with breastfeeding advocates." I think she got that right!

So today I find out that Big Pork just picked a fight with my friend Jennifer Laycock. I get the feeling they are soon going to wish they were never born.

What happened? Well as readers of this blog know, Jen decided to see if she could make a profitable ecommerce website inside of 30 days. She offered a bunch of humorous t-shirts and mugs with slogans relating to breastfeeding at her site The Lactivist. One of those slogans was "The Other White Milk." Harmless, right?

Not to Big Pork. They figure that harmless reference to their cute slogan is not so harmless, and they've decided to threaten Jen with a big lawsuit. Moreover, in the wording of their threat, they implied that she was an advocate of "breast milk for purposes beyond infant feeding." What? No she isn't. Rightly so, now Jen takes umbrage at their supposition that she is some kind of fetish peddler, which would harm her reputation.

Do I smell a huge countersuit?

I'll admit it. I'm a pig man. No, not a pigman, just someone who likes a nice tenderloin now and then. I like pork at least as much as I like, say, milk. But now I'm having second thoughts about these bullies. Maybe I'll order the eggplant instead, and wash it down with a soy drink.

Big Pork should take Jen's cue and, well, lighten up. Back off National Pork Board!

Update: Danny helps.

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