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#1 Hum

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:53

SEATTLE -- A Seattle restaurant chain is taking advantage of an odd combination of circumstances by creating a controversial Easter promotion featuring Jesus smoking marijuana.

Easter Sunday falls on April 20, or 4/20. The term 420 is also pop cultural term for smoking marijuana.

For the last two years, the Lunchbox Laboratory has used Jesus holding a sandwich to promote an Easter day 2-for-1 promotion of its signature dish called "Burger of the Gods."

So this year, the restaurant has added a lit joint in Jesus' hand as he cradles a sandwich in an advertisement that was only sent out to 15,000 people on the restaurant's email list.  The result is a 420 Jesus.

"This is not about Jesus, it's about the burger of the gods, its an actual burger that we have," said Lunchbox Laboratory owner John Schmidt.

The ad was only distributed once in the original email, but it has since been shared on social media and the web.

"I'm not your moral guide in life, I'm selling burgers" said Schmidt, who runs three Lunchbox Laboratory's in Seattle, Gig Harbor and Bellevue.  "It's not an anti Christian message, its a very peaceful message, Jesus enjoying a sandwich and a blunt."

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:20

Terribly transparent attempt to whip up controversy.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:02

LOL! This is just funny, if its offensive then you need to grow up a little and have a laugh at yourself and not take life so seriously.

Just waiting for someone to compare it to displaying a picture of Mohammed.

Do wonder just how godly this burger was tho... pics?

Am hungry.....



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:07

Did Jesus taste Maria Magdalena's burgers?

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:13

Myself, not religious, however, I would see that peoples would find it offensive.

 

Maybe they should stick an image of Allah up during Eid dancing with the Village People, that would go down a riot!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:33

Myself, not religious, however, I would see that peoples would find it offensive.

 

Maybe they should stick an image of Allah up during Eid dancing with the Village People, that would go down a riot!

 

This company wants to whip up controversy, not have their heads lopped off.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:40

Easter was 20/4/2014  :huh: 

 

 

** I'm joking!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 14:57

This company wants to whip up controversy, not have their heads lopped off.

I thought that is what they wants, attention and advertising!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 15:00

Terribly transparent attempt to whip up controversy.

Any publicity is good publicity.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 15:03

Myself, not religious, however, I would see that peoples would find it offensive.

 

Maybe they should stick an image of Allah up during Eid dancing with the Village People, that would go down a riot!

That would spark militant action in the Middle East. Like the so-called video that sparked Benghazi.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 16:08

I thought that is what they wants, attention and advertising!

 

 

Not really useful if you're too dead to enjoy the business you get from your controversial ad.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 16:40

so edgy. :sleep:



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 20:07

Ad does not actually say 'Jesus'.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 20:10

Something tells me the burger probably taste bad.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:39

Terribly transparent attempt to whip up controversy.

 

 

 

Seems to be working, got neowin and X amount of other sites talking about it.