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08/31/2009

Sweet!

by Jeremy Hooper

 Images 2Dce7A6A16 Hubbyhubby 09012009-1Did you know that Ben & Jerry's is renaming one of their flavors for the entire month as a way of recognizing Vermont's marriage equality (which starts tomorrow)? It's totally true:

In honor of the first legal marriages of same-sex couples in Vermont, Burlington-based Ben and Jerry’s will rename its “Chubby Hubby” flavor to “Hubby Hubby” for the month, reports the AP, via the Rutland Herald.
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No details yet about what form this renaming will take—if we’ll see actual package changes (get your collectible edition now!) or if they’ll just change the flavor-name signs in their shops in the Green Mountain State or around the country.

Ben and Jerry’s to Serve “Hubby Hubby” This Month [Mombian]

A fabulous scoop, this!

But don't feel left out by the male-centric flavoring, ladies. In order to recognize the lesbian community's quick-to-Uhaul tradition, we hear all of the spoons in the company's stores will move in with you after just one lick.

Oh, and as for you bisexuals? Well the company has always given you the choice of nuts or not, so you kids are totally good.

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Your thoughts

I doubt that many fundies buy Ben and Jerry's, but I doubt that fact will stop the calls for a boycott! But, just in case, we should all book some extra time on the elliptical cross-trainers in anticipation of burning off all of those extra calories ice cream calories.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 31, 2009 7:43:53 PM

What's up with that bit at the end? It's a little bit mean.

Posted by: Aristocles | Aug 31, 2009 8:19:56 PM

ROFL. Loved your post, Jeremy. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Dana | Aug 31, 2009 8:30:37 PM

"Mean," Aristocles? Really?!

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 31, 2009 8:37:53 PM

Looks like I will have to break the diet, raise my cholesterol and get me some Ben and Jerry's. This is just the excuse I needed.

Posted by: ChrisNH | Aug 31, 2009 9:12:19 PM

Ari,

I don't think that last line is referencing sanity.

Posted by: Em | Aug 31, 2009 9:43:47 PM

Yes, quite. The entire section seems entirely pointless and needlessly sardonic. Furthermore, it is completely without context. It is entirely unclear as to whether you are satirizing comments that were made by critics of Ben & Jerry, or if it's a random burst of needless sarcasm.

Posted by: Aristocles | Sep 1, 2009 7:49:19 PM

I think you might be reading it wrong, Ari. The "nuts" refers to testicles, not being nutty. So regardless of all else, I'm failing to see any potential for "mean."

Joking around is a big part of what we do here, my friend. Always has been, always will be.


Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 1, 2009 8:13:17 PM

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