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What’s with the Che Guevara obsession among ice cream manufacturers???
10:47 am


Che Guevara

Havana Eis-Zigarren
Photo credit: Susan Stone
These “Ice Cream Cigars” were spotted in Germany last month. It’s rather hard to find out details on this product. The company that manufactures it, ABLIG Feinfrost GmbH, is based in Thüringen, and there isn’t much information out there about it.

Earlier this year the prominent German tabloid newspaper BILD wrote of the “Havana ice cream cigars,” “Warum prangt auf der Packung der Kopf von Che Guevara? Nun, die Hersteller haben sich die Freiheit genommen, Windbeutel in handlicher Zigarrenform auf den Markt zu bringen. Sahnig, klebrig, teigig, mag ich.” [Why is the head of Che Guevara emblazoned on the package? Well, the manufacturers have taken the liberty to put puffs on the market in a handy cigar shape. Creamy, sticky, doughy, I like it.]

Australian ice cream manufacturer Magnum created a Dove-style bar with the name Cherry Guevara. For whatever reason this bar is persistently confused with Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, which is a whole different deal. For example, in the political journal Americas Quarterly, Eusebio Mujal-León grumbles, “In the decades after Che’s death, the icon found new life as a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor (Cherry Guevara), on a bikini worn by model Giselle Bündchen and most irreverently and ironically on a Coca-Cola ad sponsoring a Che memorial event on the 40th anniversary of his death.” Well yeah, but Ben & Jerry’s never made any such product, and Che Guevara and Jerry Garcia are totally different people.

When you eat a Magnum Cherry Guevara, once you’re done with the tasty ice cream snack, you’re left with a little wooden stick with the cheeky statement “We will bite to the end!”
Magnum's Cherry Guevara
In 2011 Stoyn, an independent advertising firm based in Lobnya, Russia, introduced an experimental line of ice cream treats in the shapes of the heads of various prominent figures with adventurous flavor combinations: Vladimir Mayakovsky gets cranberry and vodka, while Darth Vader tastes like blueberry and licorice. Che Guevara’s combination is maté and rum. Other Stoyn ice cream figures include Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, Mark Zuckerberg, and Mario the Plumber.
Che ice cream, mate and rum
Below we have a video of the Stoyn guys transporting a massive and more permanent version of their Mickey Mouse ice cream treat:

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Happy Birthday Che Guevara, lean mean killing machine
03:13 pm

Class War

Che Guevara

And who is this strapping young man, you ask? Why it’s Ernesto “Che” Guevara in 1951, 22 years old, sporting a preppy tie and beardless! He would have been 85 today, probably still adorning hipster-dipster tee-shirts and setting up forced labor camps.

In Che’s own words:

“Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become.”

Che Guevara, still inspiring young historically-challenged ignoramuses and extremely violent types from beyond the grave…

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Curious ‘Bob Marley’ belt buckle
02:32 pm


Bob Marley
Che Guevara

This “Bob Marley” belt buckle reminds me a lot of a previously featured “Bob Marley” item, the hilarious t-shirt by African Apparel which you can view, below.

Unlike the shirt, I’m not sure if this belt buckle is ironic or just… Made in China?

With thanks to Skye Nicolas!

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Obama wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt wearing an Obama t-shirt
03:16 pm

Current Events

Che Guevara

Heavy meta.

(via Certified Bullshit Technician)

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