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Sunday, July 13, 2008

“Black People Toothpaste…”

posted by on July 13 at 22:00 PM

“… because black people have the whitest teeth.”

(From a Shanghai grocery store.)

This is going to be the best Olympics ever!

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See if you can get a photo of "Long Life" cigarettes as well.

Posted by Zander | July 13, 2008 10:10 PM

And it's the lead-flavored antifeeze formula, my favorite!

Posted by Madashell | July 13, 2008 10:11 PM

This used to be called "Darkie," but now it's been changed to "Darlie" which makes no sense.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 13, 2008 10:12 PM

Black people do have some white teeth!

Posted by hunh? | July 13, 2008 10:25 PM

Hey, at least "Darlie" isn't racist, like "Darkie" was.

Posted by pc police | July 13, 2008 10:40 PM

I remember using that in Fiji.

It works.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 13, 2008 10:48 PM

Also look for "Let's Be Black", a canned coffee drink. I think it's Korean, but sold throughout Eastern Asia. I was once there with an African-American coworker who bought like a case of it for his family back here as a souvenir.

Posted by rb | July 13, 2008 11:10 PM
Posted by eclexia | July 14, 2008 12:19 AM

I would so buy that.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | July 14, 2008 8:03 AM

My personal favorite is the Ceemin vitamin C supplement.

Posted by expat | July 14, 2008 8:13 AM

because black people have the whitest teeth.

The thing is, they do. Also, the moon gets physically larger when it's near the horizon.

Posted by Judah | July 14, 2008 8:35 AM


Posted by scott in chi-town | July 14, 2008 10:15 AM

In addition to this horrible violation of human rihgts, in China they have taken over Tibet, they can't nobody really vote, and stuff like that too. but a dated stupid toothpase ad REALLY proves they're racist. That damn global capitalism, once again.

Did you know--magazines like Cosmo are booming in India as per NYT and they advertise skin lightening cream. Uh-huh. In the Indian Maxim, they also have articles like "how to catch a Gori" ie a light skinned foreigner chick.

Meanwhile if you know the words to lots of Spanish language songs, they often talk about la negra la morena la rubia etc., en cuba hay muchos frutos ..pero you prefiero el coco !

they just talk about skin color a lot. It doesn't seem to be racist when they do.
Or is it?

Posted by PC | July 14, 2008 10:25 AM

dude on the box looks more like gene kelly nowadays... i suppose he had some nice darlie teeth, too.

Posted by chops | July 14, 2008 10:40 AM

If black people are supposed to have white teeth, then Ken Hutcherson needs to get some of that toothpaste, stat.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 14, 2008 10:54 AM

It is when you do it, PC.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 14, 2008 10:55 AM

Why don't we see more black people in top hats and bow ties? I think it would make the world more elegant.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2008 11:32 AM
they can't nobody really vote
See, it's things like this that make me doubt that our "PC" is the same person as "SusanUnPC" on that other website.
Posted by Fnarf | July 14, 2008 2:42 PM

When I traveled in Asia in the 80's it was called "Darkie Toothpaist" and the guy was much blacker. but his teeth were WHITE.

Posted by billy | July 14, 2008 10:47 PM

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