December 16, 2006

Causing A Fuhrer

From Fox News: Gingerbread Nazi Display Moved to New Ohio Town on Hanukkah Eve

Wellington, Ohio – An artist who was forced to remove his Nazi gingerbread men from the window of a hardware store has set up the display in an empty storefront in another town.

"The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men" depicts a small gathering at a Nazi rally. Keith McGuckin set up the display in this northeastern Ohio city Thursday night . . .

"I remember thinking to myself, 'What's the worst thing a gingerbread man can do?'," he said.
McGuckin continued, "Then I thought, 'Why stop there? What's the worst thing an attention-starved boomer who calls himself an artist can do?' And the rest is history."

McGuckin denies that the display was meant to cause offence, though he admits:
"This one does seem to rub people the wrong way."
Throwing his hands up in surprise, he added, "I never realised people felt so strongly about gingerbread."

McGuckin's next project is already in the pipeline: a life-size model of the prophet Mohammed made entirely out of Danish pastries.

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