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Sponsorship Fail

Who thought it would be a good idea to serve two trays of open-faced ham and cheese sandwiches at a talk by a Jewish Brazilian writer, on the topic of Latin American Jewish identity, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies?

FAIL.

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elliska
Sep. 30th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO! Somebody really didn't do a minute's worth of their homework for that one. I think the vast majority of people would be able to ID what's wrong with that idiot idea. Come on people! FAIL indeed!
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
There seemed to be a fair number of non-Jewish Brazilians there, because somebody ate through one tray. But still . . . ham and cheese at an event for a Jewish writer?
jelazakazone
Oct. 1st, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Words fail me. Really.
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Just as common sense appears to have failed the organizers of this otherwise pleasant event.
dawtheminstrel
Oct. 1st, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
LOL. Someone wasn't thinking.
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
True dat. Maybe it was the Brazilian Consulate, serving something for the gentile Brazilians there? Still, you'd think they would have considered that the speaker was Jewish.
jay_of_lasgalen
Oct. 1st, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
Even *I* know that's wrong! Don't caterers ever check about the groups they're providing for?
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Well, someone had to order that food, and had to mention two trays of open-faced ham and cheese sandwiches specifically. My money is on either the Center for Latin American Studies or the Brazilian Consulate, who were the other two co-sponsors of the event.
perelleth
Oct. 1st, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
OMG! I mean...ONe of those moments when reality laughs in the face of fiction.
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Kind of like our own U of C version of this rather infamous photo from a couple of years ago:

Chanukah Ham

Edited at 2009-10-01 05:12 pm (UTC)
fafojoy
Oct. 1st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
D'oh! That is too funny for words. LOLOL.. someone gets an 'F' for event planning.
frenchpony
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
My friends and I were all snickering at it, yes we were.
gwynhyffar
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Wow. ...just wow
frenchpony
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, the mind just boggles, doesn't it?
kaikias
Oct. 2nd, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Heh. I wish I could say it's because they expected the author's Jewishness to be no barrier to all the goyim of the world turning up, but I live in the real world and I know better than that. "If it's not my ethnic/religious/gender group, it's crap" seems to be the mantra of 90% of the world. I suppose someone just didn't apply any brain this time around.

On a related note, I take it you've experienced the delights of what they call "rabbi's chicken" in Central Europe?
frenchpony
Oct. 2nd, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling that it was one of the other co-sponsoring groups that ordered the food. That would make it either the Center for Latin American Studies or the Brazilian Consulate. And, hey, someone liked it, because half of it got snarfed up by the time I left.

On a related note, I take it you've experienced the delights of what they call "rabbi's chicken" in Central Europe?

Not that I know of. Do tell.
kaikias
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
It's the local name for chicken cordon bleu—i.e., stuffed with ham and cheese. Perfect rabbi food.
frenchpony
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Nope, never had that. Perfect rabbi food, indeed!
meggins
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Oy! This is the foodie equivalent of being tone deaf.
frenchpony
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Or possibly of just not listening.
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