Invert Sugar (montrealais) wrote in metaquotes,
Invert Sugar

wolfstu muses about European Union memorabilia:

In Bruges, I went into a store with a blue awning - a tourist shop advertising "eurogifts". Inside, I found all manner of EuroNeckTies, EuroToques, EuroKnickKnacks, and EuroJunk. They had EU flags, EU badges, EU t-shirts, EU lighters, EU bottle openers, and more. What finally did it for me was the discovery, on a shelf not far from the badges, of the Euroglider. Yes, it's the Euro-condom. I'm imagining it's blue, with a circle of gold stars around the end.

"Lubricated for more rapid integration".

Okay, I made that up. But still, this is fertile ground for a plethora of political cartoons of questionable taste.

"Celebrate your Union with the new EuroGlider". . ."But remember, the Economic and Monetary Union is only legal in Amsterdam." It also begs some questions... given Brussels' reputation for overregulating things, what... oh, let's not go there.
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