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(PennLive)   Like things like parmesan cheese, feta cheese, or even bologna? Those products might lose their names in the United States   (pennlive.com) divider line 192
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2014-03-11 07:48:12 PM  
My Oscar has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R!
My Oscar has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R!

*ring!*

Hello?

Yes, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I will immediately cease and desist on the use of your trademarked name.

GOT DAMMIT!

My processed meat discs have a first name it's the artist formerly known as O-S-C-A-R

My processed meat discs have a second name it's.....that's it, I QUIT
 
2014-03-11 08:36:30 PM  
That's just a load of thinly sliced processed meat product.
 
2014-03-11 08:49:03 PM  

bdub77: That's just a load of thinly sliced processed meat product.


I would like to make a toast to you with this glass of fermented sparkling grape beverage!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-11 08:52:54 PM  
It would be a good thing if they actually had to taste something like what they are called, but the whole business about having to make it in a certain place seems unreasonable.
 
2014-03-11 08:58:10 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: bdub77: That's just a load of thinly sliced processed meat product.

I would like to make a toast to you with this glass of fermented sparkling grape beverage!


Which I will have with this delicious cube of hard-packed artisanal cheese made in the style of a certain part of Italy which shall go unnamed.
 
2014-03-11 09:14:48 PM  

bdub77: Eddie Adams from Torrance: bdub77: That's just a load of thinly sliced processed meat product.

I would like to make a toast to you with this glass of fermented sparkling grape beverage!

Which I will have with this delicious cube of hard-packed artisanal cheese made in the style of a certain part of Italy which shall go unnamed.


Whatever. This stuff you're saying is all strained dairy product to me.
 
2014-03-11 09:23:12 PM  
static.tvgcdn.net

"I had to legally change my name to Ray Hard Salty Sheep Cheese."
 
2014-03-11 09:24:05 PM  

fusillade762: Whatever. This stuff you're saying is all strained dairy product to me.


That just a curd to you?
 
2014-03-11 09:25:12 PM  
So will the EU give up Manhattans, Long Island Iced Teas, Boston cream pies, Buffalo wings. Philly cheesesteaks, Key Lime pies, New York style pizzas, Mississippi Mud Pies, Monterey Jack cheese, New England clam chowder etc?
 
2014-03-11 09:26:53 PM  
If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying.  Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.
 
2014-03-11 09:34:24 PM  
Fine. We'll just tell those Europeans to quit passing off their inferior-grade pasteurized processed cheese-food substitute as "American cheese."

Then we'll see who has the last laugh.
 
2014-03-11 09:34:48 PM  

doyner: If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying.  Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.


I don't know about where you live, but I've never had any trouble finding parmigiano reggiano in the US.
 
2014-03-11 09:34:58 PM  
All it means is that they'll rename them to feta-style cheese, champagne-style wine, etc.
 
2014-03-11 09:35:00 PM  
Freedom Cheese Powdery
Freedom Cheese Crumbly
Freedom Meat Slicey

Done.
 
2014-03-11 09:35:18 PM  

vpb: It would be a good thing if they actually had to taste something like what they are called, but the whole business about having to make it in a certain place seems unreasonable.


When the product name was derived from the location it was created, it makes sense.  Bordeaux is only made in Bordeaux.  Champagne is only made in Champagne.  EU laws are very strict about that.  What do you think would happen if some foreign based company started to market "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon?  California wine makers would have a shiat fit.
 
2014-03-11 09:36:22 PM  
Enforce your laws all you want in the EU, just don't export them here (and we will keep our laws over here... hopefully).
 
2014-03-11 09:36:49 PM  

doyner: If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying.  Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.


A self-hating American comment in a cheese thread.

Amazing.
 
2014-03-11 09:37:01 PM  
Again?

/ also, just add the word American in front of each of the products. Such as; American Bologna. They won't be able to say shiat.
 
2014-03-11 09:37:20 PM  

doyner: If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying.  Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.


I guess you've never shopped at Wegmans
 
2014-03-11 09:37:29 PM  
The EU can fark off.
 
2014-03-11 09:37:44 PM  
 
2014-03-11 09:38:55 PM  

iheartscotch: Again?

/ also, just add the word American in front of each of the products. Such as; American Bologna. They won't be able to say shiat.


You'd be surprised.  For example, California sparkling wine can't even say "champagne method" on the label.
 
2014-03-11 09:40:04 PM  

brap: My Oscar has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R!
My Oscar has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R!

*ring!*

Hello?

Yes, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I will immediately cease and desist on the use of your trademarked name.

GOT DAMMIT!

My processed meat discs have a first name it's the artist formerly known as O-S-C-A-R

My processed meat discs have a second name it's.....that's it, I QUIT


Is this the pirate community's version of "thanks, Obama"? I mean, the way you injected the Academy in there, likely intending to refer to the MPAA (neither of which would be the one sending C&Ds), and conflated copyright law with trademark law a la Dumb Starbucks...it was rather amazing.

/ 9/10
 
2014-03-11 09:40:25 PM  
So what? They'll just add a "-style" next to the name and it's all legal again.

thriftytexan.com
 
2014-03-11 09:40:42 PM  

cptjeff: The EU can fark off.


The EU will ban American products in the same category if we don't go along.  For example, if California sparkling wines were labeled "Champagne" or simply said "champagne method", ALL American wines would be banned in the entire EU.
 
2014-03-11 09:41:21 PM  
In Quebec, the provincial government only wants French used in public, I heard on the radio that Italian restaurants in Montreal are being fined because they keep using the word "pasta" in their menus. Wait till they try this crap on the native tribes up north. Someone will get an arrow to the head.
 
2014-03-11 09:41:41 PM  

doyner: If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying.  Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.


I know typing that made you feel  like some wildly well-traveled sophisticate but mozzarella doesn't travel well and thankfully, there are enough old Italians in Brooklyn that I can run out and get it the day it was made.  Of course then they break my legs for not being able to pay the principle or interest on my three-year fronted mozzarella binge but that's another story for another time.
 
2014-03-11 09:41:46 PM  
I believe Moët & Chandon tried this a couple of decades ago with 'champagne'.  It didn't work out too well with the hoi polloi, but Moët  did not surrender!  They still does not use that word on their own sparkling wines.

I'm all for it.  Stop calling stuff something that it's not just because it sounds good.
 
2014-03-11 09:42:50 PM  
Like things like headlines, subby.
 
2014-03-11 09:43:10 PM  
I believe he said "Blessed are the cheese fakers..."

/obviously it's not meant to be taken literally
 
2014-03-11 09:43:19 PM  
Parmesan cheese > vomit powder
Bologna > offal roll
and so on
 
2014-03-11 09:43:24 PM  
I wonder what's going to happen to Budweiser beer when the Czech Republic joins the EU in a few months?  It should be amusing.
 
2014-03-11 09:43:38 PM  

OgreMagi: cptjeff: The EU can fark off.

The EU will ban American products in the same category if we don't go along.  For example, if California sparkling wines were labeled "Champagne" or simply said "champagne method", ALL American wines would be banned in the entire EU.


Since when does the EU buy American Cheese or wines? Before he got croaked, Steve Irwin used to campaign & lobby Australian authorities to ban American cheeses from it's shores.
 
2014-03-11 09:44:38 PM  

TV's Vinnie: OgreMagi: cptjeff: The EU can fark off.

The EU will ban American products in the same category if we don't go along.  For example, if California sparkling wines were labeled "Champagne" or simply said "champagne method", ALL American wines would be banned in the entire EU.

Since when does the EU buy American Cheese or wines? Before he got croaked, Steve Irwin used to campaign & lobby Australian authorities to ban American cheeses from it's shores.


I don't know about our cheese, but California wine is quite popular in Europe.
 
2014-03-11 09:45:11 PM  

TV's Vinnie: So what? They'll just add a "-style" next to the name and it's all legal again.


Wow.

Canadian bacon on pizza.

As a Canadian and a home pizza hobbyist, I am intrigued.
 
2014-03-11 09:47:03 PM  
I dunno that getting in a fight with the US over staple food sales and distribution is really a good plan, there, mister net-food-importer association of countries.

You can get away with this kind of nonsense with Alcohol, because nobody's a net importer or exporter of alcohol to a significant degree (and if they are, my money's on the US being on the importer end), but where staples are concerned the US is feeding like 80% of the world.  We... we pretty much automatically win these kinds of disputes unless you can actually get us to agree to something without real conflict (i.e. there's a way around that doesn't cost us any money).
 
2014-03-11 09:47:21 PM  
Btw I'm disappointed that there's as of yet been no "The British Sausage" references in this thread.
 
2014-03-11 09:47:48 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: TV's Vinnie: So what? They'll just add a "-style" next to the name and it's all legal again.

Wow.

Canadian bacon on pizza.

As a Canadian and a home pizza hobbyist, I am intrigued.


You dont happen to be a pig?
 
2014-03-11 09:48:36 PM  

dprathbun: I believe Moët & Chandon tried this a couple of decades ago with 'champagne'.  It didn't work out too well with the hoi polloi, but Moët  did not surrender!  They still does not use that word on their own sparkling wines.

I'm all for it.  Stop calling stuff something that it's not just because it sounds good.


No, they use "champagne" because you can only say that if it comes from Champagne. And here's their label for proof.
www.southernwine.com
 
2014-03-11 09:49:45 PM  
They're gonna fight us on this?  Time for the NSA to publish another volume of European Leaders' Most Embarrassing Secrets REVEALED!
 
2014-03-11 09:50:01 PM  

OgreMagi: cptjeff: The EU can fark off.

The EU will ban American products in the same category if we don't go along.  For example, if California sparkling wines were labeled "Champagne" or simply said "champagne method", ALL American wines would be banned in the entire EU.


Let 'em try- that would violate about a zillion trade agreements in place now, and there's some teeth in 'dem things. This is coming up as a question because we're currently trying to negotiate a trade deal with the EU as a whole, while right now we have a patchwork with bunches of different deals with different EU members. Even countries where we didn't have those deals wouldn't dream of pulling that- they don't want to find themselves in a trade war with the largest economy on the planet.

The EU wants this expanded protection for their designations, the US is going to laugh in their face, and if the deal falls apart, so be it. It doesn't mean a trade war with the EU, it just means things stay at the status quo.
 
2014-03-11 09:50:03 PM  

cptjeff: The EU can fark off.

 
2014-03-11 09:50:14 PM  
Easy - just append "Imitation" before every North America product name that the EU is complaining about.
 
2014-03-11 09:50:19 PM  

OgreMagi: I wonder what's going to happen to Budweiser beer when the Czech Republic joins the EU in a few months?  It should be amusing.


Hopefully the Budvar folks will outwit the weisers.
 
2014-03-11 09:50:50 PM  

Jim_Callahan: where staples are concerned the US is feeding like 80% of the world


I doubt that, but these aren't staples anyway. They're distinctive specialty foods known for their region of origin.
 
2014-03-11 09:51:22 PM  

OgreMagi: vpb: It would be a good thing if they actually had to taste something like what they are called, but the whole business about having to make it in a certain place seems unreasonable.

When the product name was derived from the location it was created, it makes sense.  Bordeaux is only made in Bordeaux.  Champagne is only made in Champagne.  EU laws are very strict about that.  What do you think would happen if some foreign based company started to market "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon?  California wine makers would have a shiat fit.


False equivalency.  These are food items where the name describes the qualities of the food as much or more than its place of origin.  "Napa Valley" says nothing about the wine other than where it came from.

A more accurate example was posted above: Buffalo Wings.  What if we started throwing a fit any time someone offered Buffalo Wings that weren't made in Buffalo, New York?  Or Philadelphia Cheesesteak, or New York Strip steaks, or Manhattan the drink, or Long Island Iced Tea, on and on and on.

Look, I get why brand name protection in these cases is important in Europe, because getting Parmesan cheese from Parma is quite possible.  Easy even depending on where you are.  In the US I doubt anyone thinks Parmesan comes from anywhere but the US.  The names have been taken to describe the qualities that the products have, not their place of origin, and changing that is just not going to happen.
 
2014-03-11 09:52:04 PM  
absurditretardation - I decide what to eat - not ewe peoples
 
2014-03-11 09:52:34 PM  
any country whose arse we didn't save in ww2 can feel free to have an issue. all others should pay the bill for our saving their arses and then we can talk
 
2014-03-11 09:54:18 PM  
The feta one is especially stupid, b/c there's no one place in Greece where it's made, and it's not named for said place, unlike bourbon, tequila, or steam beer.
 
2014-03-11 09:54:42 PM  

Yellow Beard: any country whose arse we didn't save in ww2 can feel free to have an issue. all others should pay the bill for our saving their arses and then we can talk


Maybe the US Trade Rep should bring a bill for WWII and the Marshall plan to the next negotiation. And the Berlin Airlift, 'cuz why not?
 
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