The European Union is in crisis, and it’s not what you think. Fiscal problems in Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and other places are nothing next to the — impending disaster represented by the Lindt chocolate bunny.
As David Pryce-Jones at PJ Media puts it:
The great men have been examining this chocolate bunny, and they don’t like the way it is wrapped in gold foil and has a red ribbon round its neck. This is “not sufficiently different,” so they say, from the wrappings of other chocolate products. Apparently Lindt has failed to establish the bunny’s “inherent distinctive character.” And the European Court of Justice accordingly issues a fatwa.
Imagine it. Grown men, highly paid bureaucrats, have laboured through years of committee meetings, travelling from 27 countries to attend, amassing files with pleas and recommendations for and against, when it’s all about concealed protectionism for chocolate bunnies that aren’t as popular as Swiss.
This is an appropriate place to ask: how many ways are there to spell “putz?”
And a philosophical chicken-and-the-egg question: have these people been taking lessons from Michelle Obama, or vice versa?