We Got Skillz, Yo

Mountfield, a Czech home and garden company, decided to run a TV spot featuring a man dressed as an ultra-orthodox Jew bargaining with a store clerk. After Jewing the clerk down to 20% of the original purchase price, the Yid says to himself “80% off, that’s not such a big deal…”

Well, Mountfield agreed to pull the ad after the Israeli ambassador and other local Jews complained. But apparently

The spokesman refused to apologize, saying the ad was intended to describe the “positive aspects” of a skillful Jewish merchant – a figure frequently described in literature, the company said – “to show customers how to best take advantage of company reductions.”

Well if it’s in “literature” it must be true! Gee, thanks Shakespeare. Full Story

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