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News Sun Feb 06 2011

Groupon Gets Pooped On


Local billionaires Groupon released a Super Bowl commercial that is getting a lot of heat for its mockery of Tibet's political and social problems through adoration of their delicious fish curry. See for yourself.

 
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Sally Sally / February 7, 2011 4:15 AM

The commercial was amazing and so is groupon. I now check http://groupon.com and http://grouponbot.com daily :)

David Hammond / February 8, 2011 10:57 AM

Many of us care about Tibet, but let's face it, we spend most of our days thinking about food not political turmoil on the other side (or should I say "top") of the world. This Groupon spot was, I thought, a humorous jab at food obsessives who recognize that there are human tragedies, feel for those who suffer, and yet are distracted by all that good stuff on the table before us. We have seen the satiric target, and it is us.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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