A few days ago Internet retailer Amazon came under fire for selling t-shirts based on the World War 2 slogan “keep calm and carry on”. These shirts featured a variety of disturbingly offensive variations of the famous phrase, including “keep calm and grope them”, “keep calm and hit her” and “keep calm and rape a lot”. In their defence, the company behind the shirts, Solid Gold Bomb, claimed that the slogans were generated automatically by a computer program, and that they were probably not even seen by human eyes before going on sale. The guys at Skeptics With a K have investigated this, and it is an absolutely superb piece of skepticism. I would humbly suggest that you check out this great piece of work at the following locations:
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