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Saturday, March 01, 2003


"Vanilla Dean Ice-cream"

posted by B at Saturday, March 01, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
OK, some humor amidst the serious business of running for President. James Stevens sent an idea to Ben & Jerry's webiste for "Vanilla Dean Ice-cream". Good free press can't hurt, right...

"A good ole fashioned vanilla bean ice-cream inspired by Gov. Howard Dean (who will hopefully become our 44th President). It would be special because this Vanilla "Dean" ice-cream has returned to the same quality and standards we have expected but are not receiving from the current vanilla bean ice-creams running the Vanilla Bean Party of the ice-cream industry. Or you could say it “represents the Vanilla Bean wing of the Vanilla Bean party“."


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