Mixed Metaphors

Chapman’s “Canadian Vanilla, eh!” ice cream is gluten free, but may contain beaver by-products. The box instructs one to “slice with a hot knife to reveal the maple leaf”, which I can’t help but read as a metaphor for the violence inherent in nationalism. But eat this stuff quick because, as you will remember from high school, we’re a cultural mosaic, not a melting pot — and you wouldn’t want the colours of your ice cream to blend into a uniform pink goo!

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