Thursday, February 12, 2009

Those Crazy Amish Geniuses

I love this article, "Amish Space Heater: Is That an Oxymoron?" in the NYTimes about the crazy Amish mantle advertisements I've been seeing everywhere lately. I love this picture that's included with the ad, where everyone it is polishing away at a fireplace that's got a roaring fire going (apparently). It's gotten a lot of attention, with some videos on Youtube. One shows the impressive-looking fire that it produces. Another provides a signing commentary on the product and its producers.

The article itself though delves into the commentary on various web sites and discussion threads that address the concerns that people have about the Amish, their use of electricity, and other "knowledge" that people have about them.

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