The world is celebrating today the news that NASA's rover Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars -- no, not the The Bringer of War but the planet hitherto known to be inhabited only by spiders. This landing is another major step in mankind's colonisation of his solar system, an achievement almost as great as being able to run 100 metres in 9.63 seconds. Not to be outdone by all this news from space, this weblog brings news of another attempt to colonise Mars -- this time a little closer to home.
Ms Watson is quoted as saying:
'We tend to find that people either love it or hate it, but it definitely has a quirky quality and lots of folk come to Stonehaven and want to try it for themselves. And there is a serious side to it as well. The Deep-Fried Mars Bar is something which is made and sold all over the world, from the United States to Australia. So why shouldn't we try to do something to make sure we are remembered as the fish-and-chip shop and the community which came up with the dish in the first place?'The IPKat wonders what is actually being protected here. Although he has heard of the concept of the deep fried Mars Bar, until now, he had never heard of it being used in connection with Stonehaven. Are readers aware of any goodwill in this particular variation of the deep fried Mars Bar?
Merpel notes that Stonehaven Deep Fried Mars Bar contains the trade mark Mars Bar and cannot imagine the good folks at Mars, Inc being enthused about their well known trade mark being included in someone else's PGI ...