Last Wednesday, in a work commemorating the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Crikey cartoonist First Dog on the Moon used the registered service mark of The Franklin Mint.

Crikey has now removed The Franklin Mint registered trademark and would like to make clear that The Franklin Mint does not in any way endorse nor manufacture the following products:

  1. William and Kate Royal Wedding Commemorative Gigantic Pile of Animal Excreta, collected by hand from the perfumed bottoms of endangered animals carefully selected by David Attenborough.
  2. William and Kate Royal Wedding Commemorative Self Harm Kit, or gold planted diamante tipped stick to stab your eyes out, including pretend encrusted silver canister containing a mixture of industrial grade epoxy and finest gravel to stick in your ears, encased in a velvet lined spatter proof box of endangered wood.
  3. William and Kate Royal Wedding Commemorative Desire to Drink Yourself to Death with Cheap Scotch and then Punch Yourself in the Face Heirloom Quality Collector Plate (or maybe tankard).

Crikey apologises to The Franklin Mint and in no way suggests that these products are the perfect way to remember this special and memorable fairy tale occasion.

Peter Fray

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Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey