Way back in 1999 I designed a CD cover for a compilation CD of Austin bands. The CD was manufactured at a Canadian press. Here’s what we found in a Canadian newspaper during production:
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. (CP) - Prime Minister Jean Chretien couldn’t believe his luck when he arrived at a CD manufacturer for a photo opportunity. There, stacked in the thousands, were CD Roms with the title “Tax Cuts Deluxe,” intended to help people figure out their taxes. Chretien, whose government introduced big tax cuts in a mini-budget before the election, couldn’t resist getting close. A beaming Chretien used them as a prop, standing in real close for the flashing cameras. But reporters were much more interested in a stack of CDs they discovered before the prime minister arrived entitled “God Stripe Gum.” Each CD had pictures of cartoon characters on top, with dialogue bubbles that said “Tastes just like Jesus Christ” and “I’m chewing on God.” When reporters started asking questions about the CDs, the cart that held them suddenly disappeared. Later, the cart was rediscovered in a different part of the building. But the questions went unanswered.